Thursday, July 31, 2008
ATTENTION ALL LOCAL CMA CHAPTERS
TRR and CCC, Portland and Vancouver chapters have been asked to do a Bike Blessing for Amboy Nazarene Church on Sunday. They are sponsoring a Teddy Bear Ride to support the Pregnancy Care Centers in Battle Ground and Vancouver.
They will gather at 3PM then have a Guest Speaker after which CMA will do a Blessing of the Bikes and then the ride will begin.. Several secular groups have expressed a strong desire to make this ride a success. Weather will be very nice for the ride so we should expect a good turnout
TRR will gather at Hometown buffet before 2:PM and will ride to Amboy which is about 40min. from Portland.......Further information will be sent out this week. At this point we also expect to pick up CCC along the way to ride along with us....
Any questions on the Nazarene Bike Blessing.
Please email back to
Alan (503) 680-9903 at email@example.com
Jim (503) 381-9214 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan (503) 550-4691 at email@example.com
Carl (360) 896-1166 at firstname.lastname@example.org
These events are a big part of what CMA is all about....Serving our brothers and sisters in what ever capacity they need us to help in........
We will be going on this Teddy Bear Run Sunday Afternoon 8/3. We will meet in Battleground at the Safeway Parking lot @ 2:00 PM.
Hope to see you all there.
Love & Blessings
Carl & Sheila
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
There was the normal array of vendors selling food, clothing, and bike gadgets. It was good to see Wendy Love back in command of her shop. Dan and Gretta Sines were also running their booth at the Casino. Those that registered were able to participate fully in the event. That included joining in the bike games, enjoying the comedians, the group rides, and drawings.
There was plenty of other stuff to do too. The beach was inviting on Friday after dinner and some of us took in a movie together on Saturday night.
CMA was there en masse with both the regular ministry booth as well as a bike blessing booth. We also helped man the first aid tent. Marv Aston asked God's blessing at the opening ceremonies and also delivered a creative lesson on the Lord's Prayer on Sunday morning. (Don't ask…. You should've been there!)
On Sunday we all parted for different places. Some returned to Vancouver. Others were starting their trip to Sturgis and headed to Leavenworth, Washington. I shot back over to my temporary digs in Newport, Washington (about 450mi). On the way home I was thinking that I didn't really feel as if I'd served like I did last year. This year I was balancing time with my family and ministry activities and I didn't want to take time from Michelle and John. About 15 miles from Camp Lange I came across a disabled vehicle on Highway 2. A nice woman had a front tire start to come apart on her and had no idea how to change it. We found the tool kit in the hidden compartment under the rear seat and I put on a full size spare with very low pressure. I followed her into Newport and inflated the tire for her and sent her on her way. That was a pretty good way to finish the weekend.
I'll add pictures as people email them in.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
If you are planning to ride with the group to Ocean Shores, the plan is to meet Friday 7/25, 9:00 AM, Gee creek rest area on I-5. We have a place to camp, at a Church, if you are CMA or ministering up there. There are showers and the works.
See ya there.
Love & Blessings
Carl & Sheila
Monday, July 21, 2008
The 3rd Annual Back Pack Run
Saturday,August 23, 2008
Meet at Columbia Motorcycle 9:00 am Plan on a fun day ride
Bring a Back Pack with School Supplies to donate to needy School Children in our local area.
Brought to you by the Vancouver chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, Cross Country Cyclists and Faith Center Church.
For more information please call
859-3398 or 903-8842
CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Here are the photos I took today on our run with the Bikers for Christ
(Huckleberry run) split off from them at
Dalles to join the Patriot Guard with a Visit to the "heroes" at the
Veterans Home in
Couple of Notes: Debbie did a great job riding her own bike (kept up with
all of us just fine) Conrad made his longest ride ever and did well too!
You will note Don R. having a "light snack" 4lb cinnamon roll at Cousins in
The Ride covered just about 260 miles and was a Blessing!! Thanks to all
the Leadership of our Great Chapter for setting this up!
Friday, July 18, 2008
July 19, 2008
Just wanted to send out a reminder to all bikers....
This year's Starlight Tour will be this Saturday (Tomorrow eve) at Cycle Gear
First bike out will be at 5:00PM and will be open till 7:00OM.
In addition to our normal ride fee we are asking everyone to bring 2 cans of food to donate to Snowpac to help local families....
There are prizes awarded at the end of the ride.....This ride is apx. 130 miles and with the Saturday weather this ride will be a very nice evening ride....
Sign in and start
5:00PM to 7:00PM
$13.00 for rider
$25.00 for rider and passenger
Includes ride pin and/or year bar for first 300 participants.
We will be accepting cash or checks for this ride.
Ride begins at
Call Bruce at 503-314-4757 or Alan at 503-680-9903 with any other questions.
Thank you in advance for coming out and helping us support our community and supporting our chapter