Raised:
$84,155
73%Goal:
$115,000

Victoria

Hosted by Sanctuary Youth Center

262Participants49Teams16Charities83Volunteers15°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

9,160.00

2

Blazing Saddles 2019

Heather Murray

9

7,910.00

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

4,920.00

6

MSQ Dream Team

Christopher Dawes

11

3,250.00

7

Central Baptist Church

Kevin Thiessen

17

3,095.00

8

Golden Gears

Joji Ishikawa

11

3,015.00

9

Smart Dolphins IT

Meghan McEachern

8

2,730.00

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

2,380.00

13

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

Erica Pepevnak

12

2,235.00

14

Road Rascals

Lorraine MacMillan

6

1,905.00

15

The Dicycles

Wesley Morrison

6

1,820.00

16

Love Seniors

Sarah Smith

4

1,675.00

17

Team PWS&D Victoria

Mary Dimech

3

1,498.00

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

1,070.00

21

Open Arms Ministry

Jeremy Fast

3

1,020.00

22

Townley Tigers

Bill MacMillan

1

980.00

23

MCCH A-Team

Ben Badke

3

900.00

24

There and Back Again

Neil Van Heerden

3

850.00

25

Ready, Set, Rights!

Elaina Mack

6

830.00

26

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

Delia Girard

4

820.00

27

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

Marina Bazalitskaya

5

805.50

28

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

Paula West-Patrick

3

650.00

29

Highlands Hikers

Joanne Linka

2

630.00

30

Sanctuary Sole Searchers

Klea Miller

1

620.00

31

Open Gate Grinders

Allister Havers

4

580.00

32

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

Troy Dunham

3

455.00

33

All in a Workday

Bradley Worsfold

3

450.00

34

Roof Riders

Jesse Cornes

7

400.00

35

refuge rollers

Tahlia Ludlow

2

395.00

36

Ice to Meteor

Dave Hagedorn

3

325.00

37

Team EMI Victoria

Nigel Swab

1

320.00

38

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

Candace Stretch

2

295.00

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

Smooth Shifters

Peter Bowers

3

47

ICA Team Diversity

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

2

48

Katie and the Ruthless Step Counters

Katie Bernardo

1

49

ICA New Routes

Meghan Mergaert

2

#

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

45

2,625.00

5

Stefan Klippenstein

Blazing Saddles 2019

9

2,150.00

6

Dave Murray

Blazing Saddles 2019

25

1,690.00

7

Willem Delleman

Triple C Cyclists

18

1,625.00

8

Jordan Litke

Victoria CRC Stands As One

4

1,510.00

9

Shelley Morris

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

20

1,465.00

10

Candice Engh

Slow and Steady

5

1,250.00

11

Jenny Wu

Sanctuary Xpress

6

1,190.00

12

Lorraine MacMillan

Road Rascals

28

1,165.00

13

Woody Wu

Sanctuary Xpress

3

1,125.00

14

Johanna De Jong

Victoria CRC Stands As One

28

1,015.00

15

Bill MacMillan

Townley Tigers

22

980.00

16

Luke Mills

Abstract Freewheelers

5

941.00

17

Patricia Bailey

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

14

900.00

18

Rick Kroeker

Red Team (Rick)

