Raised:
$49,864
76%Goal:
$65,000

Ottawa

Hosted by Matthew House Ottawa

185Participants33Teams15Charities81Volunteers
Address: Mitel building, 350 Legget Dr, Kanata, ON , K2K 1Y6 Map >Start time: Full Schedule >
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About Matthew House Ottawa

Matthew House Ottawa is a residence that specializes in providing short-term accommodation and support for refugee claimants who would otherwise be homeless. We also operate a furniture bank that distributes quality used furnishings to refugees and others reestablishing their home.


This year, your support will help with our general operating expenses. For more information, please contact info@matthewhouseottawa.org.

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Matthew House Ottawa

Cheryl Nugent
toll free 1.877.743.3413 / phone 519.603.2250
email info@blueseafoundation.org

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Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes.

Teams
Participants
Charities

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

Ed Smith

9

4,690.00

2

FBreCyclers

David Botha

9

3,272.00

3

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

Meredith Ward

11

3,005.00

4

Carty Cares

Tobi Cohen

13

2,822.00

5

Safe Families Ottawa

Darcie Dow

5

2,301.00

6

WUSC/EUMC HQ

Carolyn McKee

8

2,261.00

7

The First Baptist Church Re-Treads

Rob Campbell

6

2,225.00

8

AK Welsh Inc

Alan Welsh

3

2,170.00

9

Ward Team

Vincent Ward

6

2,101.00

10

Broken Spokes

Shannon Helleman

8

1,890.00

11

Forerunners

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

13

1,760.00

12

Open Doors for Colombia

Monica W

4

1,610.00

13

Chain reaction 2019

Adam Giles

10

1,585.00

14

Neighbours on Bikes

Liam Jones

8

1,515.00

15

Africa Arise- Ottawa Team

Jared & MJ Jost

2

1,494.00

16

Hope Worldwide of Canada - Ottawa

Robert Groves

4

1,310.00

17

Allan's Ride for Matthew House Ottawa

Allan Reesor-McDowell

1

1,300.00

18

BRBC Alpha

Perry Wong

6

1,220.00

19

Hope Story Ottawa

Jonathan Brown

5

1,200.00

20

Trinity Troopers

Shaun Seaman

4

1,175.00

21

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

Richard Arulpooranam

10

1,175.00

22

Debs Law

Kristin Debs

3

1,150.00

23

Inkerman Wesleyan

Melody Trolly

5

1,125.00

24

Wheelie Amazing

Steven Kuhn

3

565.00

25

Meeting House Team

Shawn Sutherland

4

560.00

26

Rapid Retreat Riders

Jacqueline Ayer

2

540.00

27

The Walking and Biking Consultants

Dina Adedze

2

475.00

28

Generous Space Ministries Ottawa

Sarah Speer

1

345.00

29

Road to Rights - IICRD Quebec Team

Micheal Montgomery

3

275.00

30

over the hill

Gary H J Pluim

1

200.00

31

Street Team

Matt Street

4

200.00

32

Ronalee Carey Law

Fanni Csaba

2

180.00

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Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Meredith Ward

