The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) attracted 1,510 registered riders surpassing the old record of 1,437 set in 2014.
Funds raised from Saturday’s Ride will exceed $300,000. This brings the nine-year fundraising total to over $1.8M. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
Starting from the Polo Park Shopping Centre parking lot next to Earls, motorcycle riders rode west in a police escorted parade down Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then north to Selkirk, Gimli and back.
The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is led by the Winnipeg Police Association with the volunteer organizing committee made up of Winnipeg police officers, community and business leaders, and dedicated citizens.
Additional funds are being raised in a motorcycle raffle with the winner receiving a 2017 Indian Scout from Headingley Sport Shop. Tickets are just $10 each or 3 for $25 and are available at all Windsor Plywood stores and the Headingley Sport Shop. Draw date is September 15, 2017.