Raised:
$17,062
56%Goal:
$30,000

Kitchener Central

Hosted by Social Development Centre Waterloo Re...

32Participants8Teams12Volunteers

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

Kitchener Central (Social Development Centre Waterloo Re...) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

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

StartGoogle Map

23 Water St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 5A4


We will start and finish at Social Development Centre WR Civic Hub.

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.

Kitchener Central Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

Kitchener Central 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

A Better Tent City

Laura Hamilton

4

4,962.00

2

Union SD Coop

Ray Gormley

3

2,800.00

3

Auditorium Biker Gang

Kimberly Barber

5

2,035.00

4

Keep Everyone Housed!

Everyone Housed

6

1,315.00

5

The Must Gang

Kathie Must

1

795.00

6

ANA Community Riders

Samuel Martinello

3

680.00

7

Angry Grassroots Queers

David Alton

3

625.00

8

Bike Rangers

Adam Kasper

4

100.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Laura Hamilton

A Better Tent City

30

4,130.00

2

Heather Bigelow

Union SD Coop

7

1,250.00

3

Kimberly Barber

Auditorium Biker Gang

9

750.00

4

Kathie Must

The Must Gang

9

725.00

5

Sean Campbell

Union SD Coop

4

650.00

6

Ruth Ann Moser

Auditorium Biker Gang

12

565.00

7

Mo Markham

A Better Tent City

6

457.00

8

Ray Gormley

Union SD Coop

3

450.00

9

Nathan Pike

Keep Everyone Housed!

7

435.00

10

David Alton

Angry Grassroots Queers

5

400.00

11

tricia mumby

Auditorium Biker Gang

6

350.00

12

Samuel Martinello

ANA Community Riders

4

310.00

13

Everyone Housed

Keep Everyone Housed!

3

300.00

14

Laura Pin

Keep Everyone Housed!

6

280.00

15

Karen Medsger

Auditorium Biker Gang

5

270.00

16

Meagan Snyder

Keep Everyone Housed!

2

250.00

17

Caleb deGroot-Maggetti

A Better Tent City

3

175.00

18

Brian Laube

2

150.00

19

Shawn McEwen

Auditorium Biker Gang

1

100.00

20

Nadine Green

A Better Tent City

2

100.00

21

Patricia Stang

ANA Community Riders

2

70.00

22

Haley Sheppard

Angry Grassroots Queers

1

50.00

23

Ron Martinello

ANA Community Riders

1

50.00

24

Jaime Stief

Keep Everyone Housed!

1

30.00

25

Adam Kasper

Bike Rangers

26

Zak Kasper

Bike Rangers

27

Dez Kasper

Bike Rangers

28

Xavier Kasper

Bike Rangers

29

Leah Young

Keep Everyone Housed!

30

Charlene Lee

Angry Grassroots Queers

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 Social Development Centre Waterloo Re...

Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region is a community development organization that cultivates community knowledge, facilitates research and policy rooted in lived experience, and advances social justice.


Our core value is "nothing about us without us", that lived experience should be the basis for policy and that grassroots, community-based solutions are the foundation of social justice.


Our work includes


-Lived Experience Working Group on Housing, advising housing policy to address challenges of people experiencing marginalization.

-Eviction Prevention program, keeping people housed. with a focus on 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, immigrants, refugees & low-income renter households

-Civic Hub, a collaborative space, where grassroots innovation and advocacy is anchored, and ideas incubated into action ( incl. A Better Tent City, Black Lives Matter, Land Back Camp)

-Strong Neighbourhoods initiatives that bridge between different worldviews, abilities and socio-economic status (Festival of Neighbourhoods)

Contact Us


RIDE Kitchener Central 2023

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

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