Recycle for the Soul

Who we are?

We are a ministry that collects used bicycles to give to the needy each spring with our annual Bicycle Donation Drive at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.  These bikes go to the homeless shelters and other outlets for the disadvantaged.

We are also folks who love to ride our bikes to wherever it takes us! 

Do you love to be outside?  Do you love to cycle in nature? Do you love to challenge yourself, or just enjoy good friendships and ride.  We all ride together and no one is left behind. If you are looking for better health – physical and mental, and good friendships then this is the group for you.

These rides will be early on Saturdays and we may have some POP UP rides. TBD. Also, we do have Recycle for the Soul Jerseys ready to order if you care to purchase.

A waiver must be signed before your first ride. Please register below.

You will be required to sign a Release Form.  We need email and phone number (cell) to contact you for dates and any cancellations. Must be 16 or older

Note: You must have gear: helmets, eye protection, tool kit with spare tube, H20, and a happy face!

God Bless you, and we hope to see you at Recycle for the Soul!!

Steve and Holly Bennett

St. John Neumann Parish Blessing Ride!

On Sunday, April 19, Fr. Peck and some of our avid riders, rode the parameter of our parish boundary to pray for all of our parishioners! Seven stops were made and the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be were said at each point.

Points on the Map (See corresponding videos below)

A. St. John Neumann Church

B. Kirk Rd. & Division St.

C. North Bennett St. and Division St. (at river)

D. St. Charles Fire Department

E. Valley View – Riverside Dr. & Jackson Ave.

F. Pickerel Point Park – South Elgin

G. James Pate Philip State Park – Southeast Elgin

H. King Henry and Foxfield Dr. (Kingswood neighborhood)

I. St. John Neumann Church