2023 Dads Honor Ride

RAAM 2023 Dads Honor RidE

Saturday, June 17 to Saturday, June 24, 2023
From Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD ( 3,000+ miles)

RAAM 2023 Dads Honor Ride (DHR) is a cycling campaign to raise awareness and resources for fatherhood charities.

The purpose of the DHR is threefold:

  1. Honor fathering successes by highlighting the importance of dads in their children’s lives.
  2. Create awareness of the father absence crisis; A leading socio-economic issue our nation faces and how it adversely affects our communities, families and most importantly our children.
  3. Raise needed funds for fatherhood organizations to support the ongoing efforts to combat fatherlessness.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:

Caerus Institute
Great Lakes Coca Cola
Horizon Therapeutics
Rotary Club of Chicago
UBS Financial Services

Special Thanks To Those Who Donated > $1,000:

Kim Duchossois
Jim Duran
Chaz Ebert
John Guido
David Hirsch
Horizon Therapeutics
Scot Marcotte
Damien Navarro
Dick Reck
Barbara & Glenn Reed
Rotary Club of Chicago
Don Stadler
Nick Topicha-Dolny
UBS Financial Services
CLICK HERE to read the June 15, 2023 story from the Chicago Tribune.
CLICK HERE to read June 18, 2023 story from the Daily Herald

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to become a sponsor of the RAAM 2023 Dads Honor Ride to raise awareness and resources for fatherhood charities. What the Dads HonorRide accomplishes goes far beyond the numbers. With 24 million children being directly affected by father absence; your support and sponsorship will help us provide awareness and needed resources to educate, inspire, encourage and engage more fathers and father figures in the lives of their children.

RAAM 2023 could not accomplish our mission and raise the needed awareness without the support from individual, corporate and foundation partners. We are currently looking for local and national partners. Would you please review the sponsorship form and affirm your commitment to the community, families and children through a monetary or in-kind contribution?

21CD Partners

These are the organizations your sponsorship supports:

2018-SFN-logo (Special Fathers Network)

About The Honor Rides


Dad Honor Ride 2015, was a 21 day, 2,325 miles bicycle ride from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL. The ride started on June 1st and concluded June 21st, Father’s Day, at U.S. Cellular Field, before the Chicago White Sox baseball game. 10 riders participated for one or more days.  David Hirsch, 21CD founder rode from start to finish averaging 112 miles/day for 21 days. There were three stops in: Lynwood, CA, Flagstaff, AZ and Springfield, MO to promote the local Boot Camp For New Dads programs. The riders stopped at locations from start to finish doing media appearances at local TV and radio stations. The ride director was Lincoln Baker who was accompanied by five volunteers, including Lawton “Wilk” Wilkerson, an 89 year old WWII who was the only volunteer who was involved all 21 days.

Read our DHR15 Blog here.


Dads Honor Ride 2016, was a 21 day, 1,400 mile bicycle ride from Boston, MA to Chicago, IL. The ride started on May 30th and concluded on June 19th, Father’s Day at Wrigley Field, before the Chicago CUBS baseball game. 38 riders participated, including 10 riders who rode a week and two riders; Mikolaj Topicha-Dolny (from Warsaw, Poland) and David Hirsch rode from start to finish averaging 67 miles/day for 21 days.

Read our DHR16 Blog here.


Dads honor Ride 2017 was a nine day, 958 mile bicycle ride around Lake Michigan starting and ending in Evanston, IL. The ride started on June 8th and concluded on June 16th. 10 riders participated for a day or more and two riders; Mikolaj Topicha-Dolny (from Warsaw, Poland) and David Hirsch rode from start to finish averaging 106 miles/day for nine days.

Read our DHR17 Blog here.

David Hirsch with Chicago Bike
Wrigley Field