Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Don And Dusted For 2023

The 2023 Don River Dash celebrated its biggest year yet with an impressive 97 cars taking to the track and just over 200 bikes revving their engines at the starting line on Saturday.

The oldest rider was 71 years old and the youngest had just turned 16.

“The Don River Dash is the pinnacle of off-road racing in our region, and it has continued to grow in popularity since the first event in 2019,” said Mayor Julie Hall.

“The event puts Bowen and the Whitsundays on the map and importantly gives our region a major economic boost throughout the three-day event.”

The Don River Dash is over for 2023, with high thrills and spills energising Bowen for one powerful weekend. Photo credit: Cory Aldridge

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