Raised:
$1,695
1%Goal:
$125,000

Calgary

Hosted by Blue Sea Calgary

26Participants14Teams7Charities0Volunteers

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 6th 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

Contact Us


Calgary

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

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 register.


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

Check-In:

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.


Registration Type:

  • 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.

RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth S to adult 3XL.


Have questions?

  • Visit our FAQ section!


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 in cash or cheques
  • 17 yrs and under or
  • who didn’t sign up online (before event day)
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy
  • your own water bottle - filled with icy cold water

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.

Calgary 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

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

Diana Schwenk

3

850.00

2

Riders On The Storm

Earl Thiessen

2

775.00

3

Justice Walkers

Melanie Erickson

2

50.00

4

Little World Changers

Finnton Bradbury

2

20.00

5

Hope Restored Family Riders

Carla Rae Shaw

5

6

Freedom Riders

Phil Reimer

1

7

For the Sparrows

Becky Bradbury

1

8

Empower!

Laurel Schmitke

1

9

The Enforcers

Brandi Weston

3

10

Woods homes /Austin

Austin Cummins

1

11

Lightspeeders

Kellie Whitman

2

12

Team EMI (Calgary)

Pam Meyers

1

13

Hope Restored International

Royce Schmitke

1

14

Ladies in Lycra

Lori Taylor

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Patrick Nixon

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

1

500.00

2

Diana Schwenk

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

2

250.00

3

Earl Thiessen

Riders On The Storm

3

225.00

4

Tracey Twittey

Sponge Bob Slow Pants

2

100.00

5

Melanie Erickson

Justice Walkers

1

50.00

6

Iyla W

The Enforcers

7

Mirren W

The Enforcers

8

Carla Rae Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

9

Warren Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

10

Xavier Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

11

Nathaniel Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

12

Elliot Shaw

Hope Restored Family Riders

13

Roger Morgadinho

Riders On The Storm

14

Phil Reimer

Freedom Riders

15

Becky Bradbury

For the Sparrows

16

Royce Schmitke

Hope Restored International

17

Pam Meyers

Team EMI (Calgary)

18

Kellie Whitman

Lightspeeders

19

Finnton Bradbury

Little World Changers

20

Janice Erickson

Justice Walkers

21

Austin Cummins

Woods homes /Austin

22

Brandi Weston

The Enforcers

23

Laurel Schmitke

Empower!

24

Colleen Breker

Lightspeeders

25

Locklan Bradbury

Little World Changers

26

Lori Taylor

Ladies in Lycra

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Oxford House Foundation of Canada (Al...

2

5

1,625.00

2

Next Step Ministries

4

6

70.00

3

Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre

2

4

4

Hope Restored International

3

7

5

Joy Smith Foundation Inc.

1

2

6

Calgary John Howard Society

1

1

7

Engineering Ministries International

1

1

2018 RIDE Photos

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