The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in 2012 in Sydney Australia, inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. It was decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together. That first ride 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. And the rest, as they say, is eloquently attired history.
In 2013, over 11,000 participants in 145 cities around the world raised over $277,000 for prostate cancer research.
In 2014, over 20,000 participants in 257 cities in 58 countries raised over $1.5 million (US) for prostate cancer research.
In 2015, over 37,000 participants in 410 cities in 79 countries raised over $2.3 million (US) for prostate cancer research.
Read more about Triumph's support of DGR here.