The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is Sept. 27.

Langley motorcycle ride one of more than 400 worldwide

Langley’s first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is Sept. 27.

Dapper dudes on their classic motorcycles will tour the Fraser Valley starting from Langley on Sunday to raise funds for and awareness of prostate cancer and men’s health.

Shawn Gurney is organizing Langley’s first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

“The format is popular because it gives folks a chance to have some fun and project a better image of the men who ride motorcycles,” he said. “There is at times a negative image associated with motorcyclists and it was decided that a themed ride, raising money for a good cause would be a good way to combat that stereotype.

Sign up or find out more at www.gentlemansride.com, including a style guide on how to dress up ‘distinguished’ and the event history.

“Worldwide we have more than 24,934 riders in 403 cities from 79 countries,” he added.

He took part in the Vancouver ride last year and decided to organize a Fraser Valley event.

“Our worldwide fundraising goal is 3 million dollars this year. Last year we raised 1.5 million,” Gurney said.

From the website:

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a celebration of the art of being dapper and the style of classic custom motorcycles. What does that mean, you ask?

Think: Monocles, jaunty trimmed moustaches, silk vests, crisp shirts and tailored suits.

Ride: Café Racers, Bobbers, Classics, Flat Trackers, Scramblers and quirky, undefinable two-wheeled machines.

Do: Bring your finest manners, neatest beards and a sense of fun and adventure.

Pay: Nothing to ride (entry is free); but please consider helping our charities by getting your friends and family to sponsor your involvement.

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