15

870.00

19

Laura Kavanagh

Team PWS&D Victoria

17

830.00

20

Darin Reimer

Sanctuary Xpress

9

795.00

21

Jesse Schroeder

MSQ Dream Team

4

700.00

22

Sarah Smith

Love Seniors

5

700.00

23

Joji Ishikawa

Golden Gears

6

695.00

24

Saki Chan

The Stubborn Riders

17

675.00

25

Laurie Grant Pienaar

Blazing Saddles 2019

14

670.00

26

Jesse Smith

Smart Dolphins IT

7

620.00

27

Klea Miller

Sanctuary Sole Searchers

7

620.00

28

Jane Bye

MSQ Dream Team

8

580.00

29

Andrea Feary

Love Seniors

9

575.00

30

Carlos Chan

The Stubborn Riders

14

555.00

31

Salome Simard

Victoria CRC Stands As One

9

555.00

32

Wesley Morrison

The Dicycles

6

550.00

33

Erica Pepevnak

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

7

540.00

34

Kimberly Protheroe

Golden Gears

7

525.00

35

Monica Schenk

Victoria CRC Stands As One

1

500.00

36

Maiya MacMaster

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

4

500.00

37

BILL STANKOVEN

Open Arms Ministry

1

500.00

38

jessica woods

Open Arms Ministry

5

500.00

39

Mary Dimech

Team PWS&D Victoria

10

478.00

40

Shew Teo-Cheong

Sanctuary Xpress

10

450.00

41

Joanne Linka

Highlands Hikers

6

430.00

42

Marina Schmaling

Central Baptist Church

5

425.00

43

Gerrit Alderliesten

MSQ Dream Team

7

400.00

44

Neil Van Heerden

There and Back Again

9

400.00

45

Kashmir Moorhouse

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

2

400.00

46

John Plantinga

MSQ Dream Team

4

400.00

47

Sue Madsen

Tower Chix

2

400.00

48

Stacey Toews

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

4

400.00

49

Trevor Engh

MCCH A-Team

7

375.00

50

Leslie Morrison

The Dicycles

5

375.00

51

Alison Chamberlain

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

8

370.00

52

Angela Yu

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

9

370.00

53

isaac hanna

The Dicycles

7

355.00

54

Nathan Janz

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

3

350.00

55

Anna Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

13

340.00

56

Mariola Czerkawska

Smart Dolphins IT

3

330.00

57

Ben Badke

MCCH A-Team

4

325.00

58

Nick Corcoran

Golden Gears

4

325.00

59

Elaina Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

3

320.00

60

Ben Robertson

Between a Walk and a Hard Place

6

315.00

61

Madison Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

6

311.00

62

Ty Hedden

Smart Dolphins IT

8

310.00

63

Travis Orr

MSQ Dream Team

5

305.00

64

Emily Panzenboeck

Abstract Freewheelers

3

301.00

65

Joshua Steeper

Sanctuary Xpress

2

300.00

66

Evan Moradel

Central Baptist Church

6

300.00

67

Bill Helmus

Victoria CRC Stands As One

3

300.00

68

Candace Stretch

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

6

295.00

69

TAMMY ISHIKAWA

Golden Gears

8

285.00

70

Jesse Cornes

Roof Riders

4

280.00

71

Michelle Couture

Blazing Saddles 2019

4

275.00

72

Dave Hagedorn

Ice to Meteor

5

275.00

73

Christopher Dawes

MSQ Dream Team

5

270.00

74

Christine Lee

Central Baptist Church

5

270.00

75

Paul Holmes

Smart Dolphins IT

5

255.00

76

Marina Bazalitskaya

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

14

255.00

77

Tina Rogalinski

Love Seniors

2

250.00

78

Brent Reems

Triple C Cyclists

2

250.00

79

Catherine Palendat

Central Baptist Church

1

250.00

80

Jan Mott

There and Back Again

2

250.00

81

Bradley Worsfold

All in a Workday

1

250.00

82

ADAM COOPER

Abstract Freewheelers

2

250.00

83

Tahlia Ludlow

refuge rollers

8

240.00

84

Myles Beaman-Dodd

The Dicycles

2

240.00

85

Paula West-Patrick

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

3

225.00

86

Barbara Brandon

Road Rascals

6

225.00

87

Christine Wosilius

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

5

225.00

88

Douglas Anderson

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

2

225.00

89

Kevin Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

220.00

90

Wendell Challenger

