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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 benefitting 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 charity. In 2017, The Dream Ride Experience raised a record breaking $1.55 million dollars for Special Olympics and other charities! To date, we are proud to announce that we’ve donated over $7.7 million to help Special Olympics and other charities! The Dream Ride Experience can continue to make dreams come true with the help of all the generous participants, sponsors, and donors.

History

Perhaps Michael A. Bozzuto, CEO of Bozzuto’s Inc. and founder of The Dream Ride Experience, said it best: “Dream Ride has become a dream for everybody.” Since 2001, the Dream Ride began simply as an optimistic vision – a passionate hope for the future of those in our community living with intellectual disabilities. Armed with a vivid dream, Michael Bozzuto created the The Hometown Foundation, Inc. and established it as the central support system for his goals. Dream Ride came into fruition – its ultimate motive being to shed light on the countless abilities of the intellectually disabled community.

With a humble total of twelve motorcycles revving their engines, a dream took shape, and The Dream Ride Experience began its movement. Sixteen years later––thanks to the passion, hope and dedication of his entire company and the community––“The Dream Ride Experience” has evolved into the largest philanthropic endeavor sponsored by Bozzuto’s Inc. and The Hometown Foundation, Inc. Over the course of the years, thousands have joined the mission and helped make an impact on so many people’s lives. Since its inception, The Dream Ride Experience has donated over $7.7 million to support Special Olympics and other charities.
Event Location:
Farmington Polo Club, 152 Town Farm Rd, Farmington CT 06032

Event Schedule:

Dream Ride Experience Weekend8/3/2018 4:00 pm - 8/5/2018 5:00 pm
Fees:
Donation: No Fees
Visit DreamRide.org to register for all events. Donation Entry varies per event.

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