Raised:
$15,181
75%Goal:
$20,000

Fort Erie

Hosted by Matthew House Fort Erie

25Participants8Teams

What moves you? Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly bike + walk fundraiser supporting local charities who help people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse.

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 1, 2022!

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223 Stanton Street

Fort Erie ON

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 4:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 pm: Mosey Go Home!

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Check-in

  • All participants will check-in personally at the event on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
  • 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.
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Can't join us on event day? If you have a conflict, we hope you'll join us by fundraising and walking on your own.

Waivers

All participants should register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

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.
  • 12 and under participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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. Early October 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!

Fort Erie Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

10kmView + print!

Starting at 223 Stanton Street Fort Erie. East on Bertie Street, along the Niagara River bike path to Waverly Beach Park, and then returning along the same route.

5kmView + print!

This is the 5km walking route. For those looking to walk 2.5 km, turn around under the Peace Bridge.

Fort Erie 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

Matthew House Movers

Jim McNair

12

5,915.00

2

Haines & Friends

Mark & Nancy Haines

4

4,790.00

3

Pelhamchurchriders

Gord and Ruth Abraham

1

2,041.00

4

Reles Team

Jason Reles

1

1,300.00

5

Rotary Fort Erie

J. Scott Broda

3

985.00

6

Fort Erie Baptist

Jerry Spooner

1

150.00

7

Good Samaritan

John Mtshede

1

8

Love to bike

Carolin Barnes

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Phil Styles

Haines & Friends

9

2,300.00

2

Paul Mason

Matthew House Movers

17

2,215.00

3

Gord and Ruth Abraham

Pelhamchurchriders

15

2,016.00

4

Jim McNair

Matthew House Movers

12

1,340.00

5

Jason Reles

Reles Team

6

1,300.00

6

Heather LaHay

Haines & Friends

4

1,300.00

7

Mark & Nancy Haines

Haines & Friends

13

1,140.00

8

Karl Gutbrod

Matthew House Movers

6

1,050.00

9

Busie Thembie Mtshede

Rotary Fort Erie

9

525.00

10

Gonul Turkdogan

Matthew House Movers

15

505.00

11

J. Scott Broda

Rotary Fort Erie

6

300.00

12

Judy Zimmerman

Matthew House Movers

5

255.00

13

Lynn Zimmerman

Matthew House Movers

3

250.00

14

John Mtshede

Matthew House Movers

1

250.00

15

Kevin Oreilly

Rotary Fort Erie

4

160.00

16

Jerry Spooner

Fort Erie Baptist

2

150.00

17

Chacha Telfort

Matthew House Movers

1

50.00

18

Darryl Stapleton

Matthew House Movers

19

Jared McFadden

Haines & Friends

20

Bob Barnes

Love to bike

21

Carolin Barnes

Love to bike

22

John Mtshede

Good Samaritan

23

Adrien Wilsonne

Matthew House Movers

24

Dominique Laborde

Matthew House Movers

25

Matt Fokkens

Matthew House Movers

About Matthew House Fort Erie

For over twenty years, Matthew House Fort Erie has served suffering and displaced people in our community by providing shelter, support and assistance, especially to newcomers to Canada!.


Over 2,000 people have been helped by Matthew House, giving them a place to stay in the first days of their journey after arriving here in Canada, offering them hope and love and encouragement during an often frightening and bewildering time in their lives.


You can be part of the ministry of Matthew House by giving generously to our Ride for Refuge program.

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Contact Us


RIDE Fort Erie 2022

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

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