Raised:
$21,816
109%Goal:
$20,000

The Portal

Hosting an in-person event in Kentville, NS

81Participants19Teams

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

The Portal is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

2021 RIDE Photos

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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.

Start

Please join us at 78 River Street, Kentville.

Parking will be at the left of the DCS building.

5km: Walking on Trail to KCA and back

10km: Biking to Coldbrook and back

Important Notes

  • 8:30am Check-in Team Captains
  • 8:45am Welcome
  • 9:00am Start Bike
  • 9:05am Start Walk
  • 10:00am End ride/walk
  • 10:00am Welcome to join everyone at the Kentville Lions Club for a free breakfast (tickets for breakfast will be given out at check-in)

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!

Kentville Maps

Check out this year's Ride for Refuge route maps below:

The Portal 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

CCC

Mary Jane Sypher

9

4,146.80

2

Middleton Baptist Church

Danny Smith

7

3,940.00

3

Better Late Then Never

Joel Murphy

4

1,715.00

4

Kentville Care Bears

Ashley Colville

9

1,628.00

5

Greenwood Health Family

Darlene Boekema

9

1,626.00

6

Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association

Meagan Cairns

3

1,332.00

7

Maritime Express Cider Co.

Genevieve Allen Hearn

1

1,250.00

8

The Wheel Deal

Kelly McGregor

5

1,070.00

9

Magee Allstars

James Staunton

8

710.00

10

Paddle for the Portal

Lydia Broderick

4

650.00

11

Scrambled Legs

Gillian Yorke

1

523.75

12

Valley Crew

Amanda Haslett

4

515.00

13

The Waterfall Chasers

Sweis Ubels

3

380.00

14

Rollin’ Along

Melanie McCulloch

2

245.00

15

Chasing 42

Nathan Colville

1

220.00

16

Auburn Freestylers

Melanie Sampson

3

175.00

17

The Ride Warriors

Natalia Petrie

1

18

The Zombies

Graysen Parker

3

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Joel Murphy

Better Late Then Never

Walk 5km

1,285.00

2

Sara Jones

CCC

Food Fun

1,000.00

3

Danny Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

Ride 10km

665.00

4

Ingrid Blais

CCC

Ride 25km

625.00

5

Genevieve Allen Hearn

Maritime Express Cider Co.

