Raised:
$6,650
5%Goal:
$115,000

Victoria

Hosted by Sanctuary Youth Center

77Participants31Teams13Charities21Volunteers43Days Left

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 >

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

6

825.00

2

Victoria CRC Stands As One

Gary Schenk

2

500.00

3

The Dicycles

Wesley Morrison

3

430.00

4

Sanctuary Sole Searchers

Klea Miller

1

350.00

5

Abstract Freewheelers

Kyle Ryan

7

330.00

6

Red Team (Rick)

Rick Kroeker

1

300.00

7

Ready, Set, Rights!

Elaina Mack

1

250.00

8

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

Troy Dunham

3

185.00

9

Townley Tigers

Bill MacMillan

1

150.00

10

Highlands Hikers

Joanne Linka

1

150.00

11

Roof Riders

Jesse Cornes

3

130.00

12

Golden Gears

Joji Ishikawa

9

125.00

13

Central Baptist Church

Kevin Thiessen

6

100.00

14

Lesley’s Go Green Team

Lesley Kroeker

1

100.00

15

Ice to Meteor

Dave Hagedorn

3

50.00

16

The Oak St Riders

Jane McIntosh

1

50.00

17

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

Marina Bazalitskaya

3

30.00

18

Stubborn Chef Ltd.

Carlos Chan

1

25.00

19

Open Arms Ministry

Jeremy Fast

1

20.00

20

Sanctuary Xpress

Darin Reimer

3

21

There and Back Again

Neil Van Heerden

1

22

ICA New Routes

Meghan Mergaert

2

23

Team EMI Victoria

Nigel Swab

1

24

MCCH A-Team

Ben Badke

2

25

ICA Team Diversity

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

1

26

Katie and the Ruthless Step Counters

Katie Bernardo

1

27

The Bumpy Riders

Nabeela Ramji

1

28

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

Erica Pepevnak

1

29

Triple C Cyclists

Willem Delleman

1

30

Mercy Riders

Peggy Sherwood

3

31

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

Candace Stretch

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Wesley Morrison

The Dicycles

4

380.00

2

Klea Miller

Sanctuary Sole Searchers

4

350.00

3

Jesse Smith

Smart Dolphins IT

4

350.00

4

Gary Schenk

Victoria CRC Stands As One

1

250.00

5

Elaina Mack

Ready, Set, Rights!

1

250.00

6

Rick Kroeker

Red Team (Rick)

3

250.00

7

Diane McAuley

Abstract Freewheelers

4

205.00

8

Troy Dunham

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

4

160.00

9

Dave Monahan

Smart Dolphins IT

2

150.00

10

Bill MacMillan

Townley Tigers

1

150.00

11

Joanne Linka

Highlands Hikers

2

150.00

12

Jesse Cornes

Roof Riders

2

130.00

13

Meghan McEachern

Smart Dolphins IT

2

125.00

14

Caia Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

1

100.00

15

ADAM COOPER

Abstract Freewheelers

1

100.00

16

Judy Lightwater

2

50.00

17

Lesley Kroeker

Lesley’s Go Green Team

1

50.00

18

Mariola Czerkawska

Smart Dolphins IT

1

50.00

19

Joji Ishikawa

Golden Gears

1

50.00

20

Jane McIntosh

The Oak St Riders

1

50.00

21

Paul Holmes

Smart Dolphins IT

1

50.00

22

Douglas Anderson

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

1

25.00

23

Kimberly Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

1

25.00

24

TAMMY ISHIKAWA

Golden Gears

1

25.00

25

Marina Bazalitskaya

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

1

20.00

26

Jeremy Fast

Open Arms Ministry

1

20.00

27

Alison Chamberlain

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

1

10.00

28

Neil Van Heerden

There and Back Again

29

Leslie Morrison

The Dicycles

30

Kevin Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

31

Alexandra Benacquista

Rainbow Kitchen Riders

32

Kimberly Protheroe

Golden Gears

33

Quinten Tuson

Abstract Freewheelers

34

Nigel Swab

Team EMI Victoria

35

Kyron Winkelmeyer

Central Baptist Church

36

Bo Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

37

Hope Corcoran

Golden Gears

38

Ben Smith

Abstract Freewheelers

39

Rhea Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

40

Cherie Evans

Roof Riders

41

Mel Corcoran

Golden Gears

42

Candace Stretch

Candace's Walkers & Talkers

43

Ty Hedden

Smart Dolphins IT

44

Laura Corcoran

Golden Gears

45

Ben Thiessen

Central Baptist Church

46

Nick Corcoran

Golden Gears

47

Sabine Lehr

48

Trevor Engh

MCCH A-Team

49

Kristiana Stevens

Mercy Riders

50

Peggy Sherwood

Mercy Riders

51

Willem Delleman

Triple C Cyclists

52

Eric Stellingwerff

Sanctuary Xpress

53

Erica Pepevnak

Bike-a-licious Diva Sting

54

Sheryl Sackman

ICA New Routes

55

Nabeela Ramji

The Bumpy Riders

56

Carlos Chan

Stubborn Chef Ltd.

57

"Spandex" Steve Baileys

ICA Team Diversity

58

Meghan Mergaert

ICA New Routes

59

Kyle Ryan

Abstract Freewheelers

60

Eric Sherwood

Mercy Riders

61

Taylor Alexander

Abstract Freewheelers

62

Ben Badke

MCCH A-Team

63

Candice Engh

64

Micah Percival

The Dicycles

65

Mamie Hutt Temoana

66

Katie Bernardo

Katie and the Ruthless Step Counters

67

Gyneth Turner

The Cridge Women Cycling Team

68

Zachary Hagedorn

Ice to Meteor

69

Dave Hagedorn

Ice to Meteor

70

Emma Ishikawa

Golden Gears

71

Matthew Ishikaws

Golden Gears

72

Darin Reimer

Sanctuary Xpress

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

The Cridge Centre for the Family

6

19

1,335.00

2

Gateway Baptist Church

5

17

1,005.00

3

Sanctuary Youth Center

6

8

525.00

4

Stand as One Ministry

1

2

500.00

5

IICRD

1

1

250.00

6

Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society

1

3

185.00

7

Threshold Housing Society

1

3

130.00

8

Living Edge Community

2

7

100.00

9

Mercy Ships Canada

2

4

50.00

10

Youth For Christ Victoria

1

1

20.00

11

Mercy and Caring Children's Homes

1

2

12

Engineering Ministries International

1

1

13

Inter-Cultural Association

3

4

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

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 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

  • We'll publish route maps at the bottom of the page once they're ready.
  • Rest stops are available on all 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