After the 6-day caravan north, passing through scenic roadways and stopping at attractive tourist destinations along the way, the Dream Ride Experience culminates in a 3-day international extravaganza, August 21-23. The event includes a motorcycle rally and ride for thousands of bikes, a dream car cruise and car show, delicious food, live entertainment, concert performances from Big Machine Record artists, pet adoptions, celebrity appearances, family fun and celebrations of the Special Olympics athletes accomplishments. Tears of joy, hugs, laughter and excitement abound as a over 100 Special Olympics athletes from across the U.S. and the world, gather at the Dream Ride Experience each year to unite, support and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals with disabilities. While the athletes gain recognition, participants gain insight into the value of sharing their motorsports passions with others.
Whether you choose to ride or drive the entire trip, join at various legs of the ride, attend at the beginning or end, or just support a rider or athlete, “Register, ride, donate, sponsor, volunteer, and/or participate today!” is the Dream Ride’s request.
A VIP event will be held at the PGA Resort & Spa on Friday, August 14 from 6:30-10 PM as a send-off for the ride which will leave the Resort Saturday morning, August 15 at 9 AM. Silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a cash bar will kickoff the Florida celebration for Special Olympics athletes who will then travel to Farmington, CT to join in the weekend festivities August 21-23. To participate, donate or volunteer, visit www.dreamride.org or call 561-310-6591.
The Dream Ride Experience is the signature event of The Hometown Foundation, the non-profit umbrella that covers a myriad of beneficiaries supported by the Dream Ride Experience. The name indicates the Foundation’s priority in keeping the funds raised locally within each community. Special Olympics, pet rescues, military veterans and support for charities that help children and fight diseases are among the top concerns of The Hometown Foundation.
The Dream Ride wishes to thank its Florida and national presenting and partner sponsors: Aqua Turf Club, Farmington Club, Bozzutos’ Inc., Campus Customs, Connecticut’s Farmington Valley, Dasani, Kanner & Pintaluga Law PA, Monster Energy, Harvest Properties, The Hometown Foundation, IGA, Papa’s Chrysler Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Revelation Productions, Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Injury Lawyers PA, The Michael Fux Foundation, Town of Farmington Connecticut Fire Department, Western Beef, Big Machine Label Group,
About Dream Ride: The Dream Ride is a multi-day and multi-event benefit that raises funds and awareness for The Hometown Foundation, which in turn funds Special Olympics programs in many international communities. The charity also supports pet rescues, US Military Veterans and organizations that fight diseases and support children and those with disabilities. What started as a charity motorcycle ride, grew into a 15-year, ever-growing event that now involves Canada, Australia, New Zealand, St. Kitts/Nevus and cities and towns from the Southeast through New England. The Dream Ride starts at PGA National Spa & Resort and culminates in Farmington, CT for a 3-day extravaganza including motorcycle rides, collector car shows, concerts, sporting and entertainment events and awards presentations. Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes attend from around the world to be recognized for their achievements. The Dream Ride, Worldwide, One Cause.