Toronto Downtown

Address: Ashbridges Bay Park, 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6, , Plenty of parking at: 20 Ashbridges Bay Park $7... Map >Start time: 9:00 am Full Schedule >
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RIDE Day Details

RIDE Day Details

Gear up - RIDE Day is September 30, 2017!

Ride or walk with us at the Toronto Ride for Refuge on September 30, 2017!

Start/FinishGoogle Map

Ashbridges Bay Park

1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6

Plenty of parking at: 20 Ashbridges Bay Park $7 flat rate for the day.


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 9am - Registration opens
  • 9:45am -50km begins
  • 10am - 25km begins
  • 10:15am- 10km begins
  • 10:30am - WALK begins
  • 11am - Registration closes
  • 11am - Lunch service begins
  • 2pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2:00pm - Route closes

Yummy Food

  • There will be snacks at rest stops, and lunch will be available for participants when they return from their ride or walk.

  • We are not able to accommodate for food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.



  • All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:
  • check-in
  • sign a waiver form
  • wear their event wristband once registered

  • Participants aged 17 and under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver or bring in a pre-signed waiver form. Download waiver form under the "Tools" section of our website.


  • Children 10 and under: Free
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise minimum $75 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • Adults 18+: Fundraise minimum $150 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • The average online donation for the RIDE is $68, so it's a reachable goal!
  • RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth small to adult 3XL.

For those who choose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the cost is $25 before September 25th or $40 after September 25th.


  • Log into your personal fundraising page and post all cash and cheque donations online.

  • Bring all cash/cheques to registration check-in.

  • Print off the MY RESULTS FORM to bring with you.

  • If you haven't posted your cash & cheque donations online please ensure that you've carefully and neatly written in all your donor information onto a paper Donation Form to ensure proper receipting and partner allocation. Find these on our "Tools" page. Full mailing addresses are needed to issue charitable tax receipts.

  • Please ensure all cheques are signed, are made payable to Ride for Refuge and are current dated.


  • Visit our FAQ section!

Route Details

Route Options Include

  • 10 km RIDE
  • 25 km RIDE
  • 50 km RIDE (2x loop of 25km)
  • 5 km WALK

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view or print route maps

  • Rest stops will be available on all distances.

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

  • Joggers are permitted on the walk route but must head to the front of the group.

What to Bring

  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes!)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy
  • water bottle - filled with icy cold water
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • your My Results Form - downloaded from the fundraising portal
  • a signed copy of your Waiver Form (RIDERS / WALKERS 17 or under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver form)
  • any cash - or cheques made out to "Ride for Refuge"
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for

Late September can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast.

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Contact Us

Toronto Downtown

Jen Taylor Event Director
Email: info@blueseaphilanthropy.org
Phone: 519.603.2250

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Toronto Downtown is super grateful for our fantastic 2017 sponsors - thanks so much! View All >

Interstate Batteries
Meal Sponsor
Big Picture Imaging
Rest Stop Sponsor
Mike Cunningham
Rest Stop Sponsor
Martin's Family Fruit ...
Goods & Services
Goods & Services
Goods & Services
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Toronto Downtown Maps

All routes are generously marked with bright RIDE signage, staffed by friendly volunteers, and include rest stops with snacks along the way.

5kmView + print!

This is a walk-only route. Biking is available in 10km/25km/50km options.

10kmView + print!
25kmView + print!
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Check out even more on the Toronto Downtown Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to ride or walk with us too!

