Distinguished Gentlemen (and Women) on Motorcycles
Did you see some dapper gentlemen (and women) rumbling around Humboldt County this Sunday? Wonder what was up with those elegant motorcyclists?
Wonder no more. These spiffy gentlefolks mounted their metal steeds to raise money for a good cause (and to have a good time!)
“We had a lot of fun,” said Will Bagnall, event organizer. “We met in Old Town Eureka at the Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe and rode a 60 mile round trip.”
More than 30,000 riders across the country joined the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride with the threefold goal of combating the negative stereotypes associated with motorcyclists, raising money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and enjoying the heck out of themselves. Last year, the entire event in hundreds of cities raised over $1.5 million. This year our local event with thirty-nine registered riders raised over $6000 here in Humboldt.
“That’s pretty good for a first time event,” said Bagnall. “We want to double that next year.”
Sponosrs of the local event include St. Joesph Health, Bell Helmets,Globe Properties, Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe and Frye’s Homecare.