ALTO PASS — Bald Knob Cross of Peace, in partnership with the Lord’s Paheece Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, will host the 31st annual Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday, May 21.
The event will feature ongoing blessings from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Lunch and refreshments will be available on-site.
“For 31 years, we have partnered with the Christian Motorcyclist Association to host this signature event,” said Jena Guined, executive director of Bald Knob Cross of Peace. “We are excited to welcome an anticipated 5,000-plus motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest for this annual event at Bald Knob Cross. We are grateful for the support of regional sponsors like Black Diamond Harley Davidson of Marion, Roadhouse Harley Davidson of Mount Vernon, River Radio of Southern Illinois and the many other community businesses that support this event.”
Event T-shirts are available at the Bald Knob Cross Welcome Center in Alto Pass, online, at Black Diamond Harley Davidson, Roadhouse Harley Davidson and Phillips Pro Cycle. Shirts will also be available on the day of the event.
Bald Knob Cross of Peace is located in Alto Pass, situated in the Shawnee National Forest where it towers above the landscape at a height of over 111 feet. After the inaugural Easter sunrise service in 1937, construction of the cross began in 1959 with completion in 1963. The cross attracts over 35,000 visitors annually from across the world, making it one of the most popular destinations in the region. The site is managed by Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Inc, a 501c3 charitable organization.
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