Written by Victor Walters

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

Acts 4: 32-35

This year’s Ride To Believe In was a great success. One hundred riders and volunteers all came together on Friday, May 31st to sacrifice their time and energy to raise money for an inspiring cause. And it was definitely a sight to see!

The volunteers made the whole event possible. Dajuan Locke, Matt Hopkins, and Gene Kim didn’t participate in the ride, but instead served in a different way. They helped out with registration Friday night and the next day. They directed the riders participating in the Challenge Ride along the bike path and along the roads. Halfway up to Mt. Diablo, they stood and handed out waters to the Ride To Believe In riders (and a few thirsty runners too) . They served the whole day, selflessly sacrificing their time to help other people raise money.

Amariah Hash participated in both the Family Ride and the Bold Ride. He rode a total of fifty miles over two days, along with his wife and a friend. Everyone who participated in the Bold Ride reached the top, despite the 102 degree temperature. It was amazing to see so many friends come together to push their bodies to the limit while raising money for an incredible cause.

Victor, 12-years-old, took the challenge of the Bold Ride. He stayed with the front pack and encouraged the other riders. They say that the view from the top of Mt. Diablo was spectacular.

Claire Locke participated in the Challenging Ride with her neighbor, Barbara. They had a unique Ride To Believe In because they took a few wrong turns and ended up in Concord! But they had such a great time together that they are both excited about riding again next year and bringing along a few more friends.

Ninety people participated this year, and together they raised over 11 thousand dollars.

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