Riders can make a dream ride come true for people with an intellectual disability and have the opportunity to ride around Sydney Motorsport Park at the Soar & Roar Festival on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
The event raises funds for Special Olympics Australia. Spokesman Aaron Henry expects thousands of riders to converge on Sydney Motorsport Park for the third annual event.
“The festival is about inclusion and awareness of intellectual disabilities,” Aaron says.
“Part of the day involves motorcyclists riding from six locations around NSW to Sydney Motorsport Park to join the festivities.”
It costs $55 to register and there is no entry fee for the festival.
However, if Motorbike Writer readers use the code MOTORBIKEWRITER when registering, they’ll get a $20 discount.
When riders arrive, people with an intellectual disability will get the opportunity to experience the thrill of a motorcycle or luxury car Dream Ride.
Motorcycle clubs and groups are invited to join the rides.
“Since starting, we’ve had over 200 motorbikes and riders, 250 classic and luxury cars, 750 Dream Rides, 2400+ laps of Sydney Motorsport Park, over 5500 festival attendees and raised over $700,000 for Special Olympics Australia,” Aaron says..
“Our goal is to keep growing the event to give as many people with an intellectual disability as possible the chance of a Dream Ride and the opportunity to participant and get active in sport.”
The festival celebrates Special Olympic athletes, their families, support networks and raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation.
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, Aaron says.
“There is so much more to the day: classic and luxury cars, live stage entertainment, hot laps, helicopter rides, car displays, multicultural dance spectacular and market stalls,” he says.
Click here to make a donation to Special Olympics Australia or help fundraise. The organisation provides opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to achieve their personal best through meaningful sports programs.
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