September 29, 2023

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Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad set for 15th edition Saturday

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The Manitoba Motorcycle Journey for Dad is celebrating its 15th version on Saturday and organizers are hoping to do so by smashing a few of information in their combat in opposition to prostate cancer.

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“Our report is 1,547 (riders) and we reached that in 2019,” mentioned MRFD spokesperson Ed Johner, 1 of founders of the function. “I feel this year it is seriously in danger of remaining broken.”

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Organizers are also taking pictures for elevate $500,000, bettering the previous document of $360,000 also set in 2019.

“That would carry our total for the 15 several years up to $4 million,” explained Johner, who was identified with prostate most cancers in 2007 but has been cancer-totally free at any time considering the fact that.

Above 1,500 motorcycles will rev-up their engines in unison in the battle against prostate most cancers for the formal start of the 15TH annual Manitoba Bike Experience for Dad. Given that 2009 the Motorbike Ride for Father (MRFD) has lifted about $3.5M for prostate most cancers investigate and training in Manitoba. This year’s fundraising objective is to increase more than $500,000 which would carry the 15-calendar year whole to $4 million pounds.

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All registered riders have been requested to choose up their rider reward deals at the pre-registration occasion Friday, less than the big tent at Earls Polo Park, and also to arrive early on Saturday to prevent line-ups. The registration desk, products and various sponsor tents open up at 8 a.m., Saturday. Riders need to be registered to take section.

The 1st leg of the Motorbike Ride for Dad is a police escorted parade starting off at 10 a.m., from Polo Park to Assiniboia Downs. The Trip then heads north to Selkirk, Gimli and again, culminating with a wind-up and awards reception at Cowboys – Canad Inns Windsor Park, at 3:30 p.m. The wind-up occasion options a 50/50 attract and prize raffle.

“We experienced a lot of persons here (Thursday) carrying out pre-registration,” said Johner. “Especially fellas who have finished the trip ahead of, they get it. They comprehend what Saturday early morning is like. You just check out to envision 1,000 or 1,500 bikes queuing up in a parking great deal and all people swarming the registration table. It’s pretty wild.”

The Manitoba Bike Journey for Father is supported by company sponsors led by BMW Motorrad and Regional Presenting Sponsor, PlayNow.

All proceeds remain in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and schooling. You may perhaps register or make a pledge on line at

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