I’m sorry to announce that for the first time since 2005, I’m going to have to postpone 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.
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.
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. 🙂
All clean and ready to ride. Still a bit smoky but better than yesterday. Seems to be the new norm for Friendship Ride weekend. Should be about five degrees cooler today, so that should help.
Taking ol’ yeller out today, just as I did ten years ago when I started this ride. It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long since we lost Mike, but I know today will be another great day of riding, friendship and surely Mike will be with us as we twist our way through some of his favorite roads.
Today marked 10 years since I lost one of my best friends. I can’t believe he has been gone for this long. I still think of Mike every time I ride and I have fond memories of all the fun times we had out on these same roads.
Unfortunately, my body had other ideas. Spent the day at home with a migraine, rather than out on the road, like I have been doing for the past 9 years. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was Mike’s subtle way of telling me that for whatever reason, it was not a good day to be out riding.
I did spend some time looking through old pictures which made me remember the man that left us way too soon.
Mark your calendars, as the date has been set for Friendship Ride 2015. Always the first Saturday in August, this year’s ride will fall on August 1st. We had an incredible ride last year and I’m sure this year will be even better. As usually this ride is open to all riders, no registration needed just show up ready to ride and of course ready to eat. Hope to see you there.