Hosted by Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

Address: St. Margaret's Bay Rails To Trails (across the street from St. Luke's United Church)., , You can park...Start time: 9:00 am Full Schedule >
RIDE Day Details

RIDE Day Details

Gear up - RIDE Day is September 30, 2017!

Ride or walk with us on September 30, 2017, in the Halifax Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by Souls Harbour Rescue Mission.


St. Margaret's Bay Rails To Trails (across the street from St. Luke's United Church).

You can park at

St. Luke's United Church,

5374 St. Margaret's Bay Road

Upper Tantallon,

then come on inside for Registration!

Now, head across the street (look both ways!) where you'll be sent off with a smile!

All event parking should be at the church - not the trail head or Bike & Bean. Washrooms for our use are at the church and the 2 farthest rest stops. Please don't use Bike & Bean as their septic tank cannot handle all of us.

Remember this is a public trail. Don't hog it! Stay to the right to let others pass. Give walkers notice of your approach--use your bike bell if you have one, otherwise, just holler "Hello!"


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 9am - Registration Opens
  • 9:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 10am - RIDE begins (all distances)
  • 10:30am - WALK begins
  • 11am - Registration closes
  • 11:30am - Lunch service begins
  • 3pm - Lunch service ends
  • 3:30pm - Route closes

Yummy Food

We always have a great BBQ lunch for our riders and volunteers and welcome you to linger and enjoy. There are no guarantees of how much food will be left after 2:00pm. Please note we are NOT serving pork at the BBQ.

Warning: We are not able to accommodate for food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks. We can throw your veggie burger on the BBQ for you!



  • 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.


  • Children 10 and under: Free
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise minimum $75 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • Adults 18+: Fundraise minimum $150 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • The average online donation for the RIDE is $68, so it's a reachable goal!
  • RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth small to adult 3XL.

For those who choose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the cost is $25 before September 25th or $40 after September 25th.


  • 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

5km WALK--Not everyone has a bike, or a way to transport a bike. But almost all of us walk! Bring the family, and come out for a stroll along the beautiful St. Margaret's Bay Trail! Or, if you prefer, you can sprint the trail, Usain Bolt style!

10km--This shorter jaunt is for newbie riders, families with younger kids, and friends who recently had their knees replaced. You will have the FRUIT STOP, with fresh fruit and water!

25km--This is the main RIDE. The turnaround point is our Halfway Cafe, complete with porta-potty and look-off for the perfect selfie spot!

50km--The Psycho Cyclists Route. These brave riders will turn after spending a few minutes at our Tailgate Party Rest Stop!

All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What to Bring

  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes!)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy--not likely in Nova Scotia, right?!
  • 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

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 Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

RIDE or WALK with us on September 30th!

Join us in the 5th annual Ride Or Walk For Refuge! Together we will raise funds to help serve up to 220 hot, nutritious meals every day. BIKE or WALK with us to help the hungry, homeless and hurting of Halifax with food, clothing, counselling and cheer. The Rescue Mission has indeed become a refuge for our Halifax and Bridgewater neighbours in need. This year is extra special because we are raising money to fund our LIFE Recovery Home! Become a #SoulsHarbour Hero and RIDE or WALK with us!

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Contact Us

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

Michelle Porter RIDE Host
Email: mporter.rescue@gmail.com
Phone: Text Or Call: 902-999-5572

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Halifax is super grateful for our fantastic 2017 sponsors - thanks so much! View All >

Co-operators -Blain King&Assoc
Lead Sponsor
Sobeys Clayton Park
Rest Stop Sponsor
Just Us!
Goods & Services
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Halifax 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!

5km walk

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

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Captain: Tara Embrett Plant
$4,988.50 | 15 Members
2StoneRidge Pilgrims
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3Adsum Avengers
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4Blue Lobsters
Captain: Mohammad Al Masalma
$2,157.00 | 6 Members
5HOPE worldwide Canada - Halifax
Captain: Greg Taylor
$2,120.00 | 8 Members
6Cheng Riders
Captain: Sharon Cheng
$2,040.00 | 1 Members
7Souls Harbour Heroes
Captain: Michelle Porter
$1,360.00 | 5 Members
8AIM Riders
Captain: Lindsay Lamrock
$1,045.00 | 4 Members
9Team Nova
Captain: Gary Vaters
$1,025.00 | 3 Members
10Winder UP
Captain: Remi Winder
$845.00 | 3 Members
11Wheels for Meals
Captain: Paul Beesley
$545.00 | 2 Members
12Rock Church Rollers
Captain: Keith Bradbury
$490.00 | 4 Members
13Righteous Rebels For Refugees
Captain: Cheryl O'Rourke
$0.00 | 1 Members
14the martins
Captain: elizabeth martin
$0.00 | 1 Members
15Team Cooperators-Blain King
Captain: Jill Rudolph
$0.00 | 2 Members
Questions about this event or Blue Sea Philanthropy?
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