Raised:
$13,459
10%Goal:
$125,000

Calgary

Hosted by Blue Sea Calgary

107Participants42Teams18Charities11Volunteers43Days 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 Blue Sea Calgary

Blue Sea Foundation is proud to play host to our 7th annual Ride for Refuge in wonderful Calgary


Welcome! Blue Sea doesn't actively fundraise in this event but through our generous sponsors and with the leadership of our event director Samantha Jones and friends, we work hard with 70 needed volunteers to plan and lead a great event for the expected 30+ charities, team captains and 450+ participants who fundraise more than $150,000 plus each fall. #Calgaryproud #oct5 #ride19 #RFRyyc

Calgary Scoreboard

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Teams
Participants
Charities

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

4th Musketeer

Judd Lee

8

4,068.25

2

Ride Airdrie Ride

Linda Ray

5

1,905.00

3

Riders On The Storm

Earl Thiessen

2

1,475.00

4

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

Diana Schwenk

5

1,260.00

5

TBD

Theresa McPike

2

1,256.66

6

Team Acorn

Megan Eichhorn

7

1,230.00

7

Lightspeeders

Kellie Whitman

3

1,130.00

8

Hope Restored Team

Royce Schmitke

4

525.00

9

New Life Cycles

Charlie Hunter

7

350.00

10

Shelley Henczel

Shelley Henczel

3

220.00

11

Ride the Wall in YYC

Jennifer Young

3

200.00

12

Empower!

Laurel Schmitke

4

200.00

13

Sparrow Warriors

Krystal Clements

1

100.00

14

Justice Walkers

Melanie Erickson

2

50.00

15

Little World Changers

Finnton Bradbury

2

20.00

16

Dewys Crew

Duane Misura

1

20.00

17

TBD

Danielle Stone

1

18

Top Guns

Alexander Weston

1

19

Calgary for Refuge

Rafael Tejeda

1

20

Commons - the Chariot Brigade

Kristal Hoff

2

21

Elizabeth House - Staff & Friends

Michelle Haywood

2

22

No Breaks

k h

1

23

AW Engineering Team

Anand Stephen

1

24

Ernie's retired riders

Ernie Haskewich

1

25

Chinese International Mission Calgary

Joe Lee

1

26

Walking for Wycliffe

Dolores Wuermli

1

27

Howie's Heros

Leslie McMechan

1

28

A-Team

Michael Subasic

6

29

Keepin' it Wheel

Brittany Yuen

3

30

Woods homes /Austin

Austin Cummins

1

31

The Enforcers

Brandi Weston

3

32

For the Sparrows

Becky Bradbury

1

33

Freedom Riders

Phil Reimer

1

34

Hope Restored Family Riders

Carla Rae Shaw

5

35

Ladies in Lycra

Lori Taylor

2

36

Kendra

Kendra Pointen

1

37

Action Jackson

Patrick Jackson

4

38

All Our Sisters

Shannon Towson

1

39

Pedalers of Hope

Ngala Robinson

2

40

Wycliffe ends Bible Poverty

Sam Wuermli

1

41

Language Tech for a cause

Dawson Tennant

2

42

Team EMI (Calgary)

Pam Meyers

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Janice Craig

Ride Airdrie Ride

25

1,680.00

2

Judd Lee

4th Musketeer

10

1,508.25

3

Colleen Breker

Lightspeeders

10

1,000.00

4

Isaac McPike

TBD

7

923.33

5

Philip Cote

4th Musketeer

1

810.00

6

Earl Thiessen

Riders On The Storm

6

800.00

7

Rem Vlasblom

4th Musketeer

2

700.00

8

Megan Eichhorn

Team Acorn

9

510.00

9

Diana Schwenk

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

7

510.00

10

Patrick Nixon

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

1

500.00

11

Royce Schmitke

Hope Restored Team

4

375.00

12

Tara Bracanovic

Team Acorn

7

345.00

13

Theresa McPike

TBD

1

333.33

14

Charlie Hunter

New Life Cycles

4

250.00

15

Jerimie Dohnal

4th Musketeer

2

250.00

16

Shelley Henczel

Shelley Henczel

2

220.00

17

Jennifer Young

Ride the Wall in YYC

4

200.00

18

Stewart Elton

Team Acorn

3

200.00

19

Laurel Schmitke

Empower!

