2024 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Has Record-Breaking Attendance

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2024 raised $7.6 million to support men’s mental health and research for prostate cancer.

The 2024 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride had a record-breaking year with a total of 113,000 riders across the world raising $7.6 million USD to support research and raise awareness for men’s mental health and prostate cancer.

In its 11th year and supported by Triumph Motorcycles, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was held on May 19, and participants across the globe gathered for group rides while dressed in dapper clothing. With 959 rides across 105 countries, the DGR is growing in support and participation.

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Eric Hendrikx (left) and Nicholas Harrison (right) on the Toronto ride.

The U.S. had 14,767 riders from 187 rides, and Canada had 2,167 riders from 28 rides, for a total combined North America fundraising effort of $3.05 million.

Triumph Motorcycles supports the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride by organizing rides from Triumph dealers and offering prizes for participants who raise the most money. The top five fundraisers on Team Triumph won a prize package including items from the Triumph Clothing Collection.

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2024 Toronto
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2024 had a record-breaking 113,000 participants around the world.

Many well-known names participated in the DGR this year. In London, 007 stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven and Mission Impossible stunt rider Kieran Clarke rode Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 Xs. In Poole, U.K., actor James Phelps (Fred Weasley in Harry Potter) rode a Bonneville T120 Stealth Edition.

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Ivan Cervantes rode in Reus, Spain, aboard a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE.

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In the U.S., movie and film photographer Frank Masi rode a Triumph Speed Twin 1200 in Atlanta. In Canada, writer-photographer Eric Hendrikx led the Toronto ride on a Thruxton RS. Spanish actor Pepe Barroso (Gran Turismo) rode in Madrid, and world-record holder Ivan Cervantes rode in Reus. Music producer Tai Jason rode his Bonneville T100 in Munich, Germany.

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Kieran Clarke (far right) participated in the ride with industry colleagues.

“It’s empowering to work with the Gentleman’s Ride and Triumph Motorcycles as we bring our communities together, ride great bikes, and support Movember in their reputable stride to improve prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs,” said Eric Hendrikx.

“I truly look forward to the DGR every year, as it’s a charity I can really get behind combining fundraising for men’s issues with the comradery of motorcycles and dapper attire,” said Frank Masi. “I’m blown away at how the DGR stays so well organized in so many cities around the world. Year after year, the ride gets bigger and better, and I look forward to participating for many years to come while spreading awareness for men’s mental health and prostate cancer.”

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2024 Eric Hendrikx
Eric Hendrikx rides by Queen’s Park in Toronto.

The participant who raised the most globally this year and in any year in the DGR’s history was actor and singer Jaime Camil from Los Angeles. Kat Thomsen from San Francisco raised the second-most, and Matias Seijo from Edinburgh raising the third-most. The Gentlefolk prize winner was Jason Etters who led the ride in Jacksonville, Florida.

Find more information at the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride website.

4 COMMENTS

  1. How cool is this! Never knew of this series of events. At 74 and in dubious condition I Probably couldn’t attend but it’s nice to see these images.
    I have a 2003 VTX and a 2005 Triumph Rocket 3. Both very customized.

  2. To my brothers of the odd biker attire club:
    Distinguished Gentlemen, you really rocked it this year! One of my favorite memories is of being stopped at a stoplight and seeing this very excited future Distinguished Gentleman exclaim to his father, “Dad, he’s wearing a jacket and tie!”
    Kudos to you all for breaking records and creating smiles!

  3. Rode my 1956 BSA Road Rocket with the Ocala Fl. riders. First time for me.
    Was a good time. Will be there again next year.
    Frank

  4. I have participated in my area but sadly it is not a large ride. Great cause and the idea of a ride that was for vintage or vintage style motorcycles was what first appealed to me, but that guideline seems to be falling by the wayside. Of course, here in the rural Midwest the one thing that would make it a big event were if it catered to Harley riders on their modern Road Glides, Street Glides, and Ultra Classics.

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