Raised:
$10,960
43%Goal:
$25,000

St. John's

Hosted by Thrive, CYN St. John's

48Participants11Teams35Volunteers5Days Left

What moves you? Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly bike + walk fundraiser supporting local charities who help people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse.

Community Sponsors

St. John's (Thrive, CYN St. John's) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

St. John's 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

Thrive General Team

Angela Crockwell

10

3,865.00

2

RCMP NL

April Gavel

6

1,100.00

3

709 Roller Derby

GI Jodie

9

1,040.00

4

Stewart McKelvey

Christopher Goodridge

1

1,000.00

5

Cirque du Sore Legs

Jillian Kavanagh

5

745.00

6

Not Fast, Just Furious

Kate Cadigan

5

445.00

7

The Blues' Clues

Elea Stephenson

4

275.00

8

Team Tenacious

Trent Langdon

1

240.00

9

Blue Thunder

Jeff Hillyard

1

10

Capelin Creations

Jordan White

3

11

NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre

Cameron Kilfoy

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Crystal Leighton

RCMP NL

9

595.00

2

Tammy Lahey

Thrive General Team

9

455.00

3

Laurie Anderson

Thrive General Team

9

395.00

4

Kerri Rowe

Thrive General Team

7

330.00

5

Slamtastic #23

709 Roller Derby

7

320.00

6

Kate Cadigan

Not Fast, Just Furious

6

295.00

7

Lesley Bishop

Cirque du Sore Legs

8

275.00

8

Elea Stephenson

The Blues' Clues

2

275.00

9

Kerri Cull

4

250.00

10

Jillian Kavanagh

Cirque du Sore Legs

7

220.00

11

Thrash Panda

709 Roller Derby

4

165.00

12

Trent Langdon

Team Tenacious

5

165.00

13

GI Jodie

709 Roller Derby

3

150.00

14

Courtney Clarke

Not Fast, Just Furious

1

150.00

15

April Gavel

RCMP NL

2

125.00

16

Joanne Pardy

Thrive General Team

3

125.00

17

Gary Martin

RCMP NL

3

105.00

18

Fae Wyld

709 Roller Derby

2

100.00

19

SuperNan !

709 Roller Derby

1

100.00

20

Sean Reany

Thrive General Team

2

80.00

21

Nancy Biles

Thrive General Team

2

75.00

22

Bio Hazard

709 Roller Derby

2

70.00

23

Angela Crockwell

Thrive General Team

2

70.00

24

Meghan Smith

709 Roller Derby

1

50.00

25

Tracy Edwards

RCMP NL

1

50.00

26

Wendy Smith

RCMP NL

1

50.00

27

Fish 'n' Bruise

709 Roller Derby

1

50.00

28

Kathleen Hammer

709 Roller Derby

2

35.00

29

Shelby Arnold

Thrive General Team

1

25.00

30

Erin Butler

Thrive General Team

1

10.00

31

Amnesty Cornelius

Thrive General Team

32

Jayden Byrne

Not Fast, Just Furious

33

Christopher Goodridge

Stewart McKelvey

34

Jeff Hillyard

Blue Thunder

35

Cameron Kilfoy

NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre

36

Kostiantyn Karzhanov

Capelin Creations

37

Rebecca Martin

The Blues' Clues

38

Jolene Garland

RCMP NL

39

Jamie Lewis

40

Cheyenne Ryan

The Blues' Clues

41

Joanne Whalen

Cirque du Sore Legs

42

Iuliia Bibik

Capelin Creations

43

Jordan White

Capelin Creations

44

Mary Fearon

Cirque du Sore Legs

45

Shelby Fudge

The Blues' Clues

46

Marium Oishee

Not Fast, Just Furious

47

Judy White

Not Fast, Just Furious

48

Megan Kavanagh

Cirque du Sore Legs

About Thrive, CYN St. John's

Thrive is a registered charity in St. John’s NL, and has been around for over 20 years. Funds raised through the Ride for Refuge event will support our Blue Door Program. Blue Door provides holistic wrap around support to folks who wish to leave the sex trade. The program is inclusive of all genders and gender expressions and primarily services ages 14-29 years.

Blue Door is the only program of its kind within our province, and over the last 5 years has helped over 70 individuals. Blue Door specifically provides people with employment & education supports, access to dental care, individual and group counselling, housing, food security, transportation assistance and social inclusion & wellness activities.


“The impact of the Blue Door program has been exponential. I was still so suicidal when I connected with Thrive and I was having bad PTSD flashbacks. It was not a good quality of life. So many times, I ended up in hospital, or harming myself, or going back to drugs. Blue Door has influenced my life so positively. They helped me in every possible way; even going with me to the university to find where all my classes were for the new semester. I would not be where I am right now; I might not be here at all if it wasn’t for them.”

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 1, 2022!

StartGoogle Map

10 New Gower Street St. John's NL

The event will start at City Hall


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10 New Gower Street

The event will end at City Hall

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 4:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 pm: Mosey Go Home!

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Check-in

  • All participants will check-in personally at the event on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
  • 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.
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Can't join us on event day? If you have a conflict, we hope you'll join us by fundraising and walking on your own.

Waivers

All participants should register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

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

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. Early October 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!

St. John's Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

10kmView + print!

This route starts at City Hall, brings you up Waterford Bridge Road to Bowering Park, down Southside Road, along the harbour front, Water Street and back to City Hall

2.5kmView + print!

This walk starts at City Hall, takes you along the harbour front, water street and back to City Hall

2021 RIDE Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from RIDE 2021 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Contact Us


RIDE St. John's 2022

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

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