Hosted by The Cridge Centre for the Family

Address: Saanich Community Church, 4566 West Saanich Rd, Saanich, BC, V8Z 3G4, , Parking at SIDES, 4575 Wilkinson Rd... Map >Start time: 8:00 am Full Schedule >
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2017 RIDE Day Photos

Photo Credit: Darren Labiuk (VL Photography)

RIDE Day Details

RIDE Day Details

Gear up - RIDE Day is September 30, 2017!

Ride with us on September 30, 2017 in the Victoria Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by The Cridge Centre for the Family.

Start/FinishGoogle Map

Saanich Community Church

4566 West Saanich Rd

Saanich, BC

V8Z 3G4

Parking at SIDES, 4575 Wilkinson Rd (limited spots) or Royal Oak Middle School, 751 Travino Ln.


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9am - RIDE begins (all distances)
  • 9:30am - WALK begins
  • 10am - Registration closes
  • 10:30am - Lunch service begins
  • 2pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2:30pm - Route closes

Yummy Food like gourmet hotdogs, homemade cookies, fruit, Level Ground coffee and tea and so much more!

  • There will be snacks at rest stops (not on the 5 km walk), 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
  • 5 km WALK

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

  • Rest stops will be available on all biking routes. For walkers, we are happy to refill your water bottle and provide you with a granola bar before you leave!

  • 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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About The Cridge Centre for the Family

The Cridge Centre for the Family has supported vulnerable individuals and families in Victoria since 1873. Today our services include

  • child care,
  • affordable & supportive housing for families in economic or relationship crisis,
  • emergency shelter and support for women and children escaping relationship abuse,
  • respite and Respitality services for families of children with special needs,
  • residential and community services for survivors of brain injuries,
  • support for young parents and
  • Seniors’ Assisted Living Housing.

What unites these diverse services is a commitment to manifest the Love of Jesus Christ to those in need.

As the Host Partners for the first Victoria Ride for Refuge, The Cridge Centre for the Family is proud to bring this fun and inclusive event to our community. By riding with or otherwise supporting us today, you help us bring hope, safety, and community to those who need it most.

... because love is the bottom line.

To see photos of Victoria's Ride for Refuge 2014 click here

Victoria's RIDE for Refuge 2014

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Contact Us

The Cridge Centre for the Family

Joanne Specht Manager of Communication and Fund Development
Email: jspecht@cridge.org
Phone: (250) 995-6419

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

Mike Hartshorne of South Island Home Team
Lead Sponsor
Media Sponsor
Times Colonist
Media Sponsor
RJC Engineers
Rest Stop Sponsor
Rest Stop Sponsor
Megson FitzPatrick
Distance Sponsor
Avenue Family Dental
Distance Sponsor
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Distance Sponsor
School District 63 (Saanich)
Goods & Services
Level Ground Trading
Goods & Services
Saanich Community Church
Goods & Services
Portofino Bakery
Goods & Services
Sysco Victoria
Goods & Services
Russ Hays - The Bicycle Shop
Goods & Services
Red Barn Market
Goods & Services
Country Grocer - Royal Oak
Goods & Services
Simply Pure Ice & Water
Goods & Services
Re/Max Camosun
Goods & Services
Goods & Services
Island Blue Print Co. Ltd.
Goods & Services
Coast Environmental
Goods & Services
Michell Bros Farms
Goods & Services
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Victoria 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!

Come on this beautiful walk through the stunning trails of Elk/Beaver Lake Provincial Park. Pet some dogs, say hi to the horses, enjoy the scenery and make new friends among your walking partners.

10kmView + print!

Cycle through the Colquitz River Trail, pedal through the Panama Flats, cruise past Camosun, feather your way up Quayle and bypass large-toothed rodents on Beaver Lake onto the slopes of W. Saanich.

25kmView + print!

Up to Brentwood Bay, wind your way onto Wallace, right on Hovey, right again on E. Saanich, left on Island View - over the Pat Bay - to go right onto Lochside Trail down to Royal Oak and back to SCC.

50kmView + print!

A spectacular spin up the Peninsula on W. Saanich to Wain Rd, over the Pat Bay into Sidney and down the Lochside to Royal Oak and back to SCC. Mountains, fields, forest, ocean all waiting for you.

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Check out even more on the Victoria Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to ride or walk with us too!

