Rev-up4DSI is an annual charity motorcycle challenge in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. It all started when two Dads to two young girls born with Down syndrome, and both keen motorcyclists, met in 2005, and decided to run a motorcycle event in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI).
At the outset the hope was for 50 bikes, each raising €1,000 which would have been fantastic. Little did they know then exactly how big or how fast the event would grow!!.
In May 2006 the inaugural event set off from Joe Duffy’s BMW dealership in Dublin with 94 bikes in tow about half of whom were carrying pillions and all bedecked in DSI shirts, badges and stickers. Raising in excess of €200,000 at the first attempt was an absolutely astounding achievement by all the participants and truly humbled all who were involved.
The event has now raised in excess of €1.1 million and continues to grow in size since its humble beginnings and has now firmly stamped itself into the Irish biking calendar as one of the Premier charity events.
Rev-up4DSI 2012 takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend (Sat May 5th-Mon May 7th 2012) with all participants leaving Joe Duffy’s BMW dealership in Dublin on the Saturday in small groups between 8am and 10am heading for destination unknown (to the participants that is!).
Each participant will cover approximately 1,000km over the course of 3 days before returning to Dublin on the Monday Evening.
The routes, although a secret to the participants, have been fully scouted and the organisers promise stunning scenery, a fabulous Hotel and more than enough corners to give you the ‘bends’.
If you are interested in participating in what has become one of Ireland’s premier biking events, or would like more information please click here.