Husquvarna Hosting HuskyTrek 2022 – Adventure Rider

Notice to Aussie Husky riders: the 2022 HuskyTrek is underway. It’s a five-day adventure rally that sounds like a total hoot.

If you’re going to be in mainland Australia in August this year and have (or have access to) a Husqvarna Norden 901 or 701 Enduro registered there, you’re going to want to look into this.

Is it only for Huskies?

So, first of all, yes, this is a make and model specific event – only Norden 901 and 701 Enduro (or Enduro LR) motorcycles are welcome. The rider must also present proof of insurance and have a full open unrestricted motorcycle license and knobbies fitted to the bike. The organizers do not specify the country of residence, so if you are not an Australian resident you will have to make your own way to enter the country and rent or borrow a suitable Husky to attend. It won’t be cheap, but the fun might be worth it.

When is it?

The 2022 event runs from August 14-19. It begins and ends in the Bunya Mountains in southeast Queensland. The five days of planned routes include a “main route [which] will be doable for novice adventurers with some off-road experience. With the optional challenging routes, things are spiced up for riders who like to continuously challenge themselves. There will be lead runners and sweep runners, the course is marked and the organizers also provide GPS routes. It’s a choose-it-yourself adventure.

What else is included?

There is a collapsed cart to carry one bag per person that will be waiting for you at each night’s destination. They also provide mechanics and a trailer, just in case. They recruited equestrian doctors to ride the course with everyone. There will also be doctors following in a 4×4 vehicle. The registration price for the event includes your dinners. There’s even a professional photographer and videographer to capture you at your most heroic. The entire loop covers approximately 1500km (932 miles) of state-of-the-art Australian adventure.

How much does it cost ?

All of this, of course, comes at a price: $1795 AUD ($2452 USD), which includes all of the above. However, it does not cover accommodation. The organizers apparently offer accommodation options for each of the nights, but do not mention whether camping is allowed. If you can fit everything in one bag, can you camp along the road instead of hosting it? Contact the organizers at husqvarna.com or register and find out!

Earnest L. Veasey