Ride for Refuge


On October 5th, we passed our goal of 300 riders, and made over $ 75,000 for our amazing partners! 

Every year Hamilton rides to support some of its favorite partner charities.  The Ride for Refuge is a fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon that supports 175+ charities who serve the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited across Canada!  TrueCity congregations come together each year to help this event happen in our city.

The collaborative efforts of our churches – from Eucharist’s awesome decorations and cheerleaders, the kitchen team from Immanuel who were tireless and put out fantastic food again this year, the photographers and registration folk from Grindstone and the Meeting House who came at dawn and got through the day without losing a dime, the cohesive team of ‘sweepers’ from Meeting House, and the crazy rest stations like Micah House who weathered the cold day – all came together to be more than the sum of its parts.  And let’s not forget the riders, who came from all over our city to raise funds for organizations working with our most marginalized neighbours.  Thank you to everyone involved!  It is always amazing to see congregations throughout the city understand themselves to be integrally and essentially connected with each other as part of the one mission of God.  See you next year!  Click here to see the photo gallery from the day.

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