August 27, 2021

Indiana Biking for Babies will take place on Sept. 17-19, midpoint rally on Sept. 18

The eighth annual Indiana Biking for Babies ride to help raise funds for the Indiana Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative will take place on Sept. 17-19. Monies raised are used by the Knights to purchase life-saving ultrasound machines for Indiana Women’s Care Centers in hopes of more mothers choosing life for their unborn child.

Several roles need to be filled for this year’s event: bikers, donors, cheerleaders, sponsors and prayer warriors.

Bikers are needed to ride either the entire 175 miles—from the Illinois-Indiana state line west of Terre Haute, to the Indiana-Ohio state line east of Richmond—or a leg of the journey. Each rider has a goal of raising at least $500. To register or for more information, contact Robert Newport at ranewport@gmail.com.

Donors can sponsor a rider for any amount at www.kofc437.com. Last year, 22 cyclists participated in the event. For more information, contact Larry Kunkel, life director for the Indiana State Council of the Knights of Columbus, at life@indianakofc.org.

Cheerleaders can line the route to cheer on the bikers, and prayer warriors can pray for the riders and their cause during the ride. For more information on either of these roles or to sign up, contact Robert Newport at ranewport@gmail.com.

A midpoint rally will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., in Indianapolis, at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. The rally will include prayer and talks from riders and pro-life speakers, including Tim O’Donnell, Indianapolis 40 Days for Life coordinator, and O’Connor House Director Susan Barrett. The O’Connor House provides a Christian home in Carmel, Ind., to help single, pregnant, homeless women improve life for themselves and their children.

According to a Poynter Institute Politifact article, nearly 90% of women in a crisis pregnancy choose life for their child after seeing an ultrasound image. †

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