Bike for Bibles (B4B) is an annual event that brings cycling enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life together for a time of fellowship on the road – with one purpose in mind – to help raise funds for Bible distribution and translation projects of the Canadian Bible Society.
This year’s Rocky Mountain Bike for Bibles initiative supports the Bread of Life program in Peru and Free to Live program in Guatemala. These programs support impoverished and at-risk children and youth with a hand of hope and inspire a brighter tomorrow through the Word of God in their own language.
About this Ride
This was an amazing ride joined by over of 25 participants, riders and roadie. Here are some stats from the Rocky Mountain ride which you may find interesting:
- 900km+ – total kilometres covered for the B4B ride route which spanned 6 different communities
- 110-150kms – distance cycled daily
- 10km high mountain climbs at 8% incline by cycle
- 20km+ high Mountain summits
- 0 major injuries (thanks to our amazing safety officer and roadies)
- 80kph – downhill speeds clocked on cycles
- 30s – 74 y/o – Riders’ age range
- 3,000-8,000 – calories riders burnt per day (and replaced, thanks to the hearty meals supplied by gracious community and church partners)
- 1992 –the inaugural B4B event in Canada which took place in Alberta
- 20 years – The longest tenured rider on tour was our ride captain, Jim Gibson, celebrating his 20th year supporting B4B
During the ride, we had the chance to catch up with people to hear their testimonies. Check the videos below and be inspired!