1

200.00

20

Steven Szarka

Hope Restored Team

2

150.00

21

Roger Morgadinho

Riders On The Storm

2

125.00

22

Kirstyn Dillon

Lightspeeders

3

110.00

23

Tracey Twittey

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

2

100.00

24

Linda Ray

Ride Airdrie Ride

4

100.00

25

Krystal Clements

Sparrow Warriors

1

100.00

26

Conrad Cook

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

2

100.00

27

Judy Vellacott

Ride Airdrie Ride

2

100.00

28

Janice Richardson

New Life Cycles

2

100.00

29

Celina Cummins

Team Acorn

1

50.00

30

Jerron Isaac

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

1

50.00

31

Melanie Erickson

Justice Walkers

1

50.00

32

Cheryle Sklapsky

Team Acorn

1

25.00

33

Duane Misura

Dewys Crew

1

20.00

34

Kellie Whitman

Lightspeeders

1

20.00

35

Janet Ip

Ride the Wall in YYC

36

Leslie McMechan

Howie's Heros

37

Melissa Subasic

A-Team

38

Samantha Subasic

A-Team

39

Dolores Wuermli

Walking for Wycliffe

40

Amelia Subasic

A-Team

41

Ethan Subasic

A-Team

42

Michael Subasic

A-Team

43

Esther Chan

Keepin' it Wheel

44

Brittany Yuen

Keepin' it Wheel

45

bob thompson

Team Acorn

46

Tammy Subasic

A-Team

47

Rafael Tejeda

Calgary for Refuge

48

Anand Stephen

AW Engineering Team

49

Anand Stephen

Shelley Henczel

50

Warsha Stephen

Shelley Henczel

51

Ernie Haskewich

Ernie's retired riders

52

Sandy Tam

Keepin' it Wheel

53

Glen Richardson

New Life Cycles

54

Anh Pham

55

Suzanne Chenier

New Life Cycles

56

k h

No Breaks

57

Anne Marie Brown

Elizabeth House - Staff & Friends

58

Alexander Weston

Top Guns

59

Joe Lee

Chinese International Mission Calgary

60

Michelle Haywood

Elizabeth House - Staff & Friends

61

Peter Ratzlaff

New Life Cycles

62

Danielle Stone

TBD

63

Gail Cary

64

Kristal Hoff

Commons - the Chariot Brigade

65

Willis Hoff

Commons - the Chariot Brigade

66

John McKenzie

New Life Cycles

67

Cliff Wiebe

Ride Airdrie Ride

68

Xavier Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

69

Nathaniel Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

70

Elliot Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

71

Lori Taylor

Ladies in Lycra

72

Becky Bradbury

For the Sparrows

73

Kendra Pointen

Kendra

74

Marissa Barrie

75

Ken Stuart

Ride Airdrie Ride

76

Warren Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

77

Carla Rae Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

78

Finnton Bradbury

Little World Changers

79

Janice Erickson

Justice Walkers

80

Austin Cummins

Woods homes /Austin

81

Brandi Weston

The Enforcers

82

Locklan Bradbury

Little World Changers

83

Phil Reimer

Freedom Riders

84

Iyla W

The Enforcers

85

Mirren W

The Enforcers

86

Chandra Janzen

Empower!

87

Patrick Jackson

Action Jackson

88

Bree Reid

Team Acorn

89

Andrea Fortier

Ladies in Lycra

90

Dawson Tennant

Language Tech for a cause

91

Rod Johnson

Language Tech for a cause

92

Micheal Forsey

4th Musketeer

93

Jason Koleba

4th Musketeer

94

Balint Madar

4th Musketeer

95

Dan Boyle

Hope Restored Team

96

Sam Wuermli

Wycliffe ends Bible Poverty

97

Andrew Inkpen

Ride the Wall in YYC

98

Melodee Jackson

Action Jackson

99

Sandra Stephenson

Action Jackson

100

Don Stephenson

Action Jackson

101

Deborah Vader

Empower!

102

Shannon Towson

All Our Sisters

103

Larry Schellenberg

Hope Restored Team

104

Ngala Robinson

Pedalers of Hope

105

Najala Robinson

Pedalers of Hope

106

Pam Meyers

Team EMI (Calgary)

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Next Step Ministries

9

18

4,238.25

2

Oxford House Foundation of Canada (Al...

2

7

2,735.00

3

Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre

5

18

2,255.00

4

ALIES & The Back Porch

1

2

1,256.66

5

Calgary John Howard Society

3

9

1,230.00

6

Joy Smith Foundation Inc.

1

3

1,130.00

7

Hope Restored International

6

16

745.00

8

WorldServe Ministries

2

4

220.00

9

International China Concern

1

3

200.00

10

Wycliffe Bible Translators

3

4

11

Elizabeth House Calgary

2

8

12

Impact Ministries Canada

1

4

13

Hands at Work in Africa (Canada) Society

1

2

14

Engineering Ministries International

1

1

15

World Hope International Canada

1

2

16

Global Aid Network (GAIN)

1

3

17

All Nations Centre

1

1

18

Chinese International Missions (Canada)

1

1

Calgary Maps

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

5kmView + print!

This map is for the 5KM walkers. It has a double up on the square, with a little detour up and back on the side street to make the 5KM

10kmView + print!

This 10 KM is mostly flat and would be easily ridden by older children and their families.

25kmView + print!

This somewhat challenging route has a few good hills, and some low traffic areas with little to no shoulder. To be looped by those wishing to ride 50KM

2018 RIDE Photos

Event Day Details

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

Welcome to Ride for Refuge YYC's event page!


Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling & walking fundraising event. Team Captains select one of our local charities when they ...


StartGoogle Map

WestLife Church

32242 Township Rd 245

Calgary AB T3Z 2N9


Times

Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8:30 am - Registration opens
  • 9:15 am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30 am - SEND-OFF (all distances)
  • 10:30 am - Registration closes
  • 10:30 am - Lunch service begins
  • 2:30 pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2:00pm - Route closes

Yummy Food


  • 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.

Yummy Food


  • 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

(+Route Options include:)

  • 10 km RIDE
  • 25 km RIDE
  • 50 km RIDE
  • 5 km WALK

Scroll down to view or print route maps - Coming Soon


  • Rest stops are available on all routes.
  • Route marshalls, 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 walk 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


Calgary

Samantha Jones Location Director
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 403.401.7731
Email samantha@blueseaphilanthropy.org

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