Atlanta-based Engines for Emanuel to raise funds for Charleston church

ATLANTA – In light of the recent tragedy at Emanuel AME in Charleston, we are putting together a Georgia Bikers response called “Engines for Emanuel.” Our goal? We want bikers traveling 300 miles to show support and unity for our brothers and sisters at Emanuel AME. But, the ride isn’t only about a visual sign of support and solidarity. We also want to have each participant raise $300. All the funds will go to the Emanuel AME and their continued ministries in the city of Charleston.

This is a non-denominational and non-partisan event, but an opportunity to show our support and love for Emanuel AME.

Several local groups and dignitaries are supportive of this event including the Chick-fil-A Moo Cow Bikers, South Fulton Faith Riders, Presiding Elder Emanuel AME Church Norvel Goff, Retired AME Church Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, Pastor Mark Anthony of Trinity Church in Sharpsburg, Pastor Tamarkus T. Cook of Saint Smyrna Baptist Church in Newnan, state senator Donzella James and Fairburn Councilwoman Lydia Glaize.


WHAT: Engines for Emanuel

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 22 – 8:00am Registration 9:00am Departure

WHERE: The ride will begin at Trinity Church in Sharpsburg, Ga.


You can register at

Or you can donate at


For more information, contact Dave Peterson, president of the Moo Cow Bikers’ Fayetteville Chapter, at 404-992-0089 or Doug ‘Doc’ Russell, Director of the South Fulton Faith Riders, at 404-207-2711.

For one organizer’s perspective on Engines for Emanuel, read this blog.


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