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The 2023 ride for refugees and children

On Sunday, September 24, the Ride for Refugees and Immigrants will raise critical funds for the International Institute of New England (IINE).

IINE provides refugee resettlement, intensive case management, education, career advancement, youth programming, legal and citizenship services, and more to more than 5,000 refugees and immigrants throughout New England each year.

The Ride began three years ago with a small group of friends committed to having fun and raising money for IINE. This year, riders will cover the route between Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, Massachusetts to IINE’s Lowell office and back, along the Minuteman Bike Path and the streets of Lowell and Boston.


Ride For Refugees Bike Route Map

Route 1

Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, MA to IINE Lowell and back to Kickstand Cafe (with pit stop at the Bikeway Source in Bedford).
Approximately 50 miles

Route 2

Bedford (Bikeway Source) to Arlington (Kickstand Cafe).
Approximately 12 miles


Exact timing will be communicated closer to the event date.

7:30 am – The first leg of the ride begins at the Kickstand Cafe in Arlington.
10 am – Riders arrive in Lowell
11 am – Riders Arrive at Bikeway Source and pick up the 12-mile route riders
12:30 – 1 pm – Riders arrive at the Kickstand cafe for post-ride gathering with food and drinks


Your registration fee will count towards your fundraising goal.

  • Host Committee members are expected to raise $5,000
  • General Riders are expected to raise $500
Riders at the 2023 Ride for Refugees Bike Fundraiser


Thank you to our sponsors, The Kickstand Cafe, for hosting and providing all the food and beverages for the post-ride event and Starbucks for their generous support.