On a cool October day last Fall, over 300 cyclists set out on the Ride for Refuge. It was cloudy and threatened rain, but the cyclists — some in full cycling gear, others with bikes that looked like they hadn’t been ridden in a decade — were not put off. They were riding for the greater good. Each of them came with a purpose and a charity they were passionate about supporting. Seventeen local charities who work with the displaced, the vulnerable and the exploited benefited that day — over $100,000 was raised and an excellent new event for Victoria was started.
Not only was that an exciting day for the community, but it was also a rewarding day for the organizers who had laboured to plan the event and make it happen. And this year will be no different — already we are making lists (and checking them twice), mapping out routes (and cycling them) and looking for volunteers to help us make this year’s ride another fabulous event. We are currently seeking people to take on leadership roles, to lead teams and to get involved with the grass roots planning of the event. If you have a couple hours a week to give, and a heart for making this a fabulous event, please contact Joanne (250 995 6419) or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to get involved. We are so excited about this event — and we need your help to make it happen!
To see photos of last years ride and get more info about how it all works, check out this link
2015 Ride for Refuge on Saturday, October 3 — Mark your calendar!