Quads 4 Quads 2010: Down and Dirty in South Africa

On the 23rd September, 300 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 (QASA).
 
Ari Seirlis, The National Director of QASA and a quadriplegic himself will ride his adapted Yamaha 700 quad bike on this epic adventure with a dedicated support team.
He will prove that "nothing is impossible" and will inspire the 300 other riders, for the 1000km of mountains, rivers, dust and dirt.
 
Quads 4 Quads is the brainchild of the organisers Family Adventures and 7 years ago the 1stgroup 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!




The event will run both ways this year. The return group of riders will leave Ballito on the 30thSeptember to return to Carnival City on the 3rd October. The "up" run will also feature and other quadriplegic, Phil Case, taking on this challenge for the first time in his adapted Polaris side by side.
 
7 years later, the event has raised some R4 million in total and has expanded to 600 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 mass 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 number of sponsors have ensured that soccer balls, wheelchairs and school stationary sets will also be distributed into the rural communities on the way, to ensure many people benefit from this trail through the valleys Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal.
 
Quads 4 Quads will test the resilience of Ari Seirlis,  taking on the challenge, aswell as provide a life changing experience for 300 riders, all for a great cause..... to raise funds for those less mobile...... quadriplegics.
 
 
Ari Seirlis         
QASA
aris@iafrica.com
0829014150
 
Glenn Foley     
FAMILY ADVENTURES
foleyg@mweb.co.za
0721770621
  
Terri Edmunds 
Project Co-ordinator
QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA)

Tel:
031 7670348
Fax: 031 7670584
PO Box 2368, Pinetown, 3600, South Africa

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