Dust Hustle to bring riders of all types to Scenic Rim

Hundreds of riders turned out for the last Dust Hustle event, held in Brisbane in 2016. Photo: Alexander Wootten
Hundreds of riders turned out for the last Dust Hustle event, held in Brisbane in 2016. Photo: Alexander Wootten

The organisers of a motorcycle festival being held in Biddadabba this weekend say the event will cater for riders of all tastes.

Dust Hustle 4 will begin on Saturday at the Queensland Vintage Motorcross Club (QVMX), the first time the event has been held outside of Brisbane.

Organiser Hughan Seary said the event will attract more than 170 amateur and professional riders racing everything from city scooters to Harley Davidson’s on three professional level dirt tracks.

Mr Seary they are also expecting more than 500 spectators to arrive on the day.

“Dust Hustle is described as an ‘inappropriate ride day’, which brings together a diverse crowd of people that you wouldn’t normally see together at a motorcycle event,” he said.

“Normally an event like this would only cater to one specific type of bike, but given the variety of entrants we have received there will be a different, family-friendly feel to the day.”

A wide range of interesting motorcycles are expected to be on show this weekend. Photo: Alexander Wootten

A wide range of interesting motorcycles are expected to be on show this weekend. Photo: Alexander Wootten

Mr Seary said holding the event at QVMX would bring people from all over south-east Queensland to the Scenic Rim.

“Because people travel from all over to attend, when we held the event in Brisbane it was a long way to come for just one day of riding,” he said.

“Now that we have an event in the Scenic Rim visitors can camp overnight and stay here longer and enjoy themselves without the worry of travelling long distances home late at night.”

Australian motorcycle legend Toby Price, the first Australian to win the prestigious Dakar Rally, will also be in attendance.

Price will pilot his KTM race bike around the event, rubbing shoulders with a field of amateur riders who would never otherwise have the opportunity to ride with their motorcycling idol.

“To get up close and personal with Toby will be a real treat, because as an enduro rider it is very rare to see him in action,” Mr Seary said.

Last year's Dust Hustle saw riders of all abilities enter. Photo: Rachel Baskerville

Last year's Dust Hustle saw riders of all abilities enter. Photo: Rachel Baskerville

The highly anticipated ‘Grass Drags’ is also an Australian first for a Motorcycling Australia certified event, allowing a field of inappropriate bikes the chance to go head-to-head on a legitimate track for the first time ever.

Apart from the on track antics, spectators will also be treated to professional lunchtime demos, Fonzie Abbott coffee, gourmet food trucks, camping and the trackside after party from 4.30pm.

The event begins at 10am.