Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And they're off...

It was a perfect send off at about 7:15 am from Veldheer's Tulip Gardens. To encourage the cyclists this morning were friends and prayer supporters who traveled from as far as Fort Wayne, Kalamazoo, Holland and beyond. The kids were delighted and stunned with the turn-out of friends and co-workers who came to bid them safe travels on the near 400 mile trek to Mackinac City.

After they lined up their bicycles and made final pit stops, Pastors Lance and Dave "Kujo" Central Wesleyan Church, shared scripture and prayed for the teenagers. Several men of CWC gathered in to encourage and pray for the group. They were pumped and ready to go. I believe the last words of instruction given to the cyclists from one of the moms was, "Please walk your bikes across the busy highway." As the crowd of onlookers slowed traffic, they did just that "walk their bikes" and then with a show of arms stretched into the air that they were across safely across, they headed on their way.

They are posting their blog and anticipating your comments. If you have trouble logging in or posting comments below this post, fire them an email: cycle4hope@gmail.com or post on their Facebooks. See Monday's Grand Rapids Press, Region section and Tuesday's Holland Sentinel for story coverage. From all the teenagers, "stay tuned to our journey! And, thanks for the encouragement."

1 comment:

  1. It was fun to send you off this morning! We're cheering for you and praying for you. Just be careful around the crazy Mills' drivers. - Ro


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Ride Across Michigan

Ride Across Michigan
Chillin on the Trail

RAM Daily Itinerary -

Day 1 Tuesday, July 21

Holland to Duck Lake

Day 2 Wednesday, July 22

Duck Lake to Ludington

Mason County Campground, 7609 Chauvez Rd. Site 8

Day 3 Thursday, July 23

Ludington to Frankfort

Betsie River Campground

Day 4 Friday, July 24

Frankfort to Elk Rapids

Honcho Rest RV Resort, Cairn Hwy (Ames St.)
Location TBD – Call Tim for details

Day 5 Saturday, July 25
Elk Rapids to Petoskey
KOA, US Hwy 31

Day 6 Sunday, July 26
Petosky to Mackinac City – ETA = 2:00 PM
Mackinac Mill Creek Camping, US23 Lake Huron Waterfront

Day 7 Monday, July 27
Mackinac Island/Head 4 Home

Pastor 'Kujo" and CWC Youth Group

Pastor 'Kujo" and CWC Youth Group
Just a few who challenged me with 'seed' money & encouragement THANK YOU