It's on again so pencil in 15th - 17th Feb 2019, you can bet you're life it will be heaps of fun once again. CircleNZ have a limited number of motorcycles avail for hire which can be used on the DB but special conditions apply and they get sapped up pretty quickly - contact us for details.
Currently there are no more details for the 2019 ride (we'll update this page when they are) but here's the info from the 2018 ride:
<<The Kriega Dusty Butt 2018 will take you on a fantastic 1400 km journey through some spectacularly scenic and remote areas, on and off road. The route has varied over the years, however the southern route has proven to be the most popular by offering riders both outstanding riding terrain and stunning scenery, and this year, by popular demand, we have added another day and some truly remarkable riding over stations and trail you may not have had the opportunity to explore before! All three days provide riders with a fantastic mix of scenic sections that take in the stunning lower South Island plus some (optional) challenging sections for those looking for something a little more ambitious.
Due to special land permissions, this event can only be ridden over this 3 day period, please note it is no longer permitted to be ridden as a 36 hour (previously 24 hour) challenge!
There are sections along the way which may be steep, slippery or rough, as well as stream and river crossings. These sections will require a moderate level of off-road skills, and riders need to be fit and prepared to endure between 10-15 hours of riding each day to complete the entire route. Your motorcycle needs to be well maintained and fully serviced!
Optional Challenge sections offer the competent off-road rider some serious fun over challenging terrain including long sections of rough, steep or rutted tracks and mulitple stream and river crossings. These sections will challenge your bike control skills as you navigate your way over the high country and through the rivers.
What to Expect:
Spectacular scenery! - Bring your camera......attach your helmet cam!
Remote high-country environment - Much of the route is sub-alpine to alpine (up to 1700m), and regardless of still being summer, rain, wind, cold temperatures and even snow, could be expected. All riders must be prepared for high altitude severe weather conditions and carry spare warm and waterproof clothes, regardless of the forecast.
3 BIG riding days - Time in the saddle on the Dusty Butt maximises it all, with 10-15 hours (depending on stops and style), so an early start each day is advised. Riding into your final destination on Sunday night back at Fairlie you will have a great sense of achievement, have had an awesome experience with plenty of stories to tell, hopefully not too bruised and battered and with many laughs along the way!
Route Navigation - Riders MUST navigate the route using a GPS. We advise groups riding together should have at least two riders competent with using this form of navigation. These detailed GPS downloads will be made available to registrants closer to the starting date. Please become familiar with this sort of navigation prior to the event.
Fuel stops - It is important to ensure your bike can cover approximately 280km on one tank of gas, or you may need to carry additional gas in a NZ standards compliant fuel container. (A finalised fuel chart will be made available to you prior to the event).
Tools - It is essential that at least one rider in your group carries a comprehensive toolkit and a rider in your group can carry out basic repairs and maintenance. Punctures can be common on the challenge sections, but possible anywhere and we recommend you also carry spare tubes. Please note there is no official bike recovery service provided for this adventure ride...This ride is a true adventure covering long distances in remote areas where you must ride with your buddy or group and all be prepared to help one another.>>
This is a truly amazing ride and gets you into areas not normally accessible. A GPS, and the ability to use it, is essential. If you want to see how we got on in the 2018 ride see Our Dusty Butt Ride 2018
For more details visit Epic Events