Hosted by Rising Above & Ishaawin Ministries

Address: Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 653 Knowles Ave. Map >Start time: 8:30 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 Winnipeg Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by {(https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/risingabove}{Rising Above Agency}).

Start/FinishGoogle Map

Covenant Christian Reformed Church

653 Knowles Ave.


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8:30 am - Registration opens
  • 9:30 am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:40 am - RIDE begins (all distances)
  • 10:00 am - WALK begins
  • 10:00 am - Registration closes
  • 10:45 am - 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

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view or print route maps

  • 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 Rising Above & Ishaawin Ministries

Rising Above seeks to bring healing to this land by educating, equipping and empowering Aboriginal people in Canada to rise above their pain to experience life, identity and purpose in Christ as they were created to.

The Ride For Refuge is Rising Above's biggest fundraiser. This year, the proceeds from the Ride will support programs that bring emotional healing to issues such as sexual abuse, residential school experience, addictions, and grief & trauma. A program targeted specifically for Aboriginal youth seeks to develop character, skills and leadership. Ishaawin Counselling Centre, a ministry division of Rising Above, provides counselling and spiritual resources to individuals and families with a special focus on First Nations in Thunder Bay and North Western Ontario, who are marginalized due to urbanization and who are on social assistance. The Centre provides the service regardless of the ability to pay.

RIDE with us on Sepember 30th

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Contact Us

Rising Above & Ishaawin Ministries

Terry Martin Director of Operations
Email: terry@risingabove.ca
Phone: 204-371-5708

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Winnipeg is super grateful for our fantastic 2017 sponsors - thanks so much! View All >

Supporting Sponsor
Media Sponsor
Hull's Family Bookstores
Rest Stop Sponsor
Lakeview Insurance Brokers
Rest Stop Sponsor
Rest Stop Sponsor
Funks Toyota
Distance Sponsor
Niverville Credit Union
Distance Sponsor
CHVN Radio 95.1
Goods & Services
Clarence Braun & Wesley Douse
Goods & Services
Oakwood Roofing
Oakwood Roofing
Goods & Services
Woodcock Cycle Works
Goods & Services
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Winnipeg Maps

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

5kmView + print!

A walk through the beautiful, quiet Bunn's Creek Centennial Park alongside Bunn's Creek and returns on a quiet residential street. The park path is mostly granular with a short wood chips section.

10kmView + print!

This down and back route uses the Pioneers Greenway. A very safe route for children.

25kmView + print!

A safe and suitable route for the inexperienced to intermediate cyclist wanting a challenging distance. It avoids Henderson Hwy by using residential streets, bike paths and country roads.

50kmView + print!

Route follows Henderson Highway and quiet country roads to loop through the town of Bird's Hill and north to close to Lockport.

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Check out even more on the Winnipeg Scoreboard. And hey, you should register to ride or walk with us too!

