Raised:
$26,631
106%Goal:
$25,000

Surrey

Hosted by Feels Like Home Newcomers

58Participants15Teams30Volunteers

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

Surrey (Feels Like Home Newcomers) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Surrey 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

Feels Like Kev's team

Kevin Lade

1

7,979.56

2

Eddie Walstra

Ed Walstra

1

4,340.00

3

Freedom Force

Loree McDougall

5

3,704.50

4

Light as a Heather

Heather Mrak

5

2,310.00

5

The Walkie Talkies

Darla Young

9

1,461.00

6

Young Guns

Garth Young

2

1,170.82

7

Karen's Sole Mates

Karen Perinbam

2

851.19

8

Buddies

Acacia Young

2

775.00

9

Rowdy Rhea

Rheagan McLade

2

750.00

10

Ride or Stride

Ingrid Neufeld

4

680.00

11

Tour de freedom

Camryn McLade

2

410.00

12

The Sun Seekers

LeeAnne Perez

5

310.00

13

Feels Like Home Newcomers

Feels Like Home

1

240.00

14

Sam’s Team

Samantha Collins

2

50.00

15

Stronger Together

Trinity White

4

50.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Kevin Lade

Feels Like Kev's team

28

7,979.56

2

Ed Walstra

Eddie Walstra

13

3,190.00

3

Loree McDougall

Freedom Force

18

2,684.50

4

Darla Young

The Walkie Talkies

12

1,461.00

5

Garth Young

Young Guns

20

1,170.82

6

Karen Perinbam

Karen's Sole Mates

14

851.19

7

Heather Mrak

Light as a Heather

7

850.00

8

Rheagan McLade

Rowdy Rhea

3

650.00

9

Acacia Young

Buddies

2

600.00

10

DAVID MRAK

Light as a Heather

4

500.00

11

Ingrid Neufeld

Ride or Stride

8

400.00

12

Josie Mrak

Light as a Heather

5

300.00

13

Trevor Vaughan

Tour de freedom

4

210.00

14

Angela Macdonald

Ride or Stride

1

200.00

15

Camryn McLade

Tour de freedom

3

175.00

16

LeeAnne Perez

The Sun Seekers

4

140.00

17

Leticia Andres

The Sun Seekers

1

100.00

18

Dominic Wiseman

Buddies

1

100.00

19

Jack Vanderzalm

Rowdy Rhea

1

100.00

20

Samantha Collins

Sam’s Team

3

50.00

21

Trinity White

Stronger Together

1

50.00

22

Danka Wong

Ride or Stride

1

40.00

23

sandy hoshizaki

Ride or Stride

2

40.00

24

Camryn McLade

1

25.00

25

tony perez

The Sun Seekers

1

20.00

26

Leigh Kerster

The Sun Seekers

27

Nancy Silcock

The Sun Seekers

28

Sonic Singharaj

The Walkie Talkies

29

JANEIL SINGHARAJ

The Walkie Talkies

30

Tora Buzzard

31

Ameh Noithongkham

The Walkie Talkies

32

Dalia Ibrahim

Karen's Sole Mates

33

Tim Smith

34

Amber Nordstrand

Light as a Heather

35

Colleen Blair

36

Eric Prasath

Sam’s Team

37

Karina Rivas

The Walkie Talkies

38

Marci Lucas

Freedom Force

39

Lightning McQueen

The Walkie Talkies

40

Bronte Craig

Stronger Together

41

Mustafa Alsaqqa

Stronger Together

42

Michelle Nyberg

The Walkie Talkies

43

Nilab Inayatullah

44

Bilal Arif

45

Leanna Ismail

46

Mackenzie Laird

Stronger Together

47

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home Newcomers

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 Feels Like Home Newcomers

Feels Like Home Newcomers is a community-based nonprofit, dedicated to serving, supporting, and empowering refugees and at-risk individuals due to their immigration status. As newcomers face many deeply rooted systemic issues such as limited resources, marginalization, and discrimination, we offer a variety of free programs and services to match the diversity of their needs.


Funds raised through Ride for Refuge will allow for vital financial flexibility and enable us to deliver prompt assistance to those seeking support. Through your participation in Ride for Refuge, you embody values of diversity and inclusion, while extending a heartfelt welcome to newcomers. Your involvement creates a tangible impact at the local level, enabling us to cultivate a thriving community that flourishes.


Grab a bicycle, dust off your runners and invite a friend. Together let's ride for refuge, ride for hope, and ride for a future where everyone feels and knows they belong!

Event Day Details

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

StartGoogle Map

Tynehead Dog Park off of 168th Street, Surrey


The start and finish location will be at the Tynehead Dog Park off 168th St

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.

Surrey Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

Contact Us


RIDE Surrey 2023

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

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