Raised:
$88,560
77%Goal:
$115,000

Victoria

Hosted by Sanctuary Youth Center

264Participants49Teams16Charities83Volunteers15°C

What moves you? Join us on October 5, 2019 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere.

2019 RIDE Photos

About Sanctuary Youth Center

Ride (or walk) with us October 5th!


Sanctuary Youth Center's vision: We imagine a future where all youth are leading healthy and fulfilling lives. Inspired by the love of Christ, we build relationships with at-risk youth and support them in discovering their strengths and overcoming their challenges. Over 30,000 visits have been counted since opening the doors 11 years ago.


Founded by Cornerstone Youth Society and a group of Greater Victoria churches, the Centre's staff and volunteers offer acceptance, friendship, hope and encouragement, along with access to showers, laundry, computers, hot meals, and other resources. Art supplies, musical instruments, pool, exercise equipment and other games help to break down barriers and build relationships.


Click the website tab for more info about us and please support our ride teams on October 5th by riding, walking or sponsoring!

Community Sponsors

Victoria is super grateful for our fantastic 2019 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Victoria 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
Charities

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Victoria CRC Stands As One

Gary Schenk

7

10,458.80

2

Blazing Saddles 2019

Heather Murray

10

8,080.00

3

Abstract Freewheelers

Kyle Ryan

16

7,707.00

4

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

Shelley Morris

5

5,920.00

5

Sanctuary Xpress

Darin Reimer

10

5,420.00

6

MSQ Dream Team

Christopher Dawes

11

3,513.50

7

Central Baptist Church

Kevin Thiessen

17

3,395.00

8

Golden Gears

Joji Ishikawa

11

3,015.00

9

Smart Dolphins IT

Meghan McEachern

8

2,770.00

10

Triple C Cyclists

Willem Delleman

7

2,580.00

11

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

Angela Yu

13

2,515.00

12

The Stubborn Riders

Carlos Chan

13

2,430.00

13

Road Rascals

Lorraine MacMillan

6

2,375.00

14

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

Erica Pepevnak

12

2,235.00

15

The Dicycles

Wesley Morrison

6

1,860.00

16

Love Seniors

Sarah Smith

4

1,675.00

17

Team PWS&D Victoria

Mary Dimech

3

1,548.00

18

Tower Chix

Sue Madsen

7

1,400.00

19

Slow and Steady

Candice Engh

1

1,250.00

20

Red Team (Rick)

Rick Kroeker

3

1,120.00

21

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

Delia Girard

4

1,090.00

22

Open Arms Ministry

Jeremy Fast

3

1,060.00

23

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

Marina Bazalitskaya

5

1,020.50

24

Townley Tigers

Bill MacMillan

1

980.00

25

MCCH A-Team

Ben Badke

3

900.00

26

There and Back Again

Neil Van Heerden

3

850.00

27

Ready, Set, Rights!

