Ottawa Ride For Dad 2024


What is the Ottawa Motorcycle Ride for Dad?

The Ottawa Motorcycle Ride for Dad raises funds for the fight against prostate cancer and supports research and education through the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation (reg. charity 85133 3179 RR0001). The first Ride for Dad took place in Ottawa in 2000 and today, local volunteer committees organize annual Ride for Dad events in nearly 30 Canadian cities. The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is the biggest motorcycle fundraising event of its kind. Nationally, more than $40 million has been raised to fight prostate cancer.

Who runs the Motorcycle Ride for Dad?

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is led by a National Advisory Board, the Canadian Police Association, and volunteer executive committees in each of the event cities. The Ottawa Motorcycle Ride for Dad committee is 100% volunteer.

How are funds raised?

Funds are raised by riders collecting pledges. Non-riders assist the cause by making donations directly to the Ride, or by supporting an individual rider. National and local sponsors underwrite the cost of organizing the events.

Where do the funds go?

The mission of the Motorcycle Ride for Dad is to raise funds for the purpose of saving men’s lives by supporting prostate cancer research and heightening public awareness about prostate cancer. Net proceeds from all fundraising efforts are split between these two important initiatives by our parent charity, the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation (85133 3179 RR0001). Proceeds from the Ottawa Motorcycle Ride for Dad stay in Ottawa for prostate cancer research and education.


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. It generally affects men over 40 years of age. Successful treatment depends on early detection. In the longer term, research into improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention will further improve our capacity to deal with this disease.

  •  There are 1.2 million men with prostate cancer in Canada and 80% don’t know it.
  • Successful treatment of prostate cancer depends on early detection. A simple PSA test and physical exam does it.
  • It is estimated that over 24,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Canada this year alone. With early diagnosis, 90% of prostate cancer cases can be successfully treated.
  • On average, 470 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every week
  • One in eight Canadian men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime
  • Approximately 3,900 men will die of this disease in Canada this year
  • Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its earliest, most treatable phase – early detection through annual exams is the key to saving lives, men need to talk to their doctors about getting checked

Symptoms: Most of the time, prostate cancer does not initially cause symptoms. By the time symptoms do occur, the disease may have spread beyond the prostate. Symptoms of prostate cancer may include the following:

  • Inability to urinate
  • Difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine
  • Needing to urinate often, especially at night
  • Weak flow of urine
  • Urine flow that starts and stops
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Difficulty having an erection
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs

Although these symptoms can be symptoms of cancer, they are much more likely to be caused by noncancerous conditions. It is important that men speak to their doctor.

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Online Registration is open and there are 5 onsite registrations


Ottawa Ride date is June 1st