Success Story

The new MDA RIDE non-profit organization raised a nice sum of 182,000 CZK during the first event that was held at the parking lot of the Letňany shopping mall in September 2009. The journey of the MDA RIDE began. No one expected that it would become the largest motorcycle charity event in the Czech Republic.

Starting with the second year, the event was being held in June and at a new location – at Hořejší nábřeží in Smíchov district of Prague and gained an important partner – the city district of Prague 5. On the offhand, it was possible to raise more than twice the amount. After the third year, it was already more than 1 million CZK in total. A few good-hearted celebrities have gradually joined and still continue supporting the MDA RIDE. The MDA RIDE has become a successful charity event in the meantime. It managed to raise 2.8 million CZK to the benefit of muscular dystrophy patients during the first seven years.

But a breakthrough came in 2016. The event moved to the very center of Prague to Václavské náměstí and sharply enlarged. And not only that – our 8th MDA RIDE broke the million CZK threshold for its fundraising efforts for the first time. This was an amazing amount of money for a motorcycle charity event. And the next ninth event, as well as the tenth one, both were an even bigger success. The eleventh event brought 1.6 million CZK – the fourth amazing record annual yield in a row. The last year’s virtual no. twelve brought 685,000 CZK.

Published by

Ladislav Poledna

MDA RIDE Committee member