“The suit doesn’t make the man; it’s the man that makes the suit.” If this old adage resonates with you, then this event in KL is a must-check-out for you!
Snazz it up at the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2023, a charity motorcycle event happpening on 20 & 21 May 2023 @ LaLaport KL, Bukit Bintang to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.
Inspired by Don Draper from Mad Men astriding a classic bike in his finest suit, this debonair event is an international affair that has been uniting classic and vintage motorcycle riders all over the world since 2012 for this grand cause.
From motorcycle road trips to live music performances and flea markets, here’s every exquisite detail you should know about this classy occasion, in collaboration with the Movember Foundation:
1. Riding for a good cause
The belle of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is definitely the motorcycle road trip on Sunday (21 May), as you dash through highways and city roads with fellow snappily-dressed gentlefolk in your very own motorcycle.
This year’s route will be around 10km long, with the flag-off happening at the city centre, followed by the historic Dataran Merdeka, before arriving at the finish line in LaLaport KL.
Interested to ride along? Here’s how you can sign up for it!
- Register your profile here and update your dashboard and profile info.
- Make a donation OR share your profile to raise funds and receive unique rewards.
- Get on your motorcycle and ride through the heart of your city for men’s health. Don’t forget to dapper up and take a photo or two!
Don’t forget to check out the motorcycles guide and style code before attending the event!
Once you’re done with the ride, don’t forget to shop for motorcycle apparel and essential care products, like Zeus Helmet and ELF lubricant, at the main event in LaLaport KL!
2. A historical global biking event 11 years and running!
Whether you wanna take your bike out for a noble cause or you simply want to check out this dashing international event, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2023 is the place to be for spreading awareness on the importance of men’s well-being.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride started out with 3,000 well-dressed riders across 64 cities in 2012. Fast forward to 2022, the bespoke event has grown worldwide with a whopping number of 94,000 riders across 804 cities (including KL!), successfully raising US$6.04 million!
It looks like lightning will be striking twice for this year’s edition, as approximately 340,000 smartly-dressed, classic and vintage riders are expected to ride across 121 countries on 21 May! So come and be a part of history!
3. Shopping, music & everything in between
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Not into bike riding? Fortunately, non-bikers can join in on the camaraderie of brotherhood and sisterhood too, with a tool kit worth of activities worth checking out on Saturday (20 May)!
a) Flea market and apparels showcase
From automotive care products and vintage wares to trendy and aesthetic clothing, this flea market has everything you need to become a distinguished gentlefolk.
b) The hottest runway ever
What’s a stylish event without style? Time to gain some inspiration by witnessing local models strut the fashion runway in the hottest, trendiest apparel. 🔥
c) Wealth opportunities abound
That bike isn’t gonna pay itself, so it’d be wise to expand your finances. 🤣 Aside from investments and wealth growth offerings, you can also enquire about financial services in regard to automobile purchases (yes, that includes cars!).
d) Vibe or rock out with live music
Music is the spice of life, so of course there’ll be local artists performing at this dashing event. Whether you fancy classic rock, dance music or pop funk, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy~
Here are all the DJs and bands you can expect:
- An Honest Mistake
- DJ Re Na
- Stellar Dreams
- Sir Birdo
- FACULTY OF JOY
- The WooHoo
- The Beat Minor
- The Clever & Free
- Din SF
- The Kalkatoos
e) Win big in style!
To cap it all off, there will also be a lucky draw and Best Dressed Award contests for Malaysians to participate in, and win awesome prizes from brands like Fred Perry, Elf, Hyper Gear & Zeus Helmet. If you’re interested in vying for the Best Dressed Award, you can purchase your entry ticket here (for RM15 each), and receive a complimentary lucky draw entry plus one drink sponsored by Hausboom. In any case, stay in the know by following the Throttle Riot community on Instagram!
Interested to join this dapper event? Be there or be square on 20 & 21 May 2023 @ LaLaport KL, Bukit Bintang! To register for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2023, ride over here. Or if you simply want to donate to the cause, you can head over here.
Looking for more info about the event? You can follow their socials on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates!