Quads 4 Quads 2009

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On the 24th September, 400 off road bikers will leave Carnival City, heading for Ballitto, on a 1000 km, 4 day off road adventure, to raise funds for the QuadPara Association of South Africa

 

Ari Seirlis, The National Director of QASA and a quadriplegic himself will ride his adapted Yamaha 700 quad bike on this epic adventure, with him will be the former Springbok Rugby player, Andre Venter, who is now a wheelchair user as a result of a degenerating condition, will also take on this enormous challenge on his Polaris quad bike.


These two brave members of the association will prove that "nothing is impossible" and with their support teams, will inspire the 400 other riders, for the 1000km of mountains, rivers, dust and dirt.


Andre Venter will now face a whole new "Test" in his life, 1000km of off road terrain, unforgiving and energy sapping. His good friend and also former Springbok player Wahl Bartmann has agreed to come on board and flank Andre!

 

Quads 4 Quads is the brainchild of the organisers Family Adventures and 6 years ago the 1st group of quad bike riders set off to prove that this journey could be done and for a cause too: Quad Bike riders for quadriplegics, hence Quads 4 Quads!


Six years later, the event has raised some R3 million in total and has expanded to 400 riders, using all makes and configurations of off road bike.

 

This is the largest such event in the world and is unique in that it is a family ride, not a race through harsh countryside, and challenging conditions over 4 days. 250km a day meaning 6 to 8 hours in the saddle.

 

A Pick n Pay have ensured that 500 soccer balls and also school stationary sets can also be distributed into the rural communities on the way, to ensure many people benefit from this trail through the valleys of Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal.

 

Quads 4 Quads will test the resilience of Ari Seirlis and Andre Venter who are both disabled and taking on the challenge, aswell as provide a life changing experience for 400 riders, all for a great cause..... to raise funds for those less mobile...... quadriplegics.

 

Contacts:


Ari Seirlis         QASA

aris@iafrica.com

0829014150

 

Glenn Foley     FAMILY ADVENTURES

foleyg@mweb.co.za

0721770621

 

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