25th Annual Blessing of the Bikes

25th Annual Blessing of the Bikes

Held at the Melrose Alliance Church – 400 N. Washington St. (Hwy 54) in downtown Melrose.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10AM – Refreshments served
10:30AM – Service with Terry Fleischauer
12PM – Blessing of the Bikes


The bikes park on both sides of Hogg Street and the church parking lot at the corner of Highway 54 and Hogg Street. There will be free Bibles, biker patches and other brochures available for Bikers who want them.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 10 a.m. The service, open to bikers and non-bikers, begins at 10:30 a.m. with Terry Fleischauer, who will share her story of hope and overcoming whatever was ahead in her life journey. Terry was born without any forearm or hands and since the age of 2 Terry has had prosthetic arms. She is a dynamic charismatic speaker and started “over coming life’s challenges” at an early age always keeping up with those around her.

At noon the Bikers stand by their bikes and the pastor will pray asking God for safety and blessing as they travel the roads.

There will be free Bibles, biker patches and other brochures available for Bikers who want them. Refreshments will be served beginning at 10 a.m. and the service is open to the public, biker and nonbiker.

Bikers Jim and Bonnie Richardson began the “Blessing of the Bikes” in Melrose after attending one where they heard Lee Downey, who is a “biker evangelist”.  Because of Lee they understood the need to reach out to bikers. The church has joined in this outreach and been blessed to see many bikers return year after year.

For more information call Steve Gilson at 608-487-5036.