The KTM Australia Adventure Rallye took in five days of epic riding with none other than Toby Price and Ricky Johnson as riding hosts. Pretty cool that.
Who says sequels are never better? Certainly not the happy boys and girls who rode in the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye, which took place in the Blue Mountains/Upper Hunter region of New South Wales from March 5-10 2017.
From the initial 121 riders in 2016, 194 riders this year savoured the 5-night journey which started and finished at Wisemans Ferry, in the foothills of the iconic Blue Mountains in NSW, traversing between 250km and 300km per day of the best trails NSW has to offer, while taking in unique overnight venues including Jenolan Caves, Dashville near Singleton, Walcha and Riverwood Downs near Dungog.
The route was planned to highlight the incredible landscapes of the region, as well as provide some sneaky Breakout Routes to test the skills and reward those who dared.
Riders were given a very special treat when Australia’s and possibly the world’s favourite adventure rider, Toby Price made a guest appearance on Day 1 at Jenolan Caves in what was his first ride back after his Dakar injury. The treat then went on for four more days when Toby had so much fun with the group and on his bike that he stayed for the entire week and got to ride with everyone.
Two New Zealanders, one Irishman and seven Americans took part in the ride, which made things all the more interesting as one of the Americans turned out to be Ricky Johnson – the multiple AMA motocross and supercross champion who ruled supreme in the era when KTM Australia’s own Jeff Leisk was making it big on the world stage.
Mixed weather conditions meant limited dust and ideal riding temperatures - - but that also meant some slippery sections throughout the week producing plenty of great bench racing stories of an evening.
It was an epic week with an amazing crew of KTM adventure riders - stay tuned for the full length feature video, showcasing all the action from the 2017 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye, coming soon!
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