A big thank you to everyone who made RIDE day 2013 so amazing - to our inspiring charitable partners who recruited so many passionate team captains who invited such a large number of energetic riders who of course were so well supported by their generous donors -- all of whom were surrounded by a committed and enthusiastic army of volunteers. THANK YOU!
Start/Finish Google Map
Start and Finish will be located at Spring Lake Wesleyan Church.
15550 Cleveland St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Here's the schedule for the RIDE:
8:00am - Registration opens
8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
9:00am - RIDE begins (all distances)
2:30pm - Route closes
We always have a great lunch for our riders and volunteers and welcome you to linger and enjoy.
Download and 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 from the TOOLS tab at left.
REGISTRATION FEE A reg 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 & CHEQUES: Post all of your cash and cheque donations online
Login to your personal fundraising page and post all cash and cheque donations online. Bring all cash 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 made payable to Ride for Refuge and current dated.
For those who raise their minimum fundraising amount you are eligible for our RIDE T-shirt while supplies last. Check out all the details in the ABOUT section at left.
Our routes take you through West Michigan's tall trees and open roads. All routes are on paved surfaces and the five-mile route is family-friendly. Aid stations are scattered along each route to make sure you're fueled up with delicious snacks and beverages. If your bike encounters mechanical problems along the way we have several ways to get you back up and running so you can finish your ride.
What to Bring
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.