Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
This year’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad was the biggest one in its nine-year history. (CHRISD.CA)
Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
1,510 motorcyclists rode in Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A record number of motorcycle riders revved their engines on Saturday to help the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad surpass their registration numbers.

Departing from Earls Polo Park, 1,510 riders made their way to Assiniboia Downs and then up to Selkirk and Gimli. The ride will circle back to the city for a wind-up at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.

“Thank you Manitoba!,” said MRFD co-chair Kirk Van Alstyne. “The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is consistently in the top two or three Rides in Canada in terms of funds raised and total number of registered riders. Year-after-year it is very gratifying to see the strong support from Manitobans.”

Funds raised through the annual ride will exceed $300,000, bringing the nine-year total to more than $1.8 million for prostate cancer research and education. Additional funds are raised in a motorcycle raffle.

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

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