Raised:
$30,981
154%Goal:
$20,000

Cambridge

Hosted by SEEDS

38Participants7Teams17Volunteers

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

Cambridge (SEEDS) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Cambridge 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

Friendship Fair

Larissa Twinem

9

5,540.00

2

Laura's Team

Laura Ross

5

3,736.41

3

Lisamaree “We Got This”

Lisamaree Cormier

3

3,665.00

4

Gwen's Team

Gwen Van Dongen

7

3,245.00

5

TEAM BULL

Tammy Bull

5

2,350.34

6

Global Gladiators

Vicki Olatundun

1

500.00

7

Urban Hope

Louise Wyszynski

2

150.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Lisamaree Cormier

Lisamaree “We Got This”

23

2,515.00

2

Laura Ross

Laura's Team

24

2,216.41

3

Gwen Van Dongen

Gwen's Team

11

1,360.00

4

Elaina Budimlic

Friendship Fair

18

1,030.00

5

Tammy Bull

TEAM BULL

7

1,005.00

6

Sue Balfour

TEAM BULL

13

900.34

7

Carrie Van Dixhoorn

Lisamaree “We Got This”

3

850.00

8

Emily Baird

Friendship Fair

13

810.00

9

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Friendship Fair

13

750.00

10

Erika Hall

Friendship Fair

3

700.00

11

Christine Stryker

Laura's Team

11

700.00

12

Heidi Jason

Gwen's Team

6

690.00

13

Larissa Twinem

Friendship Fair

11

650.00

14

Kate Rockwell

Laura's Team

7

600.00

15

Alanna Martin

Friendship Fair

5

600.00

16

Julia Hislop

Friendship Fair

5

525.00

17

Vicki Olatundun

Global Gladiators

7

500.00

18

Leanne Reist-Barr

Lisamaree “We Got This”

3

300.00

19

Daniella Budimlic

Friendship Fair

6

275.00

20

Darren Henry

Gwen's Team

3

250.00

21

Melanie Rossdeutscher

3

225.00

22

Tanya Pilkington

Gwen's Team

1

200.00

23

Krista Henry

Gwen's Team

1

200.00

24

Chad pilkington

Gwen's Team

1

200.00

25

Jackie Sallans

Gwen's Team

4

195.00

26

Regan Bull

TEAM BULL

3

175.00

27

Sara Anderson

Friendship Fair

1

150.00

28

Savannah Ross

Laura's Team

1

120.00

29

Sydney Ross

4

110.00

30

Alison Sandaj

4

110.00

31

Lisa Hope

TEAM BULL

2

100.00

32

Randy Wyszynski

Urban Hope

1

75.00

33

Louise Wyszynski

Urban Hope

1

75.00

34

Colton Ross

Laura's Team

1

50.00

35

Nathen Tucker

TEAM BULL

1

50.00

36

Keeley Gorman

37

William Oche

About SEEDS

A new story for sex-trafficking survivors

SEEDS Program is a holistic approach to restoration. Survivors, who have had everything stolen from them, get the stability and rest they need to dream again! While in our program, survivors are equipped with the wrap around services and resources they need to be transformed. They can also accomplish goals they never knew were possible to tackle – things like getting their GED, reconnecting with their children and family, getting their driver’s license, and even learning to swim. A new story for sex-trafficking survivors


SEEDS provides a home and program where women receive a personalized education plan, medical aid, trauma therapy, job placement, case management, and restorative services. They also have the opportunity to build healthy and safe relationships that will follow them into their final stage of the program. The final stage is where survivors receive individualized planning and assistance with living independently, career goals, and continued support. SEEDS is there with them every step of the way through their transformation!


SEEDS is not a crisis center or shelter but is a long-term solution for 18+ survivors of sex trafficking and/or exploitation. If a survivor is ready to start a new life outside of what they have known, SEEDS is the perfect place to start.

Event Day Details

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

StartGoogle Map

55 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, ON


Start and Finish are located at Forward Church

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.

Cambridge Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

Contact Us


RIDE Cambridge 2023

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

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