ABOUT DREAM RIDE
Heartwarming. Inspiring. Moving.
The Dream Ride Experience is more than just an event; it is a movement of making dreams come true.
The Dream Ride Experience is the signature fundraising event of The Hometown Foundation, Inc. The weekend features family fun for all! It also includes the Dream Cruise, a Saturday police-escorted journey where drivers pair up with Dream Riders in their classic/exotic vehicles for a 12-mile cruise, Dream Show featuring cars and motorcycles, culminating in the Dream Ride, a Sunday motorcycle tour through the Farmington, Connecticut countryside, all benefiting a worthy cause, The Hometown Foundation, Inc.
Over the years, The Dream Ride Experience has evolved into a year-long community commitment to celebrate the achievements of our Dream Riders. 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 Dream Riders, but also with the participants and attendees.
Thousands of motorcyclists and engine enthusiasts venture to Farmington, Connecticut, all with the same goal of supporting The Hometown Foundation, Inc. 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! Dream Riders worldwide are given the opportunity to attend The Dream Ride Experience and treasure this lifelong memory. Many Dream Riders make the trip not knowing what the weekend will hold; however, it is fair to say that 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 the Dream Ride Pet Adoption Center, delicious food, live entertainment and music, the Dream Ride Police K-9 Challenge, the Dream Ride Firemen Chili Cook-Off, Vendor Village, raffles, family fun, and so much more!
The Dream Ride Experience is proud to say that proceeds from the event are donated to The Hometown Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. In 2018, The Dream Ride Experience raised a record breaking amount of $2 million dollars! To date, we are proud to announce that we have donated over $9.7 million to The Hometown Foundation, Inc.! The Dream Ride Experience can continue to make dreams come true with the help of all the generous participants, sponsors, and donors.