Raised:
$158,143
143%Goal:
$110,000

Toronto Christie Pits

Hosted by Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

58Participants4Teams2Volunteers

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!

Toronto Christie Pits 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

Flynn Group of Companies

John McManus

12

144,630.00

2

FreeChurch 50 km Team

Jon Osmond

12

6,116.28

3

NTCAC Dicycles

Adeline Kwan

18

2,674.99

4

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

Manny Wong

13

1,982.02

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Jeff Small

Flynn Group of Companies

58

48,810.00

2

Mason Di Pierdomenico

Flynn Group of Companies

239

24,300.00

3

John McManus

Flynn Group of Companies

15

16,840.00

4

Tracy McManus

Flynn Group of Companies

30

15,600.00

5

Paulo Nunes

Flynn Group of Companies

20

14,050.00

6

Mark Agius

Flynn Group of Companies

26

12,130.00

7

Manny De Sousa

Flynn Group of Companies

15

5,175.00

8

Sean Wormsbecker

Flynn Group of Companies

17

3,800.00

9

Mathew Cook

Flynn Group of Companies

12

2,575.00

10

Peter Hopkins

23

2,280.00

11

Kate Acone

FreeChurch 50 km Team

17

915.09

12

Jon Osmond

FreeChurch 50 km Team

7

900.00

13

Stephen Gordon

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

5

752.02

14

Andrew Han

FreeChurch 50 km Team

9

525.00

15

Peter Groot

FreeChurch 50 km Team

11

501.19

16

Tim Davis

Flynn Group of Companies

1

500.00

17

Don Delaney

Flynn Group of Companies

1

500.00

18

Andrew Haugh

FreeChurch 50 km Team

4

500.00

19

Erik Ruesink

FreeChurch 50 km Team

5

450.00

20

Adeline Kwan

NTCAC Dicycles

7

440.00

21

Barney Savage

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

5

410.00

22

Lyndsay Howitt

FreeChurch 50 km Team

5

400.00

23

Sarah Ruesink

FreeChurch 50 km Team

4

350.00

24

Kerri Sylvester

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

2

300.00

25

Kyle Langendoen

FreeChurch 50 km Team

2

275.00

26

Ethan Chao

NTCAC Dicycles

3

275.00

27

Claire Chu

NTCAC Dicycles

3

275.00

28

SHABNAM ALCOZAY

7

260.00

29

Owen Hunt

FreeChurch 50 km Team

3

250.00

30

Bryan Fletcher

NTCAC Dicycles

2

200.00

31

Manny Wong

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

2

200.00

32

Judy Tranter

1

200.00

33

Denise Hansen

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

6

200.00

34

Jonathan Shui

FreeChurch 50 km Team

1

200.00

35

Michelle Brotherwood

FreeChurch 50 km Team

2

200.00

36

Tiffany Lau

NTCAC Dicycles

3

199.99

37

Tiffany Cho

NTCAC Dicycles

5

180.00

38

Brent Chan

NTCAC Dicycles

2

150.00

39

Phil Wang

NTCAC Dicycles

3

150.00

40

Gabrielle Cheng

NTCAC Dicycles

3

150.00

41

Joyce Mok

NTCAC Dicycles

1

150.00

42

Joseph Truong

NTCAC Dicycles

3

100.00

43

Heman Chao

NTCAC Dicycles

1

100.00

44

Yannis Mok

NTCAC Dicycles

1

75.00

45

Anke Mok

NTCAC Dicycles

1

75.00

46

Steve Meagher

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

2

60.00

47

Arthur Kam

NTCAC Dicycles

1

50.00

48

Michelle Deng

NTCAC Dicycles

1

50.00

49

Benedict Chan

NTCAC Dicycles

1

25.00

50

Sam Adams

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

1

10.00

51

Maria Ramirez Bolanos

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

1

10.00

52

Martin Umaru

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

1

10.00

53

Arturo Calleja

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

1

10.00

54

Aamir Shahzad

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

1

10.00

55

Ricardo Torres

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

1

10.00

56

Sheeba Aamir

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Staff Team

57

Terence Ha

NTCAC Dicycles

58

Blaine Braun

Flynn Group of Companies

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 Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Welcome, safety, and support for refugees.


Located in the heart of downtown Toronto just minutes from Christie/Bloor in the Annex, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than 30 years.


Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from countries world-wide arrive at Christie each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.


RIDE for REFUGE is a wonderful opportunity to support and advocate for refugee families arriving in Toronto.

Event Day Details

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

StartGoogle Map

43 Christie Street, Toronto, ON M6G 3B1

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.

Toronto Christie Pits Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

Loop twice for 2.5km, and 4 times for 5km

Contact Us


RIDE Toronto Christie Pits 2023

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

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