April 2013 Bike Blessing & More

group photo Hello folks,

Here is a quick update on the activities during the past month, beginning with the most recent, which was the blessing of the bikes.

This year three of us met up at the Starlite Diner for breakfast and then we rode to the Pagoda in Reading. After that we rode back to the Reading Motorcycle Club for their annual bike blessing. In total, 138 bikes showed up with us being the only sport bikes that I saw. As far as the ride, aside from a few slow cars and a squirrel with a death wish, it was a good day.

Earlier in the month we had our first official ride of 2013 dubbed "Leap Around Lancaster". We had 12 riders show up with an additional two joining us for breakfast. The ride started out cool with temperatures around the freezing mark and by afternoon they had risen into the upper 40's. We enjoyed some nice scenic roads jam packed with sweeping curves and tight corners which lead us to our lunch stop in Mt. Gretna. After lunch some of the group broke off and headed for home, while the rest continued on to enjoy some twisty Lancaster area roadways. Despite hitting some traffic it was a good day with many good people.

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PACSBA March 2013 Outreach Project

group photo Greetings All,

Summarized below are the details from our March Service Project. Thanks to all who came out to help support us in one way or another. This event served as a wonderful community service and also let people know our chapter is about serving and doing things in our community.

For this project, the PACSBA Chapter partnered with The Keystone Community Organization to provide community service to Quakertown, PA and St Johns Lutheran Church on March 2nd, 2013. This Service Project and our efforts were centered on helping prepare the old parsonage building owned by the church, located at 21 South 10th Street (Next to the Church) for the Church Mission and it's inhabitants. Our involvement consisted of light duty, to include painting, sanding and general light duty as directed.

We are looking forward to the next outreach project. How about you?
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Video - Chapter Leader Shares the Word

Watch our Chapter President, Mark share the word during Lunch at our August 2012 Shamokin Screamer ride. The corresponding text follows. Thanks to Seven for recording the video and for all the fantastic people who continue to come out to support our chapter. We will see you in September!

Man says God says
I can't leave my old friends Proverbs 13:20
I will be persecuted Matthew 5:11-12
There are too many hypocrites Matthew 7:1-2
It will cost me too much Mark 8:36
God is love, there is no danger Luke 13:1-5
It's too late Romans 10:13
There are too many mysteries I Corinthians 13:12
Not Today II Corinthians 6:12
I don't need a savior Hebrews 2:3
I tried once and failed Jude 24
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April "Southern Pennsylvania Screamer" Kicks Off 2012 Season!

A picture of the bikes at lunch

This past Saturday, the 7th of April, we kicked off our first breakfast and ride of 2012. This ride took us on a tour of south central Pennsylvania and traversed several counties. We had riders show up from Lancaster, Hamburg, Philadelphia, Allentown, Bethlehem, Scranton, Reading, and points in between. All in all we had around 25 riders join us, with about 28 or so attending breakfast.

The ride went well and despite a chilly start in the morning the weather turned out to be perfect. The ride ended up being 300+ miles long for just about everyone who attended. We began in Allentown, stopped for lunch in Mt. Gretna in which we shared some fellowship and caught up with everyone. After lunch we continued on, through some farmland and winded our way through the mountains to reach our final stop in Spring Run, PA. We saw lots of wildlife, including a camel, had a member of our group jump start a Harley, and got to ride some of the twistiest roads Pennsylvania has to offer. It was great seeing old faces, as well as some new ones! What a way to kick off the season!

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Road & Route Suggestions

Hairpin Curve near Williamsport, PA

Have a favorite road? ... route? ... and its full of twisties and smooth rolling sweepers...

Let us know! We try our best to find the most aggressive, challenging, and technical roads in our riding coverage area, but we know their will always be some awesome roads out there that we have yet to discover. Our areas of interest are Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Southern New York state. You may email any suggestions and/or recommendations you may have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks!
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2012 Looks to be a Promising Year!

Motorcycles at the gas station stop

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!

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