Raised:
$12,884
3%Goal:
$350,000

Waterloo Region

Hosted by Blue Sea Waterloo

86Participants41Teams18Charities1Volunteers

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 Blue Sea Waterloo

Blue Sea Foundation is proud to play host to the 16th annual Ride for Refuge in wonderful Waterloo Region.


Welcome! BSF doesn't actively fundraise in this event but through our generous sponsors and with the leadership and support of our event directors Kristen Smith + Kyla Arsenault along with our staff team, we work hard to plan and lead a great event with 100 needed volunteers for the expected 50+ charities, team captains, and 1000+ participants who fundraise $350,000 or more each fall.#kwproud #oct5 #ride19

Contact Us


Blue Sea Waterloo

Kristen Smith / Kyla Arsenault Blue Sea Event Directors
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 5196032250
Email waterlooregion@rideforrefuge.org

Community Sponsors

Waterloo Region 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.


Start

Koinonia Christian Fellowship

850 Sawmill Rd

Bloomingdale, ON

N0B 1K0


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.

Waterloo Region 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

Ride Hard - the Sequel

Brian Carney

3

1,150.00

2

The Real MCCO

Ken Ogasawara

3

1,115.00

3

The Boss

Gordon Skopnik

2

1,100.00

4

Hawkesville Minded Cyclists

Thomas Fast-Sittler

3

984.56

5

Ride for Refugees KW

Sharon Schmidt

2

350.00

6

Guelph Go-Getters

Paulina Wiersma

4

350.00

7

South Sudan Walkie Talkies

Sharon Skopnik

1

300.00

8

Persistent Pedallers

Debbie Engel

5

285.00

9

Carizon Spoke and Mirrors

Tracy Elop

1

250.00

10

Rabble Riders

Deb Dearden

1

200.00

11

Wayne's Wheelers

Wayne Hancock

4

150.00

12

Scrambled Legs

Ashleigh Gee

8

130.00

13

Old and in the Way

Al Hayes

2

100.00

14

ShowTime

Gael Gilbert

1

100.00

15

The Lady and the Cramps

Julie Gosen

1

50.00

16

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

Laura Watson

6

50.00

17

The Chain Reactors

Leanne Brown

1

50.00

18

Grant Thornton LLP

Shona Ferreira

3

50.00

19

Spoke-tacular Speeders

Taylor Arsenault

1

50.00

20

Saddle Bags

Kyla Arsenault

1

50.00

21

Community Pedalers

Annie Knight

1

20.00

22

Iquitos Impacters

Mae Cruz

1

23

Adventurous Hearts

Catalina Hernandez

1

24

WW WALK N ROLL

Carolyn Sherk Maddigan

1

25

Vollebardos

Derek Vollebregt

1

26

Hope Riders

Jon Hill

1

27

MCRS Walkers

Anthony Van Giessen

2

28

Wednesday Meal Team

Neil Thomas

1

29

EPIC Riders

Ben Looby

1

30

CoFee Riders

Debora Moslehi

1

31

WMB On the Move

Michelle Knowles

2

32

Community Cycles

Katie McArthur

1

33

Flying Sprockets

Mike Peasgood

1

34

Team Testerton

Jim Testerton

1

35

North Bay Refugee Friends

David Williams

1

36

Keep on Trike-in'

