July 25, 2020

Wherever You Are



July 25, 2020

Wherever You Are


A Ride for Unique Times.

In response to COVID-19, we are inviting individuals, families, friends, and communities (as local guidelines permit) to plan a one-day ride for July 25th, to raise support for missions. Wherever you are across the country – or even overseas – we invite you to unite with other cyclists in supporting RI as we take the good news of Jesus to the least-reached of our world.

Everyone can join.

If age, distance, training, or time commitments kept you from participating in past rides, this year is for you. You and your group can craft a course that fits your pace and interests. Pick a favorite route, plot out a fresh challenge, or explore new locations. While we are planning just one day to connect for this cause, you can, of course, choose a longer adventure if you would like.

Set a Goal. Be Creative.

There will be several physical and creative contests that riders can participate in. Prizes will be awarded for the most miles traveled, highest elevation gain, and longest ride duration. We will also have rewards for the youngest and oldest rider/group, and a special category for the most unique route (maybe your day has a theme, your route draws a picture, or you stop for the most ice cream).

Build Community.

One of the key components of RFM is the camaraderie. The miles we have pedaled together have bonded us in friendship, and we don’t want that to change this year. So, we will be hosting an online celebration the evening of the event where riders can log on to share stories of their day, connect with each other, and also determine the winners of our contests.

Ride for Missions started as an annual summer fundraiser in 2006, and over the past 14 years, it has gained momentum and participation, raising almost $1.3 million. The riders, volunteers, and supporting funds have been a huge blessing to the work of Rosedale International – helping us prepare, train, and send workers to locations around the world.


Collective Miles




Riders & Volunteers


Raised for Missions

As we approach the 15th year of RFM, we believe this is not a time to shrink back. We see it as a time to get involved and make an impact in the world where the missional opportunities around us are greater than ever!

Click here to Register

Rider Details

Riding with Me

Please list the name, age, and T-shirt size (indicate youth and children's sizing) of any family members who plan to ride with you. Riders from a different address should register separately.

Route Plans

To encourage participation in the ride and inspire other riders, we would like to compile a list of participants and their potential route plans. These details are optional and can be changed or added as the ride approaches.

Ride Type (check all that apply)

Optional details (average speed, trails or road, terrain, link to map, etc)

Share my first name and route details on the website.
I would be willing to organize a group ride in my area or open up my ride so that others can join (if local guidelines permit).

Risk and Responsibility

I acknowledge that participation in Ride for Missions is a potentially dangerous activity. By participating, I am agreeing and guaranteeing that:

  • I am medically able to do so.
  • I will wear a helmet, obey the rules of the road, and follow all state and local guidelines.
  • I understand that COVID-19 is circulating in the US, and will not hold Rosedale International liable should I contract the virus as a result of my participation in Ride for Missions.
  • I will abide by all state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and personal distancing.
  • I will not hold Rosedale International liable for any injury or illness to my person or property resulting from my participation in Ride for Missions.
  • I will assume responsibility for all risks associated with participation in Ride for Missions and exercise my own judgment in evaluating those conditions.

By submitting this form, I, my heirs, and anyone acting on my behalf, discharge and release Rosedale International from all claims and legal actions for damages or monetary awards arising out of my participation in Ride for Missions.

I agree to these Terms and Conditions.

Support RFM

Sponsor a specific rider or give a general gift to Ride for Missions.

Support can also be mailed to:
Rosedale International
2120 E 5th Ave
Columbus OH 43219

Gift Amount $:
Name of rider to sponsor:

Processed by PayPal.

Download information on becoming a RFM Corporate Sponsor. Your gift can be either a tax deductible contribution or an advertising expense.

Download forms to help you record and keep track of your personal sponsorships and pledges.

Rosedale International is a Section 501 (c)(3) organization. Gifts to Rosedale International are deductible as charitable contributions for federal and state income tax purposes. With the accountability provided by CMC and our board of directors, we seek to honor God with these gifts and use them with efficiency and wisdom.







Roy S.



Five day ride out of Xenia, OH, July 25-29th. Riders can chose to ride one or more days as they wish. Mostly paved trails. Routes will likely be adjusted with a few more options, like loop rides or longer routes out and back for the energetic.


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

+7 – Riders joining this group:
Garret B., Marcus F., Tim F., Andrew M., James S., Karen S., Darrel Y.

LaVern Y.



One-day ride starting in Alexandria, PA. Will travel the whole Lower trail portion of the Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania.

50 Miles

Day 1

+2 – Rider joining this group:
Darold L., Kathleen Y.