Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride to Cruise through Bloor-Yorkville!

Join us for the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride (DGR) as it kicks off its Toronto route on Sunday, May 19th, right here in Bloor-Yorkville! DGR is an annual charity event, uniting classic and vintage-style motorcycle riders to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

Since its inception in 2012, DGR has raised over 60 million dollars for Movember, the leading global charity changing the face of men’s health. The ride takes place concurrently all over the world, with over 107 countries participating in the 2023 event, bringing together men and women in their most dapper and refined clothing to ride for a great cause.

Schedule of Events:

Welcome & Departure

8am: Rider Arrival & Coffee
8:30am: Welcome Remarks
9am: Ride Begins

Return & Reception

11:00 – 11:30am: Ride Finish
12pm: Social & Community Motorcycle Showcase
2:pm: Closing Remarks

Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride Kicks off in Bloor-Yorkville

Bloor-Yorkville is pleased to help kick off the ride, gathering on Cumberland Street at 8am before starting the ride at 9am, heading north onto Yonge, continuing throughout the city. We invite you to come out to the Village of Yorkville Park to cheer on the riders as they start their journey, while also getting an up-close look at the vintage and classic bikes.

Charity Ride for Men’s Mental Health

Grab a coffee or a hot chocolate for the kids at one of our many local coffee shops and perhaps head to brunch after to make for a fun Sunday morning out! So far, the 2024 Toronto ride has 400 registered riders and has already raised $25,406 for Movember. This is the first year we’ve helped host the ride and we look forward to seeing the Bloor-Yorkville community come together to help cheer on the riders!

Ride Finish & Community Showcase

The fun doesn’t end once the riders take off. After looping through the city, the dapperly dressed men and women riders will finish in Bloor-Yorkville with a fantastic community showcase on Cumberland Street. This is a chance to get up close to the vintage and classic bikes, meet the riders, and engage with the community. At approximately 11 am – 11:30 am  the riders will gather on the black carpet for fundraising results and to enjoy a casual lunch and afterparty. Riders and the public can enjoy refreshments and snacks from Smilk Bars Ice Cream Cart, Back Alley Moto Cafe, and Cherry St Bar-B-Que. Team members from Movember will also be on-site to help spread the word about this fantastic charity.  So whether you come out for the 9 am send off, join in for the community showcase, or both, it’s sure to be a fun experience for all.

Please visit the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride official event website to learn more about the ride.

Whether you plan to walk, TTC, drive, or cycle to the neighbourhood, we have an extensive direction and parking page to help you plan your route.