Raised:
$18,121
45%Goal:
$40,000

Durham Region

Hosted by The Refuge

56Participants14Teams5Charities0Volunteers

The RIDE will happen as scheduled on Saturday, October 3, 2020! However, Covid-related health risks and operational challenges won't permit us to assemble in large groups. So instead, we'll gather virtually, self-organizing in smaller, covid-friendly teams or groups as permitted.

Let's keep our RIDE location communities going! Register for the same RIDE location as last year - or, if you are new, register in a location you're within an hour of.

2020 RIDE Photos

Got RIDE Day pics you'd like to share? Email them to photos@rideforrefuge.org with your name/location and we'll add them!

Durham Region

About The Refuge

Each year The Refuge welcomes in the range of 450-500 different young people through our doors almost 10,000 times. What this number doesn't include is the countless number of times we help our youth by going to doctor's appointments with them, visiting them when they are in jail, visiting them in their apartments when they do find a place to live, taking them to get a bank account...the things a parent should do for them....except they live alone, away from parents or never had a parent to help them learn to live life.


Historically, 92% of the youth who come to The Refuge have been physically or sexually abused. Home is not a safe place for them. Others have been abandoned, still others have developed their drug addiction or other negative behaviours from their parent(s).


The Refuge seeks to be a positive 'home' for these youth where, in community, they can heal from their pasts and find a hope for the future.

