Though the focus is raising awareness and funds for men's health, this weekend's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride isn't a boys-only affair. On Sunday more than 100 dapperly-adorned men and women will rev the engines of their classic and vintage-styled motorcycles and participate in the 28-mile ride for charity. Rochester is one of more than 600 cities participating in the annual event that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and mental health programs, partnered with the Movember Foundation. Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, the global event has since raised more than $11 million (USD).
The ride departs on Sunday, September 30, at noon, from the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue), and concludes at Radio Social (20 Carlson Road) at about 2 p.m. and will be followed by a finish line celebration with music, food, a motorcycle show, and awards. All are welcome to attend the 10 a.m. kick-off/launch party at the MAG and join the party at the ride's conclusion at Radio Social. Donations can be made at the events or online at gentlemansride.com/rides/united+states/rochester+ny.