‘Ride for Dad’ Raises More Than $95K to Fight Prostate Cancer

Hundreds of riders cruise up Portage Avenue on Saturday, May 28, 2011 as part of the 2011 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)
Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)

Nearly 500 motorcycle riders rode through the streets of Winnipeg on Saturday in the 2011 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

The annual event raises support to fight prostate cancer and fund research for the disease.

The ride began on Portage Avenue and travelled west, where riders were led by a police escort to Assiniboia Downs. From there, riders drove to Gimli before making their way back to the city for a wind-up party at Cowboys in Windsor Park.

“The number of registered riders this year is 497 and that’s our all time high,” said event spokesperson and prostate cancer survivor Ed Johner. “The awareness we have raised for early detection of prostate cancer is very gratifying.”

More than $95,000 was raised for prostate cancer, with all proceeds staying in Manitoba to fund research and education.