‘Ride for Dad’ Sees 1,400+ Riders Registered

‘Ride for Dad’ Sees 1,400+ Riders Registered

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
Riders depart Polo Park in the seventh annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Engines will be revving up on Saturday, May 28 as more than 1,400 motorcycles gather at Earls Polo Park.

The 8th annual Telus Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad will depart down Portage Avenue in the fight against prostate cancer.

The goal for riders this year is to bring in $300,000 collectively to bring the eight-year total to over $1.5 million.

“The level of awareness is growing and we are hoping to break records for number of registered riders — 1,437 in 2014 — and pledge donations. 100 percent of pledge donations stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education,” said event spokesperson and prostate cancer survivor Ed Johner.

The first leg of the Motorcycle Ride for Dad leave from Polo Park to Assiniboia Downs. The ride then heads north to Gimli and back, culminating with a huge wind-up and awards reception at Cowboys — Canad Inn Windsor Park at 3 p.m.

Celebrity ride captains this year are women’s motocross champion Ami Houde, Blue Bomber alumni Doug Brown and Obby Khan, and assistant Winnipeg Jets coach Charlie Huddy.

Register online or to make a pledge as a supporter. The ride begins at 10 a.m.

ChrisD.ca is a proud media partner of the Telus Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.


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