Join us for the 2024 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Sun. May 19

Classic Bike Experience (CBE) will host the 7th Annual Burlington, Vermont regional celebration of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) on Sunday, May 19.

Classic Bike Experience (CBE) will host the 7th Annual Burlington, Vermont Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Sun. May 19

Since 2017, the Burlington area’s annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has raised more than $33,000 to fund both local and global prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs in conjunction with our official charity partner, Movember. We are delighted to bring the 2024 episode of this dapper motorcycling event to men and women interested in riding together for men’s health on Sunday, May 19. Sign-up in advance at to be eligible to ride with us.

Grilling breakfast at Classic Bike Experience, Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2023

Our day starts at 10:30 AM with hot-off-the-grill egg sandwiches, coffee, and soft drinks at Classic Bike Experience, 104 Center Road in Essex Junction, VT. Please remember, you MUST be registered in advance to attend the ride for insurance reasons. Upon arrival, you will check in, grab a name tag and receive a door prize ticket for later in the day.

Then, time to just hang out. While milling about ogling bikes and duds, our designated photographer, Stephen Kastner from DesignWise Studios, will be taking solo, portrait photos of each of our dapper riders with their machine to post online (see 2023 photos) after the event. 

At noon, our judges will select the “Most Dapper” award(s) and then begin our 25-mile ride through the Vermont countryside at an easy pace on scenic back roads. We will have a ride leader, embedded riders to help out as needed, and an emergency pick up vehicle trailing just in case.

Upon arrival at Arrowhead Lodge in Milton, your hosts will provide complementary finger-food platters with vegie options. A selection of savory beer and wine varieties, plus non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, along with anything from the pub’s menu. And, of course, we gently remind you to drink responsibly, especially when on two wheels.

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2023

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride at its heart, is a fundraising motorcycling event, raising funds and awareness for our charity partner, Movember — the world’s largest men’s health organization focused on universal, game-changing and realistic outcomes for men’s health. In addition to looking good, we would like to encourage all participants to do something good for the men in their lives by raising funds in support of this cause. 

It’s also important to note that this is a themed event, so please arrive in style! The dress code is dapper, so start planning your suit and tie, dress and shoes, and get ready for the most fashionable motorcycling event in the world. We are looking forward to bringing this event to you all and cannot wait to see the many smiling faces as we parade together, all in the name of men’s health. Thanks to our local sponsors; Cyclewise Triumph in New Haven and the Arrowhead Lodge.