The Bikers came and the Blessings began.Main Street Park in East Helena, Montana was a magnet drawing bikers from a wide area of Montana for the Annual Set Free Ministry Blessings.
Bikers who have had their machine parked in a garage for the winter season are now ready to begin their summer ride and look forward to this event which allows them to kick some tires and share some stories of past rides.
Bikers rode in on every make and model of motorcycle available and some even allowed visitors to take a ride on their machine so they could try out a model they hadn't had a chance to ride before.
Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Bergman and many other brand names were on display and they came in every color of the rainbow, many with a story as to why their machine was a particular color.
But the primary reason for being there was for the Blessing, and riders gathered in small groups around a bike and hand in hand asked the Lord to bless the bike and the rider.
Some also asked for a blessing for the auto drivers the bikers will meet as they do their summer rides.
The Blessings of Christian Motorcycle groups takes place every spring time in hundreds of locations across the country. Christian men and women, bikers all, ask for the blessing of safe travel, for themselves and for others.
Some motorcycle clubs have strict guidelines on the proper way to display their clubs patches and colors.
The display of colors allow them to profess their religion to all whom they encounter as they travel from coast to coast on their journeys.
Many visitors to the park asked to see the interior of my well worn Tent trailer so I showed them how my Mini Mate camper could be set up in two minutes and offered a full size bed three feet off the ground. My kind of camping.
Good fun, good fellowship, and a meaningful blessing of the bikes meant a pleasant afternoon at East Helena's Main Street Park.
Our Thanks to all who work hard to make this an important and a very meaningful event.
It's been a busy week for Right Lane America with a program at the Sweetwater Retirement Center in Billings, the Bike Blessing and continued preparation for the upcoming program at Touchmark Retirement Center in Helena.
Thanks for visiting.
Watch for me, I'll be in the Right Lane America.
Del "Lonnie" Lonnquist