The Dream Ride Experience is a multi-day extravaganza featuring motorcycles and cars, music, live entertainment, food, a Family Fun Zone, and more – all benefiting a worthy cause: the Special Olympics. 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 among 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. Participants have journeyed from across the United States and internationally to be a part of the dream. 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, Firefighter’ Chili Cook-off, Police K9 Challenge, Paws for a Cause pet adoption expo, 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, raising $3 million in 2021. The Dream Ride Experience can continue to make dreams come true with the help of all the generous participants, sponsors, and donors.