Raised:
$16,878
84%Goal:
$20,000

Hamilton Bayfront

Hosted by Micah House

50Participants9Teams23Volunteers

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.

Community Sponsors

Hamilton Bayfront (Micah House) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

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

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Westdale Reformed Church

201 Paradise Rd N, Hamilton ON, L8S 3T3

Phone: 905-527-0998

Micah House is so grateful to partner with long-time supporter, Westdale Reformed Church, for this years' Ride for Refuge. Westdale is making us welcome in their beautiful facility, positioned perfectly for both our participating walkers and cyclists. This is both the start and the finish for all routes. There is ample parking and access to washrooms.

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!

Hamilton Bayfront Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

10kmView + print!

This cycling route takes riders along the beautiful Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail and loops through Bayfront Park and back along the trail. Loop twice for 20km

2.5kmView + print!

This walking route is a nice easy stroll through the beautiful Westdale neighbourhood alongside Churchill Park.

5kmView + print!

The 1st part of this route follows the 2.5km route, then veers off onto the lovely Princess Point hiking trail for those that are a bit more adventurous. This second loop is not wheelchair accessible.

Hamilton Bayfront 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

Immanuel CRC & Friends

Hugo Fennema

5

5,865.00

2

Micah House

Heidi Schneider

11

5,320.00

3

Bethany Gospel Chapel

Jean Cadet

3

1,090.00

4

The Surging Empanadas

Scott Jones

4

683.00

5

Loving Lawrences/Strong Stirtzingers

Brian Lawrence

4

435.00

6

The Limber LaFrance's

Rebecca LaFrance

3

405.00

7

Los Quiteños Bonitos

Paulina Sanchez

6

315.00

8

VDW'S

Jan van der Woerd

1

250.00

9

Team Cox

Ruth Cox

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

William Buys

Immanuel CRC & Friends

10

1,700.00

2

Peter Kranenburg

Micah House

8

1,425.00

3

Martin Reid

Micah House

11

1,250.00

4

Hugo Fennema

Immanuel CRC & Friends

16

1,225.00

5

Darren Van Til

Immanuel CRC & Friends

7

1,220.00

6

Naomi Bula

Micah House

14

1,150.00

7

Joan Martin

9

765.00

8

Pip Ouwehand

Immanuel CRC & Friends

7

570.00

9

Ingrid Keddy

Micah House

4

550.00

10

Francisco Romero

Bethany Gospel Chapel

6

520.00

11

Zach VandenDool

Immanuel CRC & Friends

10

450.00

12

Jean Cadet

Bethany Gospel Chapel

3

370.00

13

Scott Jones

The Surging Empanadas

4

358.00

14

Darlene Wolfe

1

350.00

15

Brian Lawrence

Loving Lawrences/Strong Stirtzingers

4

350.00

16

Michelle Jones

The Surging Empanadas

3

325.00

17

Paulina Sanchez

Los Quiteños Bonitos

3

315.00

18

Heidi Schneider

Micah House

9

300.00

19

Diane Burns

Micah House

5

245.00

20

Rebecca LaFrance

The Limber LaFrance's

3

225.00

21

Jan van der Woerd

VDW'S

1

200.00

22

Will Allen

Micah House

2

200.00

23

Emily Van Kampen

1

150.00

24

Erick Schuringa

1

150.00

25

Phil Seagrove

Micah House

2

150.00

26

Olivia Cadet

Bethany Gospel Chapel

3

100.00

27

C LaFrance

The Limber LaFrance's

1

100.00

28

Ron French

The Limber LaFrance's

2

80.00

29

Jon Stirtzinger

Loving Lawrences/Strong Stirtzingers

1

60.00

30

Feona Togba-Johnson

1

50.00

31

Hilda Vyn

1

50.00

32

Matt James Thompson

Micah House

1

50.00

33

Janna Stirtzinger

Loving Lawrences/Strong Stirtzingers

1

25.00

34

Dayomi Pabón

35

Ana Cruz

36

Liliana Almeida

37

Fabiola Mantilla

Los Quiteños Bonitos

38

Vanessa Maradiaga Rivas

39

IVY KIELBASA

Loving Lawrences/Strong Stirtzingers

40

Steve Cox

Team Cox

41

Paul Guise

The Surging Empanadas

42

Joel Galenkamp

Micah House

43

Ruth Cox

Team Cox

44

Bany Ojeda

Los Quiteños Bonitos

45

Xavier Sanchez

Los Quiteños Bonitos

46

Salo Sanchez

Los Quiteños Bonitos

47

Eileen Sanchez

Los Quiteños Bonitos

48

Jan Guise

The Surging Empanadas

49

Saul Maradiaga

About Micah House

Since 2006 Micah House has welcomed and housed well over 1200 refugee claimants who have made our small residence their first Canadian home!


Our program relies on several critical elements including a healthy, beautiful residence and, expert staff. Your support will help us develop both facility and personnel.


Lets work together to bring peace, trust and hope at this pivotal life-stage for newly arrived refugee claimants. Lets welcome people to this country in the name of Jesus Christ.

https://www.micahhouse.ca


If you would like to hear more please call Scott at 905-296-4387 EXTENSION 3.

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Contact Us


RIDE Hamilton Bayfront 2022

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

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
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