Hosted by Downtown Mission of Windsor

Address: The Downtown Mission of Windsor, 664 Victoria Avenue , Windsor, ON Canada , N9A 4N2 Map >Start time: 8:00 am Full Schedule >
RIDE Day Details

RIDE Day Details

Gear up - RIDE Day is September 30, 2017!

Ride with us on September 30, 2017 in the Windsor Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by The Downtown Mission Of Windsor.

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The Downtown Mission of Windsor

664 Victoria Avenue

Windsor, ON Canada

N9A 4N2


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

  • 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 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

  • Rest stops will be available on all distances.

  • 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 Downtown Mission of Windsor

Whether it’s providing crisis support, emergency shelter, a hot meal, or food support for a family, we are here with a message of hope.

Our Mission:

The Downtown Mission exists as a Place of Sanctuary. In response to the mandate of the Gospel, through outreach we provide: food for the body, nurture for the spirit, shelter for the homeless, advocacy for the impoverished, and opportunity for human growth.

Last year (2016), we…

• Provided 12,996 safe nights of accommodations

• Served in excess of 265,000 meals

• Rescued 1,400,000 pounds of food

• Provided clothing to 12,500 individuals

• Answered 2500 Distress Calls

RIDE with us on September 30th!

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Contact Us

Downtown Mission of Windsor

Fiona Coughlin Director of Development
Email: fiona@downtownmission.com
Phone: (519) 973-5573

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Windsor Maps

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

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5km walk

10kmView + print!
25kmView + print!
50kmView + print!
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Check out even more on the Windsor Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to ride or walk with us too!

1Margo Cameron's DWCC Riding Champions!
Captain: Margo Cameron
$2,185.00 | 2 Members
2Leamington Pedal Pushers
Captain: Cindy Hallick
$2,144.15 | 7 Members
3Jan's Glam Girls
Captain: Janet Cameron
$1,768.00 | 3 Members
4Rodger's Crew
Captain: Rodger Fordham
$1,280.00 | 3 Members
5Penalty Box
Captain: Amanda Watorek
$1,120.00 | 1 Members
6Cameron Team
Captain: Marilyn Cameron
$1,025.00 | 4 Members
7Cycling Dragonfly
Captain: Renee Gillis
$956.00 | 5 Members
8The Downtown Mission Team
Captain: Fiona Coughlin
$955.00 | 10 Members
9Christian Horizon Heroes
Captain: Linda Harrison
$950.00 | 6 Members
10Lightning Boldts
Captain: Katherine Boldt
$850.09 | 11 Members
11TeamCoupland (DWCC)
Captain: Steve Coupland
$825.00 | 3 Members
12WMF Riders
Captain: Mary Ann Bender
$820.00 | 8 Members
Captain: Emily Hope
$740.00 | 4 Members
14New Song Church
Captain: Kevin Rogers
$645.00 | 4 Members
15Masses on the move!
Captain: Janet Masse
$604.50 | 4 Members
16Team Cardinal
Captain: Melanie Cardinal
$555.00 | 4 Members
17Kick it Back!
Captain: Leon Pilgrim
$385.00 | 4 Members
18Pedaling for Change!
Captain: Emily Schurter
$340.00 | 2 Members
19Sara's tribe
Captain: Sara Vujovich
$335.00 | 2 Members
20Recovery in Windsor
Captain: John Button
$260.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Roxanne Denault
$245.00 | 1 Members
22Team Lifeline
Captain: Kevin Saunders
$110.00 | 5 Members
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