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Join us for Fidelco’s 7th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Independence fundraiser!

The day begins at Gengras Harley-Davidson in East Hartford where participants embark on a police-escorted ride through scenic Farmington Valley.

The ride ends with a Black-Eyed Sally’s BBQ lunch and live music at our campus in Bloomfield, CT.


  • Bring your bike, a friend, and enjoy our police-escorted ride through scenic Farmington Valley
  • Join virtually from the comfort of your home as a “Ghost Rider


Don’t have a motorcycle but want to join the fun? The more the merrier! Come sample Back East Brewery beer, indulge in some Black-Eyed Sally’s BBQ, try your luck with the raffles, visit Fidelco's gift shop and participating vendors, watch some dog demonstrations, and swoon over our precious pups!


We love partnering with local businesses – become a sponsor and support our life-changing guide dog mission! 


Share your products and engage with hundreds of Fidelco supporters! Contact events@fidelco.org for more info. 


Join our exceptional community of volunteers by dedicating your time to assisting with our largest event of the year! Contact volunteer@fidelco.org for more info. 


Once you're registered, be sure to set up your fundraising page and share with friends and family! 

Congratulations to Roger Parent for raising enough money to win a Downtown Hartford Marriott hotel & Vivo Seasonal Trattoria restaurant certificate! There are more opportunities to receive exciting prizes: 

  • Raise $100 or more and receive your choice of an official 2017 Ride for Independence T-Shirt or Tank Top. 
  • Raise $1K or more and receive your own private Puppy Visit!. 
  • SPECIAL BONUS INCENTIVE: For every $100 you raise between May 2 and July 10, you'll receive an entry to win a pair of Adidas sunglasses donated by Middlesex Eye Physicians AND a Hoffman vehicle for the weekend donated by Hoffman Auto Group! 

Click here to learn more, register, fundraise, and donate! Don’t forget to download our flier to share with your friends and family, and make sure to follow us on facebook to receive event updates.

Now mark your calendars, share with your friends, and let’s start this puppy up! 


  • New 2017 Ride for Independence T-Shirts, Tank Tops, and Kick Stand Pucks (Coming Soon)!
  • Sunscreen, Water Bottles, & other Fidelco merchandise 

Official event and other Fidelco merchandise available to the general public for purchase.

A Special Thank You To Our 2017 Sponsors!    

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     Hoffman Logo    Eversource Logo   Hartford Courant Logo      

  Gengras Harley Davidson Logo  Trantolo and Trantolo Logo  Hartford Steam Boiler Munich RE Logo  SpaceFitters Logo 300x68   Hartford Distributors Logo 200x100    

 Turnpike Motors Black Logo            Neligons Auto Care Center Logo



Exciting sponsorship opportunities for this event may be found here.

Interested in becoming an event vendor? Please contact events@fidelco.org.

Interested in becoming an event volunteer? Please contact volunteer@fidelco.org