Motorcycle Ride for Dad Hits Nearly 1,500 Riders in Prostate Cancer Fight

Motorcycle Ride for Dad Hits Nearly 1,500 Riders in Prostate Cancer Fight

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad saw near-record registrations this year and over $350,000 raised. (CHRISD.CA)
Obby Khan - Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
Obby Khan, Winnipeg Blue Bomber alumni and celebrity ride captain, prepares his hog at the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday morning. (CHRISD.CA)

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.

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (BOB HOLLIDAY PHOTO)
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