ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2019
115,000 classic and vintage styled motorcyclists in 678 cities rode together in the annual The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. The ride is dedicated to bringing men and women together from around the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs on behalf of official charity partner, the Movember Foundation.
The Movember Foundation are the leading charity dedicated to stopping men from dying too young. With close to 1 million men losing their lives annually from suicide and prostate cancer, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and the Movember Foundation are dedicated to their joint ambition of helping men live happier and healthier lives.
Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has since raised over $24M USD for men’s health.
The event utilises a peer-to-peer fundraising platform, found at www.gentlemansride.com, allowing fundraisers to personalise and share their online profiles with their families and friends. While many rides have been completed, fundraising for the 2019 campaign will remain open until October 31st, 2019.
Fundraising rewards include motorcycles from global partner Triumph Motorcycles, and an array of tempting rewards from various prize partners.
With major cities such as Sydney, London, New York City, Los Angeles and Milan topping in excess of over 1,000+ motorcyclists per ride, the event is a site to behold and not to be missed. See below for a taste of what to expect at your nearest Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
The Movember Foundation is the leading men’s health charity, funding over 1,200 projects in 21 countries worldwide – focused on men’s mental health, suicide prevention, testicular and prostate cancer research, and support. To date, Movember has raised over $800 million worldwide to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
"We are in awe that The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has become the biggest motorcycle fundraising event in the world. This achievement is thanks to our incredible ride hosts and fundraisers, who have really taken this concept and elevated it to the next level. We are also fortunate enough to have incredible support from the motorcycle community including Triumph Motorcycles and our wider family of partners, who have been instrumental in DGR’s growth. We stand united behind our cause to stop men dying to young, working in partnership with the Movember Foundation. 2019 aims to be out biggest and most successful ride to date, so come and join us in whatever city, town or state you’re in, and ride dapper."
"We are incredibly thankful for the support from the entire DGR community who have raised millions to fund initiatives and research targeting prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Right now men all over the world are dying too young and we need to change that. Working with DGR we are not just raising important funds, but the event is bringing men together, which is key to building social connections and getting men to have important conversations. Simply spending time and checking in with your mates can have a huge impact, and DGR allows men to do this. Enjoy the ride!"