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2017 Dream Ride
August 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
The Dream Ride Experience is more than just an event; it is a movement of making dreams come true.
The Dream Ride Experience is a multi-day extravaganza featuring Dream Ride, Dream Cruise, Dream Concert, Dream Show featuring cars and motorcycles, and a Family Fun Zone all benefiting a worthy cause, Special Olympics and other charities. The Dream Ride Experience is the signature event of The Hometown Foundation, Inc.
Over the years, The Dream Ride Experience has evolved into a year-long community commitment to celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics athletes. The Experience honors these men, women, and children living with intellectual disabilities in our communities and highlights their determination and willingness to persevere, overcome challenges, and shatter stereotypes. The Dream Ride Experience advocates for inclusion and building friendships amongst not only the athletes, but also the participants.
Thousands of motorcyclists and hundreds of engine enthusiasts venture to Farmington, Connecticut, all with the same goal of supporting Special Olympics and other charities. Participants have journeyed from across the United States and internationally to be a part of the dream. It is with their passion, that The Dream Ride Experience is a lasting, and growing event! Special Olympics athletes worldwide are given the opportunity to attend The Dream Ride Experience and treasure this lifelong memory. Many athletes make the trip not knowing what the weekend will hold; however, it’s fair to say this is where dreams come true!
The Dream Ride Experience has evolved into more than just a motorcycle ride and car show. The event also features a pet adoption center, delicious food, live entertainment and music, celebrity appearances, vendors, raffles, family fun, and so much more.
The Dream Ride Experience is proud to say that proceeds from the event are donated back to Special Olympics and other charities. In 2016, The Dream Ride Experience raised a record breaking amount of $1.5 million dollars for Special Olympics! To date, we are proud to announce that we’ve donated over $6.2 million to help Special Olympics! The Dream Ride Experience can continue to make dreams come true with the help of all the generous participants, sponsors, and donors.