Fidelco Guide Dog: Ride for Independence

Here is Renee's interview with Corrianne Gagliardi, Community Relations Officer for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Tricia Rowold, Coordinator of Events and Volunteer Services at Fidelco, and Norm LeBlanc of Trantolo & Trantolo!

They chat about the upcoming 9th Annual Ride for Independence, taking place on Sunday, October 6th! The 30-mile ride begins in Ellington and ends the Fidelco campus in Bloomfield, where there will be food, music, dogs, and fun!

Listen below for all of the info!

Corrianne Gagliardi, Community Relations Officer for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation & Ocean!

Norm LeBlanc, Trantolo & Trantolo

9th Annual Ride for Independence

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Register NOW to guarantee your place in New England's premiere motorcycle fundraiser celebrating Fidelco Guide Dogs life-improving program for blind military veterans and first responders.

Riders will enjoy fall foliage colors during this year's Ride for Independence as they cruise a scenic, police-escorted, 30-mile route through the Connecticut Farmington Valley. Fidelco Guide Dogs Ride for Independence is a family-friendly event. No bike, no problem. Non-riders can enjoy food trucks, beer and music, great shopping, and Fidelco German Shepherd Dogs.

Our Ride for Independence promises to be bigger than ever this year!The event begins at Old School Harley Davidson 398 Somers Rd, Ellington, CT and ends at Fidelco Guide Dogs' Bloomfield, CT campus with registration opening at 9:30am with live acoustic music featuring Dave O'Hagan, founder of legendary Shovelhead. Kickstands up at 11:30am.Following the ride, there will be food trucks, beer, corn hole tournaments, and live music by the Witch Doctors, featuring our very own, Eric Gardell!

Fee: Riders $25, Guest Passengers $15, Spectators welcome to attend (donations welcomed).

Fidelco Car Show


Bloomfield Campus $10 entry fee

(Payments accepted at the event via credit card, check or cash.)

Prizes will be awarded for the top three voted cars.

Come enjoy the Ride for Independence festivities offered throughout the day.

Fidelco Guide Dogs Ride for Independence also presents a Field of Flags tribute to American heroes and fallen military, first responders, and veterans.Purchase your flags HEREfor all the heroes in your life to be displayed for all to admire and contemplate.

Not in the area, not a problem. Become a Ghost Rider and join our Ride for Independence from wherever you'll be riding!! Register and follow us on social media to post your Ride images (don't forget to tag us) for a chance to win cool Fidelco Guide Dogs swag.

Also, when registered, become part of the fundraising fun and be sure to set up your personal fundraising page and share with friends and family! Raise $100 or more and receive an official 2019 Ride for Independence T-Shirt.

Pre-registration open through Thursday, October 3.

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