2nd Dream Ride for Special Olympians

People with an intellectual disability will get the opportunity to experience the thrill of a motorcycle or luxury car Dream Ride at the 2017 Soar & Roar Festival in Sydney.

Riders and motorcycle clubs are invited to join the five Dream Rides which leave from various locations heading to event on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The festival will celebrate Special Olympic athletes, their families, support networks and raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation.

Last year $360,000 was raised and this year the goal is $400,000 through donations from participating motorcar and motorbike participants.

All of the funds raised will go towards fuelling these unique events, that create an arena for athletes to exercise, have fun and make life-long friends.

The festival will include fun activities for people of all ages and abilities. They include the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Formula Ford hot laps, car demonstrations, vintage car display, food and wine tasting, rides, face painting, children’s activities, musical performances, dance spectacular and Special Olympics sports demonstrations.

Second annual Dream Ride

Dream Ride ambassador Brendan “Jonesy” Jones with Special Olympics Australia athletes and CEO Corene Strauss

It will be Australia’s second Dream Ride after the event was held last December at the MotorWorld show at Sydney Motorsport Park.

This year five rides will depart from Mt Panorama, Bathurst; Procycles St Peters with ambassador Chris Smith of 2GB; Frasers Motorcycles, Concord, with ambassador Brendan Jones (WSFM); Clovelly Beach Carpark; and Central Coast Harley Davidson, Gosford.

They will ride to Sydney Motorsport Park for a lap of honour, presentation and festival fun.

Motorcycle clubs and groups are invited to join the rides. Last year there were 114 motorbike riders and this year they are hoping for 300.

It costs $55 to register and there is no entry fee for the festival.

You can register for a Dream Ride by clicking here.

Riders can also make a donation and are encouraged to fundraise to help Special Olympics Australia provide opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to achieve their personal best through meaningful sports programs.

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