Edgefield’s Sean Burch is preparing for a bike ride on Sunday, September 25, along with tens of thousands of distinguished gentlefolk in hundreds of cities worldwide, to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. These riders will, according to their Web site, don their cravats, tweak their mustaches, press their tweeds and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles . . . to ride dapper for a Cause.”
Sean will join the ride in Ashville, North Carolina, and is looking for sponsors.
The first ride of this kind was in 2012 when 2,500 riders in 64 cities participated. In 2013 there were 11,000 in more cities and raised $277k; in 2014 20,000 participated in 257 cities and 58 countries and raised $1.5M; in 2015, over 37,000 rode for the Cause in 410 cities in 79 countries and raised $2.3M.
“Influenced by losing one of our ride hosts to depression, 2016 will see a change in health goals,” notes the official blog. They are now funding suicide prevention programs in addition to prostate cancer research.
For those wishing to support Sean with a donation and become a sponsor, go to http://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/sbinsc