Bikers skipping Labor Day weekend festivities

July 31, 2013

This Labor Day weekend would have marked the fifth annual Biker Bash sponsored by Warriors for Christ.

But the Bash has been dashed.

“Everybody that I need to pull this thing off and do it right, they’ve been busy working,” said organizer and Pastor David Kimbrow.

Warriors For Christ is a church and prison ministry based in Thorp Spring. The Biker Bash events have featured scenic rides, bike shows and bike games.

Kimbrow’s wife, Lesa, provided a written statement to the Hood County News about the bikers’ absence this year at the September event that heralds the end of the summer season.

“Due to our overwhelming schedule in the prisons this year, we have been unable to take the time necessary to pull off this major event,” the statement said.

“We are in a prison almost every weekend. Time we need to spend to organizing Biker Bash is extensive, and we just honestly haven’t had that time.”

God opened a lot of doors this year for the Warriors For Christ prison ministry, according to Lesa, “and we didn’t want to miss those opportunities.”

Both Kimbrows said that Biker Bash will return next year, with help from other ministries.

Also, over the next year, the prison ministry schedules will be adjusted, with volunteers “splitting into groups” so that everyone is not gone at the same time, according to Lesa.

The couple said that they appreciate the city and the Historic Granbury Merchants Association for their support of the Biker Bash over the past four years.

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