On Sunday, September 25 several members of Iglu in Chiang Mai participated in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an international charity event held to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a themed motorcycle ride featuring classic bike styles such as old school choppers, cafe racers, scramblers, and vintage scooters. Participants are encouraged to dress up with a “dapper” look: suits, silk vests, pointy mustaches, etc.
Beginning in 2013, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride started raising money for prostate cancer research, with over USD $4 million raised in the first three years. This year, suicide prevention programs were added as another fundraising beneficiary.
In five short years, the ride has been a huge success. Participation and fundraising have roughly doubled in size each year. The 2016 ride saw over 50,000 riders in more that 500 cities around the world take part.
Here in Chiang Mai, over 150 bikers were on hand for the local event. The Good View Village, located not far from Iglu’s main Mae Hia office, served as the staging area. It was a great photo opportunity for classic bike fans, with plenty of Triumph and Royal Enfield bikes to admire. The riders didn’t look too bad either!
Fabien, Tim, Tuukka and Adam from the Iglu team joined this years event sporting their chosen attires and favorite motorcycles to boot. Adam was also one of key organisers of the event here in Chiang Mai.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on the ride next year, you can like the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Facebook page to make sure you get reminded of the event when September 2017 rolls around.