Raised:
$3,400
13%Goal:
$25,000

Annapolis Valley

Hosted by The Portal

38Participants11Teams1Charities1Volunteers43Days Left

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.

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

Annapolis Valley Scoreboard

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Teams
Participants
Charities

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Rotary Riders

Wally Jarvis

5

1,305.00

2

EVP Peddlers

Dean Gurney

5

1,050.00

3

GFHC

Loralee Smith-McFarlane

6

300.00

4

MBC

Matthew McFarlane

10

255.00

5

Kentville Care Bears

Ashley Colville

4

200.00

6

Rolly Holers

Tyson Blanchard

1

150.00

7

Magee All Stars

Earl Mielke

3

100.00

8

Cyclopaths

Sonya Shaw

1

40.00

9

Sweet Cravings

Lynda Eddy

1

10

Portal Frontline Riders

Russ Sanchè

1

11

Tribe Forerunners

Nick Bethune

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Lyle Loewen

EVP Peddlers

5

850.00

2

Wally Jarvis

Rotary Riders

14

765.00

3

Greg Trefry

Rotary Riders

2

500.00

4

Loralee Smith-McFarlane

GFHC

1

150.00

5

John Drysdale

GFHC

1

150.00

6

Tyson Blanchard

Rolly Holers

1

150.00

7

Pam Smith

MBC

1

100.00

8

Ashley Colville

Kentville Care Bears

2

100.00

9

James Staunton

Magee All Stars

1

100.00

10

Andrew Wile

Kentville Care Bears

1

100.00

11

Lucie Comer

MBC

4

80.00

12

Joshua Smith

MBC

1

75.00

13

Dean Gurney

EVP Peddlers

1

50.00

14

Phil Warren

Rotary Riders

1

40.00

15

Earl Mielke

Magee All Stars

16

John Lohr

Rotary Riders

17

Roger Sevigny

Rotary Riders

18

KristenLee Stronach

GFHC

19

Laura Anning

Magee All Stars

20

Craig Youden

GFHC

21

Darlene Boekema

GFHC

22

Tracy Tate

EVP Peddlers

23

Noah Titus-Stronach

GFHC

24

Troy Lenihan

EVP Peddlers

25

Melvin Hart

EVP Peddlers

26

Danny Smith

MBC

27

Russ Sanchè

Portal Frontline Riders

28

Cynthia Jobes

Kentville Care Bears

29

Nick Bethune

Tribe Forerunners

30

Lynda Eddy

Sweet Cravings

31

Sonya Shaw

Cyclopaths

32

Catherine Callaghan

Kentville Care Bears

33

Hannah Smith

MBC

34

John Lilly

MBC

35

Annika Lilly

MBC

36

Kierstyn Lilly

MBC

37

Zaida Lilly

MBC

38

Matthew McFarlane

MBC

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

The Portal

11

38

3,400.00

Event Day Details

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

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

76 River Street Kentville


Times

Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8:00am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00am - Send-off! (All distances)
  • 10:00am - Registration closes
  • 10:00am - 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 lunch 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

  • We'll publish route maps at the bottom of the page once they're ready.
  • 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