Motorcycle Prayer Ride

July 7-10, 2024

US 101
Connecting the Dots

...because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,...

Ephesians 1:15-17

Are you ready for an adventure? Plan to join this year's '4 Corners Motorcycle Prayer Ride' to enjoy God's creation, connect with Jesus' church and do the work of prayer for His mission. Whether this is your 14th year participating or you're just looking into it, you'll find the information you need below.

What: "4 Corners" Motorcycle Prayer Ride. On mission to visit and pray for rural churches in each of the 4 corners of Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Northern California and Alaska. "Connecting the dots on two wheels".

Who: Motorcycle riders who want to pray for the CVNW covenant community of churches. All bike types are welcome.

When: Sunday July 7th - Wednesday July 10th. Housing is available if you need to arrive on the 6th or stay till the 11th.

Where: We will be riding North to South on Hwy. 101 along the Oregon coast. The trip starts at Good Roots Community Church at 3:00 pm. Riders are welcome to join up or bounce out at any point along the route. We conclude after we pray at our last church and riders take their own route home. See the itinerary for more details.

Cost: $50 per person. Payment may be made directly to Jeremy Schumacher by cash or check during the ride.

Gas: Every rider pays for their own gas. We'll have group gas stops and all riders are encouraged to top off!

Food: Breakfast and dinner each day will be provided by our advance crew, Levi and Kathryn Manitsas. This makes our trip so much easier, efficient and creates more time for connection. Plan to purchase your own lunch at a restaurant somewhere along the way.

Accommodations: We have arranged to stay overnight inside church buildings. Plan like you are 'camping' inside. Showers will be available on night two and three. You are responsible for making other arrangements if you would prefer to stay in a hotel.

Sign-up or Questions: Email or text Jeremy Schumacher so that we can plan accordingly and share further updates as we get closer to the trip. [email protected] or (503) 913-9355

Itinerary, as of 6/13

Sunday, July 7th: ~116 Miles miles from last location approx. time
Good Roots Community Church
1908 SE Courtney Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222
0 3:00 pm
Grace Family Fellowship
957 State Ave
Vernonia, Oregon 97064
55 4:30 pm
Grace Community Baptist Church
1195 Irving Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
61 6:30 pm
Staying Sunday night at Grace Community Baptist Church
Monday, July 8th: ~207 Miles miles from last location approx. time
FBC Warrenton
30 NE 1st St
Warrenton, OR 97146
9 8:00 am
North Coast Family Fellowship
2245 N Wahanna Rd
Seaside, OR 97138
12 8:45 am
Bethel Baptist
5640 US-101
Tillamook, OR 97141
53 10:45 pm
Pacific City Lunch Stop 38 12:30 pm
Faith Bible Church
5750 US-101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
18 2:30 pm
FBC Newport
208 NW 6th St
Newport, OR 97365
29 4:00 pm
Community Baptist Church
4590 US-101
Florence, OR 97439
48 6:00 pm
Staying Monday night at Community Baptist Church
Tuesday, July 9th: ~166 Miles miles from last location approx. time
Harbor Baptist Church
715 Broadway Ave
Winchester Bay, OR 97467
28 8:30 am
Skyline Baptist Church
3451 Liberty St
North Bend, OR 97459
21 9:45 am
Emmanuel Baptist Church
282 W 6th St
Coquille, OR 97423
20 11:00 am
Living Water Bible Fellowship
1856 Stover Ln
Myrtle Point, OR 97458
11 12:00 pm
Powers Baptist Church
990 1st Ave
Powers, OR 97466
20 2:30 pm
FBC Gold Beach
29755 Turner St
Gold Beach, OR 97444
66 5:15 pm
Staying Tuesday night at FBC Gold Beach
Wednesday, July 10th miles from last location approx. time
Langlois Community Church
94284 Main St
Langlois, OR 97450
48 8:30 am
Faith Baptist Church
2952 Oregon Ave SE
Bandon, OR 97411
13 9:30 am
Return to home churches

Safe Riding Instructions

I want to get everyone on the same page for group riding techniques and rules. We should have a large number of riders this year which significantly increases our risk of a crash if we are not all speaking the same roadway language. Please watch this Youtube video below on group riding. It's not produced by a professional and doesn't cover everything I want to touch on here, but it has good common-sense rules for group riding.

Here is a list of our group riding techniques and rules:

  1. Come prepared with your bike in good working order. Tire tread, brakes, and lights should all be checked and in good condition before riding.
  2. Know riding positions and hand signals. Below is a hand signal cheat sheet. We will be using two riding formations: staggered and singles. Avoid riding doubles except for emergency communications. Riding positions are also explained further down this email.
  3. Don't outride your skillset. If you are a slower rider, choose a position in the rear of the group and visa-versa if you are a faster rider, choose a position closer to the front.
  4. If you don't want to ride in the group, because you want to ride fast, let the left saddle group leader know and ride ahead of the group.
  5. We will have a sweeper rider and a trouble vehicle. The sweeper will make sure no one is left behind. The trouble vehicle will assist with any bike that goes down or has a mechanical/tire issue. The trouble vehicle will have a motorcycle trailer if a bike needs towing.
  6. Never pass a rider on the right unless an extreme circumstance forces you to. All passing will be done on the left of the rider being passed.
  7. If or when our big group gets separated into smaller groups, an experienced rider must take the left saddle lead position to then lead the smaller group. Newer riders should yield this position to another more experienced rider.
  8. At our stop locations, park in a professional manner. We should all be lined up and parked next to each other. Not only does this look good but it is very helpful when getting back on the road. The first person to the stop should scout the parking lot for an area we can all park in an organized fashion.
  9. Stopping at stop lights and stop signs. Move up, side by side, with the left saddle and right saddle next to each other. This helps keep us all together on the takeoff and decreases our roadway footprint for other motorists.
  10. Takeoff from a stop sign or stop light. Generally, at takeoff we should all stay together as a group. Once everyone has come to the stop, we all drive through the stop sign together as a group rather than every person individually stopping at the stop sign. We are all responsible for safety so if it is not safe to proceed in this manner, stop and wait for the hazard to clear before proceeding through the stop sign or stop light.
  11. Have fun. Stay focused on the mission of praying for our brother and sisters in Christ.

Above is also a video of these techniques and rules put into action. I understand all these rules and techniques can possibly be overwhelming for a newer rider or a rider that just doesn't do group riding. These come from my experience of group riding, which is four days a week, all year. I ride all three riding formations, single, double, and staggered and both riding positions, left saddle and right saddle. With that being said, I want all levels of riders to feel comfortable riding in our group so please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Hand Signals
Hand Signals
Hand Signals

Questions?