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“Ride for Dad” fundraising motorcycle convoy passing through Leeds Grenville June 4th

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A group of Ottawa-area motorcycle enthusiasts will be riding through our region to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer next month.

The “Motorcycle Ride for Dad,” an annual fundraising campaign that began in 2000, is returning to our region after a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19. 

The campaign sees groups of motorcyclists register all across Canada to ride through communities all over the country, collecting money to pay for prostate cancer research and encouraging men to get prostate exams early. 

According to the Ride for Dad website, the campaign has raised more than $37-million total over the past 20 years, and helped to fund more than 40 research projects across the country.

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In our area, riders will leave from Kanata and pass through Almonte, Smiths Falls, and Spencerville before stopping in Winchester. 

Organizers say the route was originally meant for the 20th anniversary of the first Ride for Dad event, before that was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The stopping point in Winchester will also have a public party, a live performance from local acoustic band Rosewood, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and other activities.

The event is happening on June 4th. If you’re interested in taking part yourself, you can register early for $40, or sign up on the day of the ride in Kanata for $50.

A more detailed breakdown of the riders’ route is available on the Ride for Dad website.

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