Despite the COVID-19 pandemic preventing them from having a ‘Ride Day’, the 12th annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad raised over $130,000 for the fight against prostate cancer.
Beginning Aug. 21, Manitobans were asked to ‘Ride Alone Together’ as riders registered online, collected pledge donations and enjoyed their ‘RAT Ride’ on the day and route of their choosing. Monday was the last day for ‘RAT Rides’.
“The pandemic did not stop our volunteers, sponsors, riders and pledge donors from working together to support the Ride for Dad and we are so very grateful to all who participated,” said MRFD Co-Chair and Winnipeg Police Association President Moe Sabourin in a press release. “Safety was our first priority from the get-go and why we moved to the Ride Alone Together format. Over the six weeks of RAT Rides, not a single case of COVID-19 was reported by riders or volunteers.”
The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad was No. 1 in Canada for the fourth straight year, organizers said. Over $2.6 million has been raised in the 12-year history of the event with all proceeds staying in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
The top five fundraisers for 2020 are: Tony Kusiak, Moe Sabourin, Bill Brokke, Sonia Kraynyk, and Johnson Bijai.
The 2021 TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 29 depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit: www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba @ridefordadmb for more information.