Toronto East
Ride for Refuge
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Toronto East

Join us for RIDE 2014 - a family-friendly cycling fundraiser benefitting the displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Click the tabs below for more information about this year's event.

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RIDE Day Details

Start/Finish Google Map

The Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto is the start/finish location for the Toronto East Ride.

Address: 301 Silver Star Blvd (off McNicoll Ave between Kennedy Rd and Midland Ave). NOTE: Silver Star Blvd is divided into sections. You can only access this section of McNicoll.

Parking: Please park at the Brighton Banquet Hall and Convention Centre, formerly the Grand Baccus, at the corner of Silver Star Blvd and McNicoll. They are offering complimentary parking in their lot for all riders and volunteers.

You can drop off bikes at church parking lot and then head over across the street to park at Brighton.


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

8:00am - Registration opens

8:45am - Opening Ceremonies

9:00am - RIDE begins (25km & 50km)

10:00am - 10km begins

11:30am to 1:30pm - lunch for riders

2:00pm - 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 zip in at the half-way mark and eat to make sure you've enjoyed the bounty too - there are no guarantees of how much food will be left after 2:00pm!

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.

All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is riding with them and stays with them at all times. The 10km route is 'family friendly', but not intended for children riding alone. A parent or responsible adult guardian must accompany youth under 12 on RIDE day to help them register/hand in their waiver form (signed by legal guardian), and must remain with them at all times.

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 & CHEQUES: 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

Dress for the weather - see below "What to Bring"

Don't forget your:


Pledge form

Any cash or cheques you raised

What to Bring

Your Bicycle

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.

Water bottle, we have purified water for refill. Cut down on those plastic empties.

Drinking Mug, we have a generous coffee supplier sharing their coffee with our riders. Cuts down on those hard to recycle paper coffee cups.

Toronto East Contact Info

Primary Contact

Danny Wong

Location Director

Phone: 416-768-2750



10 km

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10 kms route is on off-road dedicated, paved bike trails with controlled crossing at major streets

25/50/75/100 kms

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10% paved offroad and 50% on bike route with dedicated bike lane. The route is all right turns so riders will not have to turn into traffic
View Toronto East Partner Scoreboard >
1. Becky's Team
Captain: Rebecca Cripps
Raised: $4,280.00 | Members: 6
2. Central District Dream Team
Captain: Jeff Jefford
Raised: $3,385.00 | Members: 15
3. FOJ warriors
Captain: Alex Chan
Raised: $2,880.00 | Members: 6
4. Dawning Hope
Captain: Gladys Mok
Raised: $2,730.00 | Members: 6
5. PILAS Toronto East
Captain: Sam Mo
Raised: $2,575.00 | Members: 7
6. RJ Riders
Captain: Adrian (Ed) Vandenberg
Raised: $2,360.00 | Members: 3
7. Raising Rahab
Captain: Joanna Yee
Raised: $1,547.00 | Members: 3
8. The Leprosy Warriors!
Captain: Jeanette Molitor Russell
Raised: $1,500.00 | Members: 4
9. Team EMI (Toronto East)
Captain: Greg Young
Raised: $1,050.00 | Members: 2
10. Living Daylights
Captain: Michelle de Koning
Raised: $730.00 | Members: 7
11. Team Nazareth House
Captain: Christine Barkhouse
Raised: $600.00 | Members: 2
12. Nicholas' Team
Captain: Nicholas Chang
Raised: $425.75 | Members: 5
13. AIM Arrows
Captain: Jeanne McKay
Raised: $390.00 | Members: 3
14. New Hope Fellowship
Captain: Sarah Misu Lee
Raised: $380.00 | Members: 9
15. Winnerz
Captain: Diana Da Silva
Raised: $375.00 | Members: 5
16. Toronto Joy Riders
Captain: Joanna Boutilier
Raised: $335.00 | Members: 4
17. Love Neighbor (TCCC)
Captain: Fiona Lee
Raised: $320.00 | Members: 4
18. Super R
Captain: Francisco Rico
Raised: $305.00 | Members: 6
19. Wheel Walkers
Captain: Philip Ackerman
Raised: $280.00 | Members: 6
20. Hope for Hopeless
Captain: Phil Wang
Raised: $275.00 | Members: 5
21. PWRDF Staff
Captain: Sheilagh McGlynn
Raised: $225.00 | Members: 4
22. Pedal for Leprosy
Captain: Tim Mowers
Raised: $200.00 | Members: 1
23. Radical Riders
Captain: Mi-Rha Park
Raised: $200.00 | Members: 6
24. Bayview - The Fault in our Bike Seat
Captain: Lucy Huang
Raised: $187.05 | Members: 7
25. Riders of Grace
Captain: Roger Visser
Raised: $185.00 | Members: 6
26. Bayview - The Third Wheels
Captain: Melanie Van
Raised: $175.00 | Members: 7
27. TCPC 15
Captain: Mike Wong
Raised: $140.00 | Members: 4
28. Mennonite Guys & Gals Can Ride
Captain: Brian Quan
Raised: $125.00 | Members: 2
29. Bhagat's Team
Captain: Bhagat Pun
Raised: $120.00 | Members: 3
30. TUMC Turtles
Captain: Erika Friesen
Raised: $100.00 | Members: 2
31. Simba Lord of Bowan
Captain: Adrian Wang
Raised: $100.00 | Members: 1
Captain: Sunny Li
Raised: $100.00 | Members: 3
33. Koinonia
Captain: Frankie Huang
Raised: $80.00 | Members: 12
34. CreativeAPC and Friends
Captain: Matthew Smith
Raised: $70.00 | Members: 2
35. Toronto Alliance Church
Captain: Spencer Vader
Raised: $60.00 | Members: 1
36. Homeless Connect Toronto Riders
Captain: Melody Li
Raised: $50.00 | Members: 3
37. Team Silver Can
Captain: Rockson Wai
Raised: $50.00 | Members: 1
38. Toronto End It Movement
Captain: Philip Decasa
Raised: $30.00 | Members: 2
39. Matt's saddle time superstars
Captain: Matt Escott
Raised: $25.00 | Members: 1
Captain: Susan Harrison
Raised: $25.00 | Members: 1
41. Bayview-How to Train Your Bike 2
Captain: Eric Yang
Raised: $15.00 | Members: 7
Captain: Jamee Wong
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
43. Flat Tires
Captain: Timothy Yeung
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 4
44. [free-them] riders
Captain: sheila Cardenas
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
45. Bayview - Mean Gears
Captain: Emma Yu
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 2
46. Bayview-Cyclepaths
Captain: Vaishna Kumaran
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 2
47. SWSC Toronto
Captain: Rie Takuma
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
48. PCA
Captain: Aaron Chau
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 3
49. I missed love in motion
Captain: justin seto
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 2
50. Silva
Captain: Maria Silva
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
51. Nuttin to Fear!!
Captain: Tamilee Lavallee
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
52. BAYVIEW - Looking For Bikelaska
Captain: Bryan Chen
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 3
53. TC Volunteers
Captain: Mike Wong
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 3
54. JGCT Youth
Captain: Adam Shih
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
Captain: Hilary Tang
Raised: $0.00 | Members: 1
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