Elaina Mack

6

830.00

28

All in a Workday

Bradley Worsfold

3

698.12

29

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

Paula West-Patrick

3

650.00

30

Highlands Hikers

Joanne Linka

2

630.00

31

Sanctuary Sole Searchers

Klea Miller

1

620.00

32

Open Gate Grinders

Allister Havers

4

580.00

33

Roof Riders

Jesse Cornes

7

560.00

34

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

Troy Dunham

3

455.00

35

refuge rollers

Tahlia Ludlow

2

395.00

36

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

Candace Stretch

2

345.00

37

Ice to Meteor

Dave Hagedorn

3

325.00

38

Team EMI Victoria

Nigel Swab

1

320.00

39

Lesley’s Go Green Team

Lesley Kroeker

1

250.00

40

The Oak St Riders

Jane McIntosh

2

250.00

41

Mercy Riders

Peggy Sherwood

5

195.00

42

Stronger Together - Ukrainians in Victoria

Liliia Palyvoda

1

150.00

43

IACDI's Barrier Busters

Marnie Essery

6

100.00

44

RBC Financial Group

Jeremy Stephen

5

50.00

45

The Bumpy Riders

Nabeela Ramji

1

46

ICA Team Diversity

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

2

47

ICA New Routes

Meghan Mergaert

2

48

Smooth Shifters

Peter Bowers

3

49

Katie and the Ruthless Step Counters

Katie Bernardo

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Kyle Ryan

Abstract Freewheelers

15

3,695.00

2

Gary Schenk

Victoria CRC Stands As One

23

2,880.00

3

Seniors Superstar Team Cridge Village Seniors Centre

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

109

2,740.00

4

Heather Murray

Blazing Saddles 2019

46

2,645.00

5

Johanna De Jong

Victoria CRC Stands As One

38

2,313.80

6

Stefan Klippenstein

Blazing Saddles 2019

9

2,150.00

7

Dave Murray

Blazing Saddles 2019

25

1,690.00

8

Willem Delleman

Triple C Cyclists

18

1,625.00

9

Jordan Litke

Victoria CRC Stands As One

4

1,510.00

10

Shelley Morris

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

20

1,465.00

11

Candice Engh

Slow and Steady

5

1,250.00

12

Lorraine MacMillan

Road Rascals

29

1,205.00

13

Jenny Wu

Sanctuary Xpress

6

1,190.00

14

Woody Wu

Sanctuary Xpress

3

1,125.00

15

Bill MacMillan

Townley Tigers

22

980.00

16

Luke Mills

Abstract Freewheelers

5

941.00

17

Rick Kroeker

Red Team (Rick)

