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Kelowna

Hosted by Reachout To Africa

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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!

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!

Kelowna Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

20kmView + print!

Start/Finish is at the Parkinson Rec Centre. From here all participants will access the Kelowna Rail Trail. This is 100% walking/ biking trail with controlled crossings at all road intersections.

About Reachout To Africa

Reachout To Africa a Canadian Registered Charity (Reg # 840045074RR0001) is about making visible and significant changes in the lives of children, youth and young adults in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and beyond. Every child is important and deserves the love and support of a caring adult.


We work with dedicated staff and leaders to effect that principal in the schools and areas where we are located. Many thousands of children and youth have been touched by our organization over the past 15 years. We have some of our children come through our program, gone on to become valuable leaders in our system and then onto to college or university or started their own businesses.


Our Partner organization in South Africa is Mamkhulu.org a South Africa Registered Non Profit. It is a volunteer run Christian charity, founded by a group of dedicated professional women from around the world, looking to assist the growing number of vulnerable children and youth, and the women who look after them in southern Africa. Mamkhulu.org was created to assist children and youth with basic needs on an on-going basis and to provide counseling, access to health care facilities through advocacy and transport, as well as life skills training, assistance with homework, English classes, teenage pregnancy counseling, grief counseling and skills training for employment.

2021 RIDE Photos

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