NYC: The World's No. 1 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in Photos
October 1, 2019 | NYC Motorcyclist
Eight New York-based photographers volunteered their valuable services in documenting this year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride though Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Some shot while riding, some were passengers on the back of a bike or in a Ural sidecar, some found stationary positions along the route, and one set up a backdrop under the FDR to capture some gritty, timeless editorial shots.
This year's DGR took 800-plus riders over the Brooklyn and Queensboro Street bridges, up the FDR, down the West Side Highway, through Central Park, Columbus Circle and Grand Army Plaza, and down the FDR, ducking under the Manhattan Bridge. The group, fronted by ride leaders Mike Higgins and Allister Klingensmith, included fundraising giant Vincent Nicolai and the New York Classic Riders, who were the top non-corporate fundraising team in the world.
The galleries are not in chronological order, but rather seek to highlight the movement and moments from the day while showing off the talents and unique styles of Ryan Handt, Mike Higgins, Hugh Miller, Jesse Padilla, Simon Russell, John Saponara, Mark Squitieri and Arnaldo Vargas. You can view the images as a collection, clicking on thumbnails to view larger versions. Or you can isolate each shooter's images by clicking on their names in the menu bar below. Enjoy the galleries, and if you use one of the photos in your social media, please credit the photographer.
We now move to in-ride collections from Simon Russell and Mark Squitieri. Russell positioned himself at various stages along the course while Squitieri was one of two photographers shooting from a Dapper Tours NYC URAL on course during the ride, courtesy of our friend Will Davis. Enjoy!