1FCJ Biking Team
Captain: Loly Rico
$14,049.40 | 25 Members
Captain: Maya Atallah
$7,918.00 | 7 Members
3The Dale Staffers
Captain: Erinn Oxford
$7,457.00 | 9 Members
4Biking for Belonging - Toronto
Captain: Dwayne Milley
$6,922.00 | 11 Members
5Homeless Connect Toronto Movers
Captain: Melody Li
$6,220.00 | 18 Members
6Pilas Toronto
Captain: Sam Mo
$5,533.73 | 10 Members
7PWRDF Pedallers
Captain: Suzanne Rumsey
$5,285.00 | 9 Members
Captain: Allison Murray
$5,140.00 | 7 Members
9HOPE worldwide CanadaToronto Central
Captain: Phil Osagie
$5,074.55 | 33 Members
10ARISE Ministry Team
Captain: Deb Rapport
$4,870.00 | 10 Members
11The Lighthouse Riders
Captain: Rob Datema
$4,730.00 | 2 Members
12Friends & Neighbours of CRWC
Captain: Jon Osmond
$4,518.00 | 11 Members
13Pregnancy Care Centre Team
Captain: Erin Vecchiarelli
$4,310.00 | 10 Members
14FCJ Walkers
Captain: Lois Anne Bordowitz
$3,955.00 | 8 Members
15Staff and Friends of CRWC
Captain: Maria Victoria Vanegas Caballero
$3,730.00 | 13 Members
16RJ Riders
Captain: Adrian (Ed) Vandenberg
$3,400.00 | 3 Members
17GFC Don Mills
Captain: Ewan Goligher
$3,330.00 | 8 Members
18Toronto for Wycliffe
Captain: Belinda Cheng
$2,720.00 | 2 Members
19AURA Allies
$2,575.00 | 7 Members
20Living Daylights
Captain: Michelle de Koning
$2,475.00 | 9 Members
21Team Lightning Bolt
Captain: victoria banfield
$2,382.00 | 10 Members
Captain: Melissa Leung
$2,285.25 | 5 Members
23Rider's of Grace
Captain: Roger Visser
$2,265.00 | 7 Members
24AURA Walkers
Captain: Stan Squires
$2,200.00 | 2 Members
25Mennonite Boys and Girls Can Ride
Captain: Brian Quan
$2,100.00 | 19 Members
26Generous Space Toronto
Captain: Winnie Tang
$2,050.00 | 6 Members
27TeamO Nemo
Captain: Michelle Chiu
$2,010.00 | 14 Members
28Toronto BJJ
Captain: Joshua Rapport
$2,000.00 | 1 Members
29Team AURA
Captain: Nadia Heyd
$1,998.00 | 1 Members
30Spirit of Toronto First
Captain: Lyle Clark
$1,850.00 | 1 Members
31Verdell's OMF Team
Captain: Verdell Goulding
$1,740.00 | 5 Members
32Toronto United Mennonite Church Youth Group (TUMY)
Captain: Cedric Martin
$1,730.00 | 8 Members
33Team One Love
Captain: Taya Cook
$1,715.00 | 14 Members
34Toronto LifeSpring
Captain: Jonathan Tenn-Yuk
$1,680.00 | 5 Members
35PCC Friends
Captain: Brian Russell
$1,585.00 | 5 Members
36Pepper no Salt
Captain: Miranda Munro
$1,570.00 | 1 Members
37Team PWS&D
Captain: Anna Muir
$1,522.00 | 5 Members
38Arise Board
Captain: Bill Mcgowan
$1,442.15 | 2 Members
39CTK Toronto
Captain: Ben Tshin
$1,400.00 | 5 Members
40EGRC Team Toronto
Captain: Casper Wong
$1,365.00 | 4 Members
Captain: Lee Wong
$1,255.00 | 1 Members
42WUSC Glendon
Captain: Emily Leahy
$1,250.00 | 3 Members
43Team Little Dog
Captain: Lee Fletcher
$1,170.00 | 4 Members
44Ryerson Pregnancy Care (RPC) Team
Captain: Erika Hood
$1,060.00 | 13 Members
45Dan Woods
Captain: Rebecca Johnson
$1,035.00 | 4 Members
46The Try-Cyclers
Captain: Ashley Chan
$930.00 | 4 Members
47New City Baptist
Captain: Phoebe Heng
$875.00 | 2 Members
48The Dale Walkers
Captain: Cate Oxford
$705.00 | 2 Members
49Westminster Chapel
Captain: Laurel Koverko
$700.00 | 1 Members
50WUSC Ryerson
Captain: Emma Jankowski
$600.00 | 16 Members
51Star Spangled Squad
Captain: Dave Farris
$600.00 | 4 Members
52The Dale! The Dale!
Captain: Genevieve Barber
$595.00 | 2 Members
53Erinn's East Yorkers
Captain: Melody Tolson
$550.00 | 2 Members
54Rock of Refuge
Captain: Jelle Koersen
$500.00 | 1 Members
55The Stagg team
Captain: Gary Stagg
$500.00 | 7 Members
56T&A Steady for FCJ
Captain: Talia Joundi
$460.00 | 2 Members
57Team EMI (Toronto)
Captain: Cheryl Wan
$430.00 | 2 Members
58Bubble Tea(m)
Captain: Brian Tse
$209.99 | 3 Members
59TMT Riders
Captain: Holly Tschirhart
$150.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Jorge Victoria
$140.00 | 3 Members
61FRP Team
Captain: Sas Kanageswaran
$0.00 | 2 Members
Captain: Vickie Zhang
$0.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Olivia Dymek
$0.00 | 6 Members
Questions about this event or Blue Sea Philanthropy?
info@blueseaphilanthropy.org | 1.877.743.3413