Here We Ride For Here We Stand!2 min read

What Exactly is Here We Ride?

Here We Ride is a FREE single-day bike-riding event that will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 to complement and celebrate the efforts of “The Reformation 500” exercise portion of the Here We Stand Campaign. It is being co-hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church and School and Zion Lutheran Church in Bay City.

How does it work?

Starting and finishing at Zion in Bay City, you and your family are encouraged to ride the distance you choose (the Bay City Rail Trail is 9.6-miles long). Do as many loops as you’d like, or just turn around when it feels right. Serious cyclists may choose to begin their day with snacks and a devotion at 8 a.m. while other riders can choose to participate in a pre-ride prayer service and kickoff event at 9 a.m. before the big start at 10 a.m. A come-and-go family picnic will be held at Zion from 11:30-1 p.m. for riders, their families, and the community as they return from their ride.

The Bay City Rail Trail is a multi-use paved trail that skirts the Saginaw River and wanders through Bay City, linking the full range of the community’s landscapes. There will be plenty of opportunities to rest and enjoy the scenery, with volunteers stationed along the route. Everyone can ride (or walk or run) at their own pace.

Here We Ride is intended to be entirely FREE for ALL PARTICIPANTS. However, participants (and families) are encouraged to collect pledges for the miles they will ride on that day; 50 percent of the money raised will go to your church or school for its ministry purposes, and the remaining 50 percent to the Here We Stand campaign initiatives.

We ask that all participants register online (and include any non-riding friends and family as well).


For more information or to register, please contact Ray Zavada or Linda Ekong, or call the Development Department at 888.225.2111 Ext. 265, or visit

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