Quads 4 Quads 2018 is set for Richards Bay
Quads 4 Quads Charity Ride is a fantastic four-day off-road adventure for all dirt bikes, quads, buggies and side by sides raising funds for the QuadPara Association of South Africa. This year we head from Jo’burg to Richards Bay – and you ride all the way – no loading and towing – just on 1000 kilometres down to beautiful KZN! A great trail ride, not hard enduro, just four days of fun and camaraderie for the coolest cause! 15 years this year – let’s make it a trip to remember!
What is the Quads 4 Quads Charity Ride?
It is a social family ride in the dirt – all the way from Johannesburg to Richards Bay.
The ride raises funds for the Quad Para Association of SA. (QASA)
Fundraising Number: 000881.
Over the last 14 years, this ride has generated in excess of R9 million for QASA.
Who can come?
Anyone really – as long as you have an adventure bike (Dual Purpose), off-road bike, quad, go-kart or side-by-side.
We do suggest nothing less than a 200cc though.
Adventure/Dual-purpose riders: This ride is definitely for you guys too, we mark you around the more technical bits and you’ll see so many interesting places it will make your eyes water!
Do we need a backup?
You have to have a bakkie for backup – say 1 bakkie and trailer per five riders.
EPS Courier Services will send along a truck or two to help out.
Backup vehicles do not travel along the same route as the bikes and quads.
Is it technical?
There are lots of technical bits, but the bulk of the ride is easy with beautiful scenery, trail riding. There is approximately 10 km of tar on the whole route, the rest is dirt. We mark easy routes around the difficult bits for those who do not want to do them.
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. This year’s event is basically a whole new ride!
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, so you will not go hungry.
Accommodation 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 km, so bring along fuel money (roughly R900 per bike), depending on how thirsty your bike is and how high the petrol price goes. If you cannot do 100 km on a tank, strap a spare 2 litre to the carrier.
What if we have an accident?
MTFS sends along two or three medics to ride with us. Helicopters and ambulances are on standby along the whole route.
In previous years we have had a bike shop or two with us. They took care of all of the breakdowns along the trail. More serious damage was loaded onto the trucks and repaired in nearby towns. Carry the odd spare like master links, puncture kits, cables and tubes. We are chatting to dealers at the moment to see who can help.
The Quads 4 Quads is a fun ride, an awesome experience and it is for such a great cause.