MSQ Dream Team

5

220.00

91

Nigel Swab

Team EMI Victoria

2

220.00

92

Delia Girard

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

3

215.00

93

Eric Stellingwerff

Sanctuary Xpress

6

210.00

94

Young Wang

The Stubborn Riders

6

210.00

95

Judy Wankel

Sanctuary Xpress

6

205.00

96

Meghan McEachern

Smart Dolphins IT

4

205.00

97

Emma Ishikawa

Golden Gears

4

205.00

98

Diane McAuley

Abstract Freewheelers

4

205.00

99

Matthew Ishikaws

Golden Gears

4

205.00

100

Veronica Foster

Road Rascals

1

200.00

101

Roseanne Sovka

Tower Chix

2

200.00

102

Evan Hagerty

MCCH A-Team

4

200.00

103

Rosie Smyth

The Oak St Riders

1

200.00

104

Patricia Wiebe

All in a Workday

3

200.00

105

Jason Goertzen

Sanctuary Xpress

3

200.00

106

Tim Kwan

The Stubborn Riders

5

200.00

107

Gavin West Patrick

Cridge Puddle Jumpers

3

200.00

108

Ian Miller

Central Baptist Church

6

200.00

109

Hope Corcoran

Golden Gears

3

200.00

110

Rick Boomer

MSQ Dream Team

3

200.00

111

Mel Corcoran

Golden Gears

3

200.00

112

Ian Lindseth

Blazing Saddles 2019

2

200.00

113

Dave Monahan

Smart Dolphins IT

3

200.00

114

Mary-Ethel Audley

Highlands Hikers

3

200.00

115

Richard Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

4

195.00

116

Melody Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

4

195.00

117

Eric Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

6

195.00

118

Randy Wankel

Sanctuary Xpress

6

195.00

119

Michael Stark

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

6

195.00

120

Brenda Bolton

Triple C Cyclists

4

195.00

121

Hayley Zedel

Abstract Freewheelers

2

191.00

122

Tristan Sturgess

Team PWS&D Victoria

5

190.00

123

Kimberly Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

3

186.00

124

Laura Corcoran

Golden Gears

3

175.00

125

Allister Havers

Open Gate Grinders

3

175.00

126

Lesley Kroeker

Lesley’s Go Green Team

3

175.00

127

Clara Bolton

Triple C Cyclists

4

170.00

128

Josh Kohlbacher

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

2

170.00

129

Sarah Henderson

Abstract Freewheelers

6

170.00

130

Peggy Sherwood

Mercy Riders

4

170.00

131

Quinten Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

2

166.00

132

Graeme Bolton

Triple C Cyclists

4

165.00

133

Susie Scott

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

3

160.50

134

Troy Dunham

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

4

160.00

135

Liz Maze

refuge rollers

3

155.00

136

Ivy Yip

The Stubborn Riders

4

155.00

137

Arlene Overman

Tower Chix

1

150.00

138

Gordon Duke

Central Baptist Church

2

150.00

139

Brendan Feary

Love Seniors

1

150.00

140

Josh Cooper

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

3

150.00

141

Lynn Schaper

Tower Chix

1

150.00

142

Laurie Klassen

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

2

150.00

143

Donna Forster

Tower Chix

1

150.00

144

Liliia Palyvoda

Stronger Together - Ukrainians in Victoria

5

150.00

145

Bev Bowen

Tower Chix

1

150.00

146

Danielle Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

150.00

147

Curtis Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

150.00

148

sam van der merwe

There and Back Again

1

150.00

149

Alice Tyrrell

Tower Chix

1

150.00

150

Ben Smith

Abstract Freewheelers

1

150.00

151

Stephen Pienaar

Blazing Saddles 2019

2

150.00

152

John Schaper

Red Team (Rick)

2

150.00

153

Kyron Winkelmeyer

Central Baptist Church

2

150.00

154

Trent Palendat

Central Baptist Church

2

150.00

155

Cristy Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

150.00

156

Heather Anderson

Abstract Freewheelers

1

141.00

157

Angela Davis

Road Rascals

9

130.00

158

Sebastian Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

7

130.00

159

Gabriel Fung

The Stubborn Riders

2

125.00

160

Nikki Wong

The Stubborn Riders

3

125.00

161

Tiffany Wong

The Stubborn Riders

3

125.00

162

Val Cortes

Ready, Set, Rights!

