Celebrating 10 Years of DGR in 2021


The 2021 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is going ahead on our new date of Sunday 23rd May 2021.

The 2021 ride will be taking place in 1 of 3 different formats to comply with varying local social distancing restrictions to help the event operate under an adjusted format in each city.

The event type and ride information will be available in the ride details section of your dashboard. This can be viewed prior to and during registration based on your city or country.

These are subject to change up to and including the week of DGR on 23rd May 2021.

How a DGR Ride in 2021 will work


As COVID-19 continues to impact events around the world and with many countries and cities at various stages of restrictions and health response challenges DGR will continue in 2021 to adapt.

All DGR Rides are managed by a team of local volunteer Ride Hosts in cities all around the world. Not all cities will be in the same stage of their health response, so this will have a significant impact on the way your city can participate.

We have defined the following Ride Formats to assist our volunteer Ride Hosts in managing an event.

Normal COVID-Safe Ride

The ride will run as per normal with the addition of COVID-Safe provisions ensuring it follows local guidelines and best practices. This includes an adequate Start Venue / Meeting Place and a Defined Route in which a group ride can take place.

Important Information
 
The organization of a Normal COVID-Safe ride has different provisions and tools that may be applied to your local ride. It is highly important these are followed.
 
The COVID-Safe practices in use by DGR include:
  • Entry Limits depending on capacity restrictions
  • Use of Masks (If Mandatory)
  • Riders are to abide by the COVID-19 Self Declaration
  • Rider QR-Code Check-In on Arrival
  • Provision of Hand Sanitiser stations

 

Route-Only Ride

The ride component itself will be a city loop over a set period of time. There will be no start, regroup or end.

There will be no meeting points provided. A route will be defined including scheduled start and finish times in which the route will be open. Riders can join the route at any point in that allotted time. 

Important Information

The organization of a Route Only Ride has different provisions and tools that may be applied to your local ride. It is highly important these are followed. 
 
The COVID-Safe practices in use by DGR include:
  • Entry Limits depending on capacity restrictions
  • Use of Masks (If Mandatory)
  • No stopping at any point or group congregation
  • Riders are to abide by the COVID-19 Self Declaration

 

 

Solo Ride

Riders will be encouraged to dress dapper and ride solo to comply with social distancing measures. There will be no defined route and it is at your own discretion to decide where you wish to ride.

Important Information
 
The organization of a Route Only Ride has different provisions and tools that may be applied to your local ride. It is highly important these are followed. 
 
The COVID-Safe practices in use by DGR include:
  • Use of Masks (If Mandatory)
  • No mass participation or congregation of groups
  • Riders are to abide by the COVID-19 Self Declaration

 

2021 Ride FAQ


Is DGR for 2021 cancelled?
No, this year’s event is not cancelled. It will, however, be taking place in an adjusted format based on your city. Please select your city during registration to view the current format. These are subject to change as restrictions are ammended in each city. 

Where are the Ride Details for my ride?
As rides are subject to change, ride details will be available closer to the ride date and subject to a COVID-19 Self Declaration. We will contact all participants in mid-May with all the ride information.

What is a COVID-19 Self Declaration?
Ensuring the safety of all our participants is highly important. For Normal COVID-Safe Ride or Route Only Ride, you will be required to agree to the COVID-19 Self Declaration to receive the ride details.

Do we need to wear a mask?
Masks are highly recommended at all events however, masks are only mandatory if it is required by your city or countries law. 

Will I be required to check-in with a QR Code?
This is subject to local organisers and the current laws requiring contact tracing. This will be assessed on a per city basis. If required, DGR will provide information regarding on the day check-in and issue you a QR code. 

My city has already reached capacity but want to take part? What can I do?
If your local city has reached capacity and registrations are closed, it is recommended to select a nearby city or select to Ride Solo.

What happens if the format of my ride changes?
We will contact all participants in mid-May with all the ride information. A current update on the ride format will be available directly on the ride page.

My city is letting us ride in groups but my city is listed as Ride Solo. Can we still ride in groups?
This year’s event is about riding solo but connecting globally. We are not encouraging anyone to ride in groups or with multiple people.

If our city can only Ride Solo, can I ride with my family if we live together?
Yes, however only if restrictions in your local city or state permit you to ride together and you are ensuring all social distancing laws are being followed.

I'm Riding Solo can’t ride on the day by myself? Is it possible to complete this over the weekend?
Yes, if you are Riding Solo and unable to ride on Sunday 23rd May 2021 it is no problem to complete this on an alternative day.

How do we connect globally and share photos with each other?
Once registered and you have completed your ride, there will be directions regarding uploading and sharing photos. Along with this, we will have a live map where riders can find photos shared across the world.

Can I select any city or country even if there wasn’t previously a ride in my city?
Yes, when registration is opened, if there is no ride city where we have a dedicated Ride Host, you will be able to select the "Ride Solo" option. Alternatively if you wish to host a ride in your city, please click here.