Monday, April 26, 2010

Parting Shot: Church Blesses More Than 100 Motorcycles

On Sunday morning, more than 100 motorcycle riders took to the streets for the fifth annual Blessing of the Bikes, KIFI-TV in Pocatello, Idaho, reported.

The riders met up at Calvary Alliance Church to have their bikes blessed before the upcoming riding season. The American Legion Riders, the POW/MIA, the Christian Motorcyclists Association and the Select Family Group all joined together to receive a blessing.

For the riders, this has become a tradition to prepare for a busy riding season. They see it as a necessary and welcome event to keep them safe and together.

"I don't care what walk of life they come from, it's important to them to have their bike blessed before the ride season. It is something that gives them a peace spiritually, and it just allows them to never worry about things," said Pastor Jim "The Rev" Jones, of Blazing Grace Church.

In addition to the blessings of the bikes, Jones said 15 people were baptized. The riders and churchgoers also enjoyed lunch before heading back out on the open road.

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