Food Fun

600.00

6

Ryan Sypher

CCC

Ride 50km

600.00

7

Ashley Colville

Kentville Care Bears

Walk 5km

525.00

8

Rachel Cherry-Brannen

CCC

Ride 10km

500.00

9

Gillian Yorke

Scrambled Legs

Walk 5km

473.75

10

Melissa Westcott

Middleton Baptist Church

Outdoors

470.00

11

Amy Burke

CCC

Ride 10km

460.90

12

Jonathan Burke

CCC

Ride 10km

460.90

13

Darlene Boekema

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

435.00

14

Meagan Cairns

Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association

Fitness

425.00

15

Pam Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

Walk 5km

395.00

16

Tina Williams-Mosher

Kentville Care Bears

Ride 10km

370.00

17

Kelly McGregor

The Wheel Deal

Ride 25km

370.00

18

Claudine Laforce

Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association

Food Fun

320.00

19

Amanda Haslett

Valley Crew

Walk 5km

320.00

20

Rebecca Lombardo

Kentville Care Bears

Ride 10km

300.00

21

Loralee Smith-McFarlane

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

275.00

22

Kenzie Morrison

Paddle for the Portal

Outdoors

255.00

23

Lindsay Slade

The Wheel Deal

Ride 10km

250.00

24

Stephen Murphy

Better Late Then Never

Walk 5km

250.00

25

Elias Jones

CCC

Ride 50km

250.00

26

Emily Spurr

The Wheel Deal

Ride 10km

250.00

27

Justin Westcott

Middleton Baptist Church

Outdoors

240.00

28

Sarah Bligh

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

235.00

29

Nathan Colville

Chasing 42

Arts and Crafts

220.00

30

Susan Inglis

Magee Allstars

Ride 10km

175.00

31

Sweis Ubels

The Waterfall Chasers

Outdoors

175.00

32

Lydia Broderick

Paddle for the Portal

Outdoors

170.00

33

Melanie McCulloch

Rollin’ Along

Ride 10km

170.00

34

Earl Mielke

Magee Allstars

Ride 10km

160.00

35

John Drysdale

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 25km

150.00

36

Russ Sanche

CCC

Ride 10km

150.00

37

Marley Pugsley

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

150.00

38

Kim Mason

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

150.00

39

Scott Foster

Valley Crew

Walk 5km

150.00

40

Wanda Batson

Magee Allstars

Ride 25km

150.00

41

Sylvie Laprise

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

150.00

42

James Staunton

Magee Allstars

Ride 25km

150.00

43

Andrew Wile

Kentville Care Bears

Walk 5km

150.00

44

Nancy Brydon

Ride 50km

150.00

45

Mike Whalen

The Waterfall Chasers

Outdoors

115.00

46

Evan Colford

Better Late Then Never

Walk 5km

100.00

47

Becca Green-LaPierre

The Wheel Deal

Ride 10km

100.00

48

Mia Lockhart

Paddle for the Portal

Outdoors

100.00

49

Angie Sawler

Kentville Care Bears

Ride 10km

100.00

50

Ella LaPierre

The Wheel Deal

Ride 10km

100.00

51

Matthew McFarlane

Middleton Baptist Church

Ride 10km

100.00

52

Leslie Archibald

Paddle for the Portal

Fitness

100.00

53

Dolores Gaudet

Kentville Care Bears

Walk 5km

81.00

54

Kayla Colford

Better Late Then Never

Walk 5km

80.00

55

Susan Foote

Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association

Fitness

80.00

56

Riley McCulloch

Rollin’ Along

Ride 10km

75.00

57

Julia Kirkey

Auburn Freestylers

Walk 5km

75.00

58

Dawn Deluney

Kentville Care Bears

Ride 10km

50.00

59

Wendy Balcom

Greenwood Health Family

Ride 10km

50.00

60

Nicole Bowlby

Magee Allstars

Ride 25km

50.00

61

Melanie Sampson

Auburn Freestylers

Walk 5km

50.00

62

Mary Jane Sypher

CCC

Ride 10km

50.00

63

Hannah Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

Ride 10km

45.00

64

Kyla Whalen

The Waterfall Chasers

Walk 5km

40.00

65

Susan Cater

Kentville Care Bears

Walk 5km

27.00

66

Joshua Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

Ride 10km

25.00

67

Becky Brown

Valley Crew

Walk 5km

25.00

68

David Brewster

Magee Allstars

Ride 25km

25.00

69

Melissa Mead

Valley Crew

Walk 5km

20.00

70

Matthew Hakim

The Zombies

Ride 10km

71

Galina Smith

Papa-daughter/son team

Walk 5km

72

Murielle Toole

Magee Allstars

Ride 10km

73

Victoria Grant

Greenwood Health Family

Walk 5km

74

Graysen Parker

The Zombies

Ride 10km

75

Eric Embree

Papa-daughter/son team

Ride 10km

76

Goose Stuart

Auburn Freestylers

Walk 5km

77

Natalia Petrie

The Ride Warriors

Volunteer

78

Laura Anning

Magee Allstars

Ride 25km

79

Sesaly Davidson

Kentville Care Bears

Walk 5km

About The Portal

The Portal provides access to a brighter future for youth in the Annapolis Valley. The Portal acts as a resource centre to youth and works to prevent and respond to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. These youth who are sometimes forgotten are facing challenges such as: relational breakdown, substance abuse & addictions, isolation, poverty, homelessness, literacy, crime and street level risks, and work/education shortcomings. The Portal provides a safe place (physically and emotionally) for young people to secure basic needs (food, shelter, relationships) and experience a sense of belonging so that they can take work through their trauma/ emotional needs and become independent. Each individual that comes through the door or is met in the community are accepted, regardless of their lifestyle, beliefs, age, race, gender, or social-economic status. The Portal's vision is that all youth in the Annapolis Valley have a safe, supportive and nurturing home.

Contact Us


The Portal

Loralee Smith-McFarlane Board member
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email info@rideforrefuge.org

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