At Chinook Riders, we've done our best to create a Web site that anticipates and satisfies the needs of our members and those simply interested in who we are. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, email us by clicking the icon.
Is the CMA a motorcycle club?
- No! CMA is a ministry to bikers, and CMA Chapters serve as a place where like-minded Christians can gather together in association with one another in order to support and equip one another for that ministry.
- Yes! Even though the main focus is ministry to bikers, we do satisfy the need for community and ministry among our own membership. This is done through our monthly meeting, Saturday morning breakfasts, and our every second Thursday evening pie runs (see event schedule). Also, individuals will organize the odd ad-hoc ride from time-to-time.
- There is no membership fee to be a member of the local chapter. There are no dues. We do have a free-will collection at the monthly meetings which allows us to purchase various ministry products from the CMA store, and provide for normal administrative costs (phone, postage, etc.) We also have a free-will donation to offset the cost of goddies and coffee at the meetings.
- As an organization, the CMA does run a major fundraiser each year called the Run For The Son. Money raised through this effort goes toward national ministry, Operation Open Doors, and Missionary Ventures.
- CMA provides means of transportation to indigenous pastors and missionaries in remote locations. Whether a motorcycle, bicycle, or pony, CMA is there to see that these folk can get around to their constituency as easily and efficiently as possible.
- To become a member, come on out and get to know us. If you wish to proceed, then fill out an application and submit to an interview with the Chapter President & exec member. Once that has been done, they will recommend you to Head Office, and a membership card will be issued.