Louie is a ardent adventurer and the owner of Beyond Xtreme ® Challenges and Sports and his company has many events planned for the coming years. His adventures have been written about in many newspapers and magazines world-wide and he has been on different Radio stations in many countries. He has also coined the phrase; "The New Radicals", an apt name for himself as well as his fellow adventurous competitors!
Louie Greeff is one of the Beyond Xtreme ® Challenge directors and one of the Judges. He is also the Task Master and the Challenge Organiser who will give each Challenger their respective instructions.
Louie Greeff is also a world-renowned author who has written one of the most comprehensive books of their kind titled "The DIY 4x4 Guide to Africa" and "The DIY Motorcycle Guide to Africa".
Bodo Wilke is the German Director of Operations and Logistics for Beyond Xtreme Film Productions.
He is also one of the key European Managing Partners of Beyond Xtreme Sports and Challenges cc.
Bodo is an ardent biker and seasoned traveler and it was while traveling the African continent many moons ago when he met Louie Greeff at the same spot as David Livingston did – The Mighty Victoria Falls…(quite ironic one might say, as an almost a modern-day like German Stanley [Bodo] travelling south from the north meeting a Dutch Livingston [Louie] who was traveling north from the south) and they became instant friends because they have the same ideals and a love of traveling and people in general.
As Operations Director, Bodo’s task is to find vital sponsorship and media partners and maintain close relationships with sponsors and media partners thus ensuring an equal balance between the two. Sponsors, TV, Radio and Print partners will also form a vital part of the challenge as he will invite journalists to share in some of the experiences of the challenge.
His very important task is to assist Louie with all formats of the challenge at hand. From a logistical side, he has to make sure that the entire challenge runs smoothly from start to finish.
Writer/director/producer Robert Huttinger is the Austrian managing partner of Beyond Xtreme Sports and Challenges cc, providing contacts to Austrian sponsorship and media partners as well as working on co-production tasks.
Together with producer Hutan Vahdani, Robert co-operates Butterfliesandbunnyrabbits (www.butterfliesandbunnyrabbits.com), a Vienna based film and multimediastudio. Robert’s screenwriting credits include high profile TV shows like RTL’s “Cobra 11” as well as an US-European co-produced motion picture currently in pre-production. He also wrote, directed and co-produced his first documentary film in 2006 – “Pyramids of Bosnia”, a story about the people of Bosnia 11 years after Dayton and their search for hope for better times ahead.
Robert is well travelled and adventures are his lifeblood. “Life is such a hell of a ride - one might as well enjoy it!” is his favorite dogma. Always eager to experience new cultures, people and places, and Africa still being a white spot on the map of his favorite places to go, Robert is happy to join the African Bike Challenge 2007 as managing partner.
Leighton is BeyondXtreme's ® technical boff.
Leighton provides all the technical requirements and support for the teams while they are on the road. He is also responsible for getting the latest information and images of the challenges back to "civilisation" via satelite to update the website. The website development as well as any additions or changes are also handled by him.