Ride for Independence comes to aid of guide dogs

June 19, 2013 by  

For new motorcyclists and motorcycle lifers alike, the 3rd Annual Ride for Independence is set to be the perfect event to get out of the house and go for a scenic trip across CT.

The Ride for Independence will help out the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation with funds raised contributed to their budget and efforts.

The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is an incredible organization that assists blind men and women across the U.S. The program offers those suffering blindness the independence of those with vision, offering companion and protector to help with day-to-day tasks that some might take for granted. Fidelco trains guide dogs in the communities in which they work, creating a smooth transition to life with a visually-impaired owner. Community members also participate in helping to raise puppies for 14 to 16 months before formal training.

The Ride for Independence event hosts riders on a guided route through scenic Farmington Valley and ends with a BBQ lunch and live music at Fidelco. For families without a bike, there are activities for non-riders like vendors and K-9 demonstrations.

This event takes place on July 21 in Bloomsfield, Connecticut. For those in towns around the state like Haddam, Norwich, and Salem, flyer printing and poster printing can really make the difference in attendance.

Register before July 17 to be entered to win $1,000’s worth of Harley-Davidson riding equipment. Pre-registration costs $30, day-of registration costs $40, attendees (not riders) pay $20 per car, and kids under 12 enter for free. Donation opportunities are also available, and donors will be considered a ‘Ghost Rider’ for a $30 contribution.