Started in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa in 2012, DGR has since welcomed more than 316,000 classic and vintage riders spanning 104 countries. The event has also raised over $24m (USD) for men’s health – supporting Movember.
Inspired by a photo of Don Draper astride a classic bike wearing his finest suit, Mark decided that a themed ride would be a great way to bring the vintage and classic motorcycle community together to have some fun and raise funds for men’s health. DGR was born.
The ride occurs worldwide on the same date and attracts all sorts of folks and their machines with the view to come together, celebrate motorcycle culture, and raise awareness for men’s health. Dressed in their finest clobber, riders register on the DGR website and join one of the many rides available from their city of choice.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will look a little different this year. Due to the current global health pandemic, DGR are asking all riders in this year’s event to follow government restrictions in place worldwide and ride solo. Of course this doesn’t mean you can’t join a few friends for a casual ride in support of the cause. Yet it does mean the huge group rides this event is known for won’t be on the cards this year.
If you’re interested in signing up for this year’s event, head on over to the DGR website and register your interest. It’s a fantastic event that supports a great cause.