2

120.00

163

Rhea Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

120.00

164

Sharon Williams

Road Rascals

6

120.00

165

Ben Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

120.00

166

Jessica Pixner

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

2

120.00

167

Bo Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

3

120.00

168

Caia Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

2

120.00

169

Charlotte Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

6

115.00

170

Adam Misovic

Golden Gears

1

100.00

171

Jon Knoll

Central Baptist Church

3

100.00

172

Nicholas Ens

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

2

100.00

173

Austin Dawes

MSQ Dream Team

2

100.00

174

Donny Groulx

Triple C Cyclists

1

100.00

175

David Fuller

Open Gate Grinders

1

100.00

176

Farhad Alavi

Central Baptist Church

2

100.00

177

Tommy Wong

The Stubborn Riders

4

95.00

178

Graham Havers

Open Gate Grinders

2

80.00

179

Lindsay Mitchell

Roof Riders

2

75.00

180

Elias Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

75.00

181

Jackson Congdon

MSQ Dream Team

1

75.00

182

Titus Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

2

75.00

183

Paul Whittaker

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

2

75.00

184

Lucia Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

75.00

185

Everett Harder

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

1

75.00

186

John Wenman

Road Rascals

3

65.00

187

Ernest Kuang

The Stubborn Riders

2

65.00

188

Jeremy Stephen

RBC Financial Group

1

50.00

189

Robyn Misovic

Golden Gears

1

50.00

190

Judy Lightwater

2

50.00

191

David Roberts

Blazing Saddles 2019

1

50.00

192

Cathy Roberts

Blazing Saddles 2019

1

50.00

193

Ian Tol

Victoria CRC Stands As One

1

50.00

194

Jane McIntosh

The Oak St Riders

1

50.00

195

Heather Coltman

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

1

30.00

196

Ricky Fung

The Stubborn Riders

1

25.00

197

Cherie Evans

Roof Riders

2

25.00

198

Kristiana Stevens

Mercy Riders

1

25.00

199

Finah Whittaker

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

1

25.00

200

Leaf Whittaker

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

1

25.00

201

Paul Bothma

Triple C Cyclists

1

25.00

202

Xavier Aranda-Cortes

Ready, Set, Rights!

1

20.00

203

Aurora Aranda-Cortes

Ready, Set, Rights!

1

20.00

204

Jeremy Fast

Open Arms Ministry

1

20.00

205

Marlene Goley

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

1

10.00

206

Gyneth Turner

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

1

10.00

207

Alice Tyrrell

208

Dan Foley

Roof Riders

209

Zachary Hagedorn

Ice to Meteor

210

Deanna Leippi

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

211

Eric Sherwood

Mercy Riders

212

Meghan Mergaert

ICA New Routes

213

Brad Warrington

214

Alexandra Benacquista

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

215

Sheryl Sackman

ICA New Routes

216

Taylor Alexander

Abstract Freewheelers

217

Sandy Dowell

Roof Riders

218

Nabeela Ramji

The Bumpy Riders

219

Sabine Lehr

220

Katie Bernardo

Katie and the Ruthless Step Counters

221

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

ICA Team Diversity

222

Katharine Holmes

Smart Dolphins IT

223

Mamie Hutt Temoana

224

Ned Taylor

225

derek russell

Abstract Freewheelers

226

Dave Essery

IACDI's Barrier Busters

227

Marnie Essery

IACDI's Barrier Busters

228

Ashley Taylor

229

Liam Stephen

RBC Financial Group

230

Adele Stephen

RBC Financial Group

231

Malcolm Stephen

RBC Financial Group

232

ERIC Sherwood

Mercy Riders

233

Zachary Hope

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

234

Will Hartz

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

235

Fraser Coltman

BCMBS Joyful Jaunters

236

Matt Naylor

MSQ Dream Team

237

Trevor Milan

Abstract Freewheelers

238

Marlaine Essery

IACDI's Barrier Busters

239

Brian Harris

IACDI's Barrier Busters

240

Sue Harris

IACDI's Barrier Busters

241

Adeesha Wickremasinghe

242

LINDA MOONEY

Open Gate Grinders

243

Derek Blevins

Level Ground Coffee Pedalers

244

Dave Flavell

245

Connor Bollen

The Dicycles

246

Rob Kroeker

Red Team (Rick)

247

Josh Meade

Smooth Shifters

248

Peter Bowers

Smooth Shifters

249

Mike Sanders

All in a Workday

250

Linda Ikwuagwu

Mercy Riders

251

Jennifer Stephen

RBC Financial Group

252

S. Mitchell

IACDI's Barrier Busters

253

McKenzie Meginbir

Roof Riders

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Sanctuary Youth Center

10

75

24,690.00

2

The Cridge Centre for the Family

11

55

21,042.50

3

Stand as One Ministry

1

7

9,160.00

4

Gateway Baptist Church

6

31

7,880.00

5

Living Edge Community

2

20

3,945.00

6

Mission San Quintin

1

11

3,250.00

7

Youth For Christ Victoria

2

9

2,925.00

8

Mercy and Caring Children's Homes

2

4

2,150.00

9

Presbyterian World Service & Deve...

1

3

1,498.00

10

Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society

2

5

850.00

11

IICRD

1

6

830.00

12

BC Mission Boat Society

1

4

820.00

13

Mercy Ships Canada

2

7

445.00

14

Threshold Housing Society

1

7

400.00

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