September 30, 2015
Jericho Rides are the motorcycle version of Jericho Drives coordinated by Doug Stringer in the 1980s, as he mobilized churches across Houston to pray together while circling the loop around the city. The ride was founded by John Ojeda, a member of Born Again Motorcycle Ministry and active in several areas of Turning Point Ministries.
Like the Jericho Drives of the 1980s, the ride is fashioned after the battle plan God gave the armies of Israel in their defeat of Jericho in Joshua chapter 6. After Joshua and the army of Israel marched around the walls of Jericho seven days and then seven times on the last day, the walls of Jericho came tumbling down. “The walls of Jericho are the stronghold in our lives, and when we ride and pray we will see the wall come tumbling down, we will see breakthroughs,” John explains.
The first ride was held with a couple dozen bikers in Houston in August 2009. “It was an awesome day,” John remembers. “We rode, and we prayed over the city of Houston and for our nation.”
Since that time, rides have been held in over 100 U.S. cities as well as in Canada, Scotland, England, Ireland, and South Africa. Jericho Ridge VIII will be held June 4, 2016, and is already seeing a great response.
The concept is simple, John says, quoting James 5:16. “God hears the prayers of the righteous.”
For more information, visit www.jerichoride.org