‘Ride for Dad’ Attracts Record Number of Riders

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)
Hundreds of riders cruise up Portage Avenue as part of the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The 2013 Motorcycle Ride for Dad rolled out Saturday with a record number of riders.

More than $215,000 was raised to fight prostate cancer with the help of 1,002 registered participants.

The ride left from Polo Park Shopping Centre and made its way west down Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then north to Gimli and back.

“Our goals were to reach 1,000 registered riders and over $150,000 in pledges and we surpassed both,” said spokesperson Ed Johner. “All proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.”

The event concluded with a wind-up at Cowboys bar at Canad Inns Windsor Park.

“The level of awareness is growing and this year’s campaign is very gratifying,” Johner added.


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