The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) is a worldwide classic and vintage motorcycle riding event with a focus on fundraising for men’s health; the vehicles used to put the fun in fundraising are motorcycles. Since 2012 in the US alone, DGR has raised 24.5 million dollars with 316,000 riders participating. Its been held on the same day around the world in over 104 countries.
One of DGR’s primary concerns this year, due to COVID-19, is the effect of social isolation on mental health. Studies show those who are socially connected in a positive way share a better outlook for well-being and mental health.
DGR, and its partner the MOVEMBER Foundation are committed to raising awareness of these issues:
*MENTAL HEALTH* *SUICIDE PREVENTION*
*PROSTATE CANCER* *TESTICULAR CANCER*
The 2020 DGR will happen this year, but is a solo riding event on September 27. Before then, DGR has invited riders from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and the US to put together a video highlighting the 2020 theme, “Ride Solo Together.” Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHi6-npVfiw
Tomorrow (Aug. 23), 10 of us will meet at the Eleven 10 moto garage on Grand Ave. in Phoenix. Randy Anagnostis and I have have formed a beautiful story board and we’re prepared to film video and still shots in creating our “DPR Dapper Challenge” submission. By September 1, we are required to send the video of 10 Phoenix area riders to the DGR review board for prizes.
Once the video is shot, edited, produced, and submitted, we will share it widely on social media under this specific hashtag: #dgrdapperchallenge
If you see this on any social media in the next week or two please share it widely and often on yours. We not only want to support the DGR, the Eleven 10 Moto Garage, and Phoenix Triumph, but we want to win the video contest.
I am riding solo for the DGR ride on Sept. 27, and I’m inviting anyone to donate under my page. You are not donating to me, but to the causes I’ve starred above.
My fund raising link is here: https://gfolk.me/GregoryOrmson288222
I’ll be sharing it, along with our video entry on social media in the next week or two.