Blessing Of The Bikes
THE SEVENTH ANNUAL Blessing of the Bikes was held Saturday, May 7, at the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend. Father Thomas Hart is pictured at left as bike riders of all faith denominations join in prayer.
An estimated 70 bikes were parked on the south side of the Grotto for the ceremony. Many bikes carried two riders for the occasion. This has become a tradition at the Grotto as bikers from the area gather together.
Riders were provided with a special prayer card to carry with them during this year’s riding season.
–Jane Whitmore photos