Tuesday, July 5, 2011

An Up-Hill Ride for The Kingdom!

Day 1 - The Micah 6:8  Team is ready to start The Challenge!


Funds committed to date now total $149,650.00 that will go to aiding all the projects the Team is representing.

Please pray for our bike riders - as you can see from Tony's latest post, it was a challenging day for The Team!   

We had a great ride today.  82 miles!  We had originally planned to ride 64 miles, but we learned of a bike path this morning so we re-routed to take adantage of it.  As you very well may know, bike paths are usually built on retired railroad lines, so the hills are usually shaved off.  So we traded 18 extra miles for minimal climbing.  That said, we did end up climbing virtually all day, about 2300 feet in total, but it really didn’t seem like it because the incline was so gradual.

It was not anywhere near a piece of cake though.  It was very close to 90 degrees.  All told, we had two flats, a rider with leg cramps, one with heat exhaustion, and I had what I’m told was a spectacular crash.  I’m a little worse for the wear, but I’m OK.  I am sure that all the prayer warriors out there had something to do with me not being badly injured.  Keep those prayers coming!

We’re all looking forward to a great day of riding tomorrow.



  1. Please pray for the bikers - for safety, for endurance, and for opportunities to witness to others along the  way. 
  2. $5,500 is still needed to complete our goal to purchase the PSS Micah 6:8 mobile Ultrasound Van - if you know of anyone who has a heart for the unborn, please share our blog post on PSS with them.  
  3. Please post a comment of encouragement (below) to our bikers on this blog - let them know you are praying for them!  

Energy bars and power aid for breakfast...  all the carbs
you can order for dinner!  
After spare tires, pumps and other bike gear ... the next most
important item to pack when biking 400 miles.

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
   And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
   and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 NIV


Jacquelyn Stager said...

wow, that was quite a first day! It is supposed to be hot all week, but at least not rainey! Take care ya'll, we are definitely praying for you!

Joel Boerckel said...

Praying for safety and another great ride that will bring glory to Him. Looking forward to joining you in CLE!

Sean Ammirati said...

hey men, praying for continued safety & fruitful conversations on your ride. -- Sean

Anonymous said...

Hey fellas,

This is Joe Tucker with South Street Ministries. I just wanted to thank you all for the support. It means a lot to us and enables us to continue some of our projects and ministries at the Front Porch.

So ride well, stay safe, and keep hydrated! And thank you for supporting us.

Looking forward to worshipping with you all once again.


Robert Stager said...


I am praying that you can keep the shiny side up on the bikes, and stay accident and injury free.

Bob Stager

Emmanuel said...


Great job guys. We are praying for you. The Spirit is high.
Be safe in the Lord.

Emmanuel Agbovi

Coach Renzi said...

Praying you all slept well and you're refreshed for another day. Keep it up!

Michael Ammirati said...

note from Pat:

I wonder if the number of turns of a bike wheel on this journey are equal to the number of pennies you have provided to all the local ministries your efforts are would be fun to calculate.
It is indeed a great joy to know what is happening because of what you all agreed to do. Great job men. We are praying for all of you. God's blessings to you all. Pat Kavulic

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