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Established in 2008, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad has raised over $2.65M for the fight against prostate cancer. Proceeds stay in Manitoba and are invested in ground-breaking prostate cancer research and life-saving public awareness campaigns of the disease and the importance of early detection.

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OCTOBER 2, 2021

MANITOBA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD RAISES OVER $115,000 TO FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER

WINNIPEG, MB:  With no one ‘Ride Day’ this year due to the covid-19 pandemic, Manitobans were again asked to ‘Ride Alone Together’ in support of the 13th Annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD). Riders registered online, collected pledge donations and enjoyed their ‘RAT Ride’ on the days and routes of their choosing – all in the fight against prostate cancer. Today, Saturday October 2, was the last day for ‘RAT Rides’ and over $115,000 was raised for the cause with pledge donations continuing to come in.

 

“For the second consecutive year, the pandemic meant we had to Ride Alone Together, but it didn’t deter our volunteers, sponsors, Riders and pledge donors and we’re grateful for their continued support,” said Kirk Van Alstyne, Co-Chair, MRFD. “Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, PlayNow.com, the Winnipeg Police Association and to all corporate sponsors, registered Riders, donors and volunteers. Hopefully, we’ll be back to a single Ride day with 1,500+ Riders in 2022.”

 

The 13-year fundraising total for the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is now over $2.76 M with all proceeds staying in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education. This year’s event includes a 50/50 raffle, with the jackpot sitting at $55,000 (and growing) with the digital draw happening October 4. 9:00 AM. Also on October 4, the winner of the ‘RAT Ride’ photo contest – showcasing MRFD registered Riders exploring Manitoba – will be announced with the winner receiving a backyard BBQ package sponsored by PlayNow.com.

The top five fundraisers for MRFD 2021 are: Bill Brokke, Gary Bernard, Gerald Kiyan, Sonia Kraynyk, and Bruce Curie – congratulations and thank you! Celebrity Ride Captains were Adam Bighill, Gord Leclerc, Ami Houde, Bob Dyce and Charlie Huddy.

 

The 2022 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Visit: www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba        @ridefordadmb

Contacts:

Ed Johner, Spokesperson, MRFD:       (204) 794-5602            edjohner@icloud.com

Moe Sabourin, Co-Chair, MRFD:         (204) 228-4301            msabourin@wpa.mb.ca

Kirk Van Alstyne, Co-Chair, MRFD:     (204) 470-9913            kirkvana1525@gmail.com

Ride Alone Together 2021

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Registration is now open for Ride Alone Together 2021, our self-directed motorcycle fundraising Ride event to fight prostate cancer.

Building on the success of last year, Ride Alone Together is an opportunity to raise pledges then hit the open road on your own time. Between May 1 and October 2 head out solo or with a small group, and Ride on the day(s) and route(s) of your choice and have a great time for a good cause.  Send us your pictures and we will post them on the FB sites and web page.

The registration fee will be $35.00 which includes a pin and patch, or the deluxe registration which is the pin, patch, and an exclusive T-shirt for $75.00. All mailed directly to you.

As always, the proceeds raised locally support research and awareness initiatives here in our region.

Save lives, raise money, and have fun!

A COVID-aware Rendezvous event is scheduled for October 2, 2021. Bring your pledge sheets to drop off and take a look at the Souvenirs.

 

When: March 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Registration: March 1, 2021

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