by AMG International
AMG's Mission Adventures is planning a first-ever international bicycle trip as a fund-raising effort to support a once-in-a-lifetime evangelism program at the 2004 Olympic Games, to be held in Athens, Greece.
With the theme, "A Yard for Ministry," the cyclers are to have secured $1-per-mile sponsorships, in addition to paying their share of the tour costs. Patrick Ragan, coordinator of AMG Mission Adventures, said that all funds raised will go toward trip costs and the Athens 2004 Project.
Among the evangelistic outreaches planned at the world sports event are sports gospel ads in newspapers around the world; special outreach through AMG's Greek Youth Ministries; construction of a multi-purpose convention center (the first in Greece); and construction of an evangelical Christian school (also the first in Greece).
Some of the bikers will start from Oneida, Tennessee, on June 4, on what is billed as a 225-mile "warm-up." They will cycle to Cincinnati, Ohio, arriving in time to join the main tour, which will leave Cincinnati on June 9. The final destination, some 500 miles later, will be Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Overnight stops along the way are scheduled as follows: Oneida, TN, June 4; Somerset, KY, June 5; Richmond, KY, June 6; Cynthiana, KY, June 7; Cincinnati, OH, June 8; Xenia, OH, June 9; Marysville, OH, June 10; Crawford County, OH, June 11; Wheatley, ON (Canada), June 12; Rodney, ON, June 13; Delhi, ON, June 14; Niagara County, ON, June 15; and Western Niagara Falls, June 16. June 17 will be occupied by church services and visiting scenic sites. Tour members will return home on June 18.
Time is short but there's still time to sign-up for the cycle trip. For additional information contact Patrick Ragan at AMG International. Call (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) 1-877-AMG-INTL or email firstname.lastname@example.org.