Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bless Me Father For I Have Biked

'Tis the season to bless your bike! Everyone seems to be getting in on it. NYC held theirs in April.

Los Angeles will be holding theirs at Good Samaritan Hospital on Wilshire Blvd. on May 18th from 8-9:30 AM (I may be there for that one). This will be conducted at the hospital by the on staff clergy and is a multi-faith event.

Jacksonville, Florida is getting in on the act, ride to follow.

Blessing of the Bikes Jax '10

Jackson, Michigan will be holding theirs on May, 8th.

If you are in Italy. you can drop by the shrine of Our Lady of Ghisallo, that patron saint of bicyclists. My guess is they will bless you and your bike there just about any time. You can even pick up a little medallion of the saint to put on your bike like our friend Eric did.

No matter what your belief, a few good thoughts thrown your way can not hurt. So go get your bike blessed!


  1. That is awesome. I feel blessed to have just purchased a bike. Period.

    :) Laura

  2. That is cool. There is a church here that does a 'blessing of the backpacks' when school starts and they bless the congregation pets at Christmas. I wonder if they would do bikes?

  3. Laura- a new bike! We love new bikes around here! What did you get? Send us a picture with you on the bike!!!! Please!!!!

    Sox- Why wouldn't they? Bikes need a little spirit love, too : )

  4. We all need blessings and a bicyclist is no exception! Good to hear about this event!!

    Peace :)

  5. blessed for a little piece of eric's madonna's. h ehee :D

    nice postcard, we are certainly a refined crew.
    sabes que - we need to use that 'refined back of the bus 2.0' for that century comin up. i can have a caffeinated blessing by the saint of the roasted bean.

  6. interesting alternate use of the ghisallo medal as part of the rear brake cable on a mixte here: