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RIDE Day Details

2017 RIDE Day Photos

Photo Credit: Jeri Batterink

RIDE Day Details

RIDE Day Details

Gear up - RIDE Day is September 30, 2017!

Support our local charities and Ride or Walk with us at the Hamilton Ride for Refuge on September 30, 2017! This is a family-friendly event, with a 5Km Walk and a police monitored 10 Km Ride!

Start/FinishGoogle Map

The start and finish location will be at:

Hamilton District Christian High School

92 Glancaster Road,

Ancaster, ON

L9G 3K9

Limited parking is available at school, but parking is also available at Rehoboth United Reformed Church directly across the street.


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9am - RIDE begins (all distances)
  • 9:45am - WALK begins
  • 10am - Registration closes
  • 10:30am - Lunch service begins
  • 2:00pm - Lunch service ends
  • 1:30pm - 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.


  • 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

  • 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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Contact Us


Jill Trites Event Director
Email: jilltrites@sympatico.ca
Phone: 905.536.7880

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

TD Canada Trust Branch 191
Distance Sponsor
Water Depot
Goods & Services
Carluke Orchards
Goods & Services
Tigchelaar Berry Farms
Goods & Services
Oakrun Farm Bakery
Goods & Services
Battlefield Equipment
Goods & Services
Country Meat Packing Ltd.
Goods & Services
New Hope Community Bikes
Goods & Services
Voortman Bakery
Goods & Services
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Hamilton 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 Hamilton Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to ride or walk with us too!

1Immanuel CRC & Friends
Captain: Jeri Batterink
$9,615.00 | 10 Members
2Wait, what did I sign-up to do?
Captain: Sarah Witmer
$8,355.00 | 4 Members
3Mission Services of Hamilton
Captain: Valerie Louter
$7,295.00 | 9 Members
4Niagara - Team 252
Captain: Bill Mous
$5,985.00 | 10 Members
5OutSpoken for Peace
Captain: Tom Geiger
$5,740.00 | 13 Members
6Crossroads Crew
Captain: Kelly Nuttall
$4,510.00 | 11 Members
7Karen and Friends
Captain: Karen Milley
$4,480.00 | 5 Members
8Ontario Gleaners
Captain: Chris Merkus
$3,695.00 | 11 Members
9Team Bisiklèt (Children of the Promise)
Captain: Conner Hildahl
$3,550.00 | 14 Members
10HOG Riders
Captain: Joel Martin
$2,983.00 | 5 Members
11MMI Hamilton Location
Captain: Joseph Fiorentino
$2,840.00 | 7 Members
12Pedal Pushers
Captain: Marta Klemens
$2,690.00 | 6 Members
13ClearView Friends
Captain: Heather DeBoer
$2,588.00 | 2 Members
14Putman's Pedalers
Captain: Debbie Putman
$2,495.00 | 7 Members
15Wings of Freedom
Captain: Nancy Wing
$2,320.00 | 3 Members
16Cycling for Hope
Captain: Michael Morgenroth
$2,100.00 | 9 Members
17Jay Keddy Memorial
Captain: Phil Seagrove
$2,055.00 | 5 Members
18Tim's Team
Captain: Timothy Brown
$1,965.00 | 4 Members
19Biking for Belonging Christian Horizons
Captain: Eugene Versteeg
$1,786.00 | 7 Members
20MECO Canada Flyers
Captain: Linda Haist
$1,777.00 | 2 Members
21Generous Space Hamilton
Captain: Joyce ve
$1,567.00 | 7 Members
22Team National Cycling Centre Hamilton (NCCH)
Captain: Jack Sirman
$1,470.00 | 33 Members
23Barlow's Biker Babes
Captain: Melanie Barlow
$1,452.00 | 4 Members
24Duarte Group Inc.
Captain: Katee Duarte
$1,155.00 | 2 Members
25the Millennials
Captain: Leah Shelley
$1,130.00 | 2 Members
26Jambo Sana
Captain: Lynn Wright
$1,045.00 | 9 Members
27Love on Hamilton
Captain: Daniel Ziedins
$970.00 | 4 Members
28Tree and Friends
Captain: Theresa Kim
$950.00 | 2 Members
29Ride or Don't
Captain: Michelle Daniel
$875.00 | 4 Members
30Lucky legs
Captain: Jennifer Lucking
$850.00 | 3 Members
31Beachie and her Peachies
Captain: Alex Beach
$838.00 | 3 Members
32Operation Education
Captain: Katie Martin
$825.00 | 2 Members
33Blazing Butterflies
Captain: Sandy Botembo
$815.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Sally Wong
$754.00 | 1 Members
35John and Viola for Maternal and Child Health
Captain: Viola Duff
$735.00 | 4 Members
36Team Ladies!
Captain: Paige McIsaac
$665.00 | 3 Members
37Paige's Pacers
Captain: Hilary Cunningham
$530.00 | 4 Members
38Riding for Restoration
Captain: Christina Bender
$515.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Alethea Ouzas
$500.00 | 2 Members
40Gowing Gear Grinders
$465.00 | 3 Members
Captain: John Harsevoort
$460.00 | 3 Members
42The Lighthouse Hammers
Captain: Tabitha Eastman
$435.00 | 2 Members
43Canter Court Can
Captain: Scott Massey
$380.00 | 2 Members
44Royal Lepage State Ancaster Realtors
Captain: Louise Gustin
$325.00 | 2 Members
45Frat's Brats
Captain: Cathy Fratoni
$150.00 | 1 Members
46CAP Head Office
Captain: Julia Deathe
$20.00 | 3 Members
47Seek Justice
Captain: Dorothy Hazzard
$0.00 | 1 Members
48L'A Ham All-a-Board
Captain: Lynn Godfrey
$0.00 | 1 Members
49Super Best Friends
Captain: Sammie Hudgins
$0.00 | 2 Members
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