Riders Garage, Rotten Motocycle and AOS hosting Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Penang 2016 this weekend.
Calling all dapper gentlemen riders and gentle ladies alike, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride returns for its 2016 edition this weekend. This year, the Malaysian leg of the international movement takes place in Penang as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Penang 2016 event.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Penang 2016 will be facilitated by local outfits Art Of Speed Malaysia (AOS), Riders Garage and Penang-based custom builders Rotten Motocycles. The ride takes place this Sunday, 25 September with a full-day program in store for riders.
Sunday’s affair begins with a meet up and registration in Penang’s famed Hin Bus Depot at 8:00am. Breakfast and light refreshments will be served to registered riders before the convoy ride is flagged off.
This year, AOS, Riders Garage and Rotten Motocycles will bring all dapper riders on a tour ride around the UNESCO Heritage City of Georgetown. The tour ends at 12:30pm in the swanky Gurney Paragon shopping haven located along the famed Gurney Drive.
The second part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Penang 2016 will then kick off in Gurney Paragon with a speech ceremony at 1:30pm, followed by an awards presentation shortly after. Organisers will give out awards and prizes to participants who go all out for the occasion and the categories include:
1) Most Donation – Prize: Brand New Hedon Helmet
2) Most Dapper Gentleman
3) Most Dapper Gentlewoman
4) Best Dapper Bike
5) Best Beard
6) Tryharder Award
To sign up and join in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Penang 2016, simply head on over to www.gentlemansride.com.
About the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
If you didn’t know already, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride movement began in Sydney, Australia back in 2012. Inspired by a photo of Mad Men star Don Draper riding a classic bike dressed in his finest suit, founder Mark Hawwa decided to use this premise as the ride’s theme.
The main aim of this movement is to raise awareness and funding towards prostate cancer research. The secondary missions here are to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.
Last year, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride movement saw 410 cities in 79 countries worldwide participate in its movement. Last year’s ride also successfully raised US$2.3 million in funding for prostate cancer research.
For 2016, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride movement has updated its mission slightly. Besides cancer research, the movement also aims to raise funding towards suicide prevention programs as well.
The movement has also garnered the support from title sponsors Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches. Additionally, donations collected during the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will be channelled to its official charity partner, the Movember Foundation.