Religion and the religious can take many forms – that’s the message the Christian Motorcyclists Association is trying to spread.
With that said, the fourth annual “Run for the Son” took place on Saturday, with its starting point being the Walmart parking lot. In association with the nationally-recognized organization C.M.A., local group Cruisers for Christ spearheaded the run – a trip around the county, stopping in towns to eat, pray and spread the gospel.
The occasion kicked off Saturday at 11 a.m. as bikers from all walks of life gathered for the convoy. With an estimated 30 motorcyclists in all, one could hardly hear what was being said as the group took off.
Vicky Emberton, who informed The Paper of the event, was on hand Saturday and helped explain what the day was all about.
“It is a fundraiser for missions through C.M.A. who sponsors mission-funds with this one ride a year,” Emberton said. “40-percent of it stays in the U.S., and then we have three organizations that work overseas, and we split 20-percent with all of them. All of the money collected goes to the church.