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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update


Last week the Bergen ride was so good.. and hard!  Worth considering to add it more than once to the schedule for 2021. Even with the 4th of July holiday week we had a big enough group to split up, like many of the harder trails the climb seems to take care of distancing and not clogging up the trail.  We enjoyed sharing stories both on the summit (pictured above) and the parking lot afterwards which is a big part of why we do group rides. 

This week is Deer Creek from the main lot.  Seems like there just isn't quite enough parking at the other lot, so we'll start at the main lot on Grizzly Drive at 6pm. Deer Creek has seemed a little less crazy than the Golden trails this year, likely since sections are expert rated.  We've updated the remaining schedule to exclude trails like Apex and Chimney for the summer due to crowds. 

Devotional
How many of you have written a review - either good or bad - about a mountain bike product?  

Years ago I (Doug) was asked to demo a triathlon race suit and give feedback to the company - good or bad.  In exchange, they gave me a customized triathlon suit with my team name all over it.  I provided a ton of feedback, including a lot of negative feedback.  The triathlon suit had too many seams which could cause chafing.  They took this feedback, modified the suit, and turned it into something much, much better - something I could then talk about.  I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences with mountain bike products - once you find that product, you often rave about it - tell everyone about it, etc.  Interesting to see this in our BOMB group with things like chin-bar helmets, knee pads and dropper posts.  One person tried it, then it seemed to catch on due in some part to telling/influencing others. 

In the past weeks we’ve discussed heart condition - what God’s commands are for us (love God, love our neighbor).  Last week we touched briefly on sharing the good news with our neighbors.  This week, the verse dives into this a little more.

The apostle Paul wrote, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”  Romans 10:10 (NIV)

I hesitate plucking this verse out of context because if you read the entire chapter, Paul has a specific message.  The message that is true, however, is preaching the good news.  In verse 17, Paul writes, “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

Ok, so what does this mean?  It means we need to be neighbors and build relationships with others so we can find an open door to share the good news about Christ. It starts with story.  Most people find it easy to tell a story about our bikes, trails and adventures... same with our faith, that it starts with the story of the truth,  the victories,  failures (sin), forgiveness, mercy, and grace.  You read the Word, you share the Word and how that story is playing out in our lives.  

 We aren’t a good neighbor in a manipulative sense i.e. solely to share the good news.  Rather, we love our neighbors as ourselves, which results in a rich relationship, where you can share openly about who you are, listen about who they are, and share the gospel.  We were not called to sit on our hands, but all of us were called to be disciples and make disciples.  So just like when you write or read a good review and then share those experiences with your mountain biking friends, you share your experiences about Christ with your neighbors. Not to try to argue them into Heaven, but because you care about them.  In other words, your review (experiences as a Christian) flows out of you like rivers of living water.   

38" Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38)

 
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, 07/09/2020, 6 PM
Where: Deer Creek - Main Lot

Directions: 13896 Grizzly Dr, Littleton, CO 80127
Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group

There is already guidance on how to safely enjoy the parks and trails. 

From JeffCo Parks:
DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
DO NOT gather in groups larger than 10
Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trail heads, trails.
Bring your own hand sanitizer and/or hand washing supplies.
FACE COVERING strongly recommended; use when near others or when passing on the trail
High-risk visitors, use discretion for park visits and public restroom use

Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group waiver
http://denverbomb.com/waiver/

BOMB Values:

  1. We believe we are part of God's kingdom, not just a biking club.  We believe in God, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. We give thanks and glory to God. 
  3. We put the group first. 
  4. It's about the relationships: We connect with each other, encourage and support one another in Christ.


 

BOMB Ride Format:

What to expect on a ride (all times are very approximate and will vary from week to week).
6:00 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
Split into groups on the climb, some re-group, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars

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