1Chafing the Dream
Captain: Christopher Murphy
$6,053.25 | 17 Members
2Blazing Saddles for Sanctuary IV
Captain: Heather Murray
$5,945.00 | 13 Members
3Victoria CRC Stands As One
Captain: Gary Schenk
$5,850.00 | 10 Members
4365 Riders
Captain: Avery Stetski
$5,470.00 | 4 Members
5Cridge Superstar Seniors Team
Captain: Alison Chamberlain
$3,884.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Heather Liss
$3,531.00 | 13 Members
7Great Exspechtations
Captain: Joanne Specht
$3,405.00 | 10 Members
8There & Back Again
Captain: Neil Van Heerden
$2,850.00 | 7 Members
9CTHW Conquerors
Captain: Barbara Bhalla
$2,807.00 | 7 Members
10ICA Team Diversity
Captain: Steve "Spandex" Baileys
$2,735.00 | 9 Members
11MCCH Victoria
Captain: Ben Badke
$2,490.00 | 8 Members
12Heroes for Hope
Captain: Gina McKay
$2,390.00 | 11 Members
13Educate them!
Captain: Carla Stucchi
$2,375.00 | 7 Members
14ICA New Routes
Captain: Meghan Mergaert
$1,916.00 | 9 Members
15Victoria for Kinbrace
Captain: Kathy Chan
$1,835.00 | 5 Members
16Sanctuary Xpress
Captain: Darin Reimer
$1,790.00 | 8 Members
17Cridge Cruisers
Captain: Angela Brunwald
$1,775.00 | 4 Members
18Suzanne's Supporters of BGCA
Captain: Suzanne Cole
$1,485.00 | 5 Members
19Warriors For Change
Captain: Kelcy Snyckers
$1,481.00 | 5 Members
20Team RJC
Captain: Terry Bergen
$1,425.00 | 4 Members
21Rachel's B-day Party
Captain: Rachel O'Neill
$1,355.00 | 6 Members
Captain: Malcolm Gaston
$1,225.00 | 3 Members
23Road Rascals
Captain: Lorraine MacMillan
$1,214.00 | 3 Members
24Mercy Ships Oak Street Riders
Captain: Jane McIntosh
$1,090.00 | 5 Members
25Candace's Riders & Walkers
Captain: Candace Stretch
$1,075.00 | 5 Members
26Hope Walkers
Captain: Donna Adams
$1,050.00 | 3 Members
Captain: Ben Robertson
$1,000.00 | 1 Members
28All Spoken 4
Captain: Ken Peters
$826.00 | 1 Members
29Brewed Awakening
Captain: Kevin Thiessen
$800.00 | 8 Members
30M4M - Movers For Moms
Captain: Ruth McCowan
$775.00 | 4 Members
31Smart Dolphins IT Solutions
Captain: Meghan McEachern
$740.00 | 1 Members
32Sanctuary Sole Searchers
Captain: Klea Miller
$720.00 | 4 Members
33Rubber Bums
Captain: McEwan Robertson
$690.00 | 3 Members
34The Cridge Child Care Walkers
Captain: Paula West-Patrick
$675.00 | 3 Members
35ICA Wheels of Thunder
Captain: Nabeela Ramji
$640.00 | 13 Members
36Biker Gang
Captain: Dustin Lockhart
$616.00 | 2 Members
37Muffins & Alpacas
Captain: Judah Specht
$610.00 | 3 Members
38Townley Tigers
Captain: Bill MacMillan
$610.00 | 1 Members
39Walkers for Hope
Captain: Becky McGregor
$600.00 | 1 Members
40The Unstoppables
Captain: Ross Sherman
$535.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Kelly Sommer
$475.00 | 6 Members
42Central's Cyclists
Captain: Lucas Goltz
$415.00 | 5 Members
43Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church
Captain: Pam Giacomello
$385.00 | 4 Members
44Straight off the Couch
Captain: Chris Sommer
$370.00 | 2 Members
45Team Christine
Captain: Christine Wosilius
$355.00 | 1 Members
46The Best Team
Captain: Hannah Smith
$330.00 | 2 Members
47Shelbourne Street Church of Christ
Captain: Carol Kitson
$300.00 | 7 Members
48Hope 2 Help
Captain: Evan McKay
$250.00 | 1 Members
49Spinning Wheels
Captain: John Wenman
$230.00 | 1 Members
50The wusc wookies
Captain: suada mohamed
$215.00 | 8 Members
51Mercy Riders
Captain: Peggy Sherwood
$215.00 | 3 Members
52Open Gate for the Cridge
Captain: David Fuller
$185.00 | 1 Members
53Fit for Families
Captain: Leann Finlay
$160.00 | 8 Members
54RBC South Vancouver Island
Captain: Jeremy Stephen
$125.00 | 4 Members
55Angels chopper and bicycle club
Captain: Neil Trett
$115.00 | 3 Members
Captain: Greg Goldberg
$95.00 | 1 Members
57Angels chopper and bicycle club
Captain: Neil Trett
$45.00 | 1 Members
58Trav's Totally Terrific Team
Captain: Travis Chater
$0.00 | 1 Members
59Open Doors Victoria
Captain: Patricia Engler
$0.00 | 1 Members
60Hope Riders
Captain: Emily Stewart
$0.00 | 0 Members
61RCOA Riders
Captain: Christine Van Domselaar
$0.00 | 1 Members
62The Partlows
Captain: Jolanta Piszczek
$0.00 | 1 Members
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