Bikerfest Draws in 1,000

More than one-thousand people packed into New Hope Church in Zanesville and a good portion of them were bikers.

Bikerfest 2009 ended today at the church with a service and food. Elder of Bikers for Christ Michael McGuire says the festival drew in people from around the nation.

“We use it to draw bikers from the Zanesville community,” said McGuire. “But they’re coming from as far away as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia. We had a rider from Oklahoma. Our special speaker Freddy Z came in from California. It’s a great event.”

Founder of Bikers for Christ Pastor Z says gatherings like Bikerfest bring a great sense of community.

“It’s awesome to see people from different motorcycle ministries and clubs to come together and share in that fellowship,” said Pastor Z. “It’s just awesome to be able to share our faith to those who don’t know Jesus, with other clubs is a privilege.”

This was the seventh year for the event, which draws more bikers every year.

This year’s Bikerfest was the largest thus far with a total of 300 bikes and 1,000 people attending.

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