Motorbikes: Versatile Vehicles for God’s Work

Training is an integral part of every motorbike program. Teams from JAARS recently traveled to Benin and Central African Republic to conduct on-site training—in French and English. Instructors teach proper riding techniques, field maintenance procedures, use of proper safety equipment—all the basics that enable mission workers to operate their vehicles safely.
Bible translation can’t happen in the vast and geographically diverse continent of Africa without traveling to remote areas.

The trip can be tough: broken bridges, sinkholes, rocks, mud, and overgrowth. The right vehicle and training can help teams reach wherever they need to go, faster and with less stress and danger than walking. But what is the right vehicle? That’s where JAARS comes in—finding the right solution for different environments. We visit our partners, assess their travel challenges, and help them choose the best vehicles for their situation.

In Africa, motorbikes are an ideal solution.

  • They work almost anywhere. Motorbikes are rugged and agile, so they can navigate nearly any terrain—from city streets to rainforest trails.
  • They’re easy to maintain. Everyone who gets a motorbike from us will also get the tools and training they need to take care of it.
  • They’re affordable. Gas and maintenance are far less than for other vehicles.

Learn more about how you can partner with us to provide more of these versatile vehicles to our translation partners in Africa.