Meet the Team
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the congregations who have provided us with accommodation and food. Among them is the EFG-Flensburg, which provided enough space for all helpers, athletes and their bikes. In their premises, one could arrive relaxed and get to know each other as a group. At the end of the first 380 kilometres, the Evangelical Free Church of Heberhausen welcomed us. The last meters of altitude demanded the last reserves from some cyclists, so we are very grateful to their kitchen, which presented us with a rich buffet in due course. We say the same about the head office of OM Germany in Mosbach, who, with sleeping places, dinner and breakfast, gave the team the necessary rest. At the end of the last day of driving we were rewarded with a view of Bodensee. We are also grateful to our friends from Bodenseehof who let us stay in their holiday apartments. Also our escort team spared no expense and effort to provide the cyclists with snacks, meals and drinks during the tour.
"In this time of crises, I want to use every opportunity to help people in urgent need. If riding with others is a way of raising prayer and funds, I'm happy to suffer hard! After all, what could go wrong in 50 hours of riding in 3 days?"
"I was wondering for a while already how I could do my part in supporting those who need help in this time of crisis. When I heard of this fundraiser, I realized I want to join, because it is the perfect opportunity to help the people that need it most. Even if that means undergoing the physical torture of a three day bike ride. I'm willing to sacrifice a little of my effort and strength to raise money for those who face way more existential threats right now."
"Of course, my daily life has changed in the last weeks a lot but still I have everything I need. But I get disappointed when I hear about the poor people in the world and how they are affected by the lockdown. With my participation at this corona ride I want to give everyone the chance to support the very poor people and to send them a message of love and hope."
"A bike tour of over 1000km sounds impossible at first, especially for the novices among us. With the CoronaRide we want to support financially people in need, who are especially affected by the Corona Crisis, and motivate all others to pray and make fruitful donations".
"The COVID-19 crisis hits the poorest people in the world hardest: financial security for difficult times, keeping physical distance, good medical care - all these are privileges of the wealthy. With the CoronaRide I want to motivate followers of Jesus to pray seriously for people in need and to give generously."
"As a passionate cyclist, I was inspired by the idea of taking a tour through Germany. It makes me happy to support people who are currently in need of help. It's great that we can also tackle this challenge as a team."
"I was wondering for a while already how I could do my part in supporting those who need help in this time of crisis. When I heard of this fundraiser, I realized I want to join, because it is the perfect opportunity to help the people that need it most. Even if that means undergoing the physical torture of a three day bike ride. I'm willing to sacrifice a little of my effort and strength to raise money for those who face way more existential threats right now. "
"Cycling has already motivated me in many ways and this event sounds particularly challenging. If there are other people you can help, I will of course be there. I am especially looking forward to all participants who are there because we are a family in faith in Jesus Christ."
"I want to inspire people to pray and raise funds for the corona-crises. Personally I am always up for a challenge, and this one sounds impossible. Therefore I want to encourage others across the globe to join us in this effort. I have a concern for our workers and work in this difficult times. So cycling a 1000km in 3 days, why not?"
"I love to experience adventures together with other people and to dare to make the seemingly impossible possible! It fascinates me how much is slumbering in every human being. The CoronaRide now gives me the opportunity to use this passion for the benefit of other people!"
Muhammed Al Asaad
"Cycling has always been a balance to my everyday life. But when cycling becomes part of everyday life, then something seems to have got out of hand. For all the people who are currently suffering from the crisis, I am happy to invest my sweat to wake up people with financial means and give generously to those in need."
"When I heard about this crazy idea, I asked myself if crazy actions are needed in times like these. Covid-19 already has a big impact in Germany, but how much more affected are people in the 3rd world! If a little cycling can help people, I am very happy to be part of the team."
"Through my participation in Coronaride, I want to wake myself and others up and draw attention to the many people who have a particular difficulties during this time. I am glad to be able to support financially at least a few needy people in this way."
"With the CoronaRide, I would like to draw attention to the families that are currently very hard hit. If it is already unclear in the morning whether they have enough food for the day or whether parents are giving up food in favour of the children, initiatives must be taken to counteract this. Even if just one family is better off by this trip, then 1000 km has been worth it."