Sunday, June 6, 2010

Motorcycle Ride for Dad

Yesterday was the 10 anniversary of the Ottawa Motorcycle Ride for Dad. The event raises money and awareness for prostate cancer. My man has been an enthusiastic participant since 2004 and I have often taken the kids to watch. With well over a thousand bikes doing the ride, it is an awesome sound and sight!

ready to ride

This year is the first time I've been able to participate as a rider. I was a little anxious and very excited. There were just over 1700 bikes. The parade took us from the Aviation Museum down the Eastern Parkway, in front of Parliament Hill, down the Western Parkway, Carling Ave. and out to Mitel. And all the way, roads were blocked for us and people cheered. Too much fun!

happy, with serious helmet head

After the parade came the ride itself: Mitel to Almonte, Almonte to Calabogie on the 508, Calabogie to Almonte on the 511. Great winding roads with beautiful scenery. The ride was well organized with food, entertainment and comfort stations at each stop and all the bikers so friendly and having a good time. It's wonderful that you can support an important cause while doing something you love. Thanks to my ride mates for making my first MRFD so successful. I can't wait for next year. Now I just have to make child care arrangements so that I can ride my own to Dover this August!


  1. Cool! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. wow. I love motorbikes. my husband thinks they're death traps. I had one when I was 16. A Laverda Custom 125cc, with a gorgeous burgundy teardrop tank... sigh.

    Those were the days.

  3. What a great event! I lost a very close family member to prostate cancer, so all power to the bikers.