Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­men’s ride

Montreal Times - - Movember -

Founded in 2012 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia by Mark Hawwa, the Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­man’s Ride is an an­nual, in­ter­na­tional char­ity event cel­e­brat­ing clas­sic and vin­tage styled mo­tor­cy­cles and the dap­per gen­tle­folk that ride them. The Dis­tin­guished Gen­tle­man’s Ride’, the world’s great­est mo­tor­cy­cling char­ity event, shines a light upon the bikes, fash­ion and ideals of a by­gone era, all for a good cause.

That first ride in 2012 brought to­gether over 2,500 rid­ers across 64 cities. The suc­cess of the event en­cour­aged the founder to con­sider how it could be used to sup­port a wor­thy cause. In 2016, over 56,000 par­tic­i­pants in 505 cities in 90 coun­tries raised over $3.6M for prostate can­cer re­search & men's men­tal health pro­grams in part­ner­ship with the Movem­ber Foun­da­tion, the of­fi­cial ben­e­fi­ciary part­ner.

Now in its fifth year as a char­ity event, more than 70,000 rid­ers in over 600 cities across 95 coun­tries are ex­pected to take part in their lo­cal city this year. With a goal of rais­ing $5 mil­lion, funds will be in­vested glob­ally in men’s men­tal health and prostate can­cer pro­grams by the Movem­ber Foun­da­tion.

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