More than 300 motorcycle riders fired up their engines for the ninth annual Ride for Dad in Saskatoon on Saturday.

The event raises awareness and money to fight prostate cancer in the bridge city. Organizers said this year’s ride raised $74,000 for prostate cancer research and education.

The ride takes place in cities across the country, with thousands of Canadians participating to encourage men to get checked for prostate cancer, and to find a cure.

“Prostate cancer is about the leading male killer in Canada. There (are) no symptoms to it, it just creeps up on you, and then you’re gone,” said Bob Milburn, co-chairman of the Saskatoon Ride for Dad. “It’s a painful disease because it works from the inside out.”

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.