Man to man was started in 2017 by a group of men in our church that were discouraged by the lack of clear understanding of biblical manhood. We feel like the problems we see in our society, the rise in divorces and of fatherless households, the increased violence and many other social issues we see today are clear indicators that biblical manhood is being lost among our young men. The fathers who should be tasked with developing the men of our future either aren’t doing a good job or are entirely not present. Man to man seeks to give our young men adult Christian leaders that they can look to and learn from. We as leaders plan regular events and an annual retreat for young men all in an intentional effort to form meaningful relationships with our young men. Research has proven that a caring mentor is beneficial to the development of every young man. It’s especially beneficial to those young men who don’t have a father present or have a father who is may not be a great man. These regular events serve as a conduit between us as leaders and the young men in our church and communities. One of these very popular events that we have tried to do regularly is mountain biking. Charlotte North Carolina has many options for single track mountain biking. Unfortunately a safe, trail capable mountain bike is too expensive for many families to purchase. Because of that many of the young men are riding department store bikes that are too small for them. They’re unsafe and are not meant for trail riding. Mechanical failures make the bikes very difficult ride. The funds raised in this campaign will be used to purchase 5-7 trail capable mountain bikes. The bikes will be used as loaners for those young men that want to ride but can’t afford a good bike. This will allow more involvement for those that have had a hard time riding their current bikes and for those who don’t even have a bike. This program will directly benefit the young men in our church and community by getting them outside and away from the video games and by fostering relationships with each other and with Christian men from our church. If additional funds are raised they will be applied towards future events for our young men. Thank you for considering this cause.