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Aug 23 2018

The Redback MTB Stage Race

  • Australia (AUS)

  • Off-Road Cycling
  • Solo
  • Multi Day Event
Length/Duration: 4 days
Location: Mercure Alice Springs Resort,

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

4 days, 6 stages:

  • Desert Technologies Stage 1 –39km Cross Country Race - Thursday (AM)
  • Rapid Ascent Stage 2 -  300m ANZAC Hill Climb - Thursday (PM)
  • Mitas Stage 3 –22km Individual Time Trial - Friday (AM)
  • Tourism NT Stage 4 –22km Night Race - Friday (PM)
  • Stage 5 – 50km Cross Country Race - Saturday (AM)
  • Mercure Alice Springs Resort Stage 6 –45km Cross Country Race - Sunday (AM)

Official Website:

Facebook: @rapidascentevents
Instagram: @rapidascent
Twitter: @Rapid_Ascent
Event Hashtag: #TheRedback



"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)

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Scott Thomson and Carmen de Rooze Clinch The Redback Crowns
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Stage set for The Redback MTB race
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