Ride like Don Draper – The Dapper Way in DGR’16
What’s more exciting than suiting up for riding your cruiser for a cause? Nothing else, IMHO. We ride like Don Draper – The Dapper Way in DGR’16
So yeah, The much ignored yet most prevailing Prostate cancer is the cause and DGR is this global motorcycle fund-raising event to raise awareness of prostate cancer and funding for a cure. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a celebration of the art of being dapper and motorcycles.
Open to all genders, the ride was founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia — inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper on a classic bike in a fine suit. It brings together over 50,000 well dressed gentlefolk and women on stunning motorcycles across 90 countries. The goal for 2016 is to raise awareness and $5m for Prostate Cancer Research and Suicide Prevention Programs.
This year the ride is going to be present in over 500 cities across the world with over 50,000 riders. Chennai is already proud to host such an event. So, the agenda was to ride with classic, retro attire to gain attraction among public and which in turn creates awareness towards mens’ health.
The ride provides a loose outline of dress and behavior, the Style Guide, suggesting riders wear dapper clothing, silk vests, tweed suits and behave in an affable manner.Suggested motorcycles for the ride include café racers, bobbers, classics, retro Bikes, flat trackers, scramblers and “quirky, undefinable two-wheeled machines”.
On the day, We gathered at a meet up point – Triumph showroom in Ethiraj salai . Met and socialized with bikers from our city. Admired their beautiful bikes and then got ready for a short ride across the city. We drove across the city to reach the Old Mahabalipuram Road. Enroute to Navalur, we gathered up and rode our classic cruisers like a band of brothers.
For all gentlemen and damsels to gather, relax and chit-chat, the resort venue was booked, that had the lawn space for all the beauties lined up and which continued to enjoying some refreshing numbers from live music bands after riding dapper across Chennai.
There was a righteous guest Dr Niket Arora, Cardialogist at MMM, brief on prostate cancer in a humorous way. which was followed by a standup comic performance and medley performances from a budding solo artist, Bjorn Surrao. The stupendous night ended with prize distributions for Most Distinguished Motorcycle | Most Distinguished Couple | Most Distinguished Gentleman | Most Distinguished Lady | Most Distinguished Support | Most Distinguished Moustache | Most Distinguished Beard.