Raised:
$26,391
105%Goal:
$25,000

Annapolis Valley

Hosted by The Portal

81Participants17Teams3Charities38Volunteers10°C

What moves you? Join us on October 5, 2019 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.

2019 RIDE Photos

About The Portal

The Portal provides access to a brighter future for youth in the Annapolis Valley. The Centre 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 outreach 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 responsibility for their lives and deal with their trauma/ emotional needs. 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. Some are supported to reconcile with their own family or finding a sense of family in an alternative safe setting

Community Sponsors

Annapolis Valley is super grateful for our fantastic 2019 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Annapolis Valley 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
Charities

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Ourhouse Annapolis Valley Riders & Walkers

Bernadine Gerrits

6

11,845.09

2

EVP Peddlers

Dean Gurney

9

2,870.00

3

Alpha Chiropractic

Tyler Jones

1

2,020.00

4

Rotary Riders

Wally Jarvis

5

1,970.00

5

Portal Frontline Riders

Russ Sanchè

6

1,788.00

6

GFHC

Loralee Smith-McFarlane

11

1,260.00

7

NMBC Riders

Tyson Blanchard

8

1,015.00

8

Winsor's Ride for the Ladies

Jim Winsor

1

980.00

9

Kentville Care Bears

Ashley Colville

6

851.00

10

MBC

Matthew McFarlane

12

652.00

11

Callaghan Family AIM Nova Scotia

Jay Callaghan

1

425.00

12

Cyclopaths

Sonya Shaw

1

265.00

13

Trail Hogs

Mark Gerrits

2

210.00

14

Magee All Stars

Earl Mielke

10

190.00

15

Sweet Cravings

Lynda Eddy

2

75.00

16

Portal 2 Forerunners #ride4cake

Nick Bethune

1

17

Team KPS

Erica Johnson

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Dave Davies

Ourhouse Annapolis Valley Riders & Walkers

56

9,815.09

2

Tyler Jones

Alpha Chiropractic

45

2,020.00

3

Lyle Loewen

EVP Peddlers

10

1,380.00

4

Wally Jarvis

Rotary Riders

23

1,280.00

5

Randy Aalders

Ourhouse Annapolis Valley Riders & Walkers

8

1,260.00

6

Jim Winsor

Winsor's Ride for the Ladies

14

980.00

7

Troy Lenihan

EVP Peddlers

17

655.00

8

Russ Sanchè

Portal Frontline Riders

5

550.00

9

Greg Trefry

Rotary Riders

2

500.00

10

Amy Burke

Portal Frontline Riders

1

344.00

11

Jonathan Burke

Portal Frontline Riders

1

344.00

12

Ashley Colville

Kentville Care Bears

10

320.00

13

Carol Inskip

Ourhouse Annapolis Valley Riders & Walkers

12

305.00

14

Dean Gurney

EVP Peddlers

6

260.00

15

Tyson Blanchard

NMBC Riders

2

250.00

16

Bernadine Gerrits

Ourhouse Annapolis Valley Riders & Walkers

10

245.00

17

Nate Hildebrand

NMBC Riders

5

225.00

18

Debbie Parker

Ourhouse Annapolis Valley Riders & Walkers

3

220.00

19

Mandy Blanchard

NMBC Riders

5

220.00

20

Sarah Bligh

GFHC

4

200.00

21

Sonya Shaw

Cyclopaths

3

200.00

22

Ryan Sypher

Portal Frontline Riders

3

200.00

23

Lucie Comer

MBC

8

180.00

24

Mark Pearce

NMBC Riders

2

175.00

25

Nathaniel Jones

Portal Frontline Riders

3

175.00

26

Elias Jones

Portal Frontline Riders

3

175.00

27

Cynthia Jobes

Kentville Care Bears

4

170.00

28

Sylvie Laprise

GFHC

2

170.00

29

Matthew McFarlane

MBC

3

150.00

30

Nancylee Heath-Curtis

EVP Peddlers

1

150.00

31

LeeAnn White-Young

GFHC

5

150.00

32

Edward Curtis

EVP Peddlers

1

150.00

33

Darlene Boekema

GFHC

1

150.00

34

John Drysdale

GFHC

1

150.00

35

Andrew Wile

Kentville Care Bears

2

150.00

36

John Lohr

Rotary Riders

3

150.00

37

Loralee Smith-McFarlane

GFHC

1

150.00

38

James Staunton

Magee All Stars

2

120.00

39

Pam Smith

MBC

1

100.00

40

Kara Dennis

EVP Peddlers

3

100.00

41

Dale Young

GFHC

4

100.00

42

Ben Morse

GFHC

2

100.00

43

Hannah Smith

MBC

2

97.00

44

Mark Gerrits

Trail Hogs

3

85.00

45

Joshua Smith

MBC

1

75.00

46

Sesaly Davidson

Kentville Care Bears

1

50.00

47

Sean DeLong

NMBC Riders

1

50.00

48

Jay Callaghan

Callaghan Family AIM Nova Scotia

1

50.00

49

Danny Smith

MBC

1

50.00

50

Lynda Eddy

Sweet Cravings

1

50.00

51

Lindsey Downie

Magee All Stars

