Supporting MCC's Anti-Racism Efforts
Dear Fellow Travelers,
My wife and I have been watching with interest as Lars and Jonathan have been preparing for the journey to Paraguay. We did some preliminary exploration ourselves into riding to World Conference, but in the end decided we couldn't afford to take that much time off work, not to mention the direct expenses of the trip. So instead we decided to make our biennial ride to the Mennonite Church USA convention; we rode to Charlotte in 2005 and San Jose in 2007 from our home in Newton, KS. This time we plan to ride the Underground Railroad Route from Mobile, Alabama to Columbus, OH. We hope to make it a learning and discovery tour, and will have the opportunity to share our experience at Columbus similar to the way BikeMovement shared at San Jose.
Our ride will be a fund-raiser to support the anti-racism efforts of MCC's constituent churches. We rode by ourselves to Charlotte and San Jose, but we are inviting others to join us on the Underground Railroad. We enjoyed the stimulation that BikeMovement provided at San Jose and would love to have riders from BikeMovement along on our ride. We will be riding during the month of June, leaving Mobile on June 1 and arriving in Columbus on June 30.
Please spread the word and let's keep in touch.
PS Here are links to our previous rides.