16

920.00

18

Patricia Bailey

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

14

900.00

19

Laura Kavanagh

Team PWS&D Victoria

18

880.00

20

Darin Reimer

Sanctuary Xpress

9

795.00

21

Judy Wankel

Sanctuary Xpress

7

705.00

22

Sarah Smith

Love Seniors

5

700.00

23

Jesse Schroeder

MSQ Dream Team

4

700.00

24

Joji Ishikawa

Golden Gears

6

695.00

25

Saki Chan

The Stubborn Riders

17

675.00

26

Laurie Grant Pienaar

Blazing Saddles 2019

14

670.00

27

Klea Miller

Sanctuary Sole Searchers

7

620.00

28

Jesse Smith

Smart Dolphins IT

7

620.00

29

Carlos Chan

The Stubborn Riders

15

605.00

30

Jane Bye

MSQ Dream Team

8

580.00

31

Andrea Feary

Love Seniors

9

575.00

32

Salome Simard

Victoria CRC Stands As One

9

555.00

33

Wesley Morrison

The Dicycles

6

550.00

34

Erica Pepevnak

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

7

540.00

35

Kimberly Protheroe

Golden Gears

7

525.00

36

Alison Chamberlain

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

10

505.00

37

BILL STANKOVEN

Open Arms Ministry

1

500.00

38

Monica Schenk

Victoria CRC Stands As One

1

500.00

39

Maiya MacMaster

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

4

500.00

40

jessica woods

Open Arms Ministry

5

500.00

41

Ian Miller

Central Baptist Church

8

500.00

42

Bradley Worsfold

All in a Workday

2

498.12

43

Mary Dimech

Team PWS&D Victoria

10

478.00

44

Shew Teo-Cheong

Sanctuary Xpress

10

450.00

45

Joanne Linka

Highlands Hikers

6

430.00

46

Marina Schmaling

Central Baptist Church

5

425.00

47

Neil Van Heerden

There and Back Again

9

400.00

48

Sue Madsen

Tower Chix

2

400.00

49

John Plantinga

MSQ Dream Team

4

400.00

50

Stacey Toews

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

4

400.00

51

Gerrit Alderliesten

MSQ Dream Team

7

400.00

52

Kashmir Moorhouse

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

2

400.00

53

Leslie Morrison

The Dicycles

5

375.00

54

Trevor Engh

MCCH A-Team

7

375.00

55

Angela Yu

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

9

370.00

56

isaac hanna

The Dicycles

7

355.00

57

Nathan Janz

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

3

350.00

58

Candace Stretch

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

7

345.00

59

Anna Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

13

340.00

60

Mariola Czerkawska

Smart Dolphins IT

3

330.00

61

Ben Badke

MCCH A-Team

4

325.00

62

Nick Corcoran

Golden Gears

4

325.00

63

Elaina Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

3

320.00

64

Ben Robertson

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

6

315.00

65

Madison Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

6

311.00

66

Ty Hedden

Smart Dolphins IT

8

310.00

67

Christopher Dawes

MSQ Dream Team

6

310.00

68

John Wenman

Road Rascals

9

310.00

69

Travis Orr

MSQ Dream Team

5

305.00

70

Emily Panzenboeck

Abstract Freewheelers

3

301.00

71

Evan Moradel

Central Baptist Church

6

300.00

72

Joshua Steeper

Sanctuary Xpress

2

300.00

73

Bill Helmus

Victoria CRC Stands As One

3

300.00

74

Jackson Congdon

MSQ Dream Team

2

298.50

75

TAMMY ISHIKAWA

Golden Gears

8

285.00

76

Jesse Cornes

Roof Riders

4

280.00

77

Myles Beaman-Dodd

The Dicycles

3

280.00

78

Michelle Couture

Blazing Saddles 2019

4

275.00

79

Dave Hagedorn

Ice to Meteor

5

275.00

80

Christine Lee

Central Baptist Church

5

270.00

81

Paul Holmes

Smart Dolphins IT

5

255.00

82

Marina Bazalitskaya

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

14

255.00

83

ADAM COOPER

Abstract Freewheelers

2

250.00

84

Catherine Palendat

Central Baptist Church

1

250.00

85

Jan Mott

There and Back Again

2

250.00

86

Tina Rogalinski

Love Seniors

2

250.00

87

Barbara Brandon

Road Rascals

7

250.00

88

Brent Reems

Triple C Cyclists

2

250.00

89

Tahlia Ludlow

refuge rollers

8

240.00

90

Angela Davis

Road Rascals

10

230.00

91

Douglas Anderson

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

2

225.00

92

Paula West-Patrick

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

3

225.00

93

Christine Wosilius

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

5

225.00

94

Kevin Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

220.00

95

Nigel Swab

Team EMI Victoria

2

220.00

96

Wendell Challenger

MSQ Dream Team

5

220.00

97

Delia Girard

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

3

215.00

98

Eric Stellingwerff

Sanctuary Xpress

6

210.00

99

Young Wang

The Stubborn Riders

6

210.00

100

Emma Ishikawa

Golden Gears

4

205.00

101

Matthew Ishikaws

Golden Gears

4

205.00

102

Meghan McEachern

Smart Dolphins IT

4

205.00

103

Diane McAuley

Abstract Freewheelers

4

205.00

104

Mary-Ethel Audley

Highlands Hikers

3

200.00

105

Hope Corcoran

Golden Gears

3

200.00

106

Dave Monahan

Smart Dolphins IT

3

200.00

107

Mel Corcoran

Golden Gears

3

200.00

108

Rosie Smyth

The Oak St Riders

1

200.00

109

Ian Lindseth

Blazing Saddles 2019

2

200.00

110

Veronica Foster

Road Rascals

1

200.00

111

Gavin West Patrick

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

3

200.00

112

Roseanne Sovka

Tower Chix

2

200.00

113

Patricia Wiebe

All in a Workday

3

200.00

114

Tim Kwan

The Stubborn Riders

5

200.00

115

Evan Hagerty

MCCH A-Team

4

200.00

116

Rick Boomer

MSQ Dream Team

3

200.00

117

Jason Goertzen

Sanctuary Xpress

3

200.00

