Grand Rapids
Ride for Refuge
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Weather Alert!Bundle up - Saturday will be cooler, windy and with a chance of showers.

Grand Rapids

Ride with us October 4, 2014 in the Grand Rapids Ride for Refuge, hosted and operated by Sea to Sea in support of charities benefitting the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Click tabs below for more information .

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The RIDE start and finish location will be at Byron Center Christian Middle School

8840 Byron Center Avenue

Byron Center, MI 49315


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

8:00am - Registration opens

8:45am - Opening Ceremonies

9:00am - RIDE begins (all distances)

1:30pm - Route closes

Yummy Food

We always have a great lunch for our riders and volunteers and welcome you to linger and enjoy. For long-distance riders, you may want to start early to make sure you've enjoyed the bounty too - there are no guarantees of how much food will be left after 1:00pm!

Warning: we are not able to accommodate for food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks. If needed, please bring your epi-pen.

RegistrationDownload + Print Your Waiver

CHECK-IN: All riders must check-in and sign a waiver form

Riders aged 17 and under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver or bring in a pre-signed waiver form. Download waiver form by clicking button above.

REGISTRATION FEE A registration fee of $25 may apply

Riders aged 13 or older who have not successfully raised their minimum fundraising level ($75 for 13-17 year olds and $150 for aged 18 and up), will be asked to pay a registration fee of $25. This fee goes to pay local ride day expenses like lunch, signage, rentals etc.

MONEY & CHECKS: Post all of your cash and cheque donations online

Log in to your personal fundraising page and post all cash and cheque donations online. Bring all cash/cheques to registration check in. Print off the the MY RESULTS FORM to bring with you.

If you haven't posted your cash & cheque donations online please ensure that you've carefully and neatly written in all your donor information onto a paper Pledge Sheet to ensure proper receipting and partner allocation.

Please ensure all cheques are signed, made payable to Ride for Refuge, and current dated.


Those who raise their minimum fundraising amount are eligible for our RIDE T-shirt while supplies last - riders of all ages must raise their minimum to earn a t-shirt (kids aged 12 and under must raise $75).

Route Details

Stay tuned for route details coming soon!

What to Bring

Dress Wisely

October can be cool, with rain and wind certainly possible.

Wear layers, some moisture repelling clothes, and if rain is forecasted, gloves, a toque, and even some bags to keep your feet dry during your ride. Of course, it could also be a beautiful fall day with no wind and blazing sunshine, so keep an eye on the weather forecast as Ride Day approaches.

Grand Rapids Contact Info

Primary Contact

Wendy Hammond

Location Director

Phone: 616-405-8358


Secondary Contacts

Terry Barnes Location Director
Phone: (616) 855-4000 | Email:

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View Grand Rapids Partner Scoreboard >
1. Beyond Bikers
Captain: Timothy Sliedrecht
Raised: $2,540.00 | Members: 10
2. HCS Riders
Captain: Dave Doll
Raised: $2,445.00 | Members: 11
3. FishFood
Captain: Debra Nederhood
Raised: $2,175.00 | Members: 5
4. Team Plymouth Heights
Captain: Jane Brouwer
Raised: $1,883.00 | Members: 10
5. Dave Geerlings Team
Captain: David Geerlings
Raised: $1,675.00 | Members: 2
6. Pedaling for a Purpose
Captain: Susan Fridsma
Raised: $1,617.81 | Members: 2
7. EatGR
Captain: Wendy Hammond
Raised: $1,610.00 | Members: 4
8. JojoNini Team
Captain: Jotham Ippel
Raised: $1,380.00 | Members: 3
9. c2c
Captain: Joy Lutke
Raised: $1,370.00 | Members: 4
10. Friends of Refugees (F.O.R.)
Captain: Deb Hoekwater
Raised: $1,295.00 | Members: 11
11. Team COS
Captain: Robert Fortner
Raised: $1,200.00 | Members: 7
12. Partners Peddling to End Poverty
Captain: Greg Elzinga
Raised: $1,140.00 | Members: 6
13. Da Hood!
Captain: AJ Westendorp
Raised: $1,090.00 | Members: 5
14. Riding with the King
Captain: Terry Barnes
Raised: $1,000.00 | Members: 3
15. Team AJS
Captain: Alison DeRooy
Raised: $975.00 | Members: 6
16. Micah6v8 II
Captain: Peter Wiersma
Raised: $900.00 | Members: 2
17. Riders For Hope
Captain: Dustin McPherson
Raised: $827.70 | Members: 4
18. Bethany's Refugee Health Riders
Captain: Melissa Raha
Raised: $770.00 | Members: 5
19. Refugee Housing
Captain: Christina Coffman
Raised: $765.00 | Members: 11
20. BCCS Victorious
Captain: Dave DeBlecourt
Raised: $750.00 | Members: 3
21. Flying Angells
Captain: Candace Angell
Raised: $680.00 | Members: 4
22. World Renew for Sea to Sea
Captain: Tom McWhertor
Raised: $650.00 | Members: 4
23. Refugee Riders
Captain: Dhan Khatiwoda
Raised: $645.00 | Members: 1
24. c2c2
Captain: Cindy Dozeman
Raised: $500.00 | Members: 2
25. Calvin Riders
Captain: Douglas MacLeod
Raised: $485.00 | Members: 2
26. Krista Van Sledright
Captain: Krista Van Sledright
Raised: $480.00 | Members: 3
27. Justice
Captain: Kris Van Engen
Raised: $400.00 | Members: 7
28. Match Grant Riders
Captain: Yomi Uma
Raised: $375.00 | Members: 2
29. North Park Neighbors
Captain: Mary Fridsma
Raised: $326.58 | Members: 8
30. Riders of Hope
Captain: Eleazar Lopez
Raised: $310.00 | Members: 3
31. Micah6v8 I
Captain: Pete Wiersma
Raised: $300.00 | Members: 4
32. mighty mitchells
Captain: jeff Mitchell
Raised: $300.00 | Members: 2
33. Paul and Friends( for U Lord!)
Captain: diane curtis
Raised: $250.00 | Members: 10
34. Partners Worldwide for Sea to Sea
Captain: Mark Ismond
Raised: $200.00 | Members: 1
Captain: Genevieve Sabala
Raised: $165.00 | Members: 2
36. Bethany Hope Farms
Captain: Marissa Pelletier
Raised: $160.00 | Members: 1
37. Team Georgetown
Captain: Preston Kallemeyn
Raised: $150.00 | Members: 1
38. Team Access of West Michigan!
Captain: Nicole Hansma
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
39. Team APEX Multisport
Captain: Daniel Osterbaan
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
40. Wheely cool Knights
Captain: Jacki Cronin
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 5
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