Why We Ride

On May 2, 2019 the Niagara Ride lost one of its own. passed away after a long and courageous battle. Chuck was very involved with the Motorcycle Ride for Dad, his cancer was not Prostate Cancer but in his own words in a 2015 Niagara Falls Review article “I don’t have prostate cancer per se, but cancer is cancer. Anything you can do to help the battle, you have to try to do. I’ve had some awfully good care from doctors and nurses over the years.”

Chuck and his wife Lori were regulars at the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Fundraisers and BBQ’s and of course the rides. Chucks battle made it difficult to continue to ride a motorcycle so he exchanged the two wheels for a 1923 Bucket T. He was always up front and stepped in to give our Honorary Ride Captains a ride in the “Bucket”.

Chuck achieved the level of Diamond in the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Captains club meaning that he personally raised over $15 000. In 2016 Chuck was the top pledge earner for the Niagara Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

Chuck always had a smile on his face even when many of us knew that his body was not smiling on the inside. His attitude and outlook on life was one that many of us can use as an example of true grit.

Since his passing Chuck’s family have formed Team Chuck in memory of him and proudly continue the tradition of collecting pledges and being involved in the ride.

Chuck you will be missed. Please put in a good word for us on Ride Day.


Chuck Shafley


On May 2, 2019 the Niagara Ride lost one of its own. passed away after a long and courageous battle. Chuck was very involved with...

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Dave Hubbard

Durham & GTE

In 2005, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and went through 33 radiation treatments which brought me into remission (as a result of research those...

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Earl Richmond


My journey with the Ride for Dad started because of my dad.  I had never heard of Prostate Cancer nor was aware of the Ride...

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Ed Johner


In 2009 I met this amazing person after hearing his story and deciding we should start a chapter in Manitoba for Ride For Dad. Over...

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Giogio “Jojo” Frausin


Giorgio Frausin

Giorgio "Jojo" Frausin Co-Chair Halifax Chapter Ride for Dad I am honoured to have been asked to be one of the Co-Chairs of the Halifax...

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Jim Mahoney


I have participated in the ride for dad since its inception in Saskatoon. Have always loved riding motorcycles and being able to combine my love...

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John Adams


I am a cancer survivor! Not prostate but a close neighbour LOL. I want to help find a cure. Every one of us have a...

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John Annis

Durham & GTE

I went on the first Ride For Dad ride on Durham in 2006 not knowing what Ride For Dad was but it was a nice...

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