118

Brenda Bolton

Triple C Cyclists

4

195.00

119

Eric Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

6

195.00

120

Michael Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

6

195.00

121

Melody Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

4

195.00

122

Randy Wankel

Sanctuary Xpress

6

195.00

123

Richard Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

4

195.00

124

Hayley Zedel

Abstract Freewheelers

2

191.00

125

Tristan Sturgess

Team PWS&D Victoria

5

190.00

126

Kimberly Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

3

186.00

127

Sharon Williams

Road Rascals

8

180.00

128

Laura Corcoran

Golden Gears

3

175.00

129

Lesley Kroeker

Lesley’s Go Green Team

3

175.00

130

Allister Havers

Open Gate Grinders

3

175.00

131

Clara Bolton

Triple C Cyclists

4

170.00

132

Sarah Henderson

Abstract Freewheelers

6

170.00

133

Josh Kohlbacher

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

2

170.00

134

Peggy Sherwood

Mercy Riders

4

170.00

135

Quinten Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

2

166.00

136

Graeme Bolton

Triple C Cyclists

4

165.00

137

Susie Scott

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

3

160.50

138

Troy Dunham

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

4

160.00

139

Ivy Yip

The Stubborn Riders

4

155.00

140

Liz Maze

refuge rollers

3

155.00

141

Arlene Overman

Tower Chix

1

150.00

142

sam van der merwe

There and Back Again

1

150.00

143

Brendan Feary

Love Seniors

1

150.00

144

Laurie Klassen

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

2

150.00

145

Liliia Palyvoda

Stronger Together - Ukrainians in Victoria

5

150.00

146

Donna Forster

Tower Chix

1

150.00

147

Bev Bowen

Tower Chix

1

150.00

148

Curtis Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

150.00

149

Danielle Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

150.00

150

Dave Flavell

1

150.00

151

Gordon Duke

Central Baptist Church

2

150.00

152

Lynn Schaper

Tower Chix

1

150.00

153

Alice Tyrrell

Tower Chix

1

150.00

154

Josh Cooper

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

3

150.00

155

Cristy Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

150.00

156

Fraser Coltman

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

3

150.00

157

John Schaper

Red Team (Rick)

2

150.00

158

Stephen Pienaar

Blazing Saddles 2019

2

150.00

159

Kyron Winkelmeyer

Central Baptist Church

2

150.00

160

Ben Smith

Abstract Freewheelers

1

150.00

161

Trent Palendat

Central Baptist Church

2

150.00

162

Heather Coltman

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

4

150.00

163

Heather Anderson

Abstract Freewheelers

1

141.00

164

Sebastian Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

7

130.00

165

Gabriel Fung

The Stubborn Riders

2

125.00

166

Tiffany Wong

The Stubborn Riders

3

125.00

167

Nikki Wong

The Stubborn Riders

3

125.00

168

Rhea Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

120.00

169

Jessica Pixner

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

2

120.00

170

Caia Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

2

120.00

171

Bo Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

120.00

172

Val Cortes

Ready, Set, Rights!

2

120.00

173

Ben Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

120.00

174

Lindsay Mitchell

Roof Riders

3

115.00

175

Charlotte Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

6

115.00

176

Donny Groulx

Triple C Cyclists

1

100.00

177

Jon Knoll

Central Baptist Church

3

100.00

178

Austin Dawes

MSQ Dream Team

2

100.00

179

Nicholas Ens

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

2

100.00

180

David Fuller

Open Gate Grinders

1

100.00

181

Adam Misovic

Golden Gears

1

100.00

182

Farhad Alavi

Central Baptist Church

2

100.00

183

Tommy Wong

The Stubborn Riders

4

95.00

184

Marlene Goley

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

3

90.00

185

Graham Havers

Open Gate Grinders

2

80.00

186

Paul Whittaker

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

2

75.00

187

Lucia Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

75.00

188

Elias Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

75.00

189

Everett Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

75.00

190

Titus Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

2

75.00

191

Ernest Kuang

The Stubborn Riders

2

65.00

192

Jeremy Fast

Open Arms Ministry

2

60.00

193

Judy Lightwater

2

50.00

194

Jeremy Stephen

RBC Financial Group

1

50.00

195

Cathy Roberts

Blazing Saddles 2019

1

50.00

196

Ian Tol

Victoria CRC Stands As One

1

50.00

197

Jane McIntosh

The Oak St Riders

1

50.00

198

David Roberts

Blazing Saddles 2019

1

50.00

199

Robyn Misovic

Golden Gears

1

50.00

200

Dan Foley

Roof Riders

1

40.00

201

Sandy Dowell

Roof Riders

1

40.00

202

McKenzie Meginbir

Roof Riders

1

40.00

203

Katharine Holmes

Smart Dolphins IT

1

40.00

204

Cherie Evans

Roof Riders

2

25.00

205

Kristiana Stevens

Mercy Riders

1

25.00

206

Leaf Whittaker

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

1

25.00

207

Finah Whittaker

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

1

25.00

208

Paul Bothma

Triple C Cyclists

1

25.00

209

Ricky Fung

The Stubborn Riders

1

25.00

210

Aurora Aranda-Cortes

Ready, Set, Rights!

1

20.00

211

Xavier Aranda-Cortes

Ready, Set, Rights!

