Event: 2nd Annual Sword Run in Clarksburg – Great BBQ, Great Ride, Great Cause!

Start your riding season off with a great ride for a great cause!


2nd Annual Sword Run in Clarksburg, WV, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Norwood Park in Nutterfort, WV (also known as Clarksburg City Park) [ Google Map].

Starting at 10 am, enjoy mouth-watering slow-smoked barbecue, door prizes, raffles, and a chance to win a $500 grand prize!

NOTE: Hotel (Sutton Inn) is filling up fast. Book ASAP. Special rate is $78.57 including tax (upstairs rooms). Call or email either Pastor Doug Joseph or LaDonna Joseph to obtain one of the rooms we’re holding onto.

Register online or get details at SwordRun.com.


Proceeds go to “Motorcycles For Missionaries” and help to build a new church facility in the Clarksburg area.

Event brought to you by 102.3 WFBY-FMWDTV Channel 5, and the local Clarksburg chapter of the Azusa Street Riders. Are you interested in helping to sponsor this event? Then download the Sword-Run-Sponsorship-Form and/or visit SwordRun.com.

This year’s event will be hosted at the big pavilion just to the right, at the main entrance to Norwood Park in Nutter Fort, WV.  Screenshot below:

This year we'll be hosted at the big pavilion just to the right, at the entrance to Norwood Park in Nutter Fort, WV. Click here for a Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/gpEVh
Click here for a Google Map

ASR dues were to be in by yesterday. For those having an “Oops” moment…

Please don’t fail to pay your dues for 2014. The due date was March 31. You can pay online right now via PayPal. If you can log into PayPal, just click the “Send Money” tab, and input the recipient as “support@azusastreetriders.com” — use the “send money to friends” option, which will spare ASR a fee. (Since there are no goods or services involved, this is allowable). If you need more time or want to make an arrangement for a payment plan, please let Sister Lydia Diaz know. If you have not yet paid your dues, starting in April your status will be changed to “Associate Member” unless arrangements have been made. Thank you!

Event: 5th Annual Michael Theodore Jr Memorial Ride & Biker Sunday

Weekend of July 11-13 (Friday-Sunday).

We have combined the Memorial Ride with Biker Sunday!
We would like for you to join us for our 5th Annual Biker Sunday in memory of our son, Michael Theodore Jr.

MEET-and-GREET is Friday, July 11 at 5 pm at:

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
9519 E. Market St., Warren, OH , 44484
[ Google Map | Hotel website | Ph: (330) 856-1900 ]

ASR RIDE planned for Saturday, July 12.

This is an outreach ride to a biker town to hand out free dinner tickets for Sunday’s event, the Biker Sunday.

BIKER SUNDAY on Sunday, July 13 at 10 am at:

Pentecostal Community Church
5348 Peck Rd, Jefferson, OH 44047
[ Google Map | Church website | Ph: (440) 293-6182 ]


  • There will be a pig roast after service, followed by a short ride.
  • We will have many baskets to raffle off.
  • Cost for Biker Sunday is $10, which includes your dinner.
  • Event T-shirts are $20
  • All proceeds go toward the Michael Theodore Jr Memorial Youth Center to be built at our church, and Motorcycles for Missionaries

Again, the HOST HOTEL is:

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
9519 E. Market St., Warren, OH , 44484
Google Map | Hotel website | Ph: (330) 856-1900 ]

ASR Android App is now available in the Google Play store (free download)


Good news! The ASR Android App is now available in the Google Play store! This is a free download, of course. You can get it here:


Those of you with Android devices (requires Android 2.2 or higher), please install it, tool around a bit, and let us know if you see anything broken. Send bug reports to Pastor Doug Joseph at admin@azusastreetriders.com.

Membership Dues for 2014

Praise the Lord everyone,

Just a reminder that there is 30 days left to pay your dues.  Dues paid after March 31st will be overdue.  If you need more time please call me at 609-742-6539 to make arrangements.

Thank you for supporting ASR with your purchases and membership  dues.

In God’s Service,
Lydia Diaz
ASR Treasurer

Bind the Strong Man

02-event-bind-strong-manDo you need a true miracle from God? ASR’s second annual “Bind the Strong Man” Prayer Gathering is when and where it can happen! Last year it was held in Myrtle Beach, SC, and at least one lifesaving miracle took place, along with some instant healings and other spiritually powerful occurrences. My oldest son, Patrick, was healed of brain cancer! Despite the doctors saying he’d only live 18 months if he did everything they told him to do (which he didn’t), he walked away from Bind the Strong Man saying “I’m healed!” Over the next four months, the cancer continued to grow and new places appeared in his brain MRIs. Yet Patrick continued to have faith, and he would tell the doctors that he “had cancer but God healed” him. They wanted to start radiation on one of the new spots one month, and the next visit, they wanted to do an immediate biopsy on another new spot. Those didn’t happen! Patrick’s refusal to succumb to their insistence on man’s treatments and his continued witnessing to everyone he saw about his “healing,” resulted in a “cancer-free” MRI—to the doctors’ amazement—in the fourth month after Bind the Strong Man. His last MRI was in January (a year after surgery) and the head of the neurological oncology department at the University of South Carolina said, “I want the faith that you have!” God is Good!

Bind the Strong Man is the brainchild of ASR Member, Bro. Mike Markham, Pastor of Turning Point Fellowship, 95 County Road 755, Marbury, AL 36051, where this year’s event is to take place. Bro. Markham is a gruff US Marine with a teddy bear’s heart for souls! He uses motorcycles to help build churches and God is moving through his efforts.

Bind the Strong Man is open to the public but is an ASR event. ASR members sacrifice their time and expenses to attend this event solely for prayer. Last year in Myrtle Beach, ASR members from about ten states attended from as far away as Forsyth, MO (the Cobbs) and one member even flew in (Sis. McGhghy) from OH. Unlike most ASR events, there will not be a ride as our focus is on prayer. We simply get together to have “focused” corporate prayer and then return to our homes. Prayers will be focused throughout the night and different facilitators will introduce us to the next corporate-prayer topic. We’ll pray for the local church, the city, the state, our nation and the state of mankind. We’ll pray for godly leadership of all officials. We’ll plead for a revelation of truth to the Christian community and for the opening of understanding of the necessity of baptism in Jesus name and the infilling of the Holy Ghost. Of course, we’ll pray for the outreach efforts of Azusa StreetRiders along with the efforts of the churches we attend and missionaries we support. Most of all, we’ll pray for God’s will to be done everywhere!

We’ll take short, non-conversational coffee and snack breaks as individually needed throughout the evening in order to keep our knees from cramping and our strength up. Bind the Strong Man will last from 8:00 PM on Friday, March 7 until Noon on Saturday, March 8. This should give most of us time to return home to our local churches. For those ASR members who are able to stay, there will be a time of fellowship!

Please make every effort to attend… blessings are in the sacrifice. Please also put attendance to this event into your prayers and fasting (Sis. McGhghy is organizing with our Chaplain, Bro. Curley) and let’s see where God takes us this year!

Upcoming Events

The following are some events of interest that have been posted by members on the ASR website. (Don’t see your event listed? Double check to be sure you have submitted it on the main website.)

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014

Motorcycle Prep for Winter Storage | Motorcycle Maintenance – Consumer Reports News

Cooler weather means another riding season is drawing to a close in northern regions, for all but the most hardcore motorcycle riders. And unless you count yourself as part of that hearty group, now is the time to think about proper winter storage for your bike. Read full article here: Motorcycle Prep for Winter Storage | Motorcycle Maintenance – Consumer Reports News.

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