Motorcyclists are revving up for the 2018 TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad this weekend.
Pre-registration is an important part of this year’s campaign, incentivizing anyone participating to register early and be entered to win a custom-made Ride for Dad fire pit.
Riders can come down to Earls Polo Park from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 to submit pledges, pick up a ride day package and enter the draw.
The Ride for Dad is Saturday, May 26, where thousands of riders will depart from Earls all in the fight against prostate cancer.
“I wouldn’t be here today if I had avoided being tested,” said Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad spokesperson.
“That’s our message to men and their families — the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early diagnosis.”
This year’s celebrity ride captains are Winnipeg Blue Bomber alumni Doug Brown and Obby Khan, women’s motocross champion Ami Houde, Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Charlie Huddy, and CTV Winnipeg news anchor Gord Leclerc.
Organizers hope to surpass last year’s record for registered riders (1,510) and pledge donations (over $355,000) set in 2017.
“All funds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education,” Johner added. “Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. In fact, one in seven Canadian men will contract prostate cancer in their lifetime – early diagnosis is the key so get checked.”
To register and for more information, visit RideForDad.ca/Manitoba.