About the Ride

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.

Register for your route. Detailed information about route specifics will be sent prior to the event.


  • Route 1: Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, MA to IINE Lowell and back to Kickstand Cafe (with pit stop at the Bikeway Source in Bedford). (Route is approximately 50 miles)
  • Route 2: Bedford (Bikeway Source) to Arlington (Kickstand Cafe). (Route is approximately 12 miles)

Estimated Schedule:

Exact timing will be communicated closer to the event date:

  • 7:30 a.m. 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 p.m. Riders arrive at the Kickstand cafe for post-ride gathering with food and drinks

Rider Registration

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

Ride Sponsors

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.