Raised:
$149,484
93%Goal:
$160,000

Richmond

Hosted by Journey Home Community

240Participants41Teams50Volunteers

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

Richmond (Journey Home Community) 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

5240 Woodwards Rd, Richmond, BC V7E 1H1

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.

Richmond Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

2.5km route turnaround at Hollymount Gate

Richmond 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

Founders' Feet

John Dyck

3

17,500.00

2

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

Drew Kowalenko

19

11,866.00

3

5K for refuge

Brad Kinnie

4

8,600.00

4

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

Peter Van Ooyen

28

8,481.00

5

Olivet

Wendy Amy

8

7,965.00

6

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

Miriam Soet

9

6,876.66

7

Linked

Lisa Zhang

17

6,465.00

8

Hillsiders and Friends

Dan Schmidt

15

4,775.00

9

Maureen & Russ's Foxtrot

Russ Fox

4

4,520.00

10

LightofHope

Osayi Aiwekhoe

9

3,940.00

11

Southside Riders

Duane Gingrich

1

3,700.00

12

Krazy Krenzlers

Michelle Krenzler

2

3,700.00

13

RP Riders

Cam Roxburgh

8

3,575.00

14

North Stars

Reg Dyck

9

3,247.00

15

Wong Bunch

Phoebe Wong

9

3,050.00

16

St. John's Easy Riders

Ann Barker

3

2,425.00

17

ECC Riders

Ken Pierce

1

2,065.00

18

UN Eagles

Jane Rukaria

3

2,050.00

19

Active 4 Refuge

Rachel Chin

5

1,765.00

20

Living Hope

Ruben Heyn

1

1,570.00

21

We Like It Outdoors

Vanessa Roth

3

1,540.00

22

MacNeill Christian Club

Jackson Leung

4

1,315.00

23

Robyn Hood and Merry Many

Robyn Epp

4

1,280.00

24

The Chariots

Jen Lee

5

1,245.00

25

SUPERNOVAS

Ron Hammell

8

1,140.00

26

#Blessed

Jessica Dailly

4

1,135.00

27

Wiens and Friends

Bert Wiens

5

1,100.00

28

The walkie talkies

Karin Poller

5

1,000.00

29

Walking by faith

Sara Martinez

1

980.00

30

Team Support

Adedolapo Abe

1

885.00

31

LK 20K

Lydia Kinnie

5

850.00

32

Small Victories

Seth Anderson

5

700.00

33

Team Judi

Judi Khalil

2

700.00

34

Team Takenaka

Emily MacNeil (Takenaka)

7

580.00

35

Ordinary Folk

Jorge Canedo E.

