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Posted June 7, 2011 03:54 pm

Bikers take to the road in a Scripture Run

The Scripture Run, a motorcycle event modeled after bikers' poker runs, raises money for a local church mission to Panama.
It's 3 to 6 p.m. this Sunday and starts at The Building Worship Center, 1739 Gordon Highway.
"Bikers have this thing called a poker run," said Ray Reynolds, assistant pastor at the church. "They ride around and get cards and go back to a bar or to wherever is sponsoring it to see who has the best hand. That's what we're doing, except with Scripture."
Bikers will visit seven or eight stops throughout Augusta, Harlem, Clarks Hill and Martinez to pick up Bible verses. Once back at the church, they'll compete in categories like "most gospel verses" and "most Old Testament Scriptures."
The cost is $10 per bike. The ride supports a neighboring church's mission to Panama, Reynolds said.
"It's something you don't see everyday," Reynolds said.
While the church has hosted other motorcycle events, this Scripture run is the first of its kind, he said.
"It might be something we turn into an annual event."
Want to get involved? Call (706) 833-7812 for more information.