Long Ride Home with Bear Woznick
To discover true masculine spirituality, a ragtag group of strangers embarks on a motorcycle ride across the nation, escaping their daily lives to contemplate their destiny as Jesus did.
LOVE YOU - UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
We revisit the conversation at the blowhole cove where the men talk about God's love, and reflect on their experience through the seasons of Long Ride Home. A montage of all the great moments in the series follows.
NO CLIFF IS SO TALL IT CANNOT BE CLIMBED
Bear shows Doug Barry how to surf in Waikiki with style. Then Jason Jones, Doug and Bear talk about manliness and the contradicting culture that seeks to marginalize men. The bikers pay their respects at Pearl Harbor.
The men roll thunder on the island’s north shore, and along the way, Clyde relates his wipeout and near death experience while surfing. Bear compares the mountainous waves to the summit of our faith – the Eucharist.
STRIVE TO REACH THE SUMMIT
Kulia i ka nu’u. The summit lies ahead as the Long Ride Home pack rides up the winding dangerous road to the Tantalus lookout near the top of the crater. The men get gritty when they share their personal testimonies.
MAKE THINGS RIGHT
Dallas Carter’s conversation on the Catholic faith continues. The next morning, the pack rides out to the north shore of the island to go skydiving, and the men start freaking out about actually jumping out of a plane.
STRONG IN THE LORD
At Makapuu Beach, the guys learn the ancient Hawaiian martial art from Kainoa Li, who speaks on the role of men in society, family and the Church. Dallas Carter shares with Dan’l Markham about the Catholic faith.
A MAN CAN HAVE NO GREATER LOVE
Our travelers head out pre-dawn to meet the legendary Big Wave Rider, where they learn about a heroic attempt to save victims of a capsized canoe. Bear and Dallas Carter talk about the Church as an immovable lighthouse.
WAVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The pack sets out in an Hawaiian outrigger canoe with Fr. Scott Circe leading the way, as Bear narrates how paddling together relates to Christian fellowship. They compare how waves are created to our spiritual walk.
DESIRE FOR GOD
Bear relates surfing and God's creation to the Catholic spiritual life, then talks with David Pu’u about surfing’s tribal elders, and how that can be related to the early church fathers and saints of the Catholic faith.
GOD IS LOVE
On the beach, Bear talks faith and gets a hydrofoil surf lesson from an old friend. Later, he discusses the virtue of fortitude on the very spot where Bear had landed after paddling 30 miles from the island of Molokai.
THE GATHERING PLACE
After landing in Hawaii, our team rolls to the southern side of the island to visit Halona blowhole cove. TheY share a deep conversation about Man’s Desire for Truth, biker brotherhood, faith and standing together.
FACE YOUR FEARS
After making it back up the Tail of the Dragon, the pack discusses their shared experience and how it applies to each of their lives. Bear tells the story about how God tests a man in order to establish virtue in him.
JESUS SLAYS THE FLEEING DRAGON
As they travel the Blue Ridge Parkway toward the Tail of the Dragon, the riders are pulled over by the Highway Patrol. The officer turns out to be a Christian, and he discusses the virtues needed to fulfill his duty.
LET JUSTICE ROLL DOWN LIKE RIVERS
The men celebrate Mass on the French Broad River, and Fr. Mark throws down a challenge in their relationship with God. The pack then heads for the Tail of the Dragon, while Bear ponders the courage of first responders.
ONE ROAD TO HEAVEN
As they roll through the Smokies, Jay and Fr. Mark join the team, and head down to the river for Mass. There, the motorcycle police talk about going deeper with God and the virtues it takes to be a first responder.
LOSE YOUR LIFE TO FIND YOUR LIFE
The bikers travel to Cape May Ferry where Grady went to boot camp. On the freezing bow of a ship, they share their thoughts on fatherhood, before rolling on to Virginia Beach, where Bear ponders abundant life in Jesus.
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS AT THE DETOUR
Challenged to “get real” with God, Bear and a couple of his men dig deeper into their own personal journey. Bear gets interviewed on a local Catholic radio station, and the excitement builds as the team hits the road.
FIGHT THOUGH INJURED
The pack rides into Allentown, where the men work out at Coach John McKenna’s gym and attend a men’s conference at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
SELF MASTERY IS FREEDOM
Bear and his pack race against time as they ride through freezing rain to make it to their ferry ride to Cape May; Lance, Grady, and Tony discuss how military service helps develop virtue.
LET JUSTICE REIGN
Bear and his crew encounter bounty hunters while on their ride to Virginia Beach, where Lance teaches Grady to surf.
PRUDENCE GUIDES THE VIRTUES
Bear’s pack returns to the Space Coast of Florida to discuss future plans and travel, as their newest biker, Lance, faces the daunting task of doing a five hundred mile ride in one day.
ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
While visiting Key West, Bear and his crew stop by and area that had been devastated by a category four hurricane, and they reflect on why God allows natural disasters and tragedies to take place.
VIRTUE IS LIKE THE BRIDLE ON A HORSE
Bear Woznick and his wife, Cindy, ride horses at Tome Equel’s ranch, before meeting up with the Most Thomas Reverend Wenski in little Havana with the rest of their pack.
THE LONG RIDE HOME
After celebrating in San Diego, Bear and Tony part ways and Bear finishes his long ride home to the Monterey Bay beach where his search for God first began.
LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART
Bear and Tony meet a young woman and her autistic nephew while crossing the Arizona desert, then ride on to San Diego to meet with Catholic Answers for an interview on their journey.
STRONG IN ADVERSITY
Bear and his sidekick Tony split from the rest of the pack and head west for the Pacific Ocean, traveling through Texas and into New Mexico, where Bear's first child was born.
WHERE THERE IS UNITY THERE IS VICTORY
The pack discovers one of its own missing and mounts a search for their fellow biker, ending the day with a firelit Mass and a serious discussion about their lives and God.
I REMAIN UNVANQUISHED
The biker pack rides up to the mesa before dawn for prayerful solitude and then have Mass with Fr. Mark deep in the heart of Big Bend Country.
I FORGIVE YOU
While in Big Bend Country, Bear Woznick and the biker pack listen to a challenging homily by Fr. Mark Goring during Mass and then swap stories around the fire pit.
Bear and the rest of the bikers head down to Texas' Big Bend Country, encountering a bicyclist on a similar journey and an inspiring family along the way.
IMAGE OF GOD
Bear and Tony rally with other Catholic bikers in Houston, Texas, to pray the rosary at the city's brothels before riding on to San Antonio.
THE STRONG WILL OF BROTHERHOOD
Bear Woznick and Tony Orband cross Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, following the same route that Bear once traveled on bicycle.