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September 2008 will mark the fifth year of the running of the Quads 4 Quads of road motorcycle event running from Johannesburg to Durban and return. 1000 km of off-road riding in order to raise funds for the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). Glenn Foley & Corinne Andrews of Family Adventures have chosen QASA as the beneficiary of this fundraising ride and over the last four years, more than R2 million rand has been raised through this event.    600 quad bike and two wheel motorcycle riders, will participate in this awesome ride and make a difference to the lives of quadriplegics and paraplegics in South Africa.

QUADS 4 QUADS is their ride and not a race, it is an event that will change your life, it is an event that will allow you to explore South Africa, it is an event which will challenge your stamina, and revive your soul. At the end of the four days of riding, you will experience, friendship and fun never felt before and most importantly, you will have been responsible for empowering and developing capacity for quadriplegics and paraplegics.
For more info view: http://quads4quads.co.za/Default.aspx

Jhb 2 Durban 2 Jhb in the dirt.
Kicks off from Thunder Valley in Brakpan on the 25th of September
Bikes, Quads, buggys and side by sides all welcome!

What is the Quads 4 Quads Charity Ride?
It is a social family ride in the dirt ‚?? all the way from Thunder Valley in Brakpan to Cane Cutters resort in Ballito and back again. The ride raises funds for the QuadPara Association of SA. (QASA)Fundraising Number: 0008811
Last year, the riders raised R1.2 million for the organisation.

The plan is to leave JHB on Thursday the 25th of September, Arrive in Ballito Sunday the 28th. Then we leave Ballito again on Thursday the 2nd and back in JHB on the 5th October. You can either ride down, or up, or you can do both if you are very brave. Briefings and registration will be the day before the ride kicks off.

Who can come?
Anyone really ‚?? as long as you have an offroad bike, quad, go-kart or side-by-side.
We do suggest nothing less than a 200cc though.

Do we need a backup?
We prefer it if you have a bakkie for backup ‚?? say 1 bakkie and trailer per five riders. MAN Trucks send along a truck or two so if you cannot shake any of your mates up to come along, we will make sure that you are looked after. Backup vehicles do not travel along the same route as the bikes and quads.

Is it technical?
There are sections that are slightly technical, but the bulk of the ride is easy with beautiful scenery. There is approximately 15kays of tar on the whole route, the rest is in the dirt.
Do we load and tow on any of the sections?
No ‚?? you ride the whole way. The total distance is just more than 900 kays with sleepovers in the towns and villages in between.

Do We Need to take our own food?
Bring snacky things and pocket money, but dinners, lunches and breakfasts are all included in the entry fee.

Accomodation en route?
Your fee includes camping the whole way, so bring along your tents and camping gear. You may, however book into bed and breakfasts all along the route.
Those details are on the booking forms.

What about petrol?
There are petrol stations every 100 kays ‚?? so bring along fuel money ‚?? roughly R600 per bike per direction ‚?? depending on how thirsty your bike is ‚?? and how high the petrol price goes‚?¶ . If you cannot do 100 kays on a tank, strap a spare 2 litre to the carrier.

What if we have an accident?
Netcare911 send along two or three medics to ride with us. Polaris SA supply backup quads. Helicopters and ambulances are on standby along the whole route.

Last year we had a bike shop or two with us. They took care of all of the breakdowns along the trail. More serious damage was loaded on the trucks and repaired in the towns. Carry the odd spare like master links, puncture kits, cables and tubes.

For more info view:  http://quads4quads.co.za/Default.aspx

Last years ride  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=10304.0