What's up this week with
Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update

Closing out the scheduled rides this week with Apex.  5:30 and bring a light, it's dark by 6:30. Still a few weeks of daylight-saving time left so we'll talk about where to ride next week at the ride or on FB if the weather holds out.

We are made to live in connection and love on another. Connection takes some effort a little more once the regular season wraps up and we don't have the regular cadence of the Thurs night group rides.  Most people have made some connections this season, even some new ones.  Here's an idea, get out that phone and send out a group text for your next ride.  Maybe give it a fun name like My Friends Who Shred, eBike Friends,  Weekend Group Ride, Cyclists That Like to Climb, you get the idea. Add people on, take people off but keep it going.  Got a group text to do a late season Moab trip last weekend (picture) and thankful to have friends to share such as special place with. 
Devotional - Love One Another
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Eph 5:2).

This is the last official devotional of this riding season.  I hope you enjoyed the “wheel” series, following me along during the race-inspired devotionals, and random thoughts.  I also hope you’ve found diverse ways to praise the Lord - whether in community with others, out in nature, or finding great music to listen to.  I hope you found great ways to constantly worship and engage with our Lord and Savior during this riding season, or you found Jesus.

Busy.  Crazy busy.  Insanely busy.  These are all answers you’ve likely heard or even spoken in response to the question, “how are you doing? or how’s work?”  

What do you do when you are trying to sneak in a quick ride, and you come across a rider with a mechanical?  Do you ask if they need anything or stop and help?  Do you ride on by because you are busy and only have a certain time to get in your ride? Who do you stop for on the trail? Only those in your group? Only the people that look like you?  

Consider 1 John 3 (read entire chapter), but specifically verses 16-18: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.  If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not live with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

 Consider the first part of this - Jesus laid down his life for us.  He allowed himself to be murdered for us.  That is quite incredible.  He isn’t asking that we be willing to be murdered for another person, but what he is asking is that if we have, and see someone that doesn’t, we help them.  What if Jesus decided to just “ride on by?”  We would be subjected to eternal death vs. eternal life.  But he didn’t.  He chose to rescue us.  How does this apply to us?  For mountain biking, which might look like stopping to lend a hand, offer support, giving the person a tube or CO2 (this is assuming you have, and they do not).  I recently listened to a sermon on 1 John 3 at Waterston by Pastor Nick Lillo.  It is worth a listen to.  The date of the sermon is October 10, 2021.  You can look it up on a podcast for Waterstone Community Church or on their website.  It goes beyond helping others out but seeing others as humans.  So, he challenges us - do you hate the left? The right? Raiders fans? Trump supporters? Biden supporters?  What triggers you and brings you to see other humans in a negative light?  God tells us to love others (read Chapter 3) and he asks us to help others.  Jesus set the example by laying down his life for us.  So, as you continue to ride the rest of this year, and next year, and before we start up with official rides again next year, go out and help others with the mindset that God had (love) when he sent Jesus to sacrifice his life for us.  Peace!

Song of the week:  Rattle! By Elevation Worship.  Listen to the lyrics, hear the different amazing stories from the Bible, listen to the love of our Father told in this song, and listen to the power of our God to heal, rescue, and save.  Let us be so humbled by this that, as stated in 1 John 3, we not live with words or speech but with actions and in truth!!!

This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, 10/14/2021, meet at 5:15pm, start riding no later than 5:30pm. 

Where: Apex

Directions: Heritage RoadGolden, CO 80401
Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group

Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group 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).
5:30 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars for hot dogs

See full
schedule for details.
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