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

Weekly Update

Last Week
Rad Ridgeline Riding last week in Castlerock and several people went shuttling in Colorado Springs this weekend. See above picture for a nice send over a creek. 

This Week
Meet at the Matthews Winters lot for a loop starting with the expert rated Dakota Ridge trail.  Lots of new features built on the south end and one of the few bike only trails on the front range.  If we have time we'll finish with a Morrison Slide over on the red rocks side which has also had a lot of new trail work in the last year.  Again, expert rated trails this week. 

To be clear, unless stated our Thursday rides are NOT no drop, beginner friendly. This means we'll likely re-group at some points, but we are not going to wait for everyone. We have a few of rides each year that we try to keep the entire group together and welcome beginners, but the Thursday night rides you are expected to take care of yourself on the trail and look out for each other.  If you are worried, still come out... most of the trails allow for a variety of fitness and ability, just don't expect the entire group to wait for you. 

Building from the first two beatitudes (blessed are the poor in spirit - acknowledging our brokenness, and blessed are those who mourn - mourning our brokenness) the third beatitude is:
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."  Matthew 5:5.
Has there every been a time you were out riding and you refused to heed the warning of others?  Maybe another rider told you not to go a certain route because it was too muddy.  However, you know those trails well so decided they didn't know what they were talking about so you went on and sure enough you discovered they were muddy.  Or perhaps a fellow rider was trying to give you advice on riding improvements or how to go off a drop, but you were too proud and felt you knew better only to find yourself rubber side up.  Or perhaps you were leading a group ride on new trails and didn't quite know where you were going and refused to listen to others in the group and ended up lost?
The first two beatitudes are an acknowledgment of our brokenness.  This beatitude is how we behave in our brokenness.  We are humbled by our brokenness and so we submit to God's will and control.  We don't seek power and control ourselves, rather our power comes from submitted completely to Christ.  According to John Stott, "Meekness is a true view of oneself, expressed in attitude and conduct with respect to others.  This makes us gentle, humble, sensitive and patient in all of our dealings with others.  In Old Testament days, when the wicked seemed to triumph, the holy and humble people of God still had the confidence that they and all things ultimately belonged to God.  This confidence was never expressed more aptly than in Psalm 37, which Jesus seems to have been quoting in the beatitudes."
Jesus set the perfect example of meekness.  Jesus is the Son God, yet submitted and restrained his power at his trial and death on cross.  He followed the Father's way completely "Not my will, but your will.". 
Questions for us:
1. Where do you need to trust God more and not fight for your own way?
2. The opposite of meekness is rebellion - where do you find yourself rebelling against the Lord's way (seeking to build your powerful kingdom instead of his)?

This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, May 2 2019, meet at 5:45pm, start the devotional and introductions at 6:00pm. 

Where: expert rated - Dakota Ridge and Matthews Winters

Directions: 1103 Co Rd 93, Golden, CO 80401
 Park at the Matthews / Winters lot near I-70 and 93 

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).
6:00 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars for hot dogs

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schedule for details.
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