PHOTOS: Motorcycle Ride for Dad Sets New Record

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 24, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
A rider holds up a special message during the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad brought out the largest number of registered riders ever on Saturday.

Under a sunny sky and warm temperatures, more than 1,500 riders gathered in the fight against prostate cancer, raising nearly $250,000.

“The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad gets bigger and better each year,” said spokesperson and prostate cancer survivor Ed Johner. “To see over 1,500 riders is very gratifying for our organizing committee as is knowing proceeds will benefit prostate cancer researchers in Manitoba.”

The ride left Polo Park at 10 a.m. and made its way west to Assiniboia Downs, north to Selkirk, Gimli and back. The event later culminated with a wind-up party at Stereo Nightclub in Windsor Park.

There are 29 Canadian Ride for Dad events pledging donations toward the cause. Contributions are still being accepted online at RideForDad.ca/Manitoba.

The top pledge earners this year were Tony Kusiak, Gary Bernard, Neal Wirgau, Larry Dewar and Dale Gledhill.

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