Colombian riders ride for a cause

admin@throttle|Updated: August 30, 2016 13:52

Moteros somos Guajira ( in Spanish) was a partnership project of the Colombian bikers to deliver aids such as toiletries, food, and school supplies to Aboriginal families (Wayuu community) in the Department of the Guajira. The riders delivered the help as the conditions of extreme poverty and lack of water faced by these north Colombian families moved their souls .


The project started in May with various motorcycle clubs, independent motorcyclists and their families collected donations such as salt, sugar, oil, food supplies, school supplies, soap, cleaning elements, and other essentials. More than 375 boxes of aid were collected for 375 indigenous families and additionally each family was delivered 30 liters of water as these people live in desert regions.


The Colombian Air Force and Colombian Army helped with the transportation of aids from Bogota to the distribution site. Motorcyclists from around the country gathered at nearby Valledupar-Cesar from all directions. Among the clubs who participated for this event was Bajaj Avenger Club BOGOTA who rode from Bogota to Cabo de la Vela to deliver the supplies. They rode an approximate distance of 2400 kms (to and fro) in all types of terrain including, desert, highways, and mountains.


The other participating clubs were LAMA Nigth Riders, Vikingos, Rodando ando, Renegados chopper, Moto Club Escorpiones, YCCC, Club Yamaha Bogotá, Deserticos de Maicao, Moto clubes Valledupar, Asociaciacion de Motoclubes de Bogota y Cundinamarca, Friends For Rides Rides For Friends, Yamaha Custom Club Colombia, Revolution riders and Club Harlista Renegados Bucaramanga.