We are proud to bring the Christian Motorcyclist Association ((CMA)) to our events.
CMA was started by Herb Shreve, an Arkansas pastor who purchased a motorcycle to close the generation gap with his rebellious son. As they rode together to biker events and rallies, it was apparent that the church had no outreach toward motorcyclists. At first, he prayed that others would take this mantle of ministry, but he accepted the task and began evangelizing alone at motorcycle rallies. In 1975, he resigned from his church to start CMA.
The organization grew to over 125,000 members and over 1200 chapters in all 50 states, and then gained chapters in 31 foreign countries, through the CMA International Ministry. René Changuion started CMA South Africa in 1980 and was the first country to be in the CMA International Coalition, now called CMA International. The UK organization was formed in 1983 when members of the Christian Bikers Association, established in the UK in 1979, approached the CMA in the USA and South Africa.
Most of the time at our shows they will do the National Anthem – Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation also they are available to talk with anyone about the events they do and they offer a prayer to keep everyone safe!
From the Heart of John Ogden Sr.
What started in 1975 as one man on a motorcycle with a willingness to obey God has grown into a worldwide ministry with thousands of members and chapters across the USA and outreaches in more than 30 countries around the world. Our members enjoy an unmatched experience as they involve themselves in the ministry with their local CMA chapter. Strong friendships develop around the common interests of faith, family, and motorcycling. Involvement in CMA will allow you to meet some wonderful people to ride alongside; people who will love, support, and encourage you.
CMA is motorcyclist friendly fellowship in a ministry whose cornerstone is Jesus Christ. The heartbeat of CMA is evangelism. Although you can be a part of the Christian Motorcyclists Association solely for the fun and the fellowship, it’s the sharing of the Gospel in the motorcycling community that is our distinct calling. Each weekend, CMA members go into the highways and byways of America, taking the love and the light of Christ to the lost and the hurting, serving at motorcycling events of every sort. From distributing water in the heat of the day, to flagging races, to picking up trash, CMA members look for ways to serve and be “Here if you need us” whenever and wherever possible. Because of these efforts, millions of lives around the world have been impacted for the cause of Christ.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the sport of motorcycling in a clean, safe environment, come ride with us. If you’re looking for a place to spend time and ride with other Christians, come ride with us. If you’re looking for a place to share the love of Jesus to the world, come ride with us.
Changing the world, one heart at a time!
A Fellow Servant,
John Ogden Sr.
CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors
Christian Motorcyclists Association