1

475.00

36

Every Nation Church

Efren Yang

1

375.00

37

Best Family Riders

John Best

5

375.00

38

Friends with big heart

Saeid Karimi

3

250.00

39

BPGC

Galacia Tan

2

150.00

40

Trinity Western University

Local Outreach

1

145.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Brad Kinnie

5K for refuge

32

7,825.00

2

James Grunau

Founders' Feet

34

7,400.00

3

John Dyck

Founders' Feet

20

6,500.00

4

Duane Gingrich

Southside Riders

11

3,700.00

5

Seyon Kim

27

3,528.84

6

Len Soet

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

34

2,813.33

7

Dan Schmidt

Hillsiders and Friends

8

2,100.00

8

Miriam Soet

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

27

2,083.33

9

Osayi Aiwekhoe

LightofHope

21

2,070.00

10

Ken Pierce

ECC Riders

8

2,065.00

11

Carla Morgan

Linked

25

1,950.00

12

Yujin Lim

Olivet

25

1,625.00

13

Russ Fox

Maureen & Russ's Foxtrot

7

1,575.00

14

Ruben Heyn

Living Hope

17

1,370.00

15

Ann Barker

St. John's Easy Riders

18

1,325.00

16

Joanne Schaap

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

12

1,325.00

17

Drew Kowalenko

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

10

1,290.00

18

David Pel

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

9

1,275.00

19

Melissa Gendron

North Stars

11

1,237.00

20

Peter Van Ooyen

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

9

1,235.00

21

Wendy Amy

Olivet

10

1,200.00

22

Ken Davis

Maureen & Russ's Foxtrot

13

1,195.00

23

Doug David

Olivet

19

1,175.00

24

Ken Pudlas

Founders' Feet

7

1,150.00

25

Jane Rukaria

UN Eagles

15

1,150.00

26

Tara Hung

Linked

8

1,075.00

27

May Mah

Wong Bunch

7

1,075.00

28

Timothy Mah

MacNeill Christian Club

15

1,065.00

29

Sara Martinez

Walking by faith

8

980.00

30

Rob Lee

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

3

970.00

31

Mike Budzik

Olivet

5

900.00

32

Cohen De regt

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

13

876.00

33

Cherry Yeung

Active 4 Refuge

17

830.00

34

Adedolapo Abe

Team Support

9

810.00

35

Stephanie Fehr

Olivet

9

800.00

36

Vanessa Roth

We Like It Outdoors

10

800.00

37

Jessica Dailly

#Blessed

11

785.00

38

Robyn Epp

Robyn Hood and Merry Many

10

740.00

39

Cerelina Gurat

Olivet

16

715.00

40

Elsa Hrubizna

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

13

673.00

41

Scott Fehr

Olivet

3

650.00

42

Lisa Zhang

Linked

11

620.00

43

Michelle Krenzler

Krazy Krenzlers

1

600.00

44

Joanne Jaeger

RP Riders

2

600.00

45

Jonathan Han

Linked

6

600.00

46

Phoebe Wong

Wong Bunch

11

600.00

47

Lesley Chung

St. John's Easy Riders

9

600.00

48

Kerry Dyck

North Stars

5

575.00

49

Bill and Jane Vantriet

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

7

570.00

50

Hudson & Kamil Chojnacki

RP Riders

8

550.00

51

Daniel de Regt

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

6

525.00

52

Bernard Poller

The walkie talkies

2

525.00

53

Jeff Svanhill

5K for refuge

1

500.00

54

Dan Jaeger

RP Riders

1

500.00

55

Nicole Eby-Batiz

RP Riders

6

500.00

56

Julia Barker

St. John's Easy Riders

6

500.00

57

Julia Giuriato

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

1

500.00

58

Rylan Friesen

Team Judi

3

500.00

59

Wayne Wong

Wong Bunch

9

495.00

60

Durwin Gray

Hillsiders and Friends

6

475.00

61

Rorie Morgan

Linked

6

425.00

62

Debra Colvin

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

8

425.00

63

Japhet Jemina

LightofHope

6

425.00

64

Linda Kowalenko

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

5

425.00

65

Deb Judas

RP Riders

5

425.00

66

Tristan Lee

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

5

405.00

67

Karin Poller

The walkie talkies

7

400.00

68

Silvia Naidu

The Chariots

3

400.00

69

Patricia Finlay

Olivet

5

400.00

70

Cam Roxburgh

RP Riders

4

400.00

71

Bert Wiens

Wiens and Friends

2

400.00

72

Joy P

LightofHope

7

395.00

73

Emily MacNeil (Takenaka)

Team Takenaka

4

380.00

74

Adam Kowalenko

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

4

375.00

75

Tim Barton

Hillsiders and Friends

7

375.00

76

Sara Stewart

Linked

3

375.00

77

Leslie Zenger

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

6

355.00

78

R Shinkawa

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

4

350.00

79

Ron Hammell

SUPERNOVAS

2

350.00

80

Lydia Kinnie

LK 20K

3

350.00

81

Flora Johnson

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

3

350.00

82

Eunice C

LightofHope

5

350.00

83

Ellie Jin

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

5

345.00

84

Daniel Lee

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

7

330.00

85

Talia Kwon

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

3

325.00

86

Norah Hrubizna

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

5

318.00

87

Debra Shelley

Wong Bunch

2

300.00

88

Jorge Canedo E.

