The Distinguished Gentleman's motorbike ride is coming to Dubai
There’s a motorcycle ride happening in Dubai next month, and only dapper men (on interesting bikes) need apply…
Gents, it’s time. Grab your tweed suit, curl up that moustache and fire up your chopper: the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride (DGR) is back in Dubai on September 24.
What is that you ask? Well next month Dubai’s bikers will be invited to join a worldwide movement that gives a two-wheeled salute to prostate cancer and mental health research.
How? You dress up in your most dapper clothes and then tour the town atop a classic mechanical steed.
Over 250 cities are taking part in the event, with the proceeds raised going towards research into prostate cancer and mental health programs.
Check out the video from the DGR Dubai a couple of years ago:
However, the DGR isn’t just for anyone with a two-wheeler. The site states, “DGR is about the niches within the motorcycle community, consisting of motorcycles that you do not regularly see during your daily commute.
“It is not an event for our friends on cruisers, sportsbikes, motards, modern plastic scooters, dirt bikes, adventure bikes, tourers and Can-Ams.
“If you can borrow or rent a suitable bike and are dressed suitable, we encourage you to register and join the ride. If not and you’d still like to support the event, a donation is a wonderful way to do so.”
The donated funds will be invested to charities by the ride’s partners – the appropriately named Movember Foundation – who are the reason behind every Tom, Dick and Waleed trying to grow a moustache each year.
Photo: Natelee Cocks Photography.
The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride is looking to raise a total of USD5 million across the globe, with 12,847 registered riders looking to take part this year.
Fancy renting a bike for the event?
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
If you’d like to place a donation, and fancy taking part yourself, head to the event’s website to sign up.
Photos: What’s On & Facebook/GentlemansRide