On Sunday the 27th of September, 2015, over 37,000 gentlefolk dressed in their finest tailored threads, waxed their mustaches, and straddled their most elegant vintage motorbikes around the globe to honor and support the most worthy cause. Why? Because over 1,300 men a day die of prostate cancer worldwide, and that’s something we aim to stop.
If you were able to contribute this year, your donations helped The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride nearly reach its goal of $3,000,000 to fund research into a cure for a disease that claims far too many gentlemen each and every year.
If you’re not familiar with the ride yet, you should be. It takes place in over 400 cities around the world, the biggest of which happen in London, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles to name just a few. Thousands of riders raise money, each with a goal of $1000, during the months of August – October to support the cause.
For more info & to donate: http://www.gentlemansride.com
Ride organizers in each city help find local sponsors to support the event as well, with planning, giveaways, supplies, and more.
This year, Inked Iron got involved as an official sponsor of the San Francisco ride, and I couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of it. I had the honour of helping our fearless local leader, Sean Cottrell, organize the route and event details. In addition, offered 5-15% of my sales based on time of sale, as an extended contribution to the cause. Lastly, was able to offer a handful of t-shirts and prints as prizes to some of the best dressed individuals and most magnificent bike at the after party, hosted by Equator Coffees & Teas.
Our goal this year was to put San Francisco on the “DGR big cities” map, and our local ride turned out to be a massive pack, numbering over 250 or more bikes in total. Dressed in the most dapper gear, there was a plethora of vintage and modern vintage bikes, including the classic brands: Triumph, Honda, Moto Guzzi and Ducati in attendance, among others. There was even a handful of scooters representing the Labretta & Vespa two-wheeled world of mod. All around, it was a stellar turnout, a great crew, and amazing motorbikes.
Huge thanks to SFPD for being respectful of the crowd as we rolled through the city. Check out the photo gallery and video teaser below to get an idea of what you missed, or what you were a part of if you made it out.
Until next year… ride dapper & stay handsome.
A shoutout to the San Francisco sponsors: