Durham Region

Hosted by The Refuge

Address: The Refuge , 300 Court St. , Oshawa, ON, L1H 4X3 Map >Start time: 8:00 am Full Schedule >
RIDE Day Details

RIDE Day Details

Gear up - RIDE Day is September 30, 2017!

Ride or walk with us at the Durham Region Ride for Refuge on September 30, 2017, generously hosted and operated by The Refuge Oshawa!

Start/FinishGoogle Map

The Refuge

300 Court St.

Oshawa, ON

L1H 4X3


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9am - RIDE begins (all distances)
  • 9:30am - WALK begins
  • 10am - Registration closes
  • 10:30am - Lunch service begins
  • 2pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2:30pm - 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 for food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.



  • All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:
  • check-in
  • sign a waiver form
  • wear their event wristband once registered

  • Participants aged 17 and under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver or bring in a pre-signed waiver form. Download waiver form under the "Tools" section of our website.


NEW for 2017

  • There is an optional registration / participation fee for those ages 11 or older who choose not to fundraise. For those who choose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the cost is $25 before September 25th or $40 after September 25th.

  • Fundraisers ages 18+ who raise $150 or more will have their registration fee waived and will earn a RIDE shirt.

  • Fundraisers 11-17 who raise $75 or more will have their registration fee waived and earn a t-shirt.

On average, participants in the RIDE raise $260 per person, and the average online donation is $64, so it's a reachable goal!

  • Kids 10 and under are free

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


  • Log into your personal fundraising page and post all cash and cheque donations online.

  • Bring all cash/cheques to registration check-in.

  • Print off the MY RESULTS FORM to bring with you.

  • If you haven't posted your cash & cheque donations online please ensure that you've carefully and neatly written in all your donor information onto a paper Donation Form to ensure proper receipting and partner allocation. Find these on our "Tools" page. Full mailing addresses are needed to issue charitable tax receipts.

  • Please ensure all cheques are signed, are made payable to Ride for Refuge and are current dated.


  • Visit our FAQ section!

Route Details

Route Options Include

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

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view or print route maps

  • Rest stops will be available on all distances.

  • All riders 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

  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes!)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy
  • water bottle - filled with icy cold water
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • your My Results Form - downloaded from the fundraising portal
  • a signed copy of your Waiver Form (RIDERS / WALKERS 17 or under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver form)
  • any cash - or cheques made out to "Ride for Refuge"
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for

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.

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About The Refuge

The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre demonstrates Jesus Christ's love and kindness to the youth of our community through practical and compassionate means of intervention and prevention in the Regional Municipality of Durham.

The Refuge has worked with almost 5,000 homeless and street-involved youth up to the age of 24 years since 1999. We serve approximately 11,000 meals to about 500 youth each year. They are young women and men, and sometimes their children, facing unbelievable circumstances, pain and poverty.

92% of the youth that come to The Refuge have been sexually or physically abused typically at the hands of a caregiver. 78% of the youth have been or presently are a ward of the crown. 72% were asked to leave their homes by their parents or caregiver. Each and every young person feels lost, lonely, terrified and unloved.

The Refuge seeks to provide a healing community where youth feel a sense of belonging, encouragement, healing and love regardless of regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, life situation, or creed.

Breaking the cycle of physical, emotional and spiritual poverty is crucial and The Refuge provides a family in which youth can heal so that they can move forward in a positive direction.

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Contact Us

The Refuge

Genevieve Brydson Director of Development
Email: ride@refugeoutreach.com
Phone: 905-404-2420

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Durham Region 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!
10kmView + print!
25kmView + print!
50kmView + print!
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Check out even more on the Durham Region Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to ride or walk with us too!

1C4 Church SafeHope Home
Captain: Laura Alexander
$9,312.00 | 20 Members
2We wheelie like The Refuge
Captain: Julia Douma-Wood
$2,105.00 | 12 Members
3Oshawa Life Riders
Captain: Robert Miles
$1,840.00 | 5 Members
4Bowmanville-Orono Migrant Worker SANTOS
Captain: Rev Kit Greaves
$1,717.00 | 4 Members
5CHOICE42 Team
Captain: Rebecca Charlton
$1,646.00 | 3 Members
Captain: Harry Hester
$1,535.00 | 2 Members
7BDM Bikers
Captain: Lianne McDonald
$1,310.00 | 4 Members
8Newcastle Amigos
Captain: Tim Brydson
$1,296.00 | 8 Members
9C4 Church PHC
Captain: Danielle D'Annunzio
$1,220.00 | 3 Members
10St. Vincent's Kitchen
Captain: Alexandra Valcour
$1,150.00 | 2 Members
Captain: Angela Sauve
$1,101.49 | 4 Members
12Gearly Beloved
Captain: Grace Mills
$971.00 | 7 Members
13The Refuge Team
Captain: Genevieve Brydson
$850.00 | 4 Members
14Safe Hope Riders
Captain: Judy Kyle
$835.00 | 8 Members
15BDM Ghost Riders on the Fly
Captain: Don Macleod
$715.00 | 1 Members
16PHC Clarington!
Captain: Diane Westerman
$690.00 | 5 Members
17C4 Church The Refuge
Captain: Lesia Young
$690.00 | 6 Members
18Mountain Bikers
Captain: Isla Brydson
$577.00 | 2 Members
19Ajax Life Riders
Captain: Doug Hill
$500.00 | 2 Members
20The Flock of Seagulls
Captain: Aurora Brydson
$465.00 | 2 Members
21Royal Riders
Captain: Danamarie Smith
$350.00 | 1 Members
22Cheetah's at Heart
Captain: Maureen Makohin
$205.00 | 7 Members
23Simcoe Street United Church Youth
Captain: Alanna MacLean
$170.00 | 3 Members
24Musicians Of Oshawa
Captain: Derek Giberson
$120.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Heather Seabright
$0.00 | 2 Members
26Global East Side
Captain: Beth Morgan-Tobar
$0.00 | 1 Members
27Lionel's Legs
Captain: Loretta Dallaire
$0.00 | 1 Members
28Afri-Can-2 by 2
Captain: Pia Schoeman
$0.00 | 2 Members
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