About the Ride
This is a cycling event for the competitive and casual rider who has a heart to help refugees. It is focused on helping people and churches engage with and raise funds for refugees locally and globally.
Community and church groups are invited to submit a RIDE Partner Grant application (RPG) enabling refugee related programs to raise funds through RIDE.
RIDE, donate, volunteer, sponsor or partner with us so that this years events will bring even greater benefits to refugee projects, both local and global.
RIDE for Refugees began in 2004 with International Teams Canada, when twenty-five riders raised $25,000. Since then the RIDE has expanded, taking place in various locations across Canada, the United States and Australia, raising over $1.9 million for the refugee programs of International Teams and approved RIDE partners.
The inaugural Australian RIDE took place on 17th October 2009 with 140 riders raising over $36,000 for various refugee causes both in Sydney and around the world. Funds raised over the years have gone towards International Teams Refugee Ministry in Austria, Malawi, Athens and Sydney. Over $360,000 has been distributed to these International Teams programs and approved RIDE Partners through the RIDE Partner Grant program. These programs include the Asylum Seekers Centre Sydney, the Romero Centre Brisbane, Migrant Resource Centre North Tasmania. In addition, grant programs are helping to support individuals working to help refugees.