Microsoft Word - 13-009 SC The Ride POSTER A4 Generic-FAStrap yourself in as four Aussie blokes swap their wheelchairs for quad bikes and embark on the ride of their lives.

The award-winning documentary, The Ride, is playing on the Alice Springs Town Council lawns on Tuesday (September 10) at sunset after the launch of the 2013 Mayoral Awards at 6pm.

The awards run in conjunction with the International Day of People with Disability and acknowledge the contribution that people with a disability make to the community of Alice Springs.

As part of this free town council event, the film charts a 5000km adventure across the outback, as the men visit the crash sites where their lives changed forever.

Three men are paraplegics and one a quadriplegic, making this no ordinary road movie.

Their encounters with mud, deserts, floods and exhaustion test their resilience and endurance to breaking point.

Fuelled by bold humour and disarming honesty, The Ride is a wild traverse across the terrain of the human spirit, as four men make peace with the tragedy of their past.

Following the documentary there is a Q&A session with Jim Cairns, a rider featured in the film.

More information is available at

Location: Alice Springs Town Council Lawns
Starts: Tuesday September 10 at 6pm