Raised:
$25,371
126%Goal:
$20,000

The Pregnancy Centre

Hosting an in-person event in Kitchener Downtown, ON

51Participants11Teams

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 Pregnancy Centre is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

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!

The Pregnancy Centre 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

Head over Wheels

DEREK SMITH

2

5,885.00

2

HopeFull Hikers

Sheryl Ramseyer

2

3,055.00

3

The Walkie Talkies

Sharla Stover

8

2,495.00

4

The Pregnancy Centre - Miles for Mamas

Jennifer Holbrook

5

2,420.00

5

Regroup for Hope

Scott Davidson

3

2,021.93

6

HGC Walk and Rollers

Lynne Rutledge

12

1,955.00

7

Creative Explosion

Heather Weber

5

1,070.00

8

The Team

Steve Saint

7

1,069.54

9

The Pregnancy Centre Open Team

Danielle Duerrstein

1

100.00

10

Team Jojo

Joanne Bush

1

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

DEREK SMITH

Head over Wheels

Ride 50km

4,485.00

2

Sheryl Ramseyer

HopeFull Hikers

Walk 5km

2,155.00

3

Kristen Smith

Head over Wheels

Walk 5km

1,400.00

4

Scott Davidson

Regroup for Hope

Walk 5km

910.00

5

Ceilidh Dowdy

The Pregnancy Centre - Miles for Mamas

Walk 5km

725.00

6

Heather Weber

Creative Explosion

Walk 5km

720.00

7

Jen Taylor

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

675.00

8

Jennifer Holbrook

The Pregnancy Centre - Miles for Mamas

Walk 5km

650.00

9

Joseph Davidson

Regroup for Hope

Walk 5km

561.93

10

Ben Ahrens

Regroup for Hope

Walk 5km

550.00

11

Amy Hill

Ride 50km

550.00

12

Rebecca Ferguson

The Pregnancy Centre - Miles for Mamas

Walk 5km

500.00

13

Sharla Stover

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

485.00

14

Martha Kuehl

HopeFull Hikers

Walk 5km

370.00

15

Lynne Rutledge

HGC Walk and Rollers

Ride 50km

310.00

16

Marnie Van Weelden

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

300.00

17

Brian Barsness

The Team

Walk 5km

250.00

18

Caleb Rutledge

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

230.00

19

Ava Rutledge

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

230.00

20

Julie Bursey

The Pregnancy Centre - Miles for Mamas

Volunteer

225.00

21

Kirsten Hoskin

The Pregnancy Centre - Miles for Mamas

Walk 5km

200.00

22

Ryan Rutledge

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

200.00

23

Tamara Amirault

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

200.00

24

Rachel Mesquita

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

200.00

25

Sara Treusch

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

195.00

26

Sandra Ward

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

190.00

27

Judy Furlong

Creative Explosion

Ride 10km

185.00

28

Ben Rutledge

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

180.00

29

jim schmitt

Creative Explosion

Ride 10km

165.00

30

Charleigh Roeck

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

155.00

31

Mariah Roeck

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

150.00

32

Karen Barsness

The Team

Walk 5km

150.00

33

Steve Saint

The Team

Walk 5km

139.00

34

Gabriella Saint

The Team

Walk 5km

127.77

35

Sophie Saint

The Team

Walk 5km

127.77

36

Lorelei Ro

The Walkie Talkies

Ride 25km

125.00

37

Cara App

The Walkie Talkies

Walk 5km

120.00

38

Kay Saint

The Team

Walk 5km

100.00

39

Gavin Roeck

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

100.00

40

Declan Roeck

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

100.00

41

Danielle Duerrstein

The Pregnancy Centre Open Team

Walk 5km

100.00

42

Paxton Barsness

The Team

Walk 5km

75.00

43

Aaron Roeck

HGC Walk and Rollers

Ride 50km

55.00

44

Joyce Onyeka

HGC Walk and Rollers

Walk 5km

50.00

45

Roy Weber

Creative Explosion

Ride 10km

46

Jeff Kinart

Ride 50km

47

jim schmitt

Ride 10km

48

Alyssa van Hoeve

Ride 10km

49

Joanne Bush

Team Jojo

Walk 5km

50

Ella Weber

Creative Explosion

Ride 10km

About The Pregnancy Centre

Since 1986, The Pregnancy Centre (TPC) has been the most supportive resource for women in Kitchener-Waterloo who face pregnancy and parenting without the practical resources and emotional support needed to thrive. TPC provides the best opportunity to access the support she needs.


We provide the practical resources of diapers, wipes, and formula for women in crisis. Your support will allow us to ensure that we can meet the increase in demand that we have been experiencing.


In additional, we provide emotional support through our Mom to Mom mentoring program. Our vision is to train 20 additional mentors so that women in crisis have the support, connection, and strength to move beyond their circumstances and see a hopeful future for themselves and their child.


Join us for this years freestyle ride! Thank you!

Contact Us


The Pregnancy Centre

Danielle Duerrstein Donor Development & Fundraising Director
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