Brisbane custom motorcycle shop Ellaspede has announced it will organise another Backroads or Bust and rider tickets for the sixth Dust Hustle will go on sale soon.
The first Backroads or Bust event was held on Saturday (March 3, 2018), attracting a limited field of 120 riders vying for a $1200 prize pool.
Winner was lucky Luke’s Bartlett of Brisbane who did the ride from Brisbane to Byron Bay via Iron & Resin on the Gold Coast in 4:26.27hrs which was closest to the secret and legal time recorded previously by Ellaspede riders.
The concept was well received by the riders who had a great time keeping to the speed limit and the circuitous backraods route, says Ellaspede spokesman Hughan Seary.
“The response and feedback for this one has been awesome,” he says.
“We’ll definitely be doing another Backroads or Bust later this year. We don’t have a date for the next one yet.”
Dust Hustle 6
Meanwhile rider tickets for Dust Hustle 6 at Queensland Moto Park, near Boonah, on April 21 go on sale online Wednesday (March 7) from 6pm.
Riders are advised to get in quick because the field is limited and tickets usually sell out within minutes! Cost is $125.
There are four classes: Small Bike Burners (clutchless bikes and clutch bikes under 150cc); Risky Road Bikes (road-legal bikes); Old Mates (pre 1990); and Enduro & MX.
Dust Hustle 6 will be held on three Motorcycling Australia certified tracks for professional racing. The dirt and grass tracks will be groomed smooth for safety and extra sliding fun.
The Dust Hustle concept has been warmly received over the past few years by riders and spectators who pay only $5 at the gate.
It consists of riders bringing often inappropriate bikes including Harley baggers and sportsbikes to slide sideways around a dirt track.
Most of the riders also wear fancy dress to add to the fun factor.
This event will include on-site overnight camping on Friday and Saturday as part of the entry ticket price with a trackside party on Saturday night.
Dust Hustle 7
Meanwhile, Dust Hustle 7 will be return to September at the popular Mick Doohan Raceway in north Brisbane.
Last year’s event was moved from November to September, but it was a bit hot, so it has returned to September 1.
Rider tickets cost $95 and go on sale on July 18. Spectators pay only $5 at the gate.