Raised:
$26,445
75%Goal:
$35,000

Waterloo Uptown

Hosted by Elevation

80Participants3Teams5Volunteers

What moves you? Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly bike + walk fundraiser supporting local charities who help people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse.

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 1, 2022!

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22 Willow Street, Waterloo, ON N2J 1V5

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 4:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 pm: Mosey Go Home!

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Check-in

  • All participants will check-in personally at the event on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
  • T-shirts! Fundraising participants who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a RIDE shirt as a thank you on Event Day, while supplies last.
  • There is no registration fee to participate in the Ride for Refuge, but most participants raise $250-300 or more in support of their charity.
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Can't join us on event day? If you have a conflict, we hope you'll join us by fundraising and walking on your own.

Waivers

All participants should register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: We have great routes where you can walk 2.5 or 5 km or bike 10 or 20 km.
  • Rest Stops: There will be one rest stop on each route with yummy snacks and drinks.
  • Signage: Routes will be well-signed with our bold orange RIDE signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
  • 12 and under participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Your bike and helmet or walking shoes
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing. Early October weather can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. So be sure to keep your eye on the forecast.
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

Waterloo Uptown Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

The 2.5 km turnaround is at Uniroyal Godrich Park

Waterloo Uptown 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

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Elevation

Sarah Van Kruistum

68

26,345.00

2

Test Team

Tori Carney

1

3

McDonald Family

Linda Mc Donald

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Andrew Grieve

Elevation

21

11,600.00

2

David Mak-Fan

Elevation

13

2,025.00

3

Tony Rossel

Elevation

7

975.00

4

Sarah Van Kruistum

Elevation

9

550.00

5

Emerson Zivku-Davis

Elevation

8

475.00

6

Art Winter

Elevation

6

460.00

7

Violet Bauman

Elevation

14

450.00

8

Angie Melchin

Elevation

8

450.00

9

Julie Lebold

Elevation

5

420.00

10

Ezra Bauman

Elevation

12

380.00

11

Oliver Schmidtke

Elevation

2

375.00

12

Oliver Bauman

Elevation

9

350.00

13

Ryan Schmidtke

Elevation

4

290.00

14

Flatt Family

Elevation

4

250.00

15

Melissa Burke

Elevation

1

250.00

16

Emebet Burke

Elevation

2

250.00

17

Eli (Gingerich Family) Gingerich

Elevation

2

250.00

18

Sam Bauman

Elevation

1

200.00

19

Zehr Family

Elevation

4

200.00

20

Laura Bauman

Elevation

1

200.00

21

Chloe Winter

Elevation

4

200.00

22

Emily Mak-Fan

Elevation

5

200.00

23

Melinda Schmidtke

Elevation

2

200.00

24

Sue Winter

Elevation

2

180.00

25

Daphne Kingston

Elevation

4

175.00

26

Stella Matthews

Elevation

4

175.00

27

Avery Lebold

Elevation

2

175.00

28

Malachi Kingston

Elevation

5

175.00

29

Katie Grierson

1

150.00

30

Gary Martin

Elevation

1

150.00

31

Adelaide Kingston

Elevation

4

150.00

32

Tracey Matthews

Elevation

1

150.00

33

Lily Martin

Elevation

2

125.00

34

Maya Schmidtke

Elevation

2

125.00

35

Simon Schmidtke

Elevation

2

125.00

36

Rowan Connolly

Elevation

2

125.00

37

Max Winter

Elevation

2

125.00

38

Sadie Van Kruistum

Elevation

2

125.00

39

Hazel Van Kruistum

Elevation

2

125.00

40

Judson Martin

Elevation

2

125.00

41

Caleb Conley

Elevation

4

115.00

42

Mira Conley

Elevation

4

115.00

43

Laura Kingston

Elevation

1

100.00

44

Philip Kingston

Elevation

1

100.00

45

Chad Lebold

Elevation

2

100.00

46

Marcia Connolly

Elevation

1

75.00

47

Brennan Connolly

Elevation

1

75.00

48

Jonah Lebold

Elevation

1

50.00

49

Isla Van Kruistum

Elevation

1

50.00

50

Anika Van Kruistum

Elevation

1

50.00

51

Sienna Lebold

Elevation

1

50.00

52

Sharon leage

Elevation

1

50.00

53

kadin beatty

Elevation

1

50.00

54

Laura Bouma

Elevation

1

40.00

55

Alan Beals

56

Zac McDonald

57

Sam DesRoches

Elevation

58

Caitlin McGinty

59

Alex McDonald

60

Summer Mc Donald

61

Linda Mc Donald

McDonald Family

62

Liam Grierson-DesRoches

63

Zoey Grierson-DesRoches

64

Quincy Grieve

Elevation

65

Darren Conley

Elevation

66

Larissa Conley

Elevation

67

Tobin Grieve

Elevation

68

Everett Grieve

Elevation

69

Courtney Janssen-Grieve

Elevation

70

Gunn Lee

71

Skylar Van Kruistum

Elevation

72

Erv & Marian Wiens

73

Erv & Marian Wiens

74

Dan Vandebelt

Elevation

About Elevation

Elevation will distribute RIDE funds raised among several worthwhile initiatives.


We have partnered with several refugee organizations. We support Sanctuary Refugee Health Clinic, Compass Refugee Centre, and Welcome Home.


Funds will also be donated to the various initiatives supervised by Elevation's Journey Team. These include Christmas gifts, parties, camping trips, training events, and a sponsorship fund to assist in our annual commitment to sponsor refugees.


Any remaining funds will be utilized to support other elements of Elevation's Mission strategy which focuses on displaced, vulnerable, or exploited people (HIV orphans in Bolivia, housing insecurity in Waterloo Region).

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Contact Us


RIDE Waterloo Uptown 2022

The RIDE Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email waterloouptown@rideforrefuge.org

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