Despite drizzle weather, motorcyclists in safety clothing from Moers started their pilgrimage to the pilgrimage town of Kevlar.
It has now been 30 years since Bernhard Lauer, a self-motivated motorcyclist, traveled for the first time together with six like-minded people on a joint motorcycle trip to the pilgrimage town of Kevlar in Lower Rhine to bless himself and his motorbike. Next year five times as many bikers participated, and in the best years it was sometimes over 70.
For this reason, a maximum of 30 machines arrived at 11.30 am at the St. Barbara at 104. This was due to an unpleasant drizzle, which had already been going on since the early morning, which seemed to have attracted a lot of participants for a short time.
Those who had come nevertheless belonged largely to the "hard core". For example, Horst Blondie, who had already been part of the first pilgrimage, and Klaus-Dieter, who came a little later? They and some more "regular drivers" took over again the traffic safety of the Mercer motorcycle column this time.
"It's just for me to ride in a column with so many motorcyclists," said Klaus-Dieter, shortly before he left, while he was wearing his bright orange safety vests. "And you also go with me again," he looked at Father Lauer. But this was only meant symbolically, because Lauer cannot go to Kevlar for health reasons - and he had also sold his previously hot-loved BMW R850C on the previous day. So he waved the driver a bit wistfully, as they finally with their good wishes of Mayor Christophe their motorcycles and finally drove off. After an hour or so they would arrive, where they circumnavigate around the city with about two to three thousand other bikers, and then take the pilgrimage on the square.
The highlight of the Christian motorbike meeting, which has been held in Kevlar for 33 years, is the highlight of the day, from 8 pm onwards. The bikers in safety vest start with fully illuminated motorcycle headlights to a new tour, with final service and another blessing. This protects the receiver against accidents and their machines before the next pilgrimage before bulrushes and other engine damage.