So far this year, we've had a few fun full moon rides...
April- Pink Moon
May- Karaoke! (Rained out. Sad face.)
June- Moon Spinners
July- Thunder Moon
And it is that time of the month again! STURGEON moon will be rising, and we will be riding and howling in the glow of that bootyful moonlight.
This post explains what inspired us to start riding during the full moon, our bike soul sisters, the Ovarian Psycos.
Tuesday, August 20
Meet at Sunrise Cyclery at 9pm, roll out at 9:30
From Robbie, our super cool ride leader:
Hey all! Iiiiiiit's that time of the month again!! THE FULL MOON RIDE.
This time it's the Sturgeon Moon, so let's get fishy... or something. This month was named the Sturgeon Moon because they are much easier to catch this time of the year. If you aren't familiar with sturgeons, they are AWESOME. They mostly live in subtropical, temperate, and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes, and coastlines. They can deal with salt and brutal temperatures, but they don't like the open ocean. They are mostly sneaky, bottom-dwelling dudes. My favorite things about sturgeons is that they are OLD (one of the oldest species of bony fish) and that they can get HUGE (7-12 feet is not uncommon for some of the 26 species, and they get to be 18+!!!!).
In order to pay homage to these most excellent badasses of the underwater realm, we are gonna do a little riding by the lakes and go swimmin!
- Meet up at Sunrise at 9. Try to be reasonably timely so we can do a lil get-to-know-ya go-around. Let's roll at 9:30ish, k?
- If you wanna meet up late, CALL ME! (Robbie's # is on the Facebook event) or one of your other pals.
- This is a chill, no-person-left-behind ride, so come with your fun on and make some friends!
- I'll bring some extra non-alcoholic hydration supplies and snax. BYOstuff also and please be prepared to clean up after yourself.
- LIGHTS, HELMET, ACTION!
If you aren't familiar with Grease Rag Ride & Wrench, check it out! It's a group by and for trans, genderqueer, and women cyclists of all styles. There are regular shop nights, group rides, and helpful workshops. Neat!
This ride is for WTF (Women-Trans-Femme) bikers and allies. Cool allies are awesome and welcome. If you're not sure you know what that means, skip this ride and send me a message.
RSVP on Facebook
Next Month- YOU LEAD THE RIDE!
Do you have fun going on group rides with us? You should lead a ride! These monthly rides only happen if someone steps up to organize it, which just involves setting up Facebook event (I can do that so it invites everyone in the group) and leading a slow ride. You don't even have to have a destination! It can be a loop! It can end in Wisconsin! Whatever you desire.
Truthfully, the more variety we have in organizers, the more fun this ride will be. Let's keep it going, and let's keep it fresh. Post on the Facebook event that you want to lead next month, and that's all you have to do! You can ask for support there, too.