1

20.00

212

Gyneth Turner

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

1

10.00

213

Taylor Alexander

Abstract Freewheelers

214

Deanna Leippi

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

215

Zachary Hagedorn

Ice to Meteor

216

Will Hartz

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

217

Zachary Hope

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

218

Matt Naylor

MSQ Dream Team

219

Katie Bernardo

Katie and the Ruthless Step Counters

220

Sabine Lehr

221

Eric Sherwood

Mercy Riders

222

Sheryl Sackman

ICA New Routes

223

Brad Warrington

224

Nabeela Ramji

The Bumpy Riders

225

ERIC Sherwood

Mercy Riders

226

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

ICA Team Diversity

227

Ned Taylor

228

Meghan Mergaert

ICA New Routes

229

Trevor Milan

Abstract Freewheelers

230

Alice Tyrrell

231

Mamie Hutt Temoana

232

Ashley Taylor

233

Liam Stephen

RBC Financial Group

234

Jennifer Stephen

RBC Financial Group

235

Adeesha Wickremasinghe

236

LINDA MOONEY

Open Gate Grinders

237

Mike Sanders

All in a Workday

238

Derek Blevins

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

239

Connor Bollen

The Dicycles

240

Peter Bowers

Smooth Shifters

241

Josh Meade

Smooth Shifters

242

Linda Ikwuagwu

Mercy Riders

243

Adele Stephen

RBC Financial Group

244

Marnie Essery

IACDI's Barrier Busters

245

Dave Essery

IACDI's Barrier Busters

246

Alexandra Benacquista

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

247

Marlaine Essery

IACDI's Barrier Busters

248

Brian Harris

IACDI's Barrier Busters

249

derek russell

Abstract Freewheelers

250

Sue Harris

IACDI's Barrier Busters

251

S. Mitchell

IACDI's Barrier Busters

252

Malcolm Stephen

RBC Financial Group

253

Rob Kroeker

Red Team (Rick)

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Sanctuary Youth Center

10

76

25,658.12

2

The Cridge Centre for the Family

11

55

21,347.50

3

Stand as One Ministry

1

7

10,458.80

4

Gateway Baptist Church

6

31

7,970.00

5

Living Edge Community

2

20

4,245.00

6

Mission San Quintin

1

11

3,513.50

7

Youth For Christ Victoria

2

9

3,435.00

8

Mercy and Caring Children's Homes

2

4

2,150.00

9

Presbyterian World Service & Deve...

1

3

1,548.00

10

BC Mission Boat Society

1

4

1,090.00

11

Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society

2

5

850.00

12

IICRD

1

6

830.00

13

Threshold Housing Society

1

7

560.00

14

Mercy Ships Canada

2

7

445.00

15

Engineering Ministries International

1

1

320.00

16

Ride for Refuge

5

9

150.00

Victoria Maps

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

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 5, 2019!

A big thanks to the 47 team captains, 251+ participants, 16 charities and 78+ volunteers coming this Saturday - looking forward to seeing you all there!


For the Victoria Team

Darin + Graham


StartGoogle Map

  • NEW LOCATION**

Gateway Baptist Church

898 Royal Oak Ave Victoria BC V8X 3T2


Times

Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8:00am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00am - Send-off! (All distances)
  • 10:00am - Registration closes
  • 10:00am - Lunch service begins
  • 2:00pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2:00pm - Route closes

Yummy Food on RIDE Day

  • 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 food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.


Registration

All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:

  • Check in
  • Wear their event wristband once registered
  • Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Fundraising Minimums + Registration Fees:

  • Children 0-10: Free to participate (but you’ll have to fundraise $75 to earn a t-shirt)
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise $75 or more to earn your RIDE t-shirt or pay the $25 registration fee
  • Adults 18+: Fundraise $150 or more to earn the RIDE t-shirt or pay the $25 registration fee
  • Note: The registration fee increases to $40 on Monday, September 30th.


Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!


RIDE T-Shirts

RIDE T-shirts are available on event day (while supplies last) and are available in sizes Youth S to Adult 3XL.


Route Details

Biking: 10 km, 25km, 50km | Walking: 5km

  • Rest stops are available on 10, 25 & 50km ride routes.
  • Route marshals, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
  • All participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Joggers are permitted on the walking route, but must head to the front of the group.


What to Bring

  • Cheques made out to Ride for Refuge and cash donations
  • A completed Pledge Form or My Results Form if you’re bringing cash or cheques
  • You're 17 years and under, or
  • You didn’t sign up online before event day
  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A helmet is mandatory for all riders
  • Extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your bike or walking shoes
  • Your own water bottle, filled with icy cold water
  • A passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing in case it's cold or windy. 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!

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