Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

2020 SOLO RIDE

Ljubljana, nedelja, 27. september
V Sloveniji zboli za rakom vsako leto več kot 7.000 moških. Možnost obolenja se s starostjo veča, najpogostejše mesto raka moških v Sloveniji pa je ravno na prostati, še pravijo podatki Registra raka Republike Slovenije. Vsakoletni, sedaj že tradicionalni dogodek – Destinguished Gentleman’s ride ali poslovenjeno uglajena gosposka vožnja, kjer so motoristi, moški in ženske v uglajenih oblekah in z določenimi motocikli, je letos minil v prilagojeni, drugačni obliki. Kot vse v letošnjem letu, zaradi zdravstvenih razmer in priporočil proti širjenju koronavirusa. Tako so sicer druženje pred in po vožnji ter skupno vodeno vožnjo po mestu Ljubljana in njeni okolici, spremenili v samostojno vožnjo brez zaključnega druženja ravno z naslovom skrbi za zdravje. Kljub temu se nas je peščica srečala v centru Ljubljane in del poti odpeljala skupaj, na dobre stare čase.
Dobrodelni motoristi in motoristke, ki jih združuje enaka miselnost, se zberejo na isti dan po celem svetu. Dobrodelno noto udeleženci nakazujejo z zbranimi donacijami za raziskave rakave bolezni, ki jih prejmejo temu namenjene ustanove in teh je za več kot 5 milijonov dolarjev letno. Ustanovni organizatorji dogodka DGR, iz Avstralije, pa so že sporočili, da bodo dogodek iz dosedajšnje zadnje nedelje v septembru premaknili na zadnjo nedeljo v maju. Tako bo naslednji dogodek uglajenih voznikov na motorjih od letos naprej pred poletjem, zato vas lepo vabimo, da si v koledarjih zadnjo majsko nedeljo že označite in se nam pridružite ali sodelujete kot gledalec.
Foto: Ivo Pogorelčnik.

DGR 2020 update

Distinguished gentlemans ride Ljubljana 2020 BO! Pa vendar na drugačen način, kot smo bili vajeni do sedaj, Korona je pač pustila posledice, na katere se bomo morali navaditi oziroma prilagoditi.

Ker je DGR dobrodelni event, ki se hkrati odvija po celem svetu, morajo Avstralci (organizator) gledati celo sliko, zato so se odločili, da bo letos DGR v obliki SOLO vožnje. 


Svetovno gledano so si zamislili zadevo takole:

– datum dogodka: 27. september 2020

– prijave ostajajo odprte in so obvezne

– zbirajo se donacije

– udeležence spodbujamo, da se oblečejo dogodku primerno

– in se odpravijo na SOLO vožnjo, naredijo selfi, video…

– vsebino se deli na DGR omrežje (obvestilo ob prijavi) in socialna omrežja, uporablja se v naprej določene #

FAQ

Is DGR for 2020 cancelled? No, this year’s event is not cancelled. It will, however, be taking place in an adjusted format. All riders will still be able to register to ride, select their country and city, fundraise for men’s health. On the day of the ride, however, there will be no mass ride in your city. You are encouraged to Ride Solo either by yourself or with a pillion.

What does it mean to do a solo event? This will mean there are no mass participation events. Riders will be encouraged to dress dapper and ride solo to comply with social distancing measures.

My city is letting us ride in groups? Can we still ride in groups? This year’s event is about riding solo but connecting globally. We are not encouraging anyone to ride in groups or with multiple people.

Can I ride with my family if we live together? Yes, however only if restrictions in your local city or state permit you to ride together and you are ensuring all social distancing laws are being followed.

I can’t ride on the day by myself? Is it possible to complete this over the weekend? Yes, if you are unable to ride on Sunday 27th Sept 2020 it is no problem to complete the ride on Saturday 26th Sept 2020.

Do we still need to stick to city roads or can we go for a longer ride than a normal DGR event? The foundation of the event was built on riding through the heart of the city and it is very much encouraged to ride through slower city roads. This will be at your discretion. Please ensure you observe our Safety Information regarding riding.

How long should we be riding for? We recommend riding for no longer than 2 hours.

How do we connect globally and share photos with each other? Once registered and you have completed your ride, there will be directions regarding uploading and sharing photos. Along with this, we will have a live map where riders can find photos shared across the world.

What happens if the forecast is looking like rain? As there is no mass participation event, if the weather looks like it will rain on Sunday it is no problem to complete the ride any day before or after the actual day.

Do we complete the previous year’s ride route or can we ride anywhere? There will be no defined route this year; it is at your own discretion to decide where you wish to ride. This is about riding solo but together with riders around the world.

BMW scrambler

This one was at 77c place in 2016 for light customization. Years go by and it’s back at our place, for some more custom details, this time we did brushed fuel tank, we add an original BMW R100GS handlebar, new rear shock absorbers, battery and full motorcycle servis…. Scrambler was sold to a new owner! Best of luck!