1

50.00

52

Phil Warren

Rotary Riders

1

40.00

53

Catherine Callaghan

Kentville Care Bears

2

31.00

54

Andrea Pearce

NMBC Riders

1

25.00

55

Tavish Gerrits

Trail Hogs

1

25.00

56

Kelly Embree

Sweet Cravings

1

25.00

57

Tracy Tate

EVP Peddlers

1

25.00

58

KristenLee Stronach

GFHC

1

20.00

59

Sam Pearce

NMBC Riders

1

20.00

60

Ian Pearce

NMBC Riders

1

20.00

61

Earl Mielke

Magee All Stars

1

20.00

62

Melissa Spencer

Kentville Care Bears

1

20.00

63

Noah Titus-Stronach

GFHC

1

20.00

64

David Brewster

Magee All Stars

65

Nick Bethune

Portal 2 Forerunners #ride4cake

66

Wanda Batson

Magee All Stars

67

Murielle Toole

Magee All Stars

68

John Lilly

MBC

69

Laura Anning

Magee All Stars

70

Rachel Sparling

71

Adele Robert

Magee All Stars

72

Craig Youden

GFHC

73

Erica Johnson

Team KPS

74

Kyle McFarlane

MBC

75

Heidi McFarlane

MBC

76

Roger Sevigny

Rotary Riders

77

Melvin Hart

EVP Peddlers

78

Zaida Lilly

MBC

79

Kierstyn Lilly

MBC

80

Annika Lilly

MBC

81

Amanda Johnson

EVP Peddlers

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Ourhouse (formerly HadassaHouse)

3

9

13,035.09

2

The Portal

13

74

12,956.00

3

Africa Inland Mission (AIM)

1

1

425.00

Annapolis Valley Maps

All routes are generously marked with bright RIDE signage, staffed by friendly volunteers, and include rest stops with snacks along the way.

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 5, 2019!

A big thanks to the 17 team captains, 80+ participants, 3 charities and 35+ volunteers coming this Saturday - looking forward to seeing you all there! The Portal/Annapolis Valley Team


StartGoogle Map

78 River St,

Kentville,

NS B4N 3W4


Times

Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8:00am - Registration opens
  • 9:00am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:15am - Send-off! (All distances)
  • 10:00am - Registration closes
  • 10:30am - Lunch service begins
  • 2:00pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2:00pm - Route closes

Yummy Food on RIDE Day

  • There will be snacks at rest stops, and a BBQ will be available for participants when they return from their ride or walk.
  • We are not able to accommodate food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.


Registration

All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:

  • Check in
  • Wear their event wristband once registered
  • Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Fundraising Minimums + Registration Fees:

  • Children 0-10: Free to participate (but you’ll have to fundraise $75 to earn a t-shirt)
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise $75 or more to earn your RIDE t-shirt or pay the $25 registration fee
  • Adults 18+: Fundraise $150 or more to earn the RIDE t-shirt or pay the $25 registration fee
  • Note: The registration fee increases to $40 on Monday, September 30th.


Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!


RIDE T-Shirts

RIDE T-shirts are available on event day (while supplies last) and are available in sizes Youth S to Adult 3XL.


Route Details

Biking: 10 km, 25km, 50km | Walking: 5km

  • Rest stops are available on all routes.
  • Route marshals, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
  • All participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Joggers are permitted on the walking route, but must head to the front of the group.


What to Bring

  • Cheques made out to Ride for Refuge and cash donations
  • A completed Pledge Form or My Results Form if you’re bringing cash or cheques
  • You're 17 years and under, or
  • You didn’t sign up online before event day
  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A helmet is mandatory for all riders
  • Extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your bike or walking shoes
  • Your own water bottle, filled with icy cold water
  • 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 can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast!

Contact Us


Annapolis Valley

Loralee Smith-Mcfarlane Event Director
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email loraleesm81@gmail.com

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