From Ride for Kids events to annual Toys for Tots runs, motorcyclists are known for joining forces to support good causes. Since 2012, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) has raised $31.5 million to support men’s health. The 10th-anniversary event, which took place on Sunday, May 23, brought together more than 65,000 dapper motorcycle enthusiasts in 913 cities and 116 countries around the world, and raised $4.1 million.
Funds were donated to Movember, the leading global organization focused solely on men’s health, and they’ll be directed toward prostate cancer and men’s mental health research and programs. Together, Movember and DGR have worked strategically to help men in motorcycling live happier and healthier lives, and they have allocated nearly $1 million to pilot and deliver programs directed at improving social connectedness, life satisfaction, and mental well-being of motorcycle riders.
Support for DGR 2021 came from thousands of individual volunteers, fundraisers, and city hosts, as well as Triumph, Hedon helmets, Belstaff, and Elf lubricants. To register your interest in DGR 2022, learn more about the research programs that are funded, or make a donation, visit gentlemansride.com.