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Hamilton Bayfront

Hosted by Micah House

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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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Westdale Reformed Church

201 Paradise Rd N, Hamilton ON

L8S 3T3

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!

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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

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.

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

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Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

The Surging Empanadas

Scott Jones

3

2

Micah House

Micah House

1

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Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Scott Jones

The Surging Empanadas

2

Micah House

Micah House

3

Jan Guise

The Surging Empanadas

4

Paul Guise

The Surging Empanadas

5

Feona Togba-Johnson

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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Here's a collection of our favourite photos from RIDE 2021 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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