Raised:
$70,044
107%Goal:
$65,000

International Association For Refugees

88Participants20Teams

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.

Community Sponsors

International Association For Refugees is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

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.

Virtual RIDE Day

This is your own self-organized event! Here are some key things you'll need to do on October 2 (or whatever day your team participates):

  • Gather with your covid-safe bubble (or on your own)
  • Map out a safe cycling or walk route
  • Let someone know where you are
  • Bring a cell phone in case of emergency
  • Add cash and cheque pledges to your Fundhub
  • Share online as you go! #ride21
  • Keep fundraising (half of all fundraising happens in the last week!)
  • Be safe and have fun!

RIDE T-Shirts

Good news! If you've earned your t-shirt, we'll mail it to your home!


We'll send a groovy RIDE shirt to those who raise their minimums ($150 for adults, $75 for those 17 and under). Fundraise early and you'll be able to wear your shirt proudly for weeks before event day. It's a great conversation started as you recruit teammates.


Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

International Association For Refugees 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

IAFR board and friends

Laura Dobrowolski

2

12,180.00

2

IAFR Canada

Sharon Schmidt

6

7,370.00

3

Friendship Class

Rob Perry

8

6,615.00

4

Rob’s Riders

Jason Wombold

4

5,035.00

5

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Emily Gowing

8

4,610.00

6

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Nathan Dorsch

9

4,415.00

7

Refuge Reimagined

Alison Witt

5

3,990.00

8

Team Rowaan

Marlene Rowaan

3

2,825.00

9

Defy Functional Fitness

Darren Thornton

15

2,500.00

10

Team Macoba

Andrea Chang

3

2,455.00

11

The Final Stretch

Steve Dykstra

3

1,955.00

12

Open Homes Stair Climbers

Victoria Fennema

2

1,775.00

13

Calvin Christian School Hamilton

Calvin Christian School Hamilton

3

1,705.00

14

Walking With Warriors

Darlene Gilbert

5

1,400.00

15

Riders & Runners

Julianne Plaum

1

1,130.00

16

Tomfoolery

Tom Morrison

3

362.00

17

McAlisters

Rochelle McAlister

2

350.00

18

TPC Newcomers

Nelson Chang

1

225.00

19

TPC Kids Min

Andrea Yousif

2

50.00

20

Can’t stop Won’t Stop

Trevlyn Kennedy

1

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Laura Dobrowolski

IAFR board and friends

Fitness

10,630.00

2

Rob Perry

Friendship Class

Fitness

3,250.00

3

Sharon Schmidt

IAFR Canada

Big Goal

3,115.00

4

Keith Perry

Rob’s Riders

Ride 50km

2,060.00

5

Juniper Farrington Klemick

Refuge Reimagined

Big Goal

2,000.00

6

Alison Witt

Refuge Reimagined

Walk 5km

1,700.00

7

Emily Gowing

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

1,650.00

8

Norman Musewe

IAFR board and friends

Walk 5km

1,550.00

9

Olabiyi Dipeolu

Team Macoba

Volunteer

1,530.00

10

Dave Anderson

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

1,500.00

11

Marlene Rowaan

Team Rowaan

Ride 25km

1,500.00

12

Victoria Fennema

Open Homes Stair Climbers

Outdoors

1,450.00

13

Aaron Schmidt

IAFR Canada

Ride 25km

1,355.00

14

Sue Alexander

Rob’s Riders

Ride 50km

1,300.00

15

Julianne Plaum

Riders & Runners

Big Goal

1,130.00

16

Susan Fish

IAFR Canada

Ride 25km

1,000.00

17

Ben Araniyasundaran

Friendship Class

Walk 5km

950.00

18

Chris Johnson

IAFR Canada

Ride 25km

900.00

19

Colleen Howat

Friendship Class

Walk 5km

895.00

20

Jason Wombold

Rob’s Riders

Ride 50km

800.00

21

Andrea Chang

Team Macoba

Walk 5km

800.00

22

Karen Thorburn

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

775.00

23

Calvin Christian School Hamilton

Calvin Christian School Hamilton

Walk 5km

675.00

24

Steve Dykstra

The Final Stretch

Big Goal

650.00

25

Dana Snell

Fitness

612.00

26

Kevin Rowaan

Team Rowaan

Ride 25km

600.00

27

Bethany Perry

Rob’s Riders

Ride 50km

575.00

28

Arie Rowaan

Team Rowaan

Ride 25km

550.00

29

Gale Senechal

IAFR Canada

Ride 50km

545.00

30

Daniel Spoelstra

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

500.00

31

Trevor Adams

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Outdoors

500.00

