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Relief Riders International
P. O. Box 615
Great Barrington, MA

(413) 329-5876

Novembert 1st, 2015

Dear Friends,

Join us on an extraordinary ride that has us depart from a fort surrounded by 5 desert salt flats, giving both pilgrims and traders in olden days refuge from the desert while journeying on the Silk Road. This beautiful ride will start 100 Km away from Jaiselmer and take us on centuries old camel and horse trading routes connecting Central Asia to the Arabian sea in Gujarat.

The landscape that we travel through on this particular ride is the most varied from all of our itineraries, and will have us ride through rolling hills with rocky outcroppings for a day, to a vast desert plain where nomadic tribes herd hundreds camels to more fertile grazing. The region is populated by the Bishnois, a vegan and animal loving tribe, whose strict no hunting laws, over centuries has created a beautiful anomaly, in which all animals roam fearlessly in the desert.

Chinkaras (miniature Gazelles), Black Buck, Desert Foxes, Blue Bulls, Wild Boars, and host of eclectically colored birds are some of the animals that are regularly sighted from horseback. As a veteran rider through the Bishnoi region, I am still delighted by the fearlessness and close proximity of the wildlife while on the ride or in our camps.

Our Relief Ride will take us all the way to Nagaur Fort, also known Ahicchatragarh Fort, or fort of the Hooded Cobra. Built in the early 1100's and repeatedly altered by each conqueror over subsequent centuries, is one of the finest examples of Rajput-Mughal architecture.

Most importantly, we'll roll up our sleeves and give back to the very communities we are visiting. Our programs will focus on offering widows and below poverty level families goats, young children will be taught how to wash their hands and receive educational and sporting equipment, and free eye surgeries and dental treatments will be offered to those in need. An experience which has proven time and again to be life changing for everyone involved.

There are still spaces available on our January 2016 Royal Enfield Desert Motorcycle and February 2015 Nagaur Relief Rides.

We hope you will consider joining us on this magnificent ride.

January 2016 Royal Enfield Desert Motorcycle Relief Ride
16-28, January 2016

February 2016 Nagaur Relief Ride
Feb 18th through March 2nd, 2016


Alexander Souri

"Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see." C.S. Lewis

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