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Windsor

Hosted by Matthew House Refugee Centre, Windsor

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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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9600 McHugh Street, Windsor, Ontario

McHugh Soccer Park

We will be gathering at the WEST end of the parking lot. Lots of parking on site. Extra parking at WFCU Centre.

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!

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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

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

10kmView + print!

10KM (20KM if repeated) there and back route for cyclists on 10' wide shared use path.

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 >

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Rockin' Riders

Mike Morency

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Mike Morency

Rockin' Riders

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.

2021 RIDE Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from RIDE 2021 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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