The Great Ride

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In spite of the "Great gas shortage of Thursday", the Great Ride still had 115 motorcycles participate in the 7th Annual Great Ride benefitting Special Olympics of Texas, raising $3400.00. Thank you to all those that participated! Riders were from various companies participating in Corporate Challenge as well as the event is open to the public. The route started at Galatyn Plaza and was roughly 85 miles round trip through some great winding country roads and ended back at Galatyn Plaza with lunch donated from In N Out burger and the Going Native band.

Mark your calendars for next years Great Ride - Saturday, September 1, 2018

Check out the photos online now!

Join us for the 7th Annual Great Ride - A motorcycle ride benefitting Special Olympics of Texas.

Participation Cost - Minimum donation of $20 per rider, and $10 per passenger

SATURDAY, September 2, 2017
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Kick stands up at 9:30 a.m.

Galatyn Plaza Just east of 75 (Central)
Next to the Renaissance Hotel

Address: 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX

This years ride will both Start and End at Galatyn Plaza located next to the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson. Registration begins at 7:30am with coffee, donuts and music. Kick stands up at 9:30am. While this is a group ride; it is not escorted. Riders are encouraged to go at your own pace and arrive safely back at Galatyn Plaza for the festivities about 11:30am. The overall ride is about 2 hours long, not quite 100 miles.

  • In & Out Burger will have their Mobile Unit at the Plaza serving up Hamburgers, Chips & Soft Drinks as part of the registration fee.
  • Texas Select Beer (Non Alcoholic) will be on ice!
  • Vendors and Music will be on the plaza.


This is the 7th year of The Great Ride, part of the City of Richardson's Corporate Challenge. This event has grown each year, with over 300 bikes in 2016. Each participating company is asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 for Special Olympics Texas, the events charity of choice for 18 years. To date, the Challenge has given this organization over $2 million, which has provided hundreds of Special Olympic Athletes with uniforms, transportation to competitions, quality equipment and hours of practice time. The Great Ride was added as a fundraising aspect that allows anyone to participate in raising money for this great cause; and have fun doing it! If you are part of one of the Corporate Challenge teams, be sure to select your company name for "credit" for raising money. Not part of the Corporate Challenge? No worries, All Riders are welcome!

Minimum Donation: is $20 per driver, $10 per passenger. (But you can always give more!)

Rain Out - If rained out, this event will not be rescheduled.

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