Dusty Butt DB1K 16th – 18th Feb 2018

Dusty Butt DB1K 16th - 18th Feb 2018

Are you ready for the ride of your life? Then get ready now….3 days, 1400km, and the most spectacular adventure riding through some of the countrys most stunning and remote areas. The highlight after the 2017 Dusty Butt event was the extra day and night in Alex, and on this middle day we get to ride over some superb trail in the deep south that many of you may not have ridden before! Once again we get to meet some fantastic like-minded people, enjoy & share some great stories, photos and video clips!

Roll on February 2018 for this next iconic DB1.4K, which will again be the most spectacular adventure ride this country has ever experienced! We’ve put in place some exciting plans for this so get prepared and be ready to enter as soon as we open entries

Dusty Butt DB1K Description:

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.

General information

Entry fee $285 per rider,  $150 pillion.
Entries strictly limited to the first 150 riders to enter, and you need to be quick as this fills fast!

Entry includes: 

  • Thursday night registration and briefing 
  • Delicious buffet dinner Thursday night
  • Quality 100% cotton designer Dusty Butt 2018 Tee
  • 3 superb days of adventure riding over stunning South Island high country
  • Dusty Butt info & ride pack
  • Lucky draw Thursday night
  • GPS route downloads
  • All Land access fees & permitting. 

Kriega Dusty Butt 2018 designer tees are included with your registration – Please indicate your correct size on the entry form. 

Accommodation: You will need to book your own accommodation, and we suggest you do this as soon as you have registered, as accommodation (especially Fairlie) is limited!
Fairlie: Thursday 15th February (and Sunday 18th):
Alexandra: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February:

Registration Meet & Greet:

We will meet up for registration and briefing on the Thursday evening before the event. This is a great chance for everyone to have a catch up and a chinwag and meet like-minded riders. A superb dinner will be provided which is included in your registration fee.
A pre-ride briefing will be at 8.00pm, which is compulsory for all riders and will ensure you are well prepared to get away early the following morning without any hitches. 
Then it’s all go Friday morning to head out and start the adventure! 


Additional information will be sent out to registrants closer to the Dusty Butt 2018 date.
Any queries please contact Gordon or Claire – details on Contact Us link on this website. directors@epicevents.co.nz 

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