The world’s largest charitable motorcycle event for owners of classic and vintage styled bikes rode on Sunday September 30th, 2018.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride brings together over 120,000 well dressed gentlefolk in 650+ cities on stunning motorcycles for men’s health across 95 countries. The goal for 2018 is to raise awareness and $6m for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.
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.