Motorcycles aren’t my thing. I don’t like the noise, the exhaust, or the fact that they weave in and out of traffic causing me to have anxiety whenever they are around. There is something intriguing, though, when you gather over 300 motorcycles in one place with riders dressed in dapper attire for a common purpose. That’s exactly what I witnessed yesterday, when over 300 vintage style motorcycles arrived altogether at Anaheim GardenWalk and were showcased on the upper level of the property.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a global motorcycle fundraising event that raises awareness of prostate cancer and the prevention of male suicide, made its grand conclusion at House of Blues Anaheim. Riders began their journey at Triumph Newport Beach, traveled through Huntington Beach, made a quick stop in Costa Mesa to tour the new VANS headquarters, and continued on to their final destination in Anaheim.
Steve Caballero, professional skateboarder and musician, served as Grand Marshall for the event and reiterated many times how honored he was for that title and shared his appreciation for such an event.
While at the House of Blues Anaheim, riders enjoyed live music from Snakebit Drifters and Kid Ramos and a Gentleman’s Happy Hour with themed food and drinks. The Foundation Room, a members only lounge area, was open for viewing. Let me tell you, the Foundation Room is so rad. The ambiance, the decor, and the premium seating during live concerts are well worth the membership!
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride partners with the Movember Foundation in raising awareness, sparking conversations and encouraging men to take charge of their health. Funds raised from the motorcycle event will help fund prostate cancer research programs as well as suicide prevention programs.
Here are some sneak peek photos of the Foundation Room…