On Saturday, October 1, join PWS&D in the Ride for Refuge—a cycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada!

Riding a bike in malawiWith your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.

Choose from a variety of events including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk. There are 30 locations across Canada participating in the RIDE on October 1.

Get Involved!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals, fundraise with your congregation, friends, and community, and ride/walk together on October 1!
  • Don’t have a team but still want to participate? Captain your own team or join an existing team.
  • You may choose to show your support by sponsoring a RIDE participant or team. View PWS&D’s Ride for Refuge page to find a list of teams and participants riding in support of PWS&D. Alternatively, search for a team or participant you would like to support, here. (Please note that RIDE will issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more).

Afghanistan, 2011 Maternal Health CWS 1No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns! Register now!

If you would like to join PWS&D staff as they cycle/walk the downtown Toronto route, click here.

For more information, visit rideforrefuge.org or contact Anna Muir (416-441-1111 ext. 293 or amuir [at] presbyterian [dot] ca)

How Does the Ride for Refuge Work?

The Ride for Refuge is a cycling/walking fundraising with locations across Canada that helps charities raising money for the displaced, vulnerable and persecuted. This year, PWS&D is participating to raise money for our maternal health program in Afghanistan and Malawi.

To participate in the Ride, you must be a member of a team. Each team is created by a team captain who selects the RIDE location and the charity they are raising money for. There is no minimum or maximum team size, but they are usually between 6-8 people. Whoever joins that team raises money for the charity selected by the team captain. Each team member then picks the distance they want to walk/run, sets his/her own fundraising goal, fundraises with friends and family, and joins in the fun on October 1.

If you are a 40 minute or more drive away from the official RIDE route within an official RIDE location, you can set your own convenient route. To learn more, visit the Ride/Walk Anywhere page.

There is no registration fee for this event, but participants over 10 years of age must fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Participants who are 10 and under are free. Participants that raise $100 or more earn a Ride for Refuge shirt.

Have more questions? Visit the Ride for Refuge FAQ page.

Ride for Refuge Tools & Tips

Image of arrow pointing downTips for Team Captains
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Image of arrow pointing downDonor Letter Template
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Image of arrow pointing downLiability Waiver & Release
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Want to share this event with others? Check out our Ride for Refuge promotional materials:

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