In a Snapshot

Thank you for Joining us for The Redback!

Well done and thank you for joining us for The Redback 2018 – what a blast it was to deliver the 11th edition; four thrilling days, perfect weather, top quality trails, and close racing. Congratulations to all the placegetters, and well done to all riders.

The Redback will return in 2019 on the 22-25 August – so lock it in your diaries and stay tuned here for further announcements.

2018 coverage... thanks to Marathon MTB, Cyclist Magazine and Mountain Biking Australia Magazine.

2018 PHOTOS:
Day 1: Stages 1 and 2, Day 2: Stages 3 and 4, Day 3: Stage 5, and Day 4: Stage 6 courtesy of Reg Hatch.
There are more photos thanks to Andrew Bennett HERE, and Nicholas Hoye HERE.



"I’d heard so many great things about this race, and it surpassed all my expectations- I had so much fun!" - Carmen (Bendigo VIC), 2018 Participant.

Race The Redback for your dream MTB holiday

Alice Springs is surrounded by kilometre after kilometre of hand built single track made for mountain bikes by mountain bikers, and this award winning event allows you race the trails with an awesome four day event designed for everyone.

The single track around Alice Springs really has to be ridden to be believed and if you have not been to Alice Springs before you'll be blown away by the quantity and quality of riding, along with the jaw dropping Red Centre landscape.

We’ve designed a race that allows you to ride as much single track as possible whilst keeping the race logistics super simple – stay in the one location all week, no car or support crew needed and we’ll even pick you up at the airport !

So lock it into your diary, grab your mates and join us for the MTB stage race with the easiest race logistics (and the best riding!).



4 day, 6 stage mountain bike stage race

Race all 6 stages OR pick and choose the stages you want to do!


Thurs 22 to Sunday 25 August, 2019


Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (the Red Centre!)


For the MTB experience of a lifetime




Personalised group name event branded T-Shirt, for groups of 5 or more '6-stage riders'. Click HERE

"This is an amazing race, well run, friendly and lots of AMAZING riding in the heart of AUS, this is my 2nd time doing the race and 100% will be back again to test myself against the elements Alice has to offer!" - Owen H (2017 participant)


Riding in Alice Springs

Here's a video by Flow Mountain Bike that provides a really good sense of what the trails are like around Alice Springs (from 2017).

Also check out Rapid Ascent Events on Facebook for some great photo albums from the event. 


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