Raised:
$24,145
96%Goal:
$25,000

Hamilton Bayfront

Hosted by Micah House Refugee Reception Services

45Participants12Teams35Volunteers

What moves you? The Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly fundraising bike + walk in support of local charities serving people seeking hope, safety, and freedom. Join us Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023!

Community Sponsors

Hamilton Bayfront (Micah House Refugee Reception Services) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is September 23, 2023!

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201 Paradise Rd N, Hamilton, ON L8S 3T3


Westdale Reformed Church, at 201 Paradise Rd N, have kindly agreed to let us use the facility again this year.

Schedule

  • 10:00 am: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 11:00 am: Move Send-off
  • 12:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 1:00 pm: Mosey Thank You! See you in 2024!


Not able to join us at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and participate offsite with friends and family.

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.
  • Children 12 and Under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at Ride for Refuge except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-in

  • All participants check-in personally at the event on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
  • 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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Waivers

All participants should register online.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children: under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online waiver form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before RIDE Day.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on RIDE Day.

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. Late September 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!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call the RIDE Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to Ride for Refuge with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “Ride for Refuge”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the RIDE Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Hamilton Bayfront Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

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

15

12,422.00

2

Micah House Moves

Steph Schreuders

5

2,995.00

3

Micah House Bayfront

Heidi Schneider

4

1,282.00

4

Tour de Refuge

Jill Hicks

5

1,101.00

5

Team Epic - Micah Squadron

Derek Houlbrook

2

800.00

6

The Well Established Upstarts

Scott Jones

2

500.00

7

Bethany G. Chapel

Jean Cadet

2

395.46

8

Munoz Movers and Shakers

Cynthia Eden

1

250.00

9

Quiteños Bonitos

Paulina Sanchez

1

100.00

10

Refugees helping Refugees

Ana Cruz

1

60.00

11

e3 Canada

Daniel Ziedins

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Darren Van Til

Immanuel CRC & Friends

9

2,920.00

2

William Buys

Immanuel CRC & Friends

12

1,546.00

3

Joan Buys

Immanuel CRC & Friends

27

1,546.00

4

Joan Martin

10

1,225.00

5

Hugo Fennema

Immanuel CRC & Friends

16

1,025.00

6

Rob Schreuders

Micah House Moves

11

1,010.00

7

Peter Kranenburg

6

850.00

8

Michael & Helena Bootsma

Immanuel CRC & Friends

7

825.00

9

Derek Houlbrook

Team Epic - Micah Squadron

11

800.00

10

Steph Schreuders

Micah House Moves

14

790.00

11

Tracie Daigle

21

650.00

12

Karen Thorburn

Micah House Moves

9

620.00

13

Zach VandenDool

Immanuel CRC & Friends

6

600.00

14

Wendy Fennema

Immanuel CRC & Friends

7

550.00

15

Ella Smith

Immanuel CRC & Friends

7

525.00

16

Thomas Smith

Immanuel CRC & Friends

6

500.00

17

Miah Smith

Immanuel CRC & Friends

7

485.00

18

Brian Lawrence

9

465.00

19

Heidi Schneider

Micah House Bayfront

11

422.00

20

The Ouwehands

Immanuel CRC & Friends

2

350.00

21

Diane Burns

Micah House Bayfront

9

300.00

22

Jessica Karsten-Smith

Immanuel CRC & Friends

6

275.00

23

Jean Cadet

Bethany G. Chapel

4

270.00

24

Cynthia Eden

Munoz Movers and Shakers

6

250.00

25

Leona Banfield

Tour de Refuge

3

250.00

26

Scott Jones

The Well Established Upstarts

3

250.00

27

Michael Olney

Tour de Refuge

4

245.00

28

David Hicks

Tour de Refuge

3

221.00

29

Jill Hicks

Tour de Refuge

2

175.00

30

Ellie VandenDool

Immanuel CRC & Friends

3

175.00

31

Susan Johnson

Tour de Refuge

2

160.00

32

Ingrid Keddy

Micah House Bayfront

1

150.00

33

Michelle Jones

The Well Established Upstarts

1

150.00

34

Phil Seagrove

Micah House Bayfront

1

150.00

35

Olivia Cadet

Bethany G. Chapel

2

125.46

36

Abigail VandenDool

Immanuel CRC & Friends

1

100.00

37

Liam Thorburn

Micah House Moves

2

100.00

38

Paulina Sanchez

Quiteños Bonitos

1

100.00

39

Cadence Thorburn

Micah House Moves

2

75.00

40

Ana Cruz

Refugees helping Refugees

1

20.00

41

Daniel Ziedins

e3 Canada

42

Rachel VandenDool

Immanuel CRC & Friends

43

Ian Marcinkowski

Team Epic - Micah Squadron

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of RIDE. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About Micah House Refugee Reception Services

Since 2006 Micah House has welcomed and housed well over 1200 refugee claimants who have made our small residence their first Canadian home! We provide a safe space and a welcoming community to individuals and families during a time that can be very stressful and isolating.


Let's work together to bring peace, trust and hope at this pivotal life-stage for newly arrived refugee claimants. https://www.micahhouse.ca


If you would like to learn more please call Stephanie at 905-296-4387 x3.

Contact Us


RIDE Hamilton Bayfront 2023

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?
info@rideforrefuge.org | 1.877.743.3413