June 10, 2023
15TH MDA RIDE
A BIG DAY OF SOLIDARITY!
AREA BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM AT WENCESLAS SQUARE (VÁCLAVSKÉ NÁMĚSTÍ)
MDA RIDE is a Czech charity founded by a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people with muscular dystrophy. This group is committed to raising awareness of muscular dystrophy and supporting people with this condition. Their mission is to help people with muscular dystrophy to achieve more. The MDA RIDE has donated already more than CZK 10 million to help individual people with muscular dystrophy and helped to finance 557 projects during its first fourteen years from 2009 to 2022. The MDA RIDE organizes the largest motorcycle charity event in Czechia and a public collection to benefit of people with muscular dystrophy who are associated with the Muscular Dystrophic Association In CZ, Parent Project, SMART-HELP, End Duchenne, or SMÁci and to support selected activities of those organizations.
The MDA RIDE charity event is an annual day-long celebration of the community at the Prague downtown, consisting of concerts, exhibitions, shows, and much more. Every year, sponsors, partners, a loyal community of supporters, about a hundred volunteers, the police, and personalities from politics and business work to ensure that the event can be carried out successfully on one June Saturday – according to the motto «A big day of solidarity». The event is open to anyone who shares a passion for riding a motorcycle or desires to support a good cause. Anyone can come alone or with the company of friends, with children, parents, or grandparents, with or without a motorcycle of any size and brand. The highlight of the event is a scenic parade ride through the streets of Prague, which takes participants past some of the city’s most famous landmarks. The joint ride-out of riders on motorcycles of all sizes and brands involving people with muscular dystrophy in the cars of our partners lasts for about an hour, giving participants plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the camaraderie, and unforgettable experiences and moments of happiness for people with muscular dystrophy.
In our name, we write “RIDE” and not “Ride”. That’s because this ride-out isn’t just an ordinary one, and it’s definitely not carefree.
9:15 – 9:30 LET THE PARTY BEGIN
Start of the event. Welcoming first visitors and interviews with celebrities.
9:30 – 10:30 LIVE ON STAGE – STRAHOV
Strahov, a rock band from Prague has been playing classic rock and roll as well as the 1970s hard rock already since 1993. It has been performing more than 700 times during that time. since 2009, it has supported and also became the MDA RIDE Advocate.
10:30 – 11:00 CONTEST – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE OF THE 15TH MDA RIDE
The traditional contest for the most beautiful motorcycle. Don’t forget to sign your “beauty” up for a special tag at arrival that allows you to compete.
11:00 – 12:00 LIVE ON STAGE – PETR VONDRÁČEK AND LOKOMOTIVA
Lokomotiva rock ‘n’ roll band is performing for you again. Petr Vondráček, a pianist and frontman, is the MDA RIDE Advocate, too. In a modest way, however, with total commitment, they give tribute to harmonic and melodic sequences of the past.
12:00 – 12:20 LIVE ON STAGE – TOM CORTÉS AND KATEŘINA KAREŠOVÁ
Tom is a lyricist, singer, poet, and musician. We haven’t seen him in a long time so let’s fix that and let’s listen to his current work.
12:20 – 12:30 RADONICKÉ BABALETKY SHOW
An unmistakable dance performance that you simply must see.
12:30 – 14:00 GRAND OPENING OF THE 15TH MDA RIDE
14:00 START OF THE PARADE RIDE THROUGH PRAGUE
A joint ride-out of riders on motorcycles of all sizes and brands involving people with muscular dystrophy in the cars of our partners.
14:00 – 15:00 LIVE ON STAGE – THE BEAUTIFULS
The quartet from Sedlčany will perform their rockabilly and rock’n’roll where you might feel the punk and psychobilly origins. These guys only got together a few years ago.
15:00 – 16:00 LIVE ON STAGE – AC/DC BRATISLAVA
The top Bratislava-based revival group with the hits of the hard rock legend AC/DC will perform at the MDA RIDE for the first time. It’s going to be a lot of fun!