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Photo banner for the 2022 Ride to Thrive with a photo of a someone signing a waiver 2021 event in Abbotsford, BC

Ready to Ride? Let’s get started!

Wow! First off, thank you for participating in the Ride to Thrive. Your spirit of generosity and desire to take action will engage your community to change the lives of children in crisis due to armed conflict! 

This year’s goal is to raise $300,000 to give lifesaving necessities and care to children in crisis. You will impact children in Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

With your help, we can make a difference!

Photo of Murray Cornelius getting ready for the 2021 Ride to Thrive event


You can make a significant difference in the lives of children by signing up to participate. When you commit to biking, walking, or running (even swimming or skateboarding!), you will catalyze your friends, family, and community to help others! We have tools for you below.

Photo of George Werner talking to someone at the 2021 Ride to Thrive event in BC.

Raise Awareness

The ride's goal is to raise funds for children in crisis because of armed conflict. Your enthusiasm and passion are critical! Check-in at your church to see if you can promote the ride. Our team is behind you, so we have content and videos for you to share, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Photo of Murray Cornelius with a family smiling at a camera in the 2012 Ride to Thrive event in Ottawa, Ontario

Give to the Ride

Together we can do something incredible. When you give to a rider or event, you are helping children who are facing incredible dangers and an uncertain future. Our goal is to raise $300,000 in total, and your contribution of any amount is an important part! Be sure to find a rider near you to support and sponsor.

Getting Started with Your Ride

1. Let us know that you plan to participate. 

Our team is here to help you via email! We will be releasing resources so you can have the biggest possible impact, so this will help us keep in touch with you.

2. Join a ride near you.

We have churches and individuals across the country hosting rides that you can join! We can also match you up with other participants.

Check out the list of events by clicking here.

3. Maximize your impact with our Participant Toolkit.

Everything you need to know to maximize your impact can be found in the Participant Toolkit below. Fundraising might be new to you, but we have tools and a team ready to help.

Tools for Your Ride

Note that these resources are hosted on OneDrive.

  • Participant Toolkit – Do you have questions about the 2022 Ride to Thrive or are you wanting to know more about participating in an event this summer? This toolkit is designed to help fill in those gaps!

  • Fundraising Toolkit – Does the thought of fundraising leave you anxious and flustered, not knowing where to begin? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! This toolkit equips you with all the tips and tricks on how to host a successful online fundraiser.

  • Promotional Recap Video – Is this your first-time hearing about the Ride to Thrive? For three years, people have joined together with their communities to host long distance biking events to raise funds for global needs. Watch this video featuring Canadian and International riders and be sure to share it with your network!

  • Set up a Facebook Fundraiser – Do you want to set up your own Facebook fundraiser but don't know how? Follow these easy steps to host your own fundraiser today!

  • Access Media Resources