It’s that time of the year again! We’ll be riding to raise much needed funds for the Quadpara Association Of South
What’s the Event all about?
People from all walks of life ride from Carnival City in JHB to Richards Bay – in the dirt.
Motorcycles, quads, buggy’s, Adventure bikes and side by sides.
It is not a race – it’s a great big social adventure! 1000 KM’s of fun!
A portion of each entry fee is donated to QASA and teams raise funds individually.
Over the last 13 years, the event has donated significant funds for QASA’s projects, wheelchairs and even a Toyota Quantum van for
use by QASA. In these tough economic times, we are going to do a huge drive to see what we can do for 2017.
Who is QASA?
The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) is an NPO of quadriplegics and paraplegics with the vision that all quadriplegics
and paraplegics live their lives to their full potential. QASA provides products, projects and services, as well as lobby, advocacy and
prevention programs to ensure their vision, mission and goals are achieved. One of QASA’s main focus areas is skills development
and capacity building. With limited access to education and the formal labour market, and in many cases reliant on government’s
disability grant of R1 500.00 per month, quadriplegics and paraplegics are often left with little choice but to be dependent on family
members for a home.
QASA’s solution is to provide meaningful projects and services to develop, mobilize and empower quadriplegics and paraplegics.
They need a hand.
You can either donate funds directly to QASA or you can help us to fund the event, which in turn means, that we can
donate more to QASA.
How can you help?
Guys it’s easy:
- Make a donation directly to QASA, please visit their website for details: www.qasa.co.za
(QASA, Nedbank Pinetown Acc No: 1339 473267 Branch Code: 133 926)
- All donations are accountable and will be receipted and can add to your company BBBEE score card and tax exemption
(Section 18A). No amount is too small – it all goes into the pot.
- Enter the event. If you own a dirt bike, adventure bike, quad or side by side come and join the fun.
- Donate goods. We need all sorts, use the event as a promotions activity… sample products, auction goods, refreshments,
energy drinks, chocolates… we will distribute all of these goods among the riders.
- We host an auction with goods that are donated. Proceeds go directly to QASA.
Community projects: Every year we include the communities that we ride through.
- Soccer balls, tennis balls, netballs, the whole community can play. We target schools with our deliveries.
- Vegetable seeds. The event has started many vegetable gardens all along the trail. Cabbage, Spinach, tomatoes, carrots,
beet, mealies… all put to very good use. Once again, we target schools as recipients.
- Stationary. Pens, pencils, erasers, exercise books… the rural areas we travel through are in desperate need for all of these
items. We will deliver to the schools.
- Wheelchairs. We have donated 30 wheelchairs into the communities, in addition to the chairs and goods donated to QASA
that they in turn distribute.
Marketing Opportunities: This event attracts a great selection of riders, most in the high income bracket.
Feel free to come and brand the start at Carnival City in JHB and at the finish point at the rugby club in Richards Bay.
Each entrant gets an event tee shirt.
- Make a donation of 5k directly to QASA and your company’s logo goes on the back.
- 10K gets your logo’s on the sleeves – only 2 spots are available.
- 4 spots are up for grabs on front at R15000 each.
In addition to this, we’ll give you free branding in Dirt And Trail Magazine, South Africa’s leading off-road publication. This
includes all smaller donations made. We are talking to all sorts of media houses along the way.
Guys get involved. It’s a great event and a great cause to support. For any additional info, please get in touch.
General Info: New Route for the 15th anniversary! Leaves JHB on Saturday the 29th Sept arrives Richards Bay Oct 2nd. Dirt bikes, Adventure bikes, side by sides, quads and off-road buggies all welcome!
What is the Quads 4 Quads Charity Ride?
It is a social family ride in the dirt – all the way JHB 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 more than 9 million rand for QASA.
Who can come?
Anyone really – if 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 sends 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 kays of tar on the whole route, the rest is in the 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 years 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. And it is fantastic 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 kays – 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 kays 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 on the trucks and repaired in the 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 ride is fun, an awesome experience and it is for such a great cause. If you have any questions, please drop us a mail at:
All of our details:
Tel: (011) 979-0053 (011) 979-5035. Corinne 082-870-6134.
Glenn 072-177-0621. Anette 083-314-2203
Two Class B wins and overall for the day for Anja tom Suden in her comeback race at the Suzuki Club Championship Red Star Raceway on Saturday (21st July)
“After East London’s crash we had to strip the bike down and assess all the damage, a crack in the exhaust was a slight set back, as we only discovered it after having done a test session, which then meant removing the fairings to get to the exhaust headers and sending them in to be welded up. Wynand of RaceTec Exhausts did a fantastic job,” said Anja tom Suden.
“This was a bit of a setback for me missing a number of events, “I was out at Red Star Raceway putting in a few practice sessions, the bike felt perfect, so we were both ready. The track has changed direction to clockwise, so I needed to familiarize myself with the track’s current direction another challenge,” said tom Suden.
The 2-month break was good for Anja as it gave her time to sort out the bike and put in some practice time, it was also time to get back on the bike and back into the action. The Red Star Raceway Suzuki Club Championship was the perfect event to test everything.
“We got to the track nice and early to setup and get ready for the day’s action, it was a fairly busy day, as there were more classes on the day than normal, qualifying turned to be a slight problem as the power had tripped and we only realized once it was my qualifying run and the front warmer was off. Not something that any rider wants especially being the front tyre. There was no time to waste so out I went. Through hard acceleration and hard braking, I managed to get some heat into the tyres and then it was time to lay down some hot laps. I struggled to get decent rhythm and a slight brake fade didn’t make it any easier, which resulted in qualifying 14 for race 1,” said Anja
Race 1 came up and she was determined to make up a few places, she had a good start off the line and managed to make up 4 places. The 1000cc riders had a slight better speed on the straights than her 600 but she still crossed the line 1st in Class B. Race 2 she started from 12th on the grid, being on the inside of the track was not ideal but she made it work as best as possible and still managed to make up some ground, finishing Race 2, again 1st in Class B and ultimately 1st overall for Class B ahead of Justin Evans and Llewellyn Chipps.
“Overall, we took some key areas from the race where we need to work on before he next race.
It was a good day and even better that despite some crashes in other categories they still ran the day on time and smoothly, which is typical of the Red Star organizers, marshals and medics who do a really great job for the competitors on race day. Also, a big thanks to Autobarn, Ingco Tools, Valet Cafe, XADO, HEL Performance and my other sponsors for all their support. As without all of you, none of this would have been possible and I am truly grateful for all the support,” said Anja.
“We are all glad that Anja is back racing again, she is certainly one determined brave lady, we congratulate her on her class win at Red Star and we wish her all the best for the rest of the season.” said Terry Brand MD AutObarn SA. Coming off a superbike at speed has its setbacks and she has handled this all very well, said Brand.
Next race 1st September at Red Star Raceway, Delmas Mpumalanga