This Sunday is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
Taking place this Sunday across the globe is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. It’s a multi-national event seeking to raise money to find a cure for prostate cancer. The ride is “an international event for classics, café racers, bobbers, trackers, customs, modern classics, classic scooters and undefinable 2/3 wheeled machines.”
There are over 250 rides taking place across fifty-seven countries. Started in 2012, The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride was inspired “by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit.” The decision that a themed ride would be a great way to fight the usually stereotypes theta motorcyclists face. That first ride saw over 2500 people ride in sixty-four cities. And that success encouraged the organizers to consider using the event to support a worthy cause. Their goal this year was to raise over one million USD to fight prostate cancer.
How is it going? Well they’ve already exceeded it by over $220,000. But prostate cancer is still not cured so there’s still reason to contribute!