Durham Region 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

Gate 3:16 Riders

Betty Mann

6

5,193.00

2

Durham 3

Karla Vance

4

1,612.13

3

Sterling Sky Inc

Joy Hawkins

3

1,520.00

4

HOPE Peddlers

Joan Doorenspleet

5

1,160.00

5

Trinity Farm

Ryan Mason

1

1,156.00

6

Gagné

Alida Gagne

5

1,100.00

7

sPECtacular REFUGE RIDERS

Terri Eldridge

4

800.00

8

FRIENDS UNITED

Mark Davis

1

700.00

9

Hanks Peeps

Jennifer Toland

1

525.00

10

Durham Dream Riders

Aimee Chada

3

420.00

11

Super Seabrights

Heather Seabright

2

390.00

12

The Refuge Riders

Amanda Armbrüster

1

150.00

13

Schak

Jenn Schakelaar

1

14

Human Solution

Paul Mason

1

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Vincent Ho

Gate 3:16 Riders

Ride 25km

3,748.00

2

Brenda Virtue

Ride with Joy

Walk 5km

1,295.35

3

Joy Hawkins

Sterling Sky Inc

Ride 10km

1,000.00

4

Ryan Mason

Trinity Farm

Ride 25km

956.00

5

Mark Davis

FRIENDS UNITED

Fitness

700.00

6

Betty Mann

Gate 3:16 Riders

Ride 10km

650.00

7

Karla Vance

Durham 3

Walk 5km

572.13

8

Nigel Gagne

Gagné

Ride 10km

500.00

9

Phil Young

sPECtacular REFUGE RIDERS

Ride 25km

500.00

10

Jennifer Toland

Hanks Peeps

Ride 10km

450.00

11

Mike Eklund

Gate 3:16 Riders

Ride 25km

400.00

12

Dean Frost

HOPE Peddlers

Ride 25km

360.00

13

Becky Hancock

The Community Creators

Food Fun

350.00

14

Joan Doorenspleet

HOPE Peddlers

Ride 25km

300.00

15

Beth Chant

Ride 25km

285.00

16

Grant Carr

Durham 3

Fitness

275.00

17

Patricia Jones

Durham 3

Walk 5km

265.00

18

Chelsy Ramos

Sanctus YA

Fitness

265.00

19

Hayden Piersma

HOPE Peddlers

Ride 25km

250.00

20

Corrie Hunter

Ride 50km

250.00

21

Marissa Chapman

Sanctus YA

Walk 5km

230.00

22

Alida Gagne

Gagné

Ride 10km

225.00

23

Efuaye Abu

Sanctus YA

Walk 5km

225.00

24

Carrie Zilavec

Gate 3:16 Riders

Ride 10km

210.00

25

Adrielle Levy

Sanctus YA

Walk 5km

205.00

26

Sarah Trolley

Durham 3

Walk 5km

200.00

27

Mira Gimon-Keeler

Durham Dream Riders

Ride 10km

200.00

28

Amanda Armbrüster

The Refuge Riders

Ride 25km

150.00

29

Diane Westerman

Gagné

Ride 25km

150.00

30

Brenda Westerman

Gagné

Ride 25km

150.00

31

Larry DeBrouwer

HOPE Peddlers

Ride 25km

150.00

32

Pamela Young

sPECtacular REFUGE RIDERS

Ride 25km

150.00

33

Tia & Michael McRae

Gate 3:16 Riders

Ride 10km

135.00

34

Aimee Chada

Durham Dream Riders

Ride 25km

110.00

35

Hiba Khan

WUSC OTU

Volunteer

105.00

36

Sylvia Hartshorn

Durham Dream Riders

Ride 10km

60.00

37

Michael Witvoet

Gagné

Ride 25km

50.00

38

Bryce Seabright

Super Seabrights

Ride 50km

50.00

39

Kaleb Schakelaar

Ride 25km

50.00

40

Terri Eldridge

sPECtacular REFUGE RIDERS

Ride 50km

50.00

41

Dee Duffy

Northumberland Harbour Hikers

Walk 5km

50.00

42

Carla Wilson

Ride 50km

50.00

43

Alan Perron

Gate 3:16 Riders

Walk 5km

50.00

44

Colan Nielsen

Sterling Sky Inc

Ride 50km

45.00

45

Heather Seabright

Super Seabrights

Ride 50km

40.00

46

Kate A

UNHCR

Walk 5km

25.00

47

Jacinta Obasohan

WUSC OTU

Volunteer

10.00

48

Caleb Cabral

Sanctus YA

Walk 5km

49

Angie Sauve

sPECtacular REFUGE RIDERS

Ride 50km

50

Monique DeBrouwer

HOPE Peddlers

Ride 25km

51

Naomi Cabral

Sanctus YA

Ride 10km

52

Paul Mason

Human Solution

Ride 25km

53

Jenn Schakelaar

Schak

Ride 50km

54

Stella ohuabunwa

WUSC OTU

Walk 5km

55

Brian Jose

Laura's Legends

Words

56

Tawsif Islam

WUSC OTU

Walk 5km

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre

2

11

6,293.00

2

The Refuge

7

16

4,386.00

3

Christian Horizons

1

4

1,612.13

4

I Live Again Uganda

1

3

1,520.00

5

Ride for Refuge

3

4

915.00

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 3, 2020!

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

There are no official RIDE locations this year. Teams will self-organize in smaller groups, following all COVID-related protocols for safety. Ask your captain for details on the plan for your team.


Times

This year you can sleep in a little longer if you want. Teams and individuals are free to gather at a time that is convenient for all of you.


Outdoor T-shirt Pick-up times


Team Captains, participants or one member of a family may pick up your t-shirts if you've qualified ($150 raised for adults, $75 for those 17 and under) at one of these two times.


Thursday, October 1 - 4pm-7pm


at The Refuge

300 Court St

Oshawa, ON

L1H 4X3


or


Saturday, October 3 - 8am- 11am


at Gate 3:16

64 Albany St,

Oshawa, ON

L1H 2Z2



Please wear a mask. Queue up 6 feet apart from the next person in line, and we'll move through the process cheerfully and quickly, celebrating your fundraising in the safest way possible.


Registration

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.


Waiver Details

Everyone on your team must register online before event day.

  • When they register online, they will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.

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 the RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge sheet.
  • 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.


Route Details

Safety First!

If your team is outside on Event Day, keep a close eye on everyone, their plans, whereabouts, and safety.

  • Youth and children should always be supervised.
  • In case of any accident or injury, immediately call 911 for emergency support.
  • If an accident does occur, please contact the RIDE Head Office by phone or email.
  • All participants are expected to be aware of and respect all Covid-related health and safety guidelines for their area, including but not limited to exercising social distancing protocols and wearing masks as required.


What to Bring

Common Sense Mainly!

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A helmet is mandatory for all riders
  • A face mask
  • Snacks in case you get hungry
  • 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 / early October weather 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


The Refuge

Amanda Armbrüster (May) Events Coordinator
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email info@rideforrefuge.org

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