Riding Dapper for a Cause
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of TV Show Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way of connecting niche motorcycle enthusiasts and communities while raising funds to support the men in our lives.
Our Achievements Since 2012
USD $37.5 Million
Raised for Men's Health
Classic and Vintage Riders
Countries Around the World
Use the slider to see our journey since we launched.
Our inaugural event started in Sydney and quickly made its way around the world with thousands of dapper folks riding in solidarity to positively represent the global motorcycling community.
11,000 Riders | $277,000 AUD Raised
Carrying on the momentum from 2012, DGR began supporting Prostate Cancer Research by partnering with Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. Participant numbers sky-rocketed, and DGR began to spread even further.
20,000 Riders | $1,500,000 Raised
257 Cities | 58 Countries
After a successful campaign, DGR began partnerships with Prostate Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer Canada, Prostate Cancer Foundation USA and Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand. We also began our long-term partnership with Triumph Motorcycles, who continue to support DGR as Global Partner for 2020.
37,000 Riders | $2,300,000 Raised
410 Cities | 79 Countries
After an exciting 2014, DGR showed no sign of slowing down in 2015. The event continued to grow in riders, funds raised, and the number of cities taking part. Our global community was forming, and the DGR passion boomed.
57,000 Riders | $3,600,000 Raised
505 Cities | 90 Countries
This year, we began partnering with Movember as our official charity partner for DGR. In this year, impacted by the loss one of our ride hosts to suicide, we were driven to create change and awareness and funds for men’s mental health programs. Together with Movember, we have proudly continued to include a men's mental health focus alongside our prostate cancer goals ever since.
94,000 Riders | $4,850,000 Raised
581 Cities | 92 Countries
2017 surged ahead with fundraising reaching new heights. Driven by the inclusion of men's mental health to our prostate cancer fundraising, the DGR community proved how meaningful its cause areas are, and how dedicated our riders are to making positive change.
114,000 Riders | $6,100,000 Raised
648 Cities | 102 Countries
Reaching a new high, DGR raised over $6 million raised, over 600 cities, and 100 countries in 2018. These milestones continue to prove how incredible our community is!
116,000 Riders | $6,000,000 Raised
678 Cities | 104 Countries
Backing up the achievements from last year, 2019 did not disappoint! We came together again to make a ground-breaking change to men's health, and continue to fund life-saving research. And for 2020, we're ready to do it all again!
56,000 Riders | $2,700,000 Raised
2,531 Cities | 171 Countries
With COVID-19 affecting the world, we launched our Ride Solo campaign. Riding together on the same day, socially distanced but globally connected!
65,000 Riders | $4,100,000 Raised
913 Cities | 116 Countries
As COVID-19 continued to limit group rides, we opened the ride to three formats allowing riders to take part together or individually.
94,000 Riders | $6,040,000 Raised
804 Cities | 101 Countries
2022 marked the first year of returning to full-scale riding events. The DGR community rallied around the world to celebrate riding together again, reminding us all of the importance of social connections and physical events.
How to take part in DGR
Register your profile and check out your updated dashboard and profile page. There are quite a few new features that will put the fun back into fundraising!
Make a donation or share your profile to raise funds and receive some unique rewards. It all starts with raising funds for the cause. Find out more here!
3. Ride Dapper
Get on your motorcycle and ride through the heart of your city for men's health. Don't forget to dapper up and take a photo or two!