North Carolina Baptist bikers have once again exceeded their goal for the sixth annual “Ride to Clyde.” More than 100 riders raised almost $145,000 for Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) going well above their $100,000 mark.
“What God has done through the efforts of these passionate riders is beyond remarkable,” said BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell. “What is more incredible is this accomplishment was achieved while still navigating COVID-19.”
Despite the pandemic, riders raised more than a quarter of a million dollars in the past two years. The funding helps BCH provide safe homes for abused and neglected children and gives their caregivers the opportunity to share with them the hope of Jesus Christ.
For many bikers, the ride is their introduction to BCH’s many ministries. The route takes them to several locations as they travel from the east coast to Clyde during the four-day event. A number of participants, many who are pastors, return every year.
“At every location we visited, we saw excellence,” said Jody Yopp, senior pastor at Kellum Baptist in Jacksonville. “As a pastor, I’m proud to be associated with a group that not only does this ministry, but does it good.”