Join us for Fidelco’s 8th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Independence fundraise

Join us for Fidelco’s 8th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Independence fundraiser!

Renee DiNino chats with Eliot Russman, President and CEO of Fidelco Guide Dogs. Listen to the interview below all about Fidelco’s 8th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Independence fundraiser!

And we want to remind everyone that in just a few weeks, on Sunday, July 22nd, it’s Fidelco Guide Dogs 8th Annual Ride for Independence motorcycle ride that supports the Fidelco Guide Dogs program for blind veterans and first responders. I’ll be there with another Grand Marshal, Rob Dibble & Jamie McDonald for this police-escorted ride through the beautiful Farmington Valley…followed by Jamie & Cheryl McDonald’s delicious Bear’s BBQ.

 We’re inviting all listeners to visit for details and to register. That’s And please “like” our new Ride for Independence Facebook page for regular updates. It’s a family-friendly event with Bear’s BBQ for lunch and everyone is invited to attend.

Let's start this Puppy Up! Join us for a great ride and fabulous Bear's Smokehouse BBQ. Pre-register now for only $40 for you and a passenger! If you don't ride you can still join the festivities and enjoy lunch for $15.

This year the day begins and ends at Fidelco's Bloomfield campus where participants embark on a police-escorted ride through scenic Farmington Valley.

Enjoy entertainment all day. Live music before and after the ride, Bear's Smokehouse BBQ for lunch, vendors all day long, K9 demonstrations and more!


  • 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 indulge in some Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, try your luck with the raffles, visit Fidelco's gift shop and participating vendors, watch 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 for more info. 


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


Honor the hero in your life by placing an American flag at Fidelco's Field of Flags display located on our Bloomfield, CT campus. This enduring symbol of gratitude serves to recognize family members, first responders and military service members, including active-duty personnel, veterans, retired military, police officers, firefighters, border patrol agents, corrections staff, EMTS - whomever you wish to acknowledge. All donations directly support Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation's mission to partner exceptional men and women who are blind with elite German Shepherd guide dogs. Click here to dedicate a flag to someone special today.  


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

  • Raise $100 or more and receive an official 2018 Ride for Independence T-Shirt.  


Pre-registration open through Thursday, July 19.

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 Fidelco swag coming soon! 

  • 2018 Ride for Independence T-Shirts
  • Challenge Coins, Camo Hats, Water Bottles, & More. 

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

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