Lisa Armstrong

6

37

oneROOF Youth Services

Bonnie Kropf

1

38

Brian's SHOW Runners

Brian Paul

1

39

The Wheely Cyclepaths

Adrianna McQuillin

1

40

Forward International School

Elizabeth Davis Lauer

1

41

Million Riders

Nathan Audette

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Gordon Skopnik

The Boss

4

900.00

2

Brian Carney

Ride Hard - the Sequel

2

750.00

3

Ken Ogasawara

The Real MCCO

8

565.00

4

Mary Margaret Butler

Hawkesville Minded Cyclists

2

350.00

5

Paulina Wiersma

Guelph Go-Getters

3

350.00

6

Thomas Fast-Sittler

Hawkesville Minded Cyclists

2

334.56

7

Karl Reimer

The Real MCCO

4

300.00

8

Ciaran Fast-Sittler

Hawkesville Minded Cyclists

2

300.00

9

Tracy Elop

Carizon Spoke and Mirrors

1

250.00

10

Raik Meissner

Ride Hard - the Sequel

1

250.00

11

fred Redekop

The Real MCCO

1

250.00

12

David DeFrancesco

The Boss

1

200.00

13

Deb Dearden

Rabble Riders

1

200.00

14

Sharon Schmidt

Ride for Refugees KW

2

200.00

15

Sharon Skopnik

South Sudan Walkie Talkies

1

200.00

16

Debbie Engel

Persistent Pedallers

4

185.00

17

Chris Johnson

Ride for Refugees KW

1

150.00

18

Kristen Smith

Ride Hard - the Sequel

1

150.00

19

Rod Hancock

Wayne's Wheelers

1

150.00

20

Katrina Alemu

Scrambled Legs

2

130.00

21

Al Hayes

Old and in the Way

1

100.00

22

Jessica Thier

Persistent Pedallers

1

100.00

23

Gael Gilbert

ShowTime

1

100.00

24

Laura Watson

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

1

50.00

25

Leanne Brown

The Chain Reactors

1

50.00

26

Julie Gosen

The Lady and the Cramps

1

50.00

27

Kyla Arsenault

Saddle Bags

1

50.00

28

Shona Ferreira

Grant Thornton LLP

1

50.00

29

Taylor Arsenault

Spoke-tacular Speeders

1

50.00

30

Annie Knight

Community Pedalers

1

20.00

31

Reuben Wiersma

Guelph Go-Getters

32

Camille Gardiner

Scrambled Legs

33

Herb Zylstra

Scrambled Legs

34

Emnet Gebregzibher

Scrambled Legs

35

Noor Khan

Scrambled Legs

36

Ashleigh Gee

Scrambled Legs

37

Jamie Hayes

Old and in the Way

38

Lisa Geerlinks

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

39

Donalee Mc Intyre

MCRS Walkers

40

Carolyn Sherk Maddigan

WW WALK N ROLL

41

Sydney Bell

Persistent Pedallers

42

Jill Taylor

Scrambled Legs

43

Christina Campbell

Persistent Pedallers

44

Helen Hancock

Wayne's Wheelers

45

Janet Noel-Annable

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

46

Jon Hill

Hope Riders

47

Brittany Kulchar

Persistent Pedallers

48

Jen Taylor

49

Anthony Van Giessen

MCRS Walkers

50

Neil Thomas

Wednesday Meal Team

51

Nathan Audette

Million Riders

52

Angelica DeVos

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

53

Catalina Hernandez

Adventurous Hearts

54

Tammy Miller

Wayne's Wheelers

55

Matt Acheson

56

Katie McArthur

Community Cycles

57

Wayne Hancock

Wayne's Wheelers

58

Jim Testerton

Team Testerton

59

Derek Vollebregt

Vollebardos

60

Matthew Vukojevic

WMB On the Move

61

Michelle Knowles

WMB On the Move

62

Mike Peasgood

Flying Sprockets

63

Maria Garcete

Grant Thornton LLP

64

Calvin Siefert

Grant Thornton LLP

65

Natasha Presley

66

Brian Paul

Brian's SHOW Runners

67

Mae Cruz

Iquitos Impacters

68

Lisa Armstrong

Keep on Trike-in'

69

Bonnie Kropf

oneROOF Youth Services

70

Margaret Bain

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

71

Patrick Erb

Waterloo Wheelers & Walkers

72

Ben Looby

EPIC Riders

73

Adalise Realegeno

Keep on Trike-in'

74

Daniela Realegeno

Keep on Trike-in'

75

Julio Realegeno

Keep on Trike-in'

76

Melissa Schiedel

Keep on Trike-in'

77

Debora Moslehi

CoFee Riders

78

Michelle Norton

Guelph Go-Getters

79

Nicolas Carney

80

Justin Staines

Guelph Go-Getters

81

Elizabeth Davis Lauer

Forward International School

82

Frances Lekkas

Keep on Trike-in'

83

Adrianna McQuillin

The Wheely Cyclepaths

84

Katy Biersteker

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Serving South Sudan

2

3

1,400.00

2

Listen to Learn International

1

3

1,150.00

3

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario

3

5

1,115.00

4

MCRS (Mennonite Coalition for Refugee...

3

6

984.56

5

Carizon

7

18

635.00

6

Christian Horizons

5

20

530.00

7

International Association For Refugees

1

2

350.00

8

Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW)

4

5

200.00

9

Kuwasha

1

1

200.00

10

Threefold Ministries

1

4

150.00

11

Ride for Refuge

5

5

100.00

12

Global Shore Opportunities

1

1

50.00

13

Community Living Guelph Wellington

1

1

20.00

14

Missionary Ventures Canada

1

1

15

oneROOF Youth Services

2

2

16

The Center - Cambodia

1

1

17

WMB Church

1

2

18

Ratanak International

1

1

2018 RIDE Photos

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