More than 1,400 bikers ready to rumble for charity

by . Apr 08 2016
Willy Williamson / Winnipeg Free PressManitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad celebrity ride captains for this year's event include professional motocross racer Ami Houde and former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan, who assures us he has a motorycle of his own for the upcoming ride.

Willy Williamson / Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad celebrity ride captains for this year's event include professional motocross racer Ami Houde and former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan, who assures us he has a motorycle of his own for the upcoming ride.

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad launched its eighth annual fundraising and awareness campaign on Friday at McPhillips Station Casino.

Organizers anticipate more than 1,400 motorcycle enthusiasts will head out on the highway, Saturday, May 28,  in support of prostate cancer research and education.

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised more than $1.2 million in the past seven years, with proceeds staying in Manitoba. Representatives from the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group were presented with a cheque for $282,255, the proceeds from last year's ride.

More information on the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad is available at www.ridefordad.ca.

Willy Williamson / Winnipeg Free PressRepresentatives from the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group were presented with a cheque today for $282,255, the proceeds from the 2015 ride.

Willy Williamson / Winnipeg Free Press

Representatives from the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group were presented with a cheque today for $282,255, the proceeds from the 2015 ride.