Brotherhood Of No Excuses Motorcycle Ministry

The BONE Motorcycle Ministry is an official, 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. We work to provide charitable aid and promote a biblical brotherhood. We're dedicated to service, committed to accountability, and devoted to outreach. For questions regarding our non-profit status, please contact

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How We Got Started

In September of 2011, four men unknowingly set out on a new adventure that would forever change their lives and the lives of others. Brought together by a common love for motorcycles and the weight of their hectic lives, they rode out to the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


On September 16, 2011, Jim "Rooster" Barnes stood overlooking Lake San Cristobal in Colorado thinking about his own life when the vision of BONE was given. Sharing this idea with Joe "Pops" Douglas, Harold "Wingnut" Nezat, and Ted "T-Bear" Maynard, they each began to think of what this could possibly mean for themselves and others. Deep down, these men knew that they needed to start a men's group that was more than just a club or riding group, but a motorcycle ministry. They knew there were more men out there that needed brotherhood. This simple four-letter word, "BONE," resonated in their minds, unaware of the impact it would soon have.


Upon returning to Texas, the four men started a small Wednesday night bible study. Throughout this time, they ministered to each other, rode together, and grew in God's Word. The BONE Motorcycle Ministry began with seven charter members. However, over time the bible studies soon quickly grew in attendance. Within just two years, the BONE Motorcycle Ministry grew to encompass three chapters in the State of Texas.


We truly believe this ministry is more than merely fate or coincidence. We believe it to be God-ordained and commissioned. We work to reach, restore, and disciple "lost" men. To this very day, the members of the BONE Motorcycle Ministry strive to carry out the same mission and vision that was originally given in 2011.


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