Wear Tweed, Ride Dapper – The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
What’s On announces The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Dubai, a motorcycle tour to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Where to rent motorbikes in Dubai.
Gents, grab your tweed suit and loafers, manscape that moustache and get ready to fire up your Royal Enfield, because this year’s worldwide Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride (and Genteel Ladyfolk) brings vintage enthusiasts together again for a common cause.
On September 28 bikers in Dubai are invited to join a worldwide movement by giving a two-wheeled salute to prostate cancer by dressing dapper and touring the town. Over 250 cities around the world are taking part in the initiative, which was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper.
Last year, the UAE chapter kicked off from Bikers Café and a dozen riders dressed in crisp suits and monocles riding their cafe racers, custom-built Royal Enfields, and Buells along Beach Road.
“Due to the popularity of the event, we expect 40 to 50 bikes to take part this year,” said Adel Gasan, one of the organisers for this years event. “We’ll be setting off from Café Rider in Al Quoz and riding in convoy towards JBR.”
But despite a come-one-come-all policy, Adel is keen to point out that the ride has a few specific guidelines: “The distinguished Gentlemen’s ride is a ride for classic-styled bikes only. While we’d love to ride with other makes and models, the essential feel of the event would be lost if we opened it to other modes of transport.”
If you’re ready to ride dapper, or just want to find out more, visit gentlemansride.com or join the Dubai event on facebook.com/distinguishedgentlemansridedxb.
WHERE TO RENT A CLASSIC MOTORBIKE
Eagle Rider Motorcycles
Most of the bikes available for rent here are for cruising purposes but you can find a softail deluxe classic motorbike for approximately Dhs700 per day.
Concord Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Tel: (050) 5544051. Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. eaglerider.ae
Prestige Motorcycle Tours and Rentals
There’s a great selection of top of the line, classic motorcycles available for hire here for approximately Dhs500-700 a day including Harley Blacklines and Sportsters.
European Business Centre, Dubai Investment Park. Tel: (055) 9532064. dubaimotorcycletours.com