Raised:
$43,000
143%Goal:
$30,000

Elevation

Hosting an in-person event in Waterloo, ON

55Participants1Teams

What moves you? Join us on October 2, 2021 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable, and exploited people everywhere.

2021 RIDE Photos

Send in your RIDE 2021 photos! Check out the Volunteer Photographer Guide >.

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Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 2, 2021!

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event. Team Captains select their charity of choice when they start their team.

RIDE T-Shirts

For those who raise $150+ (adults) or $75+ (youth), we’ll be thanking you for your efforts with a sweet, super-soft RIDE t-shirt that you’ll be proud to wear (and maybe even brag about)!


For a more detailed look at what to expect, please connect with your charity.


Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Route Details

Safety First! If your team is outside on Event Day, keep a close eye on everyone, their plans, whereabouts, and safety.

  • Check out the maps below.
  • Youth and children should always be supervised.
  • In case of any accident or injury, immediately call 911 for emergency support.
  • If an accident does occur, please contact Kyla (National Director of Events) 519-503-9186.
  • Participants are expected to be aware of and respect all Covid-related health and safety guidelines for their area, including but not limited to exercising social distancing protocols and wearing masks as required.

Handling Money

We cannot process cash or cheques at our in-person event. Here's what you can do:

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call the RIDE Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to “Ride for Refuge” with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to the RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge sheet.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “Ride for Refuge”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the RIDE Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Waivers

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.

  • When they register online, they will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A helmet is mandatory for all riders
  • A face mask
  • Snacks in case you get hungry
  • Your bike or walking shoes
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing in case it's cold or windy. Late September/early October weather can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast!

Elevation Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Participants

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Elevation

Sarah Van Kruistum

54

42,975.25

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Andrew Grieve

Elevation

Ride 10km

23,250.00

2

David Mak-Fan

Elevation

Ride 10km

8,630.00

3

Sarah Van Kruistum

Elevation

Ride 10km

1,000.00

4

Tony Rossel

Elevation

Ride 10km

695.00

5

Julie Lebold

Elevation

Ride 10km

650.00

6

Emerson Zivku-Davis

Elevation

Ride 10km

609.00

7

Angie Melchin

Elevation

Ride 10km

520.00

8

Grace & Thomas Prins

Elevation

Ride 10km

450.00

9

Carolyn & Evangeline Gingerich

Elevation

Fitness

390.00

10

Debb Hoffman

Elevation

Ride 10km

355.00

11

Isla Anika Hazel & Sadie Van Kruistum

Elevation

Ride 10km

350.00

12

Melissa Burke

Elevation

Ride 10km

350.00

13

Zehr Family

Elevation

Ride 10km

350.00

14

Bennett&Rosie Bouma

Elevation

Walk 5km

280.00

15

Katie Mak-Fan

Elevation

Ride 10km

275.00

16

Naomi Grace

Elevation

Ride 10km

270.00

17

Melinda Schmidtke

Elevation

Ride 10km

265.00

18

kadin beatty

Elevation

Ride 10km

260.00

19

Emebet Burke

Elevation

Ride 10km

250.00

20

Eli, Ezekiel, Tobias Gingerich

Elevation

Ride 50km

250.00

21

Tim Grace

Elevation

Ride 10km

220.00

22

Maya Schmidtke

Elevation

Ride 10km

201.25

23

Gary Martin

Elevation

Ride 10km

200.00

24

Emily Mak-Fan

Elevation

Ride 10km

200.00

25

Gideon Prins

Elevation

Ride 10km

200.00

26

Melanie Martin

Elevation

Walk 5km

200.00

27

Trevor Shantz

Elevation

Ride 10km

200.00

28

Lily Martin

Elevation

Ride 10km

183.00

29

Judson Martin

Elevation

Ride 10km

182.00

30

Tessa Martin

Elevation

Ride 10km

181.00

31

Philip Kingston

Elevation

Ride 10km

175.00

32

Ryan Schmidtke

Elevation

Ride 10km

175.00

33

Daphne Kingston

Elevation

Ride 10km

160.00

34

Graham Roe

Elevation

Ride 10km

150.00

35

Brenda Prins

Elevation

Ride 10km

150.00

36

Caleb Conley

Elevation

Ride 10km

105.00

37

Mira Conley

Elevation

Ride 10km

104.00

38

Parker Campbell

Elevation

Ride 10km

75.00

39

Simon Schmidtke

Elevation

Ride 10km

75.00

40

Oliver Schmidtke

Elevation

Ride 10km

75.00

41

Chad Bouma

Elevation

Walk 5km

50.00

42

Laura Mainland-Bouma

Elevation

Walk 5km

50.00

43

Sharon leage

Elevation

Ride 10km

50.00

44

Darren Conley

Elevation

Ride 10km

50.00

45

Debb Hoffman

Ride 10km

25.00

46

Elsa Ruck

Elevation

Ride 10km

20.00

47

Rob Flatt (& family)

Elevation

Ride 10km

48

Avery Lebold

Elevation

Ride 10km

49

Chad Lebold

Elevation

Ride 10km

50

Stephanie Shantz

Elevation

Ride 10km

51

Brandon Malo

Elevation

Ride 10km

52

Shawna Percy-Jurchuk

Elevation

Ride 10km

53

Skylar Van Kruistum

Elevation

Ride 10km

54

Courtney Janssen-Grieve

Elevation

Ride 10km

55

Michal Mocny

Elevation

Ride 25km

About Elevation

Elevation will distribute RIDE funds raised among several worthwhile initiatives.


We have partnered with several refugee organizations. We support Sanctuary Refugee Health Clinic, Compass Refugee Centre, and Welcome Home.


Funds will also be donated to the various initiatives supervised by Elevation's Journey Team. These include Christmas gifts, parties, camping trips, training events, and a sponsorship fund to assist in our annual commitment to sponsor refugees.


Any remaining funds will be utilized to support other elements of Elevation's Mission strategy which focuses on displaced, vulnerable, or exploited people (HIV orphans in Bolivia, housing insecurity in Waterloo Region).

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
info@rideforrefuge.org | 1.877.743.3413