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Christians Coming Together for Event in July, 2017

Buffalo Chip, SD (May 23, 2016) – As many as 5,000 Christian bikers from across the world will be coming together to communicate, worship and coordinate their missions and work during the first annual Light Up the HillsTM motorcycle rally. The event, organized by the non-denominational Fellowship of Motorcycle MinistriesTM, will be hosted at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® July 6-9, 2017. This gathering of Christian motorcycle clubs, ministries, associations and groups will offer attendees the opportunity to assemble in fellowship and enhance their individual missions.

“The Buffalo Chip is the perfect venue to host this rally,” said FMM Executive Director Quentin D. Hix. “It’s a place where thousands of Christian bikers can gather together to be renewed and rejuvenated, enjoy fellowship and worship God. Rod and the staff at the Chip share our values and have embraced our vision for this event.”

The three-day rally will be headquartered at the Buffalo Chip where all will be offered the opportunity to camp and worship. The event is being planned in partnership with Promise Keepers Inc. and the Sturgis Association of Churches. There will be three evenings of Christian speakers, entertainers and well-known musical artists at the Buffalo Chip with an afternoon downtown Sturgis experience which will include entertainment and shopping. Christian bikers will be encouraged to participate in rides through one of the most scenic areas of the U.S. -- the fabled Black Hills of South Dakota, taking in the many national parks, monuments and forests.

“Christian bikers have found a rally home where they can come together and celebrate their spirituality,” said Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. “The FMM’s desire to create a welcoming event for Christian bikers and their association with partner organizations and many Christian motorcycle clubs will no doubt contribute to a successful annual gathering at the Buffalo Chip.”  

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