Cyclists carb up and peddle down to spread God’s Word through the Bike for Bibles
Toronto, Ontario – 20th March 2012: The Bible Society’s annual Bikes for Bibles (B4B) season is about to launch as cyclists in three provinces – Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario – stretch, hydrate and finalize sponsorships to prepare for 17 scenic rides between May and October. This unique and much anticipated event brings cycling enthusiasts from across the nation together for the purpose of raising money to provide Bibles for those who eagerly await a copy in their heart language.
This year the B4B goal is to raise $100,000 to help end the waiting for those who don’t have a single book of the Bible in their own tongue. Translating the Bible is a tremendous challenge that takes up to 12 years to complete and requires the generous support of our many faithful donors. But the results are extraordinary. A recent report from the United Bible Society states, “People who, after years of reading Scripture in their second language, with all the doubts, questions and incomplete understanding it brings, now hear God speaking in their own mother tongue. (Their) delight, joy, astonishment and other feelings are rolled up together in the cry, heard so often at the launch of a new translation, ‘God speaks my language!’”
The exciting B4B 2012 details, including ride schedules and registration information, can be found at our Bike 4 Bibles event page.
There are many ways to participate apart from donning the colourful B4B jerseys and mounting up. Volunteers are needed to assist with riders along their routes (district contact information). All riders will be seeking sponsors with single donations or for each mile they pedal. And prayer partners are needed for all involved – the riders, the translators and, of course, the countless lives that will be transformed when they are finally able to read and understand the Good News from God’s Word.