Raised:
$445
0%Goal:
$100,000

Victoria

Hosted by Sanctuary Youth Center

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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.

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 >

Event Day Details

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

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event. Team Captains select their charity of choice when they start their team.


StartGoogle Map

Gateway Baptist Church

898 Royal Oak Drive 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


  • 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

Check-In:

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.


Registration Type:

  • 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.

RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth S to adult 3XL.


Have questions?

  • Visit our FAQ section!


Route Details

(+Route Options include:)

  • 10 km RIDE
  • 25 km RIDE
  • 50 km RIDE
  • 5 km WALK

Scroll down to view or print route maps!


  • Rest stops are available on all routes.
  • Route marshalls, 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 walk 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 in cash or cheques
  • 17 yrs and under or
  • who didn’t sign up online (before event day)
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy
  • your own water bottle - filled with icy cold water

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.

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

Smart Dolphins IT

Meghan McEachern

4

200.00

2

Highlands Hikers

Joanne Linka

1

150.00

3

The Oak St Riders

Jane McIntosh

1

50.00

4

Stubborn Chef Ltd.

Carlos Chan

1

25.00

5

Open Arms Ministry

Jeremy Fast

1

20.00

6

Sanctuary Xpress

Darin Reimer

1

7

ICA New Routes

Meghan Mergaert

1

8

ICA Team Diversity

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Joanne Linka

Highlands Hikers

2

150.00

2

Meghan McEachern

Smart Dolphins IT

1

50.00

3

Jane McIntosh

The Oak St Riders

1

50.00

4

Mariola Czerkawska

Smart Dolphins IT

1

50.00

5

Dave Monahan

Smart Dolphins IT

1

50.00

6

Paul Holmes

Smart Dolphins IT

1

50.00

7

Jeremy Fast

Open Arms Ministry

1

20.00

8

Meghan Mergaert

ICA New Routes

9

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

ICA Team Diversity

10

Darin Reimer

Sanctuary Xpress

11

Carlos Chan

Stubborn Chef Ltd.

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

The Cridge Centre for the Family

2

5

350.00

2

Mercy Ships Canada

1

1

50.00

3

Sanctuary Youth Center

2

2

25.00

4

Youth For Christ Victoria

1

1

20.00

5

Inter-Cultural Association

2

2

Victoria Maps

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

25kmView + print!

the 50km riders will loop the 25km twice

2018 RIDE Photos

Photo Credit: Darren Labiuk

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