IN GOD WE TRUST SERIES
THE CROSS BIKE
This report is part of [ In God we trust ] series.
[ In God we trust ] is an exploration of American society through a religious prism.
In a particularly gloomy social environment religion is more than ever a relevant marker to better understand the evolution of American society.
John lives in Berlin, just outside Ocean City, Maryland.
A fervent believer, employed at the town hall, he is also a former professional cyclist.
The idea came to him in a dream a few years ago to associate his passion for cycling and his mission on earth as a good
For him, it is first and foremost a great way to meet
people. Cross bike challenges, amuses and allows contact and exchange.
In the evening after his day at work, he gets on his funny bike and goes to meet the young people in the streets of
Ocean City. He can travel up to 20 or 30 miles a day.
Ocean City is a party town, and during Spring Break young students flock en masse to have fun and of course drink and
John that it winds or rains goes to meet them along the boardwalks on the waterfront and tries to warn them about the
dangers of the party.
Never moralizing, he always has a nice word and hands them little extracts from the Bible, so that these accompany and
Most of the time, he gets along with party people.
Meanwhile, his wife stays awake and prays for him, especially when he marches in the rain.