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

27

1,600.00

2

Allan Reesor-McDowell

Allan's Ride for Matthew House Ottawa

13

1,300.00

3

David Botha

FBreCyclers

11

1,160.00

4

Darcie Dow

Safe Families Ottawa

14

1,020.00

5

Rob Campbell

The First Baptist Church Re-Treads

22

985.00

6

Jonathan Brown

Hope Story Ottawa

7

800.00

7

Ed Smith

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

8

800.00

8

Mike Kroeker

AK Welsh Inc

9

795.00

9

Robert Groves

Hope Worldwide of Canada - Ottawa

33

780.00

10

Elizabeth Kristjansson

Debs Law

14

750.00

11

Ron Kroeker

AK Welsh Inc

11

725.00

12

Amina Ward

Ward Team

4

720.00

13

Jared & MJ Jost

Africa Arise- Ottawa Team

10

720.00

14

Monica W

Open Doors for Colombia

6

690.00

15

Gerry Thornton

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

11

660.00

16

Alan Welsh

AK Welsh Inc

4

650.00

17

Judy Richardson

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

5

650.00

18

Sophia Lowe

Carty Cares

17

615.00

19

Ashley & Hazel Korn

WUSC/EUMC HQ

9

575.00

20

Stephen Porter

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

8

575.00

21

Brian Laughton

Trinity Troopers

10

510.00

22

Landon Coleman

Forerunners

7

500.00

23

Georgette Mueller

FBreCyclers

11

500.00

24

Hannah Marazzi

Neighbours on Bikes

8

495.00

25

Elizabeth Kim

Carty Cares

11

485.00

26

Melody Trolly

Inkerman Wesleyan

12

435.00

27

Ronald Doll

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

9

420.00

28

Tobi Cohen

Carty Cares

9

415.00

29

Shawn Sutherland

Meeting House Team

10

410.00

30

Eleanor Smiley

1

400.00

31

Alexia Jimenez

Broken Spokes

9

400.00

32

Amy DeJong

Safe Families Ottawa

15

395.00

33

Jeff Aldred

Chain reaction 2019

6

385.00

34

Carolyn McKee

WUSC/EUMC HQ

11

381.00

35

John Stevens

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

9

370.00

36

Muriel Laughton

Trinity Troopers

9

365.00

37

Catherine Veillet-St-Amant

WUSC/EUMC HQ

8

355.00

38

Erik Thorsteinson

Carty Cares

6

350.00

39

Louise Ebeltoft

Carty Cares

8

345.00

40

Sarah Speer

Generous Space Ministries Ottawa

10

345.00

41

Jacqueline Ayer

Rapid Retreat Riders

6

340.00

42

Perry Wong

BRBC Alpha

7

340.00

43

Carla Kluck

Safe Families Ottawa

4

340.00

44

Robert Wee

Christian horizons

9

310.00

45

Taissa Cronin

Forerunners

8

305.00

46

Kristin Debs

Debs Law

4

300.00

47

Michael Hyde

FBreCyclers

5

300.00

48

Tatiana Usme

WUSC/EUMC HQ

11

300.00

49

Mark Sider

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

10

295.00

50

Dawson Helleman

Broken Spokes

6

285.00

51

Ashlie Solheim

Safe Families Ottawa

6

276.00

52

Eileen Goodwin

FBreCyclers

6

275.00

53

Liam Jones

Neighbours on Bikes

3

275.00

54

Michelle Manks

WUSC/EUMC HQ

6

250.00

55

Nancy Stevenson

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

2

250.00

56

Leon Asselstine

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

4

250.00

57

Gordon Richardson

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

5

250.00

58

Karrie Smith

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

4

250.00

59

Kendra Allsop

BRBC Alpha

5

245.00

60

Igor Williams

Open Doors for Colombia

3

240.00

61

Jesse Smith

The First Baptist Church Re-Treads

3

240.00

62

Tanya Nace

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

6

235.00

63

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

Forerunners

7

225.00

64

Norman Wormald

BRBC Alpha

1

225.00

65

Samuel Ward

Ward Team

4

221.00

66

Liz Majic

Carty Cares

6

220.00

67

Vincent Ward

Ward Team

3

220.00

68

Mikayla Kuhn

Wheelie Amazing

7

220.00

69

Zakari Ward

Ward Team

3

220.00

70

Julie Ward

Ward Team

3

220.00

71

Tony Kiar

Inkerman Wesleyan

5

215.00

72

Esther Helleman

Broken Spokes

3

210.00

73

Shannon Helleman

Broken Spokes

3

210.00

74

Joel Bennett

Ward Team

2

200.00

75

Jason Hambrey

Neighbours on Bikes

1

200.00

76

Adam Giles

Chain reaction 2019

4

200.00

77

John McCluskie

Ratanak Riders Ottawa

3

200.00

78

Avery Helleman

Broken Spokes

2

200.00

79

Matt Street

Street Team

2

200.00

80

James Nugent

Chain reaction 2019

5

200.00

81

David Ayer

Rapid Retreat Riders

1

200.00

82

Gary H J Pluim

over the hill

1

200.00

83

Philippe Blain

FBreCyclers

5

200.00

84

Dina Adedze

The Walking and Biking Consultants

4

200.00

85

Aidan Kuhn

Wheelie Amazing

6

195.00

86

fe oquias

BRBC Alpha

4

180.00

87

Fanni Csaba

Ronalee Carey Law

3

180.00

88

Violette Pedneault

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

2

175.00

89

Trish Irwin-Kitt

Broken Spokes

2

175.00

90

Doug Kirk

Chain reaction 2019

2

175.00

91

HM Morris

Carty Cares

5

170.00

92

Connie Coughler

Inkerman Wesleyan

8

170.00

93

cathy o'connor

Inkerman Wesleyan

6

160.00

94

George Marson

The First Baptist Church Re-Treads

1

150.00

95

Kevin Kitt

Broken Spokes

1

150.00

96

Greg Ward

FBreCyclers

1

150.00

97

Robyn Nugent

Chain reaction 2019

4

150.00

98

Lee-Anne Lavell

WUSC/EUMC HQ

1

150.00

99

Jessica-Rae Linzel

Neighbours on Bikes

6

150.00

100

Eric Kibbee

Chain reaction 2019

4

150.00

101

Daniel Schwirtz

Neighbours on Bikes

1

150.00

102

Bruno Ochin

Hope Story Ottawa

1

150.00

103

George MacIntosh

Trinity Troopers

1

150.00

104

Shaun Seaman

Trinity Troopers

1

150.00

105

Marta Varisco

The First Baptist Church Re-Treads

1

150.00

106

Katie Ochin

Hope Story Ottawa

1

150.00

107

Anton Diep

3

150.00

108

Steven Kuhn

Wheelie Amazing

3

150.00

109

Remo Zambonin

FBreCyclers

2

150.00

110

Dominique Coulombe

The Walking and Biking Consultants

1

150.00

111

Lydia Brown

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

6

145.00

112

Cathy Kiar

Inkerman Wesleyan

4

145.00

113

Jacqueline Romero

Carty Cares

5

137.00

114

Jess Gibson

Chain reaction 2019

2

125.00

115

Jane Sider

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

2

115.00

116

Michelle Moo

Broken Spokes

3

110.00

117

Josiah Kennedy

Forerunners

2

105.00

118

Richard Arulpooranam

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

4

100.00

119

Amy Jo Smith

Neighbours on Bikes

1

100.00

120

Michael Snow

WUSC/EUMC HQ

1

100.00

121

Lindsay Noel

Debs Law

3

100.00

122

Emilia Kozak

Forerunners

2

100.00

123

Dick Murray

1

100.00

124

Charlotte Kibbee

Chain reaction 2019

3

100.00

125

Shalom Williams

Open Doors for Colombia

2

100.00

126

Miriam Visser

Forerunners

3

95.00

127

Samuel Visser

Forerunners

3

95.00

128

Nicolas Visser

Forerunners

3

95.00

129

Joachim Visser

Forerunners

3

95.00

130

Micheal Montgomery

Road to Rights - IICRD Quebec Team

2

90.00

131

Natalie Campbell

Carty Cares

3

85.00

132

Adriel Williams

Open Doors for Colombia

2

80.00

133

Karl Mann

BRBC Alpha

2

80.00

134

Julie Ramey

Chain reaction 2019

2

75.00

135

Jonathan Nace

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

2

65.00

136

Caleb Butcher

Forerunners

3

60.00

137

Caleb Brown

Hope Story Ottawa

1

50.00

138

Peter Brown

Hope Story Ottawa

1

50.00

139

Phoebe Mitton

Neighbours on Bikes

1

50.00

140

Laetitia Tayou

WUSC/EUMC HQ

1

50.00

141

Carter Brown

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

2

50.00

142

Bill Hubers

FBreCyclers

1

50.00

143

Jacob Brown

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

2

50.00

144

Nate Smith

Neighbours on Bikes

1

45.00

145

Theodore Kozak

Forerunners

2

45.00

146

Jacob Arulpooranam

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

2

45.00

147

Josie Dickinson

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

2

45.00

148

Darko Rytsar

Forerunners

1

40.00

149

Chris Ramey

Chain reaction 2019

1

25.00

150

Julian Arulpooranam

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

1

25.00

151

Caitlin Imrie

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

152

Allan Aguilar

153

Edwin Hernandez

Carty Cares

154

Julie Desmarais

155

Graeme Watson

Safe Families Ottawa

156

Alison Bennett

World Hope International (Canada) / Highland Park Wesleyan Church

157

Nathaniel Butcher

Forerunners

158

Rhys Haigh

NCCH U15

159

Ivana Oseghale

Hope Worldwide of Canada - Ottawa

160

Lai huu hiep

161

Yamini Shrichand

Ronalee Carey Law

162

Alicia Hernandez

Carty Cares

163

Jose Leonel Hernandez Sandoval

Carty Cares

164

Hannah Sutherland

Meeting House Team

165

Heather Sutherland

Meeting House Team

166

Anne-Marie Belanger McMurdo

Carty Cares

167

Bill Holdaway

168

Amanda Williams

Street Team

169

Kevin Brown

Meredith's Matthew House Riders

170

John Thompson

BRBC Alpha

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Matthew House Ottawa

14

90

21,422.00

2

Ratanak International

3

18

8,961.00

3

Carty House

1

13

2,822.00

4

WUSC/EUMC

2

10

2,736.00

5

Safe Families Canada

1

5

2,301.00

6

World Hope International (Canada)

2

15

2,300.00

7

Open Doors Canada

1

4

1,610.00

8

Africa Arise - I Live Again Uganda

1

2

1,494.00

9

HOPE worldwide Canada

1

4

1,310.00

10

Hope Story

1

5

1,200.00

11

Christian Horizons

1

2

540.00

12

Generous Space Ministries

1

1

345.00

13

IICRD

1

3

275.00

14

Impact Bridges Group

1

1

200.00

15

Ride for Refuge

1

2

180.00

16

UNHCR

1

1

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Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is September 29, 2018!

Ride or walk with us on September 29, 2018 in the Ottawa Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by Matthew House Ottawa


StartGoogle Map

Mitel building

350 Legget Dr

Kanata, ON

K2K 1Y6


Times

Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies (25k & 50k)
  • 9am - RIDE begins (50k, 25k distances)
  • 9:15am - Opening Ceremonies (10k & 5k walk)
  • 9:30am - WALK begins
  • 9:45am - 10k RIDE begins
  • 10am - Registration closes
  • 10:30am - Lunch service begins
  • 1pm - Lunch service ends
  • 1pm - Route closes

Yummy Food


  • There will be a snack at rest stops, and lunch will be available for participants when they return from their ride or walk.

  • We are not able to accommodate for food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.


Registration

CHECK-IN:


  • All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:
  • check in
  • wear their event wristband once registered

  • Participants aged 17 and under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver or bring in a pre-signed waiver form. Download waiver form under the "Tools" section of our website.

REGISTRATION


  • Children 10 and under: Free
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise minimum $75 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • Adults 18+: Fundraise minimum $150 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • The average online donation for the RIDE is $68, so it's a reachable goal!
  • RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth S to adult 3XL.

For those who choose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the early bird cost of $25 applies until Monday, Sep 24th when it bumps to $40.



MONEY & CHEQUES:


  • Log into your personal fundraising page and post all cash and cheque donations online.

  • Bring all cash/cheques to check-in on event day.

  • Print off the MY RESULTS FORM to bring with you.

  • If you haven't posted your cash & cheque donations online please ensure that you've carefully and neatly written in all your donor information onto a paper Donation Form to ensure proper receipting and partner allocation. Find these on our "Tools" page. Full donor names and mailing addresses are needed to issue charitable tax receipts.

  • Please ensure all cheques are signed, made payable to Ride for Refuge and are current dated.

HAVE QUESTIONS?


  • Visit our FAQ section!


Route Details

Route Options Include


  • 10 km RIDE
  • 25 km RIDE
  • 50 km RIDE
  • 5 km WALK

Scroll down to view or print route maps!


  • Rest stops will be available on the 25km and 50km routes.

  • All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Joggers are permitted on the walk route but must head to the front of the group.


What to Bring

  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy
  • water bottle - filled with water
  • your My Results Form - downloaded from the fundraising portal
  • a signed copy of your Waiver Form for those 17 or under with parent/guardian signature
  • any cash or cheques (made out to "Ride for Refuge")
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities


Late September can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast.

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Community Sponsors

Ottawa is super grateful for our fantastic 2018 sponsors!

The Reimer Clinic
Rest Stop Sponsor
Equator Coffee Roasters
Rest Stop Sponsor
Dan Orr
Distance Sponsor
Camino
Goods & Services
Equator Coffee Roasters
Goods & Services
KRP Properties
Goods & Services
Equifruit, Inc
Goods & Services
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All routes are generously marked with bright RIDE signage, staffed by friendly volunteers, and include rest stops with snacks along the way.

Got questions about The Ride for Refuge?
info@rideforrefuge.org / 1.877.743.3413