The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association has big things planned for 2012, but first, lets take a brief look back at the 2011 riding season.
For the second year in a row we were dealt with another harsh winter with record snowfall and cold. It was a relief when March rolled around and the weather improved. It was also a sign that riding season was just days from beginning. As the remaining snow melted, the sound of motorcycles began filling the air and the environment surrounding us started to come to life with color. Indeed the time was finally here and the CSBA Pennsylvania chapter held their first breakfast and ride of the 2011 season on April 2, which ironically was a cool day compared to the weeks prior. The ride was nearly cancelled, not due to the cold, but rather the threat of rain. This threat would loom over us for the rest of the season.
For the first time since we had been gathering for our monthly rides, we had to cancel or shorten several rides due to the rain. It is normal for it to happen once, maybe twice a year, but this year it happened in excess of three times. Given the planning and logistics involved in producing the rides, it was quite frustrating to be dealt these repeated disruptions. Despite that we still were able to encourage fellowship within the organization, assist folk during some of life's struggles, and follow the example of Jesus. All in all it was a great season and we met a lot of new and returning friends!
Now that 2012 is upon us, we look forward to another exciting year. To kick off the year, we have launched this website to expand our outreach ministry capabilities, as well as to organize all of our information in one location, rather than scattered about a dozen forums. Of course the forums are still going to be used, so don't worry! The idea of our own chapter website was discussed at the September 2011 chapter meeting and agreed upon by all individuals present. We hope you enjoy the website and take the time to explore the possibilities it opens for us.
While we are still working on putting together the 2012 ride schedule, we can guarantee it will be jam packed with curvy roads, new friendships, new ideas, and will continue to tend to the spiritual needs of motorcyclists. More importantly is that we will continue to grow and are ready to take it to the next level. God has a plan for each and everyone of us and that plan continues to unravel year after year within our chapter, bringing about many positive changes and accomplishments from which we continue to expand upon. We thank you for your support...We thank GOD for his guidance...and We look forward to seeing YOU in 2012 !