Sep 24, 2017 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Montreal Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

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Add to Calendar 24-09-2017 14:00 24-09-2017 19:00 America/Toronto Montreal Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Ride: This Sunday Septembre 24 will hold the 6th edition of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) event. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is an urban motorcycle ride.  This event takes place the same day in more than 600 cities and in close to 95 countries. More than 70,000 people are expected to be participating in… Full details 

Church backyard - 4155 Wellington, Verdun, Qc Joffrey Bienvenue joffrey.bienvenue@gmail.com DD/MM/YYYY aJpZteKcUzmrvhxzDmrM23513
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The Ride: This Sunday Septembre 24 will hold the 6th edition of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) event. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is an urban motorcycle ride.  This event takes place the same day in more than 600 cities and in close to 95 countries. More than 70,000 people are expected to be participating in this global event. The first ride occurred in 2012 and brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause. • In 2013, over 11,000 participants in 145 cities around the world raised over $277k (USD) for prostate cancer research. • In 2014, over 20,000 participants in 257 cities in 58 countries raised over $1.5M (USD) for prostate cancer research. • In 2015, over 37,000 participants in 410 cities in 79 countries raised over $2.3M (USD) for prostate cancer research. • In 2016, over 56,000 participants in 505 cities in 90 countries raised over $3.6M (USD) for prostate cancer research & men's mental health programs in partnership with the Movember Foundation. This extraordinary event has for goal to bring merriment and raise funds in order to fight prostate cancer and help prevent male suicides. Accordingly, DGR has associated itself with Movember as they fight for the common cause of men's health. Over 300 motorcycles will be participating in this event. Come and see the beautiful bikes and scooters in a cheerful ambiance! Inline image 3 Festivities: Ride Start and Finish will be in Verdun where the Société de Développement Commercial de Verdun invested themselves in the project. Consequently, a portion of a street will be closed between 8am and noon (riders need to register on gentlemansride.com to learn about the details of the start and ride) where riders will meet. The start of the ride will occur at noon and will return at 2pm. Upon their return, they will gather behind the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs church on Wellington between Galt and De l'Église streets (Metro De l'Église) as this will become a closed park for the bikes but where public passerby can come admire the motorcycles and talk with their rider. Motorcycle related merchants, music, food and beverages will be present onsite. Expect Barber chair and shoe shine boy on site too! We expect the riders to arrive to the church by 2h00 pm. Motorcycle aficionado or not, this event will be, for young and adults, a nice afternoon activity for the first Sunday of Fall.