Raised:
$9,201
46%Goal:
$20,000

Kentville

Hosted by Portal Youth Outreach

37Participants9Teams41Volunteers15°C

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!

Event Day Details

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

This is going to be fun!

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Kentville Lions Club

78 River Street, Kentville


Plenty of parking onsite and nearby. We'll start and end at the Lions Club. The route will be along Harvest Moon Trail from Kentville toward Coldbrook.

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.

Kentville Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

20kmView + print!

Out and back loop from Kentville towards Coldbrook along the Harvest Moon Trail. The 10km turn around will be clearly indicated.

2/5kmView + print!

Out and back loop from Kentville towards Coldbrook along the Harvest Moon trail. The 2.5km turn around will be clearly marked.

10kmView + print!

Out and back loop from Kentville toward Coldbrook along the Harvest Moon Trail. The 5km turn around will be clearly marked.

Kentville 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

Friends Giving Back Together

Michele Williams

6

3,650.00

2

Portal Youth Outreach

Russ Sanche

3

1,630.00

3

Christ Community Church

Jennifer Seward

7

1,235.00

4

Rollin' Along

Melanie McCulloch

9

780.00

5

OASIS - Open Arms

Amanda Hatt Gould

5

555.00

6

Hot Wheels

Laura Rodriguez

2

500.00

7

Every Step Counts

Tammy Laffin

1

241.75

8

Disc Truckers

Mercedes Herron

1

9

Better Late Than Never

Joel Murphy

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Lisa Quigley

Friends Giving Back Together

9

1,000.00

2

Michele Williams

Friends Giving Back Together

5

1,000.00

3

Angela Clair

Friends Giving Back Together

7

700.00

4

Janet Mooney

9

510.00

5

David Brewster

Portal Youth Outreach

7

400.00

6

Carlos Rodriguez

Hot Wheels

13

350.00

7

Melanie McCulloch

Rollin' Along

7

320.00

8

Tina Williams-Mosher

Friends Giving Back Together

1

300.00

9

Michele Beaton

Friends Giving Back Together

1

300.00

10

Andrea MacLean

Friends Giving Back Together

2

250.00

11

Tammy Laffin

Every Step Counts

10

241.75

12

Sandy McFadden

Rollin' Along

3

200.00

13

Amanda Hatt Gould

OASIS - Open Arms

10

200.00

14

Erika-Kristen Strok

Portal Youth Outreach

1

200.00

15

Jennifer Seward

Christ Community Church

7

200.00

16

Angela Budge

OASIS - Open Arms

3

175.00

17

Michelle Parker

OASIS - Open Arms

6

160.00

18

Laura Rodriguez

Hot Wheels

1

150.00

19

Kait Wood

Christ Community Church

2

110.00

20

Riley McCulloch

Rollin' Along

4

110.00

21

Brooke Doucette

Christ Community Church

1

100.00

22

Ian Brown

1

100.00

23

Scott McCulloch

Rollin' Along

3

90.00

24

Dawson McCulloch

Rollin' Along

3

60.00

25

Chandler Bent

OASIS - Open Arms

1

20.00

26

Ella McFadden

Rollin' Along

27

Nate Wood

Christ Community Church

28

Jen McFadden

Rollin' Along

29

Caile McFadden

Rollin' Along

30

Luke Wood

Christ Community Church

31

Hannah Wood

Christ Community Church

32

Juliette Wood

Christ Community Church

33

Joel Murphy

Better Late Than Never

34

Russ Sanche

Portal Youth Outreach

35

Chelsea Gould

OASIS - Open Arms

36

Mercedes Herron

Disc Truckers

37

Noah McFadden

Rollin' Along

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 Portal Youth Outreach

The Portal Youth Outreach Association provides access to a brighter future for youth in the Annapolis Valley. The Portal acts as a resource centre to youth and works to prevent and respond to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. These youth, who are sometimes forgotten, are facing challenges such as relational breakdown, substance abuse & addictions, isolation, poverty, homelessness, literacy challenges, crime and street level risks, and work/education shortcomings. The Portal provides a safe place physically and emotionally for young people to secure basic needs of food, shelter, relationships and experience a sense of belonging so that they can take work through their trauma/ emotional needs and become independent. Each individual is accepted, regardless of their lifestyle, beliefs, age, race, gender, or social-economic status. The Portal's vision is that all youth in the Annapolis Valley have a safe, supportive and loving home.

Contact Us


RIDE Kentville 2023

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

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