Raised:
$23,960
59%Goal:
$40,000

Windsor

Hosted by Matthew House Refugee Centre, Windsor

76Participants11Teams16Volunteers

What moves you? Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly bike + walk fundraiser supporting refugee claimants who arrive in Windsor-Essex seeking safety and a fresh start.

Community Sponsors

Windsor (Matthew House Refugee Centre, Windsor) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

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

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Matthew House Refugee Welcome Centre

3185 Forest Glade Drive

Windsor, Ontario

  • Parking: Please park in the Forest Glade Optimist Park Parking Lot which is located next door, beside the tennis courts.
  • Check-In: Riders and walkers will register and gather in the parking lot of Matthew House before and after the Ride.
  • Tours of Matthew House: Tours will be available to participants between 2:30 - 3:45pm and between 5 and 7pm. Request a tour at check-in!

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!

Windsor Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

Easy 2.5KM loop through Forest Glade Optimist park with start and finish at Matthew House Refugee Centre. Loop twice for 5km

10kmView + print!

10KM out and back route along Ganatchio Trail Norh/South Extension. Level route with only one major road crossing. Start and finish at Matthew House Refugee Welcome Centre.

20kmView + print!

10Km out and back along the Ganatchio Trail North/South Extension with two 5KM laps on Ganatchio Trail - Riverside Drive - total of 20KM. Level route with minimal road crossing. Start and finish at MH

Windsor 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

Matthew House Family Team

Mike Morency

11

5,485.00

2

Warriors Without Borders

Kristie McInnis

4

4,300.00

3

FBK

Heather Rumble Peterson

6

2,930.00

4

No Borders, No Problem!

Susanne Bacarro

12

2,513.00

5

Pinnacle Peloton

Grant Gagnon

8

2,025.00

6

Solidarity Squad

Susan Jackson

3

1,750.00

7

Kingdom Builders

Lindiwe Sithole

7

1,388.92

8

Lifeline Downtown Campus

Taylor Spencer

6

1,129.00

9

The Newbies

Adele Bacarro

10

690.00

10

Joshua's Joggers

Joshua Gagnon

7

470.00

11

First Baptist Church Kingsville

David Page

1

300.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Kristie McInnis

Warriors Without Borders

56

4,100.00

2

Mike Morency

Matthew House Family Team

24

2,045.00

3

AL De Simon

Matthew House Family Team

14

946.00

4

Susan Jackson

Solidarity Squad

16

930.00

5

Grant Gagnon

Pinnacle Peloton

14

910.00

6

Lindiwe Sithole

Kingdom Builders

19

905.00

7

Heather Rumble Peterson

FBK

10

795.00

8

Yancy Coto

Matthew House Family Team

11

765.00

9

Susanne Bacarro

No Borders, No Problem!

11

708.00

10

Todd Haig

Pinnacle Peloton

4

675.00

11

Sue Froats

FBK

13

660.00

12

Chi Nmereole

Solidarity Squad

11

575.00

13

Marianela Gonzalez

Lifeline Downtown Campus

10

564.00

14

Heather Skeates

FBK

9

525.00

15

Taylor Spencer

Lifeline Downtown Campus

10

515.00

16

Connie Farrer

No Borders, No Problem!

14

465.00

17

Kathy Peterson

FBK

12

450.00

18

Glen Bacarro

No Borders, No Problem!

8

425.00

19

ERMA GOULET

No Borders, No Problem!

7

390.00

20

Marty Lolarga

No Borders, No Problem!

11

345.00

21

Joshua Gagnon

Joshua's Joggers

7

310.00

22

Kim Court

Matthew House Family Team

6

305.00

23

Exavelyne Karinganire

Matthew House Family Team

7

304.00

24

David Page

First Baptist Church Kingsville

2

300.00

25

Hanan Khalaf

Matthew House Family Team

6

215.00

26

Jay Martin

Pinnacle Peloton

5

200.00

27

Marlee Page

FBK

4

200.00

28

Lonnie Filiault

Matthew House Family Team

1

185.00

29

Adele Bacarro

The Newbies

4

145.00

30

Ella Bacarro

The Newbies

3

105.00

31

Melissa Pearce

Warriors Without Borders

1

100.00

32

Helen Wong-Haffar

Matthew House Family Team

1

100.00

33

Maria Martin

Pinnacle Peloton

1

100.00

34

Mario Ruggirello

Joshua's Joggers

1

100.00

35

Jessica Firman

Pinnacle Peloton

2

90.00

36

Angelika Correa

No Borders, No Problem!

2

90.00

37

Fiona Freeborn

The Newbies

2

90.00

38

Zinzile Ncube

Kingdom Builders

3

70.00

39

David Page

FBK

1

50.00

40

Ben Bergamin

Pinnacle Peloton

1

50.00

41

Jessica Glass

Warriors Without Borders

1

50.00

42

Kevin Saunders

Lifeline Downtown Campus

1

50.00

43

Brock Harper

Warriors Without Borders

1

50.00

44

Ana Correa

No Borders, No Problem!

1

40.00

45

Cherie Gagnon

Joshua's Joggers

2

40.00

46

ALEXIS MARAVILLA

No Borders, No Problem!

1

25.00

47

EDWIN MARAVILLA

No Borders, No Problem!

1

25.00

48

Nathan Gagnon

Joshua's Joggers

1

20.00

49

Miles Freeborn

The Newbies

50

Daniel Ondrovcik

Lifeline Downtown Campus

51

Josie Lo Porto Freeborn

The Newbies

52

Fran Poirier

The Newbies

53

Shawn Poirier

The Newbies

54

Diane Poirier

No Borders, No Problem!

55

Jackson Poirier

The Newbies

56

Liam Poirier

The Newbies

57

Paul Poirier

No Borders, No Problem!

58

Muriel Sulubani

Kingdom Builders

59

Iyaniwura Raheem

Kingdom Builders

60

Mike Dube

Kingdom Builders

61

John Harder

62

Jeff Freeborn

The Newbies

63

Nigel Sitashi

Kingdom Builders

64

Tyler Kettlewell

Joshua's Joggers

65

Jacob Fuerth

Pinnacle Peloton

66

David M Griffith

67

Natalie Dorion

68

Paula Saunders

Lifeline Downtown Campus

69

Brenda Mushuna

Kingdom Builders

70

Jarrod Spencer

Lifeline Downtown Campus

71

Mia Chauvin

Joshua's Joggers

72

Shawn Drennen

73

Alaina Valeri

Pinnacle Peloton

74

Luca Ruggirello

Joshua's Joggers

75

Michael Poirier

No Borders, No Problem!

About Matthew House Refugee Centre, Windsor

“Home is where your story begins.” That statement could not be more true for the men, women and children who arrive at Matthew House each year seeking safety and a fresh start. Matthew House becomes home and family, helping them begin to write new life stories.


Since 2003, we have provided a safe and welcoming first home, settlement supports and connection to community for refugee claimants who would have otherwise ended up in homeless shelters and struggled to start their new lives in Canada.


As one former refugee said, “Matthew House gave me my first Home in Canada, but they also gave me hope that my children and I could have a great future.”


The need is growing and we need your help to ensure every refugee has a place to call home, and the support they need to heal and get established in our community.


Join us for the ride and help provide Home and Hope for refugee claimants as they begin to write new life stories.

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Contact Us


RIDE Windsor 2022

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

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
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