Why We Ride

Why We Ride

Every year thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast participate in the Ride For Dad's fight against prostate cancer. Participation takes many forms; volunteers, riders, donors, fundraisers, and sponsors. Everyone has a reason WHY they joined the fight...What's your WHY?

This section is dedicated to those special people who provided the motivation to become a Ride For Dad prostate cancer fighter. We invite you to share your story, post a tribute to your WHY.

Please the Submit my Why button below to contribute your submission.

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John Hooper

Halifax

Today it is very unlikely you can speak to anyone who has not been affected by cancer in one way or another. Personally, I have lost...

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John McNeilly

Edmonton

John McNeilly

John McNeilly was a founding member of the Edmonton Motorcycle Ride for Dad (“MRFD”) and served as the Co-chair for the first 4 years, and...

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Ken Alcock

Ottawa

Hard to believe the last big group ride for Ride for Dad was 2 Years ago. That was a year after my Prostate Cancer Surgery....

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Ken Dutchak

Edmonton

Ken combined his love of motorcycle riding with his passion for organizing charitable causes by volunteering as a Site-Coordinator for the annual Edmonton Chapter of...

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Paul Ahern

Niagara

My grandfather, Paul Ahern, died from metastatic prostate cancer in the late 1990s. A veteran of World War II and typical of his generation he...

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Pierre Allard

Yukon

Hey there, I'm of course doing it for the fame and fortune!!! haha. In all honesty, it's the bike riding and comradery of the riders...

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Robert (Bob) Chalmers

Edmonton

Bob Chalmers had several hobbies/passions, one of which was motorcycling.  Bob was one of the first members of the “Red Knights Chapter Alberta 1”, a...

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Sean Secord

Yukon

 I was invited to join the board without ever having been involved in any sort of organized ride. I'd recently bought a bike and was...

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