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Upstate bikers suit up for dapper charity ride

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Greenville's 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Sep. 25, 2016/FOX Carolina) Greenville's 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Sep. 25, 2016/FOX Carolina)
Greenville's 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Sep. 25, 2016/FOX Carolina) Greenville's 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Sep. 25, 2016/FOX Carolina)
Greenville's 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Sep. 25, 2016/FOX Carolina) Greenville's 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Sep. 25, 2016/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It was a black tie affair.

Dozens of motorcyclists turned out in their best suits on Sunday for Greenville's first Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. The annual ride, which more than 50,000 bikers participated in worldwide this year, goes to benefit prostate cancer research and suicide prevention.

The Greenville ride kicked off at 9 a.m. at Touring Sport on Laurens Road and traveled through downtown Greenville to Mac's Speed Shop on South Main Street.

Last year, the ride raised more than $2.3 million across 79 counties. It was founded in 2012 after Mark Hawwa in Sydney saw a photo of Man Men character Don Draper wearing his finest suit on a classic bike.

“We are just blown away by the traction and the enormous support over the past 4 years," Hawwa said. "It’s fantastic to see so many different countries and cultures uniting together, to offer the much-needed support toward global prostate cancer research and suicide prevention programs."

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