WINNIPEG — Motorcyclists revved their engines Saturday as the 10th annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad took off down Portage Avenue.
The yearly event is a fundraiser for prostate cancer research and had over 1,433 registered riders who departed from Earls Polo Park on their way to Gimli, Manitoba.
Organizers say funds raised will exceed $350,000 this year — bringing the 10-year fundraising total to more than $2.2 million.
“We are so very grateful to all our riders, pledge donors, sponsors and volunteers,” said MRFD co-chair Moe Sabourin.
“The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has led the nation over the past few years in terms of funds raised and total number of registered riders. It appears we have a great chance of doing so again this year. 100 percent of pledge donations are used in the fight against prostate cancer as all expenses are underwritten by corporate sponsors.”
Riding under a police escort, motorcycle riders stopped briefly at Assiniboia Downs before completing their journey north to Selkirk, Gimli and back. The day-long event culminates with a wind-up celebration at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.
Congratulations to the @RideForDadMB executive on their 10th year organizing the 2018 ride. Over $2.2M raised to date in the fight against prostate cancer. #RideForDad #ridefordadmb pic.twitter.com/1lKkjEnuhm
— ChrisD.ca (@ChrisDca) May 26, 2018