The Ride for Refuge (also known as “the RIDE”), is a family-friendly cycling fundraiser that supports those who are displaced, vulnerable and exploited. Join in on the fun and support a great cause! The RIDE takes place in Waterloo on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

This information is found on the RIDE website:

“Started in 2004 as a small local fundraiser with 25 cyclists raising money for refugees, the RIDE has grown to a multi-site event in cities across the US and Canada. Each year, thousands of riders fundraise in support of refugees, orphans, homeless people, victims of human trafficking and related approved programs. In 2010 the RIDE brought in $980,000!

Participants can register individually, join a team or start their own team. Most people prefer riding with a group.

You can choose a route that matches your desire and physical ability. Typical distances include 5mi/10km, 15mi/25km and 30mi/50km, which usually take 1, 1.5 and 3 hours respectively to complete. Most sites offer child-friendly options as well as longer routes that are well-staffed with encouraging and responsible volunteers. All routes in our City RIDEs offer rest stations, signage, sweep vehicle support, and a delicious lunch before or just after the event.”

For more info, or to sign up, click here to visit the RIDE website!