Event Schedule

COVID-19 update 10-8-21It is with great disappointment that we advise that the Redback MTB Stage Race will not proceed in August 2021 and has been deferred to August 2022.
This date change is due to the ongoing COVID19 restrictions around Australia and the recent changes to the NT border entry requirements that came into effect on Monday 9th August 2021. The new border requirements means that at least 60% of the field cannot enter the NT making the event unviable.
We had a near record field entered into this year’s event so are really saddened by this outcome as we know riders (and our staff) had put in a lot of hard work towards the race in a little over a week’s time.


Provisional 2022 dates: Thursday 18 August – Sunday 21 August


ALL DAYAIRPORT TRANSFERCompetitors arrive and airport shuttle operates. (Pre purchased only)
3:00pm – 6:00pm                         REGISTRATIONRegistration at the Double Tree hotel (Event Centre and Event Hotel) Note – ALL competitors must register during this time.
3:30pmSOCIAL RIDESocial ride hosted by James Downing. Leaving from the Double Tree
5:00pm – 6:00pmHAPPY HOURThe Double Tree invite you to Happy Hour and live music!
6:00pmRACE BRIEFING                       Race briefing and official welcome at Double