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Race The Redback for your dream MTB holiday

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

22-25 August 2019

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 to race the trails with an awesome 4-day, 6-stage event designed for everyone!

What's to love about The Redback?

  • Easy race logistics (stay in the one location; airport pickups + more!)
  • Ideal climate (blue skies; 23degs average)
  • Endless KM's of single track
  • The terrain and scenery
  • Friendly social atmosphere
  • Choose to race 1 stage, or all of them!

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. 

Entry Info


4 day, 6 stage mountain bike stage race

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


Thursday 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


"A fantastic MTB experience! Great trails, great people, great fun. Take it as hard or as easy as you like, just go out and enjoy the amazing trails set amongst incredible scenery. I'll definitely be back next year!" Ben C (2018 participant)

"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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