Raised:
$24,176
120%Goal:
$20,000

Newmarket

Hosted by Cedar Centre

58Participants9Teams32Volunteers

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

Newmarket (Cedar Centre) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

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

We are so excited to welcome our walkers, riders and volunteers to this year’s Cedar Centre Newmarket Ride for Refuge!

StartGoogle Map

520 Water St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 1M5

Local Details

The event start and finish area is located at the BBQ Pavilion in Fairy Lake Park. Parking areas are located within the park and can be accessed using the Water St. entrance. Parking is also available at the Riverwalk Commons as well as on Main St.



The rest stops for the event are clearly marked and located at the halfway points for both the walking and cycling trails. You will be greeted by some of our friendly volunteers who will be happy to cheer you on and offer you some tasty refreshments!



After your walk or ride, please make sure you join us for a some food and fun as we celebrate the end of this year’s event with some pizza and some laughter!

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 4:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 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.

Newmarket Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

Newmarket 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

Solutions4Refuge

Patty Parsons

8

3,670.00

2

TEAM VIXON

Vixon Peck

9

2,450.00

3

Team Ramble (on)

Lisa Gleva

7

2,425.00

4

Harrison Family & Friends

Angie Harrison

7

1,725.00

5

Team Cedar

Alison Peck

9

1,576.00

6

Claire's Crew

Claire Shave

7

1,350.00

7

Go Gibby

Ken Gibbons

6

1,105.00

8

Team Cabral

Donna Cabral

1

475.00

9

SACACU

Mark Van Wolde

3

400.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Lisa Gleva

Team Ramble (on)

12

1,100.00

2

Alyssa Wright

TEAM VIXON

13

1,050.00

3

Christine Hart

TEAM VIXON

11

625.00

4

Galen Chisholm

Solutions4Refuge

5

600.00

5

Claire Shave

Claire's Crew

8

600.00

6

Patty Parsons

Solutions4Refuge

6

555.00

7

Ken Gibbons

Go Gibby

5

530.00

8

Paul Stewart

Team Ramble (on)

8

525.00

9

Jorge Ferreira

Solutions4Refuge

5

500.00

10

Donna Cabral

Team Cabral

7

475.00

11

John Lyall

Solutions4Refuge

4

465.00

12

Angie Harrison

Harrison Family & Friends

6

450.00

13

Phil Jones

Solutions4Refuge

5

400.00

14

Mark Van Wolde

SACACU

2

400.00

15

Sue Flanagan

Team Cedar

8

311.00

16

Brian Harrison

Harrison Family & Friends

2

300.00

17

Barbara Maki

Team Ramble (on)

3

275.00

18

Vixon Peck

TEAM VIXON

2

275.00

19

Carlene Andrade

Harrison Family & Friends

4

275.00

20

Jessica Corbett

Team Cedar

6

265.00

21

Francie Gibbons

Go Gibby

4

250.00

22

Alison Peck

Team Cedar

1

200.00

23

Gord Gray

Solutions4Refuge

2

200.00

24

Dalija Kuca

Solutions4Refuge

3

200.00

25

Peter Skalenda

Team Ramble (on)

3

175.00

26

Breigh Harrison

Harrison Family & Friends

2

150.00

27

Karen Dance

Harrison Family & Friends

2

150.00

28

Veronica Radiuc

Solutions4Refuge

1

150.00

29

Marco Fillion

Claire's Crew

1

150.00

30

Terry Eizenga

Claire's Crew

1

150.00

31

JW Bell

Claire's Crew

1

150.00

32

brianna gibbons

Go Gibby

1

125.00

33

anthony loduca

Go Gibby

1

100.00

34

Lynn Chua

Go Gibby

1

100.00

35

Darlene Wong Sang

Claire's Crew

1

100.00

36

Ronnie Ghent

Claire's Crew

1

100.00

37

Madison Gleva

Team Ramble (on)

2

100.00

38

Claire Ducatel

Harrison Family & Friends

2

75.00

39

Peter Harrison

Harrison Family & Friends

2

75.00

40

Dean Perry

TEAM VIXON

1

50.00

41

Monika Parsons

Team Cedar

1

50.00

42

Rebecca Clark

Claire's Crew

1

50.00

43

Jennifer Chapman

TEAM VIXON

1

50.00

44

Jeannie and Greg Ward

TEAM VIXON

1

50.00

45

Haley Louvelle

Team Ramble (on)

1

25.00

46

Josh Louvelle

Team Ramble (on)

1

25.00

47

Michael Torres

Team Cedar

48

Glen Perry

TEAM VIXON

49

Ryan Parsons

Team Cedar

50

Julia Lee

SACACU

51

Mallory Nielsen

Team Cedar

52

Kamren Gibbons

Go Gibby

53

Melissa McCammon

54

Seaneen Lupier

TEAM VIXON

55

Cassaundra Maxwell

Team Cedar

56

Cole Parsons

Team Cedar

About Cedar Centre

Join us in supporting and celebrating the valuable work of the Cedar Centre as part of the inaugural Newmarket Area Ride for Refuge!


The Cedar Centre provides a unique and holistic approach to therapy, education and advocacy for those who have experienced trauma. We work from anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks, serving all ages. We are committed to improving their lives through a trauma-specific therapy plan that is designed to meet each person’s unique needs, strengths and challenges. We fulfill our mission through:


Clinical Excellence: we employ evidence-based practices to ensure our clients receive the best trauma-therapy available

Our People: we invest in our staff through training and offering a flexible work environment

Education: we further our evidence-based research to help inform, train and support community leaders, educators, clinicians and other professionals who work in the field of mental health

Leadership: we develop collaborations and partnerships within the community in order to provide clients with fully-integrated, trauma-specific care

Contact Us


RIDE Newmarket 2023

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

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