In a conversation with Diario Rio Uruguay, Marcelo Enriquez, one of the Entre Rio organizers of the initiative, commented that the move originally called “Ride of Distinguished Gentlemen”was born in Australia in 2012 and has since added offices around the world.
It originates from a “television series where the protagonist was on a classic motorcycle and dressed in gala clothes”; Marcello said that image was taken as a reference and a group of Australian motorcyclists “began to create this event, also looking for a way to raise awareness and collaborate.”
The organizer of Entre Ríos synthesized that, like the creators of the movement, “the idea of dressing up is to be able to draw attention to the streets and thus raise awareness of prostate cancer and the depth of male depression, which are two problems. which can affect any man and which sometimes we have in the form of a hidden medium. Then the idea is to visualize ourselves and make the man aware so that he can study, so that he Can go to the doctor, control and take care of himself.
As Enriquez underlined, the initiative started in Oceania, but for this 2023 “it is projected that there will be more than 90,000 motorcyclists in 900 cities in the 105 countries where it will take place on a single day, this Sunday, May 21”. Will be together. “Said the interview.
Regarding our country, “in Buenos Aires it has been done for many years and in Entre Ríos we started this step in Cologne last year”, for which “we presented the project to the organizers of Australia, that they accepted it”. done it and this is the second year that we do it”.
This 2023, the organization expects motorcyclists from Concordia, Concepcion del Uruguay, Gualeguechu, San Jose, Colón, Santa Fe, Villagué and even the city of Buenos Aires. Even motorcyclists from the Uruguayan coast announce their presence, who, although their national concentration is in Montevideo, prefer to cross the bridges and stop in Entre Ríos.
The concentration in Köln will start at 9 am in the port area and after the speeches, there will be a tour of the cities of Köln, San Jose and Liebig.
Enriquez commented that the idea is that motorcycles of any displacement participate in the event, with the only stipulation “that they be vintage or classic.” However, he commented that “if someone has another motorcycle that doesn’t meet these requirements but can still participate, you can do it. In that case, they’ll follow you from behind, and that sort of thing.” The idea is to attract attention with a motorcycle and lavish attire”, which will lead the two-wheeled caravan.
To conclude, the organizer of Entre Ríos emphasized the need to focus on awareness of the control of preventing prostate cancer, pointing out that “more than 300,000 men die every year from this cause” and that that, “although it is not compared, it is similar to how it happens with breast cancer in women, for whom there are also periodic controls, which help to seek early treatment when necessary.”