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Distinguished Motorcyclists Ride For A Cure In OKC

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A group of motorcycle enthusiasts headed down the streets of Oklahoma City on Sunday with a look of distinction, all to bring awareness and raise money to find a cure for a deadly cancer among men. A group of motorcycle enthusiasts headed down the streets of Oklahoma City on Sunday with a look of distinction, all to bring awareness and raise money to find a cure for a deadly cancer among men.
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It's a ride like no other. A group of motorcycle enthusiasts headed down the streets of Oklahoma City on Sunday with a look of distinction, all to bring awareness and raise money to find a cure for a deadly cancer among men.

“I am part of the Wallace clan out of Scotland,” said Larry Wallace, one of the riders and organizers of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

But for Wallace, wearing his dress kilt, vest and family colors, and this year’s ride has become personal.

“It's an absolute wake up call,” he said.

Earlier this year, doctors told him he had prostate cancer, but luckily in its early stages.

“At that point, it was step back, take a very good look at the life I had led and the life I want to continue to lead while I’m still on this earth,” Wallace said.

Doctors are just watching it for now and will determine if he needs treatment in January.

The diagnosis has confirmed even more his passion to bring awareness to the disease through event like the annual Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.

During the event, riders dress their best in everything from suits and even a tuxedo to bow ties and Scottish kilts. Then, they saddled up on their vintage or classic styled bikes to ride the streets of Oklahoma City.

“It's not about outdoing each other, it's about showing some class and respect for the event,” one of the riders Jerrod Smith said.

More than 50 riders showed up on Sunday. They were among 40,000 others in more than 400 cities in 75 countries, doing the same thing -- riding for a cure. The route here was west down NW 10 Street to Lake Overholser, around the lake, then back to downtown for stops in the Boathouse District and Midtown.

Click here to learn more about the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.

“When you see a bunch of guys ripping down the street, you know, suit and tie, it causes some immediate attraction for people,” Smith said.

Showing unity in style, all dedicated to finding a cure for prostate cancer.

"That's the point for people to see us, people to know why we’re here and what we’re doing,” he said.

The group has raised $65,000 so far this year locally and more than $2 million was raised worldwide.

Click here to learn more about prostate cancer.

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