Fullmoon name and art meaning :
Full Strawberry Moon – June
Native American tribes were aware that the short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. Thus, the name of this Fullmoon.
For our 131st Fullmoon Bikeride, we’ll be riding from Golden Hill Park (leaving right at sunset!) and riding up to Ward Canyon Park in Normal Heights. We’ll probably end up taking some super scenic epic route all the way to some liquor store for “snacks” and ultimately Ward Canyon Park to bask in the Full Strawberry Moon.
One of the main reasons we originally started doing FMBRs was because the Fullmoon is the perrrfect, naturally occurring event to keep yourself in check and get ya ass off the couch and out on your bike! Studies have shown that riding your bike improves mental health tremendously so snack up, helmet up, and we hope you’ll join us on a little Fullmoon Bikeride!
Our Fullmoon Bikerides, on average, bring out about 50+ riders. We understand that the risk of catching COVID when riding a bike is small, but when the group is large, and half of all y’all aren’t wearing a mask – well, we start getting comments, and messages, and justifiable concerns over whether or not we should be doing group rides during COVID.
Restrictions have eased but please – be mindful of others – those on the ride and those observing. Might be a good idea to still wear a face covering of some sorts. Probably should wash your hands and not share any food / snacks with fellow riders too.
The Awarewolfs believe in following current CDC guidelines. As COVID-19 continues, bicycling provides significant physical and mental health benefits that counter the downsides of a quarantine. We also believe, as do many other outlets, that riding a bike alone, while practicing physical distancing, poses little to no threat of spreading COVID-19. However, you should be careful while riding in public, especially to avoid any injuries at this time.
Direct questions comments or concerns?
The Awarewolfs Fullmoon Bikerides, or AWLF FMBRs for short, are group bicycle rides that take place -you guessed it- every full moon! FMBRs are a great way to stay in tune with the lunar calendar and consistent occurrence that gets you off your couch to ride your bike! On these rides, we urge everyone to obey the rules of the road while on this ride and be as aware as possible. “Anyone and anybike” is welcome but, a fixed gear, road bike, ten speed, or mountain bike is the best to keep up. If you’re leading the pack, stick together and try not to drop anyone.
If you’re considering coming out on a ride for the first time, ultimately, before the ride, ensure YOU and YOUR BIKE are up for a medium paced ride.
“Less than 10 minutes into a recent Fullmoon Bikeride, a pack of 20+ cyclists started howling as riders raced along streets in University Heights. It’s the kind of group that rides through storm drains and plays games like limbo-on a bike, of course…” – San Diego City Beat.
THE AWAREWOLFS FMBR GUIDELINES :
“We’re a pack. Not a mass.”
STOP AT RED LIGHTS + YIELD AT STOP SIGNS
STICK TOGETHER + STAY IN ONE LANE + HOLD YOUR LINE
RESPECT THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND ONE ANOTHER
CALL OUT CARS + COMMUNICATE WITH THE PACK
WEAR YOUR HELMET + USE YOUR LIGHTS
DRIVERS WILL NOT RESPECT US UNTIL WE RESPECT THEM.
Don’t be a negative example of a positive movement.
YOU RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
*The owners of this site claim no responsibility for the actions of any rider in our group. The owners of this site will not be held responsible for personal injuries or property damages that happen from an associated ride.*