According to the farmer’s almanac: “Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule.”
The date is set for Sunday, January 4 at 6PM. Thanks to Matthias for the art! Will you brave the bite of the cold night to come ride and howl with us?
Because people in Eugene, OR ride bicycles year-round, why shouldn’t our ride continue through colder, darker months? After all, when friends join together to raise their cadences, so do their body temperatures, and, most importantly, their spirits! Though our numbers on last Friday’s ride were similar to those at the ride’s inception (three years ago), those who showed rode strong; souls hardier than the chill night air.
Thanks to GEARs and the Cascadian Courier Collective for working with the ‘Mash to print and distribute posters for the coming months; it’s support like this that binds our local bicycling community together and makes it stronger.
The moon’s next rise, and our next ride, will be Sunday, January 4, at 6:00PM. Mark your calendars for a crisp, brisk ride to begin 2015!
Below are a few portraits of the two dozen or so riders who came out for the “Ugly Sweater ‘Mash.”
Let’s get festive! In a non-denominational, un-fashionable, weather-appropriate way! This Friday at 5pm. Yes, there is a sporting event happening at the same time. Riders can RSVP on the facepage, as usual. Since it’ll probably be raining, we’ll switch to the short route. The long route will return around March or so.
Greater Eugene Area Riders
In other news, we’re excited to announce a new friendship between the ‘Mash and GEARs! Thanks to GEARs, the ‘Mash will continue through the winter, we’ll print more fliers and post them in more places, and the ‘Mash will extend its efforts further into the realm of Eugene bicycle education and advocacy!
Finally, here are some photos from last moon’s ride:
The extra-classy flier for the Fall Formal ‘Mash is finished and is about to go to press. Starch your collars, button your cuffs, and RSVP for the classiest ‘Mash to date. Thursday, November 6, 6pm, Kesey Square.