Distinguished Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

    The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is all about classic motorcycles, lots of tweed and dapper mustaches and men’s health.

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    Boulder Street Moto rides. Photo by Nerissa England.

    Come Sept. 24, aficionados of classic and vintage motorcycles will take to the streets of London, Rome, Tokyo, New York—and Colorado Springs. It’s all part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) in 500 cities to raise awareness and funding for men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. But don’t expect tattered leathers or armored racing suits. The order of the day for DGR gentlefolk is tweed, houndstooth, bow ties and lots of dapper mustaches. “The DGR style is super unique, geared completely toward classic bikes,” says Adam Morley, member of Boulder Street Moto riding club, the local DGR organizer.

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    Photo courtesy of Boulder Street Moto

    Morley and his crew find camaraderie around the mechanical simplicity of ’60s and ’70s era motorcycles and hope others will too. Last year, 30-some riders showed up for the local Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride; Morley hopes for 50 this year. “We’re in this to ride together,” Morley says. “The idea of Boulder Street Moto is to push community growth, and the DGR fits our vibe perfectly and really supports that vision—doing good for the community, men’s health and plenty of motorcycle work and rides.”

    For more info, check out gentlemansride.com and boulderstreetmoto.com.