Motorcyclists to ride through campus on Sunday to raise money for cancer research

About 30 members of the global Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, Santa Cruz Chapter, will hold a motorcyle ride Sunday morning to raise money for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

The ride will begin at Porter and Kresge colleges and make its way through campus before ending in downtown Santa Cruz.

Started in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, the themed ride has brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities, and with its success, Hawwa saw how it could be used to support a worthy cause. Since 2016, The DGR has partnered with Movember, and through its foundation, they both support a common goal: bring people together and raise awareness of men’s health.

Dapper-dressed motorcyclists ride vintage-inspired motorcycles around the globe on May 22 to raise funds for cutting-edge research in prostate cancer, and life-saving mental health, and suicide prevention programs. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is opened to all genders, cultures and sexes.