B.C. bikers continue annual tradition

A longstanding tradition continued on July 17 with the 14th annual Mennonite Church B.C. motorcycle ride, organized by executive minister Garry Janzen. Participants began with coffee in Chilliwack, then rode to Manning Park for lunch at Manning Park Resort, followed by a ride to the Cascade Lookout and Lightning Lake on either side of the resort. Riders returned to their own communities via Hope. This year, 10 riders on eight bikes took part, coming from Ladner, Port Coquitlam, Aldergrove, Mission and Chilliwack. “It was a great time of relational connecting and fun, on a beautiful day,” says Janzen. This was the second year that Belinda Luxton participated, together with her husband, Lars Schwanebeck. “Riding in a group takes some skill, a good leader and communication in the group as a whole,” says Luxton. “The culture around riding is very friendly, and I see a camaraderie among all riders when we’re on the road. We have an amazing province, and seeing it on the bike with other people that feel the same way is truly wonderful.”

—By Amy Rinner Waddell

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Riders on the 14th annual MC B.C. motorcycle ride pose at Lightning Lake on July 17. (Photo courtesy of Garry Janzen)

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