Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018

September 30, 2018/Jonathan Rundle/3 Comments

The Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018 is in the books. Like every year, Whitney and I are snapping photos of Seattle’s most dapper motorcyclists riding for a most worthy cause.

Getting ready

A big aspect of the ride is dressing up like dapper gentlemen and elegant ladies. Today I’m going blue to match my bike with a little DGR pin on the lapel.

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The Ride

The ride starts at The Wick, the place where we ended last year’s DGR. It’s looking pretty cloudy, but the weather holds for the duration of the ride.

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Just a short time to park, grab a coffee and get back on the road with 250 (or so) fellow riders.

We’re going up to Green Lake, through the Arboretum, across Georgetown, South Park, and ending at The Shop. Like my helmet says, “Hey ho! Let’s go!”

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The riders

It’s so great to ride with friends, make new ones, and come together for a great cause. Everyone really dresses in the spirit of the event and gives it their all.

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The bikes

Of course, an event like this brings out the finest in classic, retro and custom bikes. Here are just a few that caught my eye.

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The after-party

The Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018 ended at The Shop. It’s a great space, albeit very hoity-toity.

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We were all able to roll in, grab a beer (and/or a $7 hot dog) and hang out with friends. Cheers!

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This is the time when we also vote for our favorite bikes and our most favorite dressed people. This couple was dressed head to toe in tweed and looked fantastic. They got our votes (and many, many others)!

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Whitney and I even managed a few votes, mostly for Best Big Bike over 300cc an award I won a few years ago. Whitney got some most elegant lady votes (as she should)!

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The winners

Appropriately, the dog in the sidecar won Best in Show.

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This most elegant lady also won best small bike.

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This year’s Best Big Bike winner is Sean Kinney, the drummer from Seattle’s own Alice in Chains. He certainly isn’t feeling “Down in a Hole” after his big win (groan).

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Thank you!

Lastly, a HUGE thank you to our friends and family for their donations again this year. Together we raised $738 for a most important cause.

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The Seattle Ride raised over $37,000 and the worldwide donations totaled nearly $6,000,000.

We’ll see you again next year!

Comments (3)

  • Jon Reilly .October 5, 2018.Reply

    Thanks for recognizing our poodle, Brox. I built that sidecar for him last year so he could join us on these runs. He really loves coming with us and all the attention he gets when he’s riding. He sets a high bar to beat!

    • (Author) Jonathan Rundle .October 7, 2018.Reply

      He was an attention grabber and a good boy. I hope he earned a Derby Dog at the end of the day. Nice to ride with you!

  • Jo Ann Walsh .October 1, 2018.Reply

    So glad you had a good ride and raised lots for the cause.You looked very dapper and as always Whitney was stunning

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