What sounds like the continuous sound of thunder in Fayetteville for four days is actually millions of bikes rolling into town for our annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ. This is the 10 year anniversary of the event and the third year that UBC has engaged in outreach to the bikers.
This year, as in years past, we offered free biker parking in our lots. We also expanded our cookouts to both Thursday and Friday nights this year. Donnie Baker provided the grill and his grilling expertise, and we served approximately 250 bikers. Other areas of outreach included free Wi-Fi access and a cafe setup in our Student Activity Building at night. We are grateful for all the volunteers from UBC and Sigma Phi Lambda Sorority for helping to make this a huge success!
One of the neat opportunities in which we have partnered in each year is having a Christian Bikers Association, led by ‘Rude Dog,’ set up their ministry next to ours. Rudy and his team of bikers have been able to connect at an even deeper level with the bikers who pass through our lot. He provided Bibles, tracts and other Christian material.
We pray that through all of these avenues of outreach that the Gospel was planted both through word and deed. We are thankful to God for the unique opportunity to reach out to a different culture that has come to our Jerusalem right here in Fayetteville.
Written by Ryan Martin