Saskatoon Motorcycle Ride for Dad set to hit $1M mark

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June 16, 2017 - 4:13pm
The 2017 Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad fundraiser will take off from the Western Development Museum at 10:45 a.m. on June 17.
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The 2017 Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad fundraiser will take off from the Western Development Museum at 10:45 a.m. on June 17.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders are set to gather in Saskatoon for an annual campaign to fight prostate cancer.

The 2017 Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad fundraiser kicks off Saturday at the Western Development Museum with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. 

"All you really need to do is show up with a full tank of gas and $30 to register," said organizer Rob Thompson.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Around 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day.

Thompson said last year’s event raised more than $990,000 to support further research, with $150,000 being donated directly to efforts at the University of Saskatchewan.

“We’re pretty certain we’re going to pass that $1-million mark (this year),” Thompson said.

Riders will start their engines at 10:45 a.m. and drive through Saskatoon to Lawson Heights Mall.

The parade continues northwest on Highway 16 to Radisson, before going further north to Hafford, where riders will break for lunch.

Afterwards, the group will head east to Blaine Lake for a poker stop. They will finish at Saskatoon's Royal Canadian Legion #362 in Nutana for a total distance of 222 kilometres.

Pre-registration takes place Friday between 5-8 p.m. at Lawson Heights Mall. Registration at the ride site Saturday takes place between 8-10 a.m. 

The first 400 registered riders will receive a free meal ticket and a gift.

People are encouraged to come out and cheer on riders along the route.

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