The Ride for Refuge is a day when Canadians declare their solidarity with millions of people in Canada and around the world who are seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse.
We come together to call attention to those whose lives have been stripped bare by pain - from life, hatred, greed, or disaster.
We speak up for those treated as raw materials for others’ financial gain.
We defend those crushed by forces that care nothing for their suffering.
We raise funds for RIDE-approved organizations whose commitment and work transform peoples’ lives.
Every push of the pedal and every stride we take powers the future for those who otherwise have no safe place and no one to defend them.
Who We Serve
Displaced: Claimants, sponsored refugees, people displaced within their own countries, migrant workers, and migrant families trying to find a better life.
Trafficked: Children, youth, and adults trafficked for profit or enslaved as commodities for sex and pornography, or brutal unpaid work in factories, mines, and construction.
Abused: Communities struggling with the impact of history or any person of any age crushed by abuse and seeking treatment.
Homeless: Youth, adults, or families without homes, both urban and rural. Women and men alone in extremely vulnerable situations, abandoned and disadvantaged children, including street-oriented children and youth.