1PineRidge Riders
Captain: Connie Bredin
$18,175.00 | 33 Members
2Recovery of Hope Riders
Captain: Brad Unger
$14,932.00 | 35 Members
3HOPE worldwide Canada Winnipeg Chapter
Captain: Krista Wiebe
$10,383.40 | 43 Members
4Determined to Ride for Dignity
Captain: Lorraine & Eli Groenheide
$8,040.00 | 8 Members
Captain: Heri Karl
$8,005.00 | 17 Members
6Team Turay
Captain: Jody Haines
$6,635.00 | 15 Members
7Covenant Coasters
Captain: Hendrik Meinders
$6,140.00 | 10 Members
8Wheels of Hope for Ratanak
Captain: Noreen Koch
$5,625.00 | 18 Members
9Rising Above Riders
Captain: Terry Martin
$5,355.00 | 15 Members
10Friends of Ratanak Bicycle Club
Captain: Marla Friesen
$4,887.00 | 17 Members
11Walk or Ride with Joy
Captain: Joy Smith
$4,378.00 | 8 Members
12Team NPDWC
Captain: Tara Zajac
$4,168.90 | 14 Members
13Gearly Beloved
Captain: Gerry Normand
$4,025.00 | 7 Members
14Team BElong
Captain: Ruth Bergen
$4,006.99 | 18 Members
15Dignity Divas
Captain: Shona Stewart
$3,930.00 | 4 Members
16Winnipeg AIMers
Captain: Paul Evans
$3,519.00 | 8 Members
17Pedal Power
Captain: Shellie Power
$3,465.00 | 6 Members
18Faith Academy Missions Team
Captain: Henry Coste
$3,408.00 | 26 Members
19Team Earl
Captain: Kevin Earl
$3,225.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Gordon Janzen
$3,110.00 | 10 Members
21Urban Epiphanies
Captain: Judy Dikkema
$2,805.00 | 9 Members
22Safe Families - Winnipeg
Captain: Sandee Harder
$2,420.00 | 6 Members
23Jubilee Bound
Captain: Hannah Burkholder
$2,305.00 | 4 Members
24Blue Sky Thinking
Captain: Carissa Penner
$1,940.41 | 2 Members
25UW Global College
Captain: Dean Peachey
$1,935.00 | 4 Members
26The Urban Team
Captain: Rhonda Gorham
$1,835.00 | 4 Members
27Winnipeg for Wycliffe
Captain: Harold Penner
$1,710.00 | 7 Members
28Team BUF
Captain: April Klippenstein
$1,605.00 | 5 Members
29Dignity Spinners
Captain: Cheryl Peitsch
$1,600.00 | 3 Members
30The Sterling Storm
Captain: Moses Falco
$1,530.00 | 3 Members
31Pedaling for Pathway
Captain: Elizabeth Greer
$1,510.00 | 2 Members
32Pedaling Pranksters
Captain: Michelle MacGibbon
$1,470.00 | 6 Members
33The Lees Wiggles
Captain: Rick Lees
$1,340.00 | 5 Members
34Carman Mennonite Church
Captain: Tony Schellenberg
$1,310.00 | 2 Members
35International Justice Mission Crew
Captain: David Pollendine
$1,275.00 | 12 Members
36Transcona Trekkers
Captain: Ted Jeninga
$1,260.00 | 4 Members
37Jolly Ride
Captain: Karen Jolly
$1,215.00 | 4 Members
38The Bike Riders
Captain: Joni Sawatzky
$1,210.00 | 5 Members
39Team North West
Captain: Derek Reimer
$1,150.00 | 2 Members
40Family Warriors
Captain: Wendi Park
$1,095.00 | 4 Members
41Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Captain: Jett Isleifson
$1,095.00 | 1 Members
42Dignity Rollers
Captain: Ingrid Truderung
$1,080.00 | 1 Members
43Against Human Trafficking in Canada
Captain: Khaled Tawfik
$985.00 | 6 Members
44Main Street Project - 661 Main
Captain: Cindy Titus
$960.00 | 2 Members
45Pedaling Parents
Captain: Elmer Thiessen
$915.00 | 2 Members
46Dark Red Racing
Captain: Mark Reimer
$905.00 | 2 Members
47Riding in Style
Captain: Jenny Pichette
$876.00 | 4 Members
Captain: Amir Ravandi
$755.00 | 8 Members
49Moving Never Looked So Good!
Captain: Adrienne Dudek
$739.00 | 6 Members
50Notable Nyhofs
Captain: MaryAnn Kokan-Nyhof
$705.00 | 3 Members
51Movers for Moms in Malawi
Captain: Erin Whittaker
$695.00 | 3 Members
52First Lutheran Church
Captain: Michael Kurtz
$690.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Diana Peters
$675.00 | 2 Members
54Beauty for Ashes
Captain: Jody Bartel
$675.00 | 4 Members
55NJoy the ride
Captain: Natasha Smith
$670.00 | 3 Members
56Parlour Coffee
Captain: Nils Vik
$624.00 | 3 Members
57Riding High on Life
Captain: Chris Palmer
$595.00 | 4 Members
58WUSC UManitoba
Captain: Emily Cherlet
$500.00 | 8 Members
59Team EMI (Winnipeg)
Captain: Steve Dueck
$480.00 | 2 Members
604 Freedom
Captain: Pam Eschbach
$475.00 | 1 Members
61Cracker Nuts
Captain: Viktoria Westgate
$440.00 | 5 Members
62The EdVenturers
Captain: Ed Medgyes
$420.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Nancy Walker
$414.85 | 2 Members
64The Peregrinators
Captain: Marcus Friesen
$400.00 | 8 Members
Captain: Henry Pops
$360.00 | 3 Members
66West End Riders
Captain: Reeyan John
$286.55 | 3 Members
Captain: Rachel Swan
$260.00 | 2 Members
68Linked Up 4 Africa
Captain: Nicole Deschamps
$180.00 | 3 Members
69Doerksens for Dignity House
Captain: Mischa Doerksen
$170.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Ally Cunningham
$150.00 | 5 Members
71Northern Spirit
Captain: David B. Wilson
$90.00 | 4 Members
72Team E.S.T.H.E.R.
Captain: Tressa Lemky
$50.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Jessica Holmes
$40.00 | 1 Members
74The Phatheads
Captain: pearl kavanagh-stoesz
$0.00 | 1 Members
75whitemouth velo
Captain: David Ainsby
$0.00 | 1 Members
76The Generation Rising Riders
Captain: Mike Duerksen
$0.00 | 1 Members
774 Freedom
Captain: Pam Eschbach
$0.00 | 0 Members
78Victory Riders
Captain: Ken McGhie
$0.00 | 1 Members
79Bibles for All
Captain: Carolyn Dueck
$0.00 | 1 Members
Captain: Kanupriya Sidhu
$0.00 | 4 Members
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