The big day is almost here! The smoke has cleared, the temperature has dropped and I think we are going to have an incredible day!
Okay, since the group will be smaller this year, I decided to just do burgers and dogs at my place after the ride. That way everyone will be able to ride and enjoy the day.
If you plan on not riding but meeting us after for the BBQ, please let me know and I will tell you how to get to our place.
Friendship Ride 2018 has been rescheduled for Saturday November 3, 2018. Hopefully we won’t be dealing with smoke or fire, and in turn treated to cooler weather and sunny skies. 🙂
Until then, ride safe my friends!
I tell ya, after cancelling the ride on Tuesday, the smoke had been clearing pretty well for the past two days. I was thinking that I made a mistake in cancelling the ride, and figured with my luck it would be bright sunny skies come Saturday. Well, this morning assured me that I made the right decision. As the fire makes its way into the park, the smoke has also made its way back into Oakhurst. This morning was probably the worst day yet. Couldn’t even see the town of Oakhurst on my drive in this morning.
I’m sorry to announce that for the first time since 2005, I’m going to have to cancel this year’s Friendship Ride. The smoke from the Ferguson Fire has continued to plague the route and there is no prediction to when it will end. At this point I’m canceling the event, but have hopes to move the date to another Saturday in the coming months.
Please check back to the site for further information.
Usually, around this time of year I’m posting about getting the bikes ready for the upcoming ride in August. Unfortunately we’ve once again been hit with a bad forest fire near Oakhurst. The mountain air quality is becoming worse each day and currently there is no prediction for when this fire will be contained.
The ride is just over a week away, and there is still hope for clearer skies, but I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I may have to postpone or cancel this year’s ride if the fire continues to grown.
Please check back to the site next week for further details.
Just a friendly reminder to save the date, Saturday August 4 2018. Last year was near perfect weather… Hope to see you all out there again this year.
Ride safe my friends!
Who’s ready for some riding? Tomorrow is the big day. Temps look l like they’ll be in the low 90’s, smoke is in the air from the Yosemite fires but we’ve seen much worse. Meeting at Oakbucks at 9:00am with kickstands up at 10:00am. Rebecca from One Sweet Table will have an awesome meal waiting for us on our return so tell those not riding to meet us after for the BBQ at Fresno Flats Historic Village.
Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow.
Just a friendly reminder to save the date, Saturday August 5 2017. I’m sure with all the recent rain this winter has brought you all will be ready to get out and ride more than ever this year! I’m still firming up plans, but will send an update later as things come together.
Have a safe season and I hope to see you again this year!
Only two days before Friendship Ride 2016. Get the bikes out, clean ’em up, and let’s roll. The smoke from neighboring fires is pretty low this year and the temps should be great for another awesome ride. BBQ to follow as usual. Hoping to see you all on Saturday!
That’s right, Friendship Ride 2016 falls on August 6th. This will be our second year at the new location, ending the ride and having our post ride BBQ at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. With shade, plenty of parking and even a few sites to take in, the park is a nice place to relax after the day’s events. As always, friends and family that could not ride are always welcome to join us at the BBQ. Hope to see some familiar faces, and maybe some new faces as well. 🙂