32

Xochil Rodriguez

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

500.00

33

Dave & Eva Knox

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

475.00

34

Marilyn Hartwick

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

450.00

35

Karen and Grace Coronado

Friendship Class

Walk 5km

450.00

36

Katie Karsten

Walking With Warriors

Walk 5km

450.00

37

Zack Dorsch

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 10km

440.00

38

Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan

The Final Stretch

Ride 25km

400.00

39

Sam and Jack Kirk

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

400.00

40

Darlene Gilbert

Walking With Warriors

Walk 5km

400.00

41

Alex Dorsch

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

400.00

42

Rochelle McAlister

McAlisters

Big Goal

350.00

43

Nathan Dorsch

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

350.00

44

Miriam Miedema

Open Homes Stair Climbers

Outdoors

325.00

45

Dee James

Tomfoolery

Food Fun

312.00

46

Jennifer Pamplin

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

280.00

47

Tiffany Sieunarine

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

250.00

48

Careesa Gee

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

250.00

49

Tony Cuvay

The Final Stretch

Ride 50km

230.00

50

N Schuurman

Ride 50km

205.00

51

Anita & Joseph Todd

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

200.00

52

Solange Belluz

Friendship Class

Walk 5km

200.00

53

Marilyn Eilers

Walking With Warriors

Walk 5km

200.00

54

Yolande Gooderham

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

200.00

55

Joan Sikma

Walking With Warriors

Walk 5km

200.00

56

Rachel Dorsch

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

200.00

57

Amna Chin

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

200.00

58

Eldon Hartwick

Glencairn Cyclepaths

Ride 25km

175.00

59

Glenda LENTERS

Walking With Warriors

Walk 5km

150.00

60

Raquel DiazGranados

IAFR Canada

Walk 5km

150.00

61

Nelson Chang

TPC Newcomers

Volunteer

125.00

62

Miriam Cibirka

Kids Cycle - St Clair

Ride 10km

125.00

63

A L K

Friendship Class

Walk 5km

125.00

64

Kristen Campbell

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

100.00

65

Heather Margach

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

100.00

66

Matthew Morrison

Defy Functional Fitness

Ride 25km

100.00

67

Olga Munyana

Team Macoba

Volunteer

95.00

68

Archer, Henry, and Evelyn Slote

Calvin Christian School Hamilton

Walk 5km

75.00

69

Tom Morrison

Tomfoolery

Walk 5km

50.00

70

The VandenDools

Calvin Christian School Hamilton

Walk 5km

50.00

71

Rachel van Delden

Refuge Reimagined

Ride 10km

40.00

72

Autumn Bosch

Refuge Reimagined

Wonder

73

Sandra Ryan

Friendship Class

Walk 5km

74

Andrea Yousif

TPC Kids Min

Walk 5km

75

Noftle Family

Refuge Reimagined

Big Goal

76

Trevlyn Kennedy

Can’t stop Won’t Stop

Walk 5km

77

Patrick Burchartz

Defy Functional Fitness

Ride 50km

78

Chris Wise

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

79

Stephane Scott

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

80

Daniela Correa

Tomfoolery

Fitness

81

Sonya Walker

Defy Functional Fitness

Big Goal

82

John McAlister

McAlisters

Ride 50km

83

Amy Yeung

TPC Kids Min

Ride 25km

84

Jeffron de Savoye

Defy Functional Fitness

Walk 5km

85

Darren Thornton

Defy Functional Fitness

Fitness

86

Shokria Rahimk

Walk 5km

87

John Moher

Defy Functional Fitness

Ride 50km

About International Association For Refugees

Ride, walk or freestyle with us October 2nd!


IAFR Canada is devoted to helping people survive and recover from forced displacement. We do this in partnership with local and international organizations and churches. Our team is serving refugees locally in Toronto, Hamilton, KW, Winnipeg and Vancouver.



During this Covid-19 pandemic, you continue to help our global partners in Malawi, Lebanon and Uganda distribute critically-needed soap, medicines and food supplies to refugees.

Contact Us


International Association For Refugees

Sharon Schmidt KW Lead + Campaign Leader
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email sharon@iafr.ca

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