Fellowship Riders Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with the mission of assisting and supporting Bible-believing churches who wish to start a motorcycle ministry but are unsure of the benefits, pitfalls, and organization needed for a successful ministry.
In the time since this founding, Fellowship Riders has received hundreds of requests from churches for help in starting motorcycle ministries. Today, more than 75 churches throughout the United States and Canada have become affiliates of Fellowship Riders and have impacted their riders and their communities for the cause of Christ by providing world-class motorcycling experiences through well planned, well organized, and safe riding opportunities led by Christ Followers, developing many unique and God-led ministries, and bringing people to fill the “God-shaped” piece missing in their lives that is found only in Jesus Christ.
We are not a church; although several of our affiliate churches are the outgrowth of a Biker Bible Study or group of like-minded people who have formed a church focused on reaching the expanding population of motorcycle riders who need a saving relationship with Jesus; but a resource for your church to bring time-tested tools and How-To in “birthing” this ministry. Guided by the accumulated experience of our affiliates, cooperative activities with other motorcycle ministries, and established relationships with ready-made opportunities through such organizations as Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Operation Starting Line, Mike Barber Ministries, and others, Fellowship Riders is uniquely positioned to join with your church in developing a motorcycle ministry specifically suited to the Lord’s call to serve Him in this segment of your community.
Fellowship Riders, Inc. (FRI) is also partnering with the Fellowship of Motorcycle Ministries (FMM) to sponsor and organize a nation-wide gathering of Christian motorcycle ministries in Sturgis tentatively planned for June 2017. Named the “Light Up the Hills” rally, this will be a time of worship, fellowship, and the exchange of ideas and success stories – all wrapped around opportunities to ride and enjoy the majesty of God’s creation in the Black Hills.
For information about how you can start a motorcycle ministry in your church or how your existing ministry might benefit from becoming an affiliate of Fellowship Riders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring to Life – Our Newest Affiliate
Our newest Fellowship Riders affiliate, West Park Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, VA, used a popular 5K community event called “Spring to Life” that attracts hundreds of participants and families; many of them unchurched; to promote interest in dozens of outreach ministries – among them their motorcycle ministry.
Steve Wiley, the leader of their Fellowship Riders ministry, is the organizer for this event and provided the picture of their tent and highlighted his H-D Road King with the Fellowship Riders flag, just in case anyone was wondering what he rides.