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Blessing of the Bikes in Cornish

Ernie Haskell of Charlestown, N.H., right, bids farewell to Ken and Laurie Russell of Wells, Vt., after getting his bike blessed by the couple during a bike blessing sponsored by the Windsor Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association on Route 120 in Cornish, N.H. on August 9, 2014. This is the second year that the Christian Motorcycle Association held a bike blessing.  During the blessing, members of the association pray with them and bless their bikes for safety on the road. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Ernie Haskell of Charlestown, N.H., right, bids farewell to Ken and Laurie Russell of Wells, Vt., after getting his bike blessed by the couple during a bike blessing sponsored by the Windsor Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association on Route 120 in Cornish, N.H. on August 9, 2014. This is the second year that the Christian Motorcycle Association held a bike blessing. During the blessing, members of the association pray with them and bless their bikes for safety on the road. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker) Purchase photo reprints »

Ernie Haskell of Charlestown, right, bids farewell to Ken and Laurie Russell of Wells, Vt., after getting his bike blessed by the couple during a bike blessing sponsored by the Windsor chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association on Route 120 in Cornish on Saturday. This is the second year that the Christian Motorcycle Association held a bike blessing. During the blessing, members of the association pray with bikers and bless their bikes for safety on the road. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker