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The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride: More Than Just a Motorcycle Event

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The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) isn't your average motorcycle rally. Founded in 2012, this unique event combines classic style with a charitable purpose. Imagine hundreds of thousands of riders, dressed to the nines, cruising on vintage and classic motorcycles across the globe. That's the DGR experience.

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Breaking Stereotypes and Building Community

The DGR was born from a desire to challenge negative stereotypes about motorcycle riders. Founder Mark Hawwa envisioned an event that celebrated classic bikes and dapper style, while fostering a sense of community among enthusiasts. Inspired by a photo of actor Jon Hamm in a suit on a classic motorcycle, Hawwa created a global phenomenon.

Riding a Cause

Riding for a Cause

The DGR isn't just about looking good and having fun. The event has a strong charitable mission, partnering with The Movember Foundation to raise funds for men's health issues like prostate cancer and mental health. In 2018 alone, the DGR raised over $6 million for these worthy causes.

Joining de Ride

Joining the Ride

The DGR welcomes men and women on all types of classic and vintage motorcycles. Whether you prefer cafe racers, café racers, brat bikes, choppers, scramblers, or classic scooters, there's a place for you. The dress code? "Dashing and dapper," of course!

ELF: A Partner in Passion

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Premium lubricant brand ELF is a proud sponsor of the DGR. Sharing the passion for motorcycles and supporting riders worldwide, ELF offers the ELF MOTO range of lubricants specifically formulated for motorcycles and scooters. With a commitment to quality and a rich heritage, ELF empowers riders to experience the joy of the open road with confidence.