In a Snapshot

Congratulations to all riders who participated in the 2017 Redback MTB Stage Race.

If a great event includes a healthy mix of awesome trails, beautiful weather and friendly camaraderie then we believe this event delivered on all three in 2017 and we’re stoked you could be part of it. Thanks for coming.

We hope the memories are still strong now that we’ve all blended back into ‘normal’ life but check out the links below for the daily photo albums and post event report to relive the fun, and hopefully we’ll see you next year (23 - 26th August 2018) to do it all again!

Photos: Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6 and extra photos.


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!


Thursday 23th - Sunday 26th August, 2018


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


For the MTB experience of a lifetime


Entries to the 2018 Redback will open in late November 2017


Cash back for groups of 5 or more. Click HERE


2017 EVENT PROGRAM DOWNLOAD. We strongly encourage all competitors to download and read the event program that includes info like the final event schedule, stage details, cut-offs, course maps and more. Download from here (18 meg download).

"I've done the event for the last three years and for me it is the perfect opportunity to escape the dreary winter weather and hit up some of the best singletrack in the country. Nothing quite beats the stage race lifestyle....riding, eating, sleeping.....and chilling out by the pool after each stage. It is simply living the dream!!!" James Downing, 3rd overall in 2013 and 2015, event ambassador


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.


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


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