Special Olympics Palm Beach County to kick off The Dream Ride


LogoThe Dream Ride, the East Coast’s premier motorcycle ride and car cruise to benefit Special Olympics, will kick off in Palm Beach County this year at Harley-Davidson of Palm Beach.

Two- and four-wheeled enthusiasts from two countries and 12 states will gather Aug. 15 at the West Palm Beach landmark the night prior to the fundraising trek to Farmington, Conn. A welcoming party and rallying reception will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring Special Olympics Palm Beach County athletes and volunteers.

On Aug. 16, riders will start their motors for the 1,900-mile journey through Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York to Connecticut. The donation to join for the week is $2,500, or riders can join the pack for one day anywhere along the route for $30.

When The Dream Ride concludes, riders from 27 satellite locations all over Canada and the East Coast will gather Aug. 23 through 25 in Farmington for a weekend of food and festivities that includes automobile exhibits, live entertainment, vendors and a children’s area.

In 2012, The Dream Ride raised $340,000 for Special Olympics. The event has raised $1.7 million since its inception. For information, call 561-966-7019 or visit www.dreamride.org.


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