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RIDE for Refuge

October 5, 2019

ride for refuge, community living, blue sea foundation

Visit the official RIDE for Refuge website here: https://rideforrefuge.org/home

RIDE for Refuge, in support of Community Living Guelph Wellington

Build a team, become a rider/walker, donate and support participants, and make an impact with your favourite local charity, through RIDE for Refuge.


What moves you?

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere. Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019!


About the RIDE

We believe that riding our bikes (or walking) can change the world.

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event that helps you support charities who provide refuge and hope for some of the most vulnerable people on earth.

Your participation in the RIDE is a way to stand up for those whose lives are deeply and often permanently affected by forces and events they can’t control, or who are exploited by the greedy and powerful who care nothing for human suffering.

The 2019 Ride for Refuge will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 and provides each participant the chance to:

  •  Ride up to 50km
  •  Walk or stroll 5km
  •  Fundraise for a participating RIDE charity partner


Want to become a rider/walker?

Becoming a rider/walker will help raise vital funds for Community Living Guelph Wellington. Enjoy a fantastically fun, family-friendly bicycling fundraiser (you can walk too!), while supporting your favourite local charity.

Register to be a rider/walker, and fundraise here: https://rideforrefuge.org/register

Remember: you need to be on a team supporting the charity you love, for your fundraising to flow to them! Team Captains are responsible for selecting the charity when they start their team.


Registration Details

  •  Kids 10 and under: Absolutely free to participate (but you’ll have to fundraise $75 to earn your t-shirt).
  •  Youth 11-17: Fundraise $75 or more to earn your t-shirt and avoid paying the registration fee.
  •  Adults 18 and over: Fundraise $150 or more to earn your t-shirt and avoid paying the registration fee.
  •  Note: The registration fee will increase to $40 on Monday, September 30th.


Routes & Distances

Cycling Routes: Cyclists can select 10km, 25km or 50km distances when registering. Many locations may require you to loop the 25km route twice to complete your 50km. Not all routes are exact distances. Local requirements may result in shorter distances based on available routes and permits.

Walking Routes: We also offer a 5km walking route at each RIDE site. About 25% of our participants select this option.

Fun and Safety: Our locations work hard to offer child-friendly routes that are well-staffed with friendly volunteers. Along the route, riders and walkers enjoy rest stops and support vehicles. After the event, lunch is served for all volunteers and participants.

Want to support a rider/walker?

Visit https://rideforrefuge.org/donate to support local riders/walkers, or to donate to a team supporting a charity you love.


We’re looking for Team Captains!

If you’re interested in building a team, supporting a great charity, and getting your ride on, we want to hear from you! Contact annieknight@clgw.ca to get setup as a team captain. We’ll send you handy dandy fundraising tips and more.



More details to come.