The Redback MTB Stage Race

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Thursday 20 August – Sunday 23 August 2020

The Redback is a 4 day, 6 stage MTB race on the dusty trails surrounding Alice Springs in the very heart of Australia.

With an infinite trail network and blue skies that stretch to the horizon – it is the perfect mid-winter escape for single track die-hards.

What’s to love about The Redback?

  • Easy race logistics – Stay in the one place throughout
  • Conducted on the infinite single track network around Alice Springs
  • Friendly, social atmosphere – Great for groups of mates + solos
  • Beautiful mid-winter riding – under clear blue skies with low 20’s temps
  • New trails & new super stages for 2020
  • Delivered with a personal touch
  • Owned & organised by riders for riders

The single track around Alice Springs really has to be ridden to be believed. If you haven’t been to Alice Springs before you’ll be blown away by the quantity and quality of riding.

“Each time I talk about this event to friends it is with the biggest smile on my face, lots of great memories that will last a lifetime.” Sarah B (2019 participant)

Event Details


6 stage MTB stage race over 4 days

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


Thursday 20th August – Sunday 23rd August 2020
(and 20-23 August in 2021)


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


For the MTB experience of a lifetime


2020 Entries are NOW OPEN – click here to enter



$1000 cash is up for grabs for your club or group of 5 or more ‘6-stage riders’. Click HERE for details

What an event! It’s so unique to race the Alice Springs trails. I couldn’t recommend it more! Paul van der Ploeg, 2019

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