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Special Olympics Australia is proud to launch the SOAR & ROAR Festival, giving people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to experience the thrill of a Dream Ride.The festival will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 26 November 2017 and will feature luxury car Dream Rides, motorbike Dream Rides and a number of other fun activities for people of all ages and abilities.

On 4 December 2016, the inaugural Dream Ride Australia (now SOAR and ROAR Festival) was held. Motoring enthusiasts came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Australia. Five Dream Rides featuring luxury car brands and two Dream Rides featuring motorbikes from around NSW made their way to Sydney Motorsport Park where they completed a lap of honour around the famous track. The event ran alongside MotorWorld Sydney – Australia’s biggest drive experience – and is the first of its kind in Australia.

All funds raised from Dream Ride 2016 helped Special Olympics Australia provide more sports opportunities for people with an intellectual disability so that they can get fit, have fun and make friends. Thanks for your support!

Car Rides
There are six luxury car Dream Rides departing from six Sydney venues:

Hyde Park
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
Hyde Park
Broughton Street Lookout, Kirribilli
Lilienfels Park, Katoomba
Regatta Park, Emu Plains

Bike Rides
There are five motor bike rides departing from:

Mount Panorama, Bathurst
Clovelly Beach, Clovelly
Frasers Motorcycles, Concord
Harley Davidson, Central Coast
Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, Tempe

All rides finish at Sydney Motorsport Park for a lap of honour.

Athlete Registration
As part of the SOAR & ROAR Festival, Special Olympics Australia athletes can register for a Dream Ride. All participants riding must:

be 18 years old or older
have an intellectual disability
be able to ride alone without assistance
be able to ride in a car for up to 60 mins
accept terms and conditions

About Special Olympics Australia

Special Olympics Australia volunteers provide sports opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills, and they do this every week in communities right across Australia.

While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.

People with an intellectual disability are often ridiculed, misunderstood, isolated or simply ignored. Yet, with the understanding and support of Special Olympics they discover the skills that allow them to improve their health, develop self-confidence and bring joy to themselves, their families and their community.

You can help us give more people with an intellectual disability a chance to achieve their personal best. Learn more about Special Olympics, be inspired by our athletes or best of all, get involved!

To find out more about Special Olympics Australia please visit specialolympics.com.au.