“On Sunday September 30th 2018, over 120,000 distinguished gentlefolk in over 650 cities worldwide will don their cravats, tustle their ties, press their tweed, and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men’s mental health.” The annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is just three days away. There’s still time to register!
The annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is dedicated to fighting Prostate Cancer and donating to organizations that support men’s health education. Men and women join together in countries across the world to support the cause. DGR supports the Movember Foundation, the world’s largest men’s health organization dedicated to men’s health awareness and cancer prevention. In the 15 years the foundation has been active, they’ve donated to over 1,200 men’s health projects. Their focus causes include prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health and suicide prevention. DGR’s page stated, “Our focus is on gentlemen who have been dealt a tough hand in life. In particular, we raise funds for research into prostate cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention programs, as part of our mission to support men’s health globally. These funds are invested by our partners, the Movember Foundation, who are the world’s largest men’s health organisation.”
It’s time to break out your favorite suit jacket and cuff links. This ride is described as being a “celebration of the art of being dapper and classic custom motorcycles.” Riders are encouraged to wear tailored suits, silk waistcoats, crisp shirts, stylish caps, and polished brogues. Over 88,000 riders have already registered to attend this coming Sunday.
This ride is specifically dedicated to cafe racers, bobbers, classic, tracker, scrambler, old school chopper, modern classic, sidecar, classic scooter, and brat styled motorcycles. If you have a unique, vintage motorcycle, you’re in luck. It is highly encouraged that you bring your classic or custom motorcycle and your finest suit for this ride. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is open to both men and women; we all have men in our lives who we love and support. There’s no entrance fee for the event, but riders are highly encouraged to donate to themselves and fellow riders.
So far there are over 120 rides established with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for 2018. Make sure to register and take part in a ride near you this Sunday, September 30th. It’s a great cause that supports men across the world — and who doesn’t like riding motorcycles in their finest suit?