Raised:
$24,853
124%Goal:
$20,000

Brantford

Hosted by Brantford Blessing Centre

65Participants14Teams28Volunteers

What moves you? The Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly fundraising bike + walk in support of local charities serving people seeking hope, safety, and freedom. Join us Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023!

Community Sponsors

Brantford (Brantford Blessing Centre) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is September 23, 2023!

StartGoogle Map

85 Clench Ave, Brantford, ON N3T 1C1

Local Details

Post-Event Meal


We will be firing up the grills so please stay and enjoy some great food and celebrate the bold fundraising success!

Schedule

  • 10:00 am: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 11:00 am: Move Send-off
  • 12:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 1:00 pm: Mosey Thank You! See you in 2024!


Not able to join us at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and participate offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: We have great routes where you can walk 2.5 or 5 km or bike 10 or 20 km.
  • Rest Stops: There will be one rest stop on each route with yummy snacks and drinks.
  • Signage: Routes will be well-signed with our bold orange RIDE signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
  • Children 12 and Under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at Ride for Refuge except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-in

  • All participants check-in personally at the event on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
  • T-shirts! Fundraising participants who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a RIDE shirt as a thank you on Event Day, while supplies last.
  • There is no registration fee to participate in the Ride for Refuge, but most participants raise $250-300 or more in support of their charity.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Waivers

All participants should register online.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children: under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online waiver form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before RIDE Day.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on RIDE Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Your bike and helmet or walking shoes
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing. Late September weather can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. So be sure to keep your eye on the forecast.
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

Handling Money

  • 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 RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • 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.

Brantford Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

5kmView + print!

The 2.5km turnaround point is at the Colborne Street Bridge

Brantford 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

Blessing Centre

Terry Howard

8

3,847.46

2

Evangel Church

Glenda Baptiste

2

2,571.00

3

Bouma/Koopman

Joni Bouma

2

1,800.00

4

Redeeming Grace

Nathan Westerveld

8

1,704.99

5

Soul sisters

Vanessa Stockham

3

1,165.00

6

Pedlars of Hope

Ellen McCleary

3

1,055.00

7

Wheel Warriors

Monique Coretti

2

1,000.00

8

The Vandenberg's

Ken Vandenberg

5

790.00

9

None Righteous

Carolyn Freeman

6

755.00

10

Tapi's friends

Tapiwa Mutete

5

650.00

11

Jenn Barker

Jennifer Barker

1

250.00

12

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

2

150.00

13

Team Joannette

Ken Joannette

1

14

Team Allen

Andrew Allen

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Glenda Baptiste

Evangel Church

43

2,531.00

2

Audrey Koopman

Bouma/Koopman

10

1,400.00

3

Monique Coretti

Wheel Warriors

10

980.00

4

Terry Howard

Blessing Centre

5

719.46

5

Hilda Mol

8

650.00

6

Party of 10 Bouwman

Soul sisters

6

600.00

7

Ken Vandenberg

The Vandenberg's

7

540.00

8

Kari Morrow

Blessing Centre

3

500.00

9

Maryellen Boyes

Pedlars of Hope

11

480.00

10

Ellen McCleary

Pedlars of Hope

6

470.00

11

Lloyd VANDENBERG

4

415.00

12

Tapiwa Mutete

Tapi's friends

9

400.00

13

Brooklyn Pearce

1

400.00

14

Joni Bouma

Bouma/Koopman

5

400.00

15

The lisk Crew

None Righteous

8

335.00

16

Eric Wickson

Blessing Centre

2

300.00

17

Jennifer Barker

Jenn Barker

2

250.00

18

Tyler Vandenberg

The Vandenberg's

1

250.00

19

Jelle Vonk

Redeeming Grace

3

250.00

20

Amber Westerveld

Redeeming Grace

12

249.99

21

Izak Vonk

Redeeming Grace

5

210.00

22

Andre Ruijmschoot

1

200.00

23

Samuel Vonk

Redeeming Grace

4

190.00

24

Avery Westerveld

Redeeming Grace

10

180.00

25

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

1

150.00

26

Chris Wickson

Blessing Centre

1

150.00

27

Kelsey Wickson

Blessing Centre

2

150.00

28

Carolyn Freeman

None Righteous

4

145.00

29

Michelle N

None Righteous

2

125.00

30

Daphne Vaandering

Soul sisters

3

125.00

31

Natalie Frisk

Pedlars of Hope

2

105.00

32

Kirston Wickson

Blessing Centre

1

100.00

33

Connor Howard

1

100.00

34

Tawana Chirusa

Tapi's friends

1

75.00

35

Evan Freeman

None Righteous

2

75.00

36

Tino Chirusa

Tapi's friends

1

75.00

37

Timothy Freeman

None Righteous

2

75.00

38

Vanessa Stockham

Soul sisters

1

75.00

39

Hope Mutete

Tapi's friends

2

70.00

40

Charlie Fyfe

Evangel Church

1

40.00

41

Nathan Westerveld

Redeeming Grace

1

25.00

42

Traydese Norden

Wheel Warriors

1

20.00

43

Crystal Kuan

None Righteous

44

Robert Berardi

Blessing Centre

45

Breanna Ly

Blessing Centre

46

Tatenda Chirusa

Tapi's friends

47

Korrina Osborn

48

Spirit Wickson

49

Connor Howard

50

DAVE COLLINS

51

Gail Kovackand Tina Bright 24 colborne st w #808

52

Owen Vandenberg

The Vandenberg's

53

Avery Vandenberg

The Vandenberg's

54

Lyndsey Menken

Redeeming Grace

55

Ken Joannette

Team Joannette

56

Andrew Allen

Team Allen

57

Brent Vandenberg

The Vandenberg's

58

Marion Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of RIDE. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About Brantford Blessing Centre

The Blessing Centre is a Community Food program that offers free daily takeout meals and grocery services. All served with friendly warmth and the love of Christ.


​For more than 30 years, The Brantford Blessing Centre has provided an active community outreach and interdenominational ministry of providing food and basic necessities to Brantford residents in need of help. We truly believe "Hope Starts with A Hot Meal," and, strive to create a welcoming and safe place for each and every person who walks through our doors.

Contact Us


RIDE Brantford 2023

The RIDE Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email brantford@rideforrefuge.org

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
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