Raised:
$17,990
72%Goal:
$25,000

St. John's

Hosted by Thrive, CYN St. John's

58Participants12Teams39Volunteers

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 >

2022 RIDE Photos

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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

5,570.00

2

RCMP NL

April Gavel

6

2,820.00

3

709 Roller Derby

GI Jodie

10

1,505.00

4

Cirque du Sore Legs

Jillian Kavanagh

6

1,080.00

5

Stewart McKelvey

Christopher Goodridge

1

1,000.00

6

Team Tenacious

Trent Langdon

2

745.00

7

Not Fast, Just Furious

Kate Cadigan

5

705.00

8

RNC

Danny Doiron

1

400.00

9

The Blues' Clues

Elea Stephenson

4

275.00

10

Blue Thunder

Jeff Hillyard

3

175.00

11

Capelin Creations

Jordan White

3

12

NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre

Cameron Kilfoy

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Kerri Cull

14

675.00

2

Angela Crockwell

Thrive General Team

4

670.00

3

April Gavel

RCMP NL

4

645.00

4

Crystal Leighton

RCMP NL

9

595.00

5

Kerri Rowe

Thrive General Team

9

480.00

6

Tammy Lahey

Thrive General Team

10

480.00

7

Danny Doiron

RNC

2

400.00

8

Laurie Anderson

Thrive General Team

9

395.00

9

Slamtastic #23

709 Roller Derby

9

360.00

10

Lesley Bishop

Cirque du Sore Legs

10

350.00

11

Chris Langdon

Team Tenacious

7

345.00

12

Trent Langdon

Team Tenacious

11

325.00

13

GI Jodie

709 Roller Derby

9

300.00

14

Courtney Clarke

Not Fast, Just Furious

2

300.00

15

Kate Cadigan

Not Fast, Just Furious

6

295.00

16

Elea Stephenson

The Blues' Clues

2

275.00

17

Jillian Kavanagh

Cirque du Sore Legs

9

250.00

18

Bio Hazard

709 Roller Derby

5

220.00

19

Joanne Pardy

Thrive General Team

7

210.00

20

Gary Martin

RCMP NL

5

180.00

21

Sean Reany

Thrive General Team

3

180.00

22

Nancy Biles

Thrive General Team

4

170.00

23

Thrash Panda

709 Roller Derby

4

165.00

24

Shelby Arnold

Thrive General Team

2

125.00

25

Jodie Hynes

Cirque du Sore Legs

4

120.00

26

Jayden Byrne

Not Fast, Just Furious

8

110.00

27

Tracy Edwards

RCMP NL

2

100.00

28

SuperNan !

709 Roller Derby

1

100.00

29

Jeff Hillyard

Blue Thunder

2

100.00

30

Fae Wyld

709 Roller Derby

2

100.00

31

Fish 'n' Bruise

709 Roller Derby

2

100.00

32

Megan Kavanagh

Cirque du Sore Legs

4

85.00

33

Meghan Smith

709 Roller Derby

2

75.00

34

Wendy Smith

RCMP NL

2

75.00

35

Gary Hillyard

Blue Thunder

2

50.00

36

Kathleen Hammer

709 Roller Derby

2

35.00

37

BB-Hate 709

709 Roller Derby

1

30.00

38

Judy Perchard

Blue Thunder

1

25.00

39

Joanne Whalen

Cirque du Sore Legs

1

25.00

40

Erin Butler

Thrive General Team

1

10.00

41

Jolene Garland

RCMP NL

42

Trudy Bruinooge

43

Rebecca Martin

The Blues' Clues

44

Judy White

Not Fast, Just Furious

45

Kostiantyn Karzhanov

Capelin Creations

46

Cameron Kilfoy

NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre

47

Jamie Lewis

48

Marium Oishee

Not Fast, Just Furious

49

Shelby Fudge

The Blues' Clues

50

Mary Fearon

Cirque du Sore Legs

51

Jordan White

Capelin Creations

52

Iuliia Bibik

Capelin Creations

53

Christopher Goodridge

Stewart McKelvey

54

Cheyenne Ryan

The Blues' Clues

55

Amnesty Cornelius

Thrive General Team

56

Tasha Smith

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 A1C 1J3

The event will start 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

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