Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Love is in the Air

Next ride is February 10th! Meet at Burnt City Brewing, 2747 N. Lincoln, sometime around 8.

Celebrate your love for bikes and beer with the FBC!

Weather permitting we will ride past and have a park stop near the site of the Valentine's Day Massacre. Bring your Tommy guns!

January 2017

For the past couple weeks there has been a reminder in my phone that says Butts. I am finally getting to my reminder so it's beating Join the Gym and Learn how to use pressure cooker.

I was doing a little research on mooning today. Did you know it was first documented in 66 AD and it caused a riot? I wonder how much mooning we have to do to get in on that Wikipedia article.

Our Wikipedia entry would like something like:

FBC or Fucking Bike Club is a loosely organized group of cyclists in the Chicagoland area. It's featured ride is The Full Moon Fiasco, which occurs on the night closest to the rise of the full moon. The group originally was member of a multi city franchise but appears to be the only remaining FBC in operation. It's ride leaders are chosen by their qualifications including owning a bike, riding a bike, drinking beer and staying out past midnight. The origin and destination points of rides are drinking establishments of low quality. In temperatures above freezing, participants will consume beverages brought from home in a low lit natural setting such as a park with many trees. The most celebrated custom of the ride is when the members gather, usually outside of a drinking establishment, and moon a photographer. (Which may one day cause a riot.)

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

First FBC of 2017!

January 11th, 2017! 8pm-ish!

Come meet us at The Grafton, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. It will be cold but they have hot toddies! 

It's the Full Wolf Moon! Meet, eat, drink and howl!

We plan to have a park stop so bring the woolys and the fleeces.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cold Moon

Cold Moon lived up to it's name with a thick layer of crunchy snow on the ground and feels like -7 temperatures at meeting time.

FBC lost a friend a few days before the ride. So the ride was dedicated to our friend and people poured out for hugging, consoling, sharing stories and drinks.

Apple Schnapps
A toast

Most people chose to leave in warm vehicles after the bar but a few rode on to Village Tap. 

Cold butts

1am full moon shot on Roscoe, not a car or bike in sight. A few confused smokers to our right. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Ride

Tuesday, December 13th!

Meet at Laschet's Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd.

We ride and celebrate December's Full Cold Moon.

Last full moon of the year! Be there or be square.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beaver Moon

I missed all opportunities for Beaver Moon jokes and I apologize for that.

What makes for a good park stop? Good view of the moon? Hidden from streets? How about

The bees were sleeping/dead but we still had


Or sap leaking. 

We saw a good photo op close to the gross trees and bees so we stopped for some photos. 

Someone had feelings about people not participating in the photo

After that we went through a bunch of alleys and no one got a flat! We found some real good junk. 

Still in the plastic!
Just missing a motor

The alley led to 439 Nightclub which was strangely quiet. So we took over the jukebox. 

We had to head back north so we had just enough time for one more stop. We had exactly 10 minutes to order and finish our drinks before Ola was finished with us. 

And now your moment of Zen


Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Ride

Next ride is Monday, November 14th!

We meet at E-Z Inn, 921 N. Western.

Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere with a park stop along the way. Meet up at 8, ride at 9. Destination is always TBA. See you there.