Dream Ride presents national recording artist Lonestar on Saturday, August 23d at the Farmington Polo Grounds, 152 Town Farm Road, Farmington, as part of the 2014 Dream Ride Experience – an annual event to benefit Special Olympics. General admission and lawn seat tickets are $30.00 and may be purchased at www.dreamride.org. Gates will open at 5 p.m. on the day of the show and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held, rain or shine.
In addition to the Lonestar concert, The Dream Ride Experience will unite motorcyclists, classic and exotic car enthusiasts, and families and friends who want to be a part of a fun, festive event to support Special Olympics. A motorcycle ride with starting points at Fairfield University and Harley-Davidson dealerships across the state which will draw participants from 3 countries – the US, Canada and Australia – and 12 states (including Connecticut) and a host of activities are planned. These activities include a Twilight Car Cruise & Wrangler Rally hosted by Papa’s Dodge of New Britain, Dream Show car exhibit, celebrity guest appearances, kids’ activities, pet adoptions and miniature golf. To view a full schedule of events and register, go to www.dreamride.org.
Registration is $30 for adults for a one-day pass (includes Twilight Dream Cruise on Saturday night or Dream Ride/Dream Show on Sunday) and $50 for a two-day pass (includes Twilight Dream Cruise on Saturday night and Dream Ride/Dream Show on Sunday); $15 for children 10 – 16 (each day); and free for children under 10. Register by August 15th, and receive an official Dream Ride Experience t-shirt. Additional fundraising to support Special Olympics is encouraged. And, follow Dream Ride at facebook.com/DreamRide and twitter.com/DreamRideExp.
The Dream Ride Experience will bring together thousands of motorcycle and car enthusiasts to enjoy the ride, celebrate Special Olympics athletes and join in a movement that inspires respect, acceptance and inclusion for all people with and without intellectual disabilities – both on and off the playing field. Last year’s Dream Ride raised $520,000 for Special Olympics. The event has raised $2 million since its inception.