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Motorcycle Ride for Dad Roaring Through Winnipeg on Saturday

May 28, 2015 7:01 AM | News

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for DadMotorcyclists are fine-tuning their engines ahead of this weekend’s Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

The charity ride on Saturday, May 30 will see more than 1,600 motorcyclists rev up in the fight against prostate cancer.

“Informing men and their families of the need for early detection of prostate cancer is one of the pillars of the Ride for Dad,” said event spokesperson and prostate cancer survivor Ed Johner. “The level of awareness is growing and this year’s Ride for Dad is poised to break records for number of registered riders and pledge donations.”

The ride departs from Polo Park Shopping Centre at 10 a.m. and ends up at 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.

This year’s goal is to raise $350,000, bringing the seven-year total to over $1.2 million. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

Riders can register online. Those not riding, but who wish to still make a pledge, can do so as a “Ride Champion.”

ChrisD.ca is proud to once again be an official media sponsor of this year’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.