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The Festivus ride this year was a lot of fun, even though there were a few issues that kept us from having the outdoor games that are always fun. Hell, I didn't even get a chance to set up my bike frame tree this year OR decorate my bike. Not even a fancy Christmas sweater. I was probably the least festive looking attendee.
We certainly did not have a shortage of willing participants that happily donated presents. So many in fact, that I neglected a couple. I forgot to call back. Sorry about that. Below is a list of folks that helped us out this year. I can't thank you enough for your donations.
Chrome Bags - Gave us another kick ass item. This year, a bag!I'd also like to thank the crew at Tailgaters for their awesome hospitality. They made us feel right at home, even provided us with access to their comedy stage for our present give away.
Knog - Another bulging envelope of goodies from Australia.
Elephant Bikes - Glen gave us some great shirts, hats and hoodies. Let this guy build your next bike. Totally worth it. They are beautiful.
Wapparel - A new contributor to FBC. These guys are the best. T brought us some great tees and a hoodie.
Neato Burrito - Patty's famous Gift Cardboards! Ask Tim for the 'Brown Mound'.
Anvil Coffee - POUNDS of coffee. You can find it around town, or call Mark and tell him to update his website.
Garland Theater - Dena hit us up with movie tickets again this year.
North Division Bicycle Shop - Loyal contributor to every Festivus with a huge bag of fun.
Cycling Spokane - John is the luckiest finder of road finds. He gave us another gem this year.
2 Wheel Transit - Some things donated, some purchased by an anonymous donor.
Hop Shop - Gift certificates for a few beers. Can't go wrong there.
Beyond Decals - Not a donation, but definitely cheap. Silas hooked us up with another batch of stickers in some interesting colors. I still have a few that I will bring to the next ride.
Thanks again to everyone that contributed to the Festivus Ride this year, and to all of my friends that help to make the Full Moon Fiasco happen every month. I hope that 2012 is as successful as 2011.
100+ riders; 18º and clear.
Tomorrow I will post for the January Fiasco. By the way, it's Jan 9th. It's Next Monday. I told you I was behind.
UPDATE: HOW COULD I HAVE LEFT OFF NEW BELGIUM BREWING? These guys came through with some great last minute donations. Awesome stuff from some awesome people. Sorry I left you off, guys.