TAMPA, Fla. – On Sunday, the streets of the bay area were filled with hundreds of men, dressed up to nine, riding motorcycles. It was all part of the “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” that strives to raise awareness of the health issues that men face.
The “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” has two main rules: you need to dress in color and cyclists have to ride their vintage bike.
With over 200 bikes and their sleek attire, the group is hard to miss. The “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” is raising awareness about men’s health, specifically about topics that men often don’t talk about.
“We have partnered with the Movember Foundation and are focusing on prostate cancer and male suicide prevention. These are the two main diseases we were trying to raise awareness about. It’s a big problem in today’s world, and I think it’s not. put at the forefront in recent years, so we try to help do that, ”said Herm Narciso, the trip coordinator.
However, this is not just a local effort. Men from all over the world have joined this community, finding and restoring vintage bicycles and ultimately using them to help create change.
“We toured 107 countries, more than 350 cities around the world on vintage motorcycles, dressed in dapper,” Narciso said. “We do everything to raise awareness about men’s health.”
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On Sunday, the group turned on the engines to drive around the bay area. It’s the first “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” in over a year and a half.
The group is happy to have made a difference again, joining a community that encourages men to hold such tough conversations.
“We’re back and stronger than ever with this thing.”
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Over the years, the organization has raised millions to benefit men’s health.
For more information, visit www.gentlemansride.com.
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