Ordinary Folk

2

300.00

89

Naomi Schmidt

Hillsiders and Friends

2

300.00

90

Sophie Kowalenko

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

3

300.00

91

Dave Verner

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

300.00

92

Marina Sedai

UN Eagles

6

300.00

93

George Noble

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

2

300.00

94

Aisha Zein

5K for refuge

4

275.00

95

Rachel Chin

Active 4 Refuge

6

255.00

96

Kayla Leong

LK 20K

1

250.00

97

Jason Leong

LK 20K

1

250.00

98

Allan Soper

Linked

1

250.00

99

Jackson Leung

MacNeill Christian Club

2

250.00

100

Edith Siu

Active 4 Refuge

7

250.00

101

Stan Potma

Hillsiders and Friends

1

250.00

102

Blanche Ki

Active 4 Refuge

8

250.00

103

Francie Palmer

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

5

250.00

104

Elicia Hrubizna

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

2

250.00

105

Liz Bode

Linked

3

250.00

106

JoAnne Epp

Robyn Hood and Merry Many

3

240.00

107

Dave Durley

Wong Bunch

3

230.00

108

Brian Francescini

Small Victories

2

225.00

109

P Kwon

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

3

225.00

110

Hadi Rezwani

North Stars

4

225.00

111

Verena Jones

SUPERNOVAS

3

225.00

112

Malena Vazquez

We Like It Outdoors

4

215.00

113

Sarah Schouten

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

2

200.00

114

Steve Jin

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

1

200.00

115

Daniel Anggara

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

200.00

116

Winifred Blawah

Linked

2

200.00

117

Kathy Krahn

Small Victories

1

200.00

118

Jolene Dykstra

Robyn Hood and Merry Many

3

200.00

119

Art Forster

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

200.00

120

Elena Hasiuk

Small Victories

1

200.00

121

Wendy Zhong

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

3

200.00

122

Bronwyn Lee

The Chariots

4

200.00

123

Ron & Pamela Durkee

RP Riders

3

200.00

124

Herieth Ringo

LightofHope

3

200.00

125

Peter Frouws

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

200.00

126

Beth Bosnick

Linked

1

200.00

127

Michel Proulx

Hillsiders and Friends

1

200.00

128

Larry Asselstine

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

200.00

129

Judi Khalil

Team Judi

3

200.00

130

Colton Lee

The Chariots

3

195.00

131

Saeid Karimi

Friends with big heart

3

185.00

132

Scott Barrett

North Stars

4

180.00

133

Justine Mallou

LightofHope

3

180.00

134

Hidekel Ramirez

We Like It Outdoors

2

175.00

135

Teena Shinkawa

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

3

175.00

136

Jem Dioquino

SUPERNOVAS

2

175.00

137

Cole Brandon

North Stars

4

170.00

138

Sam Paras

North Stars

4

160.00

139

Char Dozzi

Hillsiders and Friends

3

150.00

140

Jen Lee

The Chariots

2

150.00

141

Reg Dyck

North Stars

3

150.00

142

Makki Esteban

Hillsiders and Friends

1

150.00

143

Joey Kowalenko

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

3

150.00

144

Doug Wiebe

#Blessed

2

150.00

145

Chloe Francisco

SUPERNOVAS

2

150.00

146

Chris Lee

The Chariots

2

150.00

147

Neil Jongbloed

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

1

150.00

148

Connie Lewis

Hillsiders and Friends

3

150.00

149

Galacia Tan

BPGC

3

150.00

150

Miena Yue

Linked

2

150.00

151

Adele Warner

Wong Bunch

3

150.00

152

Pat Frouws

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

3

145.00

153

Local Outreach

Trinity Western University

14

145.00

154

Jennifer Lee

Hillsiders and Friends

3

125.00

155

Colleen Van Ooyen

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

110.00

156

Cam Dailly

#Blessed

2

100.00

157

Alan Chan

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

2

100.00

158

Ricky Shetty

Maureen & Russ's Foxtrot

1

100.00

159

Phyllis Schouten

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

100.00

160

Arron Warner

Wong Bunch

1

100.00

161

Marion Warkentin

Linked

1

100.00

162

Mark Warkentin

Linked

1

100.00

163

Johannes Schouten

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

2

100.00

164

Nathan Chan

LHF Bad Boys & Girls for Life!

2

100.00

165

Jordan Isaak

Hillsiders and Friends

2

100.00

166

Ari Esteban

Hillsiders and Friends

2

100.00

167

Mary-Anne Stinson

Hillsiders and Friends

2

100.00

168

Mark Krenzler

Krazy Krenzlers

2

100.00

169

Kristina Wiebe

#Blessed

2

100.00

170

Jeremiah Mallou

LightofHope

1

100.00

171

Bryan Kye

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

100.00

172

Joelle Wiles

Hillsiders and Friends

2

100.00

173

Rosa Warkentin

Linked

3

95.00

174

Ajwad Makame

Small Victories

1

75.00

175

Matthew Takenaka

Team Takenaka

1

75.00

176

Leah Takenaka

Team Takenaka

1

75.00

177

Matias Ortega

The walkie talkies

1

75.00

178

Kiana Yazdani

LightofHope

2

70.00

179

Natasha L

LightofHope

1

50.00

180

Kevin Wiens

Wiens and Friends

1

50.00

181

Eunji Lee

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

1

50.00

182

Tyra Weitman-Soet

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

1

50.00

183

Anna Luo

1

50.00

184

Sabrina Ting

Team Takenaka

2

50.00

185

Carmela Bardsnes

Linked

1

50.00

186

Jordan Weitman-Soet

Journey Home Pedal Pushers

1

50.00

187

connie grocott

UN Eagles

1

50.00

188

Shelley Roxburgh

RP Riders

1

50.00

189

Caleb Barrett

North Stars

1

50.00

190

Ada Lee

Active 4 Refuge

1

30.00

191

Hannah David

SUPERNOVAS

1

25.00

192

Candace Jackman

SUPERNOVAS

1

25.00

193

Don Moore

SUPERNOVAS

1

25.00

194

Joanna Jackman

SUPERNOVAS

1

25.00

195

Elham Karimi

Friends with big heart

1

15.00

196

Cindy Cho

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

197

Alexander Best

Best Family Riders

198

Eleonore Wiens

Wiens and Friends

199

Christy Best

Best Family Riders

200

Jiyoung Jung

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

201

Howard Yu

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

202

Zhiqun Luo

203

Raphael Lee

MacNeill Christian Club

204

John Best

Best Family Riders

205

Khamis Khama

5K for refuge

206

Caleb Fraser

MacNeill Christian Club

207

Paul Reilly

208

Teri Potma

Hillsiders and Friends

209

Grace Ngara

The walkie talkies

210

Chiara Evangelisti

LK 20K

211

Mark Helms

North Stars

212

Isaac Li

Linked

213

Megan Lam

BPGC

214

Joshua Best

Best Family Riders

215

Hannah Best

Best Family Riders

216

Raihana Mohammadi

217

Jawad Husaini

218

Lena Byun

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

219

Craig Bosnick

Linked

220

Stan Epp

Robyn Hood and Merry Many

221

Seth Anderson

Small Victories

222

Alex Park

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

223

Monika Kim

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

224

Gillian Mervyn Palejko

Maureen & Russ's Foxtrot

225

Stan Takenaka

Team Takenaka

226

Tim Takenaka

Team Takenaka

227

Natalie Warkentin

Wong Bunch

228

Efren Yang

Every Nation Church

229

Timothy Warkentin

Wong Bunch

230

Lori Takenaka

Team Takenaka

231

Sherry Mo

Friends with big heart

232

George Noble

TEAM NACC - IN TRIBUTE OF JOHN SCHAAP

233

Tahira Mohammadi

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 Journey Home Community

our mission Inspired by God’s love, we are creating caring communities

that offer refugee claimants housing, settlement support, and opportunities for connection.


our vision We envision a society where all refugees experience hope and belonging as they engage in meaningful participation in their community and flourish in all aspects of life. Journey Home Community exists to welcome newly arriving refugee claimant families into the Metro Vancouver area.


Will you support our vision and draw alongside refugee families?


Families arrive after fleeing persecution, seeking a new home in a safe place. After settling they are ready to utilize their multiple skills and abilities to make Canada an even better place!


JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THESE COURAGEOUS FAMILIES.


ride or walk with us on September 23.


Money raised in this year's Ride for Refuge is going to support a range of vital supports for newly arriving refugee claimants. You will be helping us:

- Provide transitional housing and emergency food security

- Case-managed support including direct settlement services

- Referrals to existing community resources

- A caring community that shares welcome, love, and belonging


On September 23, Ride for Refuge 2023 will be immediately followed by a Celebration Event. All Riders, Participants, Donors, and Sponsors are invited to join, even if your event is on a different day.


Learn more about Journey Home Community at our website.

Contact Us


RIDE Richmond 2023

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

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
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