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Ride For Pride

The Dahlias work hard to give back to local communities and organizations that are close to our hearts and in line with our mission. In 2017, we hosted a fundraising event to benefit Planned Parenthood of Michigan.

We’re back at it again in 2018, this time to benefit the Ruth Ellis Center here in metro Detroit! Named after prominent Detroit-area LGBTQ activist Ruth Ellis, the Center has been providing safety-net and healthcare services, family preservation programming, and residential foster care specifically for LGBTQ youth in the region for over 15 years. The services the Ruth Ellis Center provide to our LGBTQ communities are invaluable, and we are doing our part to see that their ability to continue providing such services is continued.

Sunday, August 26th we will be having a ride to raise money and awareness for the Ruth Ellis center. Your ticket purchase and 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center. 

We will be having a group ride with a stop at Detroit's premier motorcycle shop Clutch & Throttle. Brad, the owner, is opening up the shop for us to hang out, mingle, and cool off before continuing on to our host venue for the evening, The Loving Touch (22634 Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 48220). We are working on getting a food truck to show up at Clutch & Throttle, and the Keisling is across the street for boozy drinks and other beverages.

If you plan on participating in the ride we ask that you please purchase your ticket in advance as this helps us get a good headcount for the event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at 

Day of registration will be available but will be $15. 

If you're a non motorcycle rider we hope you will come join us at The Loving Touch to party! 

We will be having a raffle with some amazing prizes from some awesome sponsors. We will be posting sneak peaks of some of the prizes available leading up to the event. There will also be a 50/50 raffle! We have live music by Willa Rae & The Minor Arcana. 

Any questions, shoot us a message or e-mail at 


Earlier Event: August 12
9th Annual Ton-Up Festival