The annual Ride For Dad, to raise funds for prostate cancer awareness and research, saw over 1,200 riders hit the trail from Ottawa, through Winchester, by Morrisburg, to check in at Iroquois Point on Saturday, June 3, before swinging by Cardinal and heading back to Ottawa.
The bikers took part in a poker run, picking up playing cards during their stop over in Iroquois.
More than 40 volunteers from the Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club, the Golden Gears Car Club, and the Black Walnuts support group, were all on hand to greet the visitors at the Point, and to help them in the cause.
The Grand Marshall for this year’s Ride was Eric the Intern, radio personality from CHEZ 106.1.
In Iroquois, the checkpoint captain was Lion Stephen Law, who reported that the participating bikers raised donations of over $217,000, with money still coming in. Mayor Evonne Delegarde was also on hand to welcome the visitors to South Dundas.
This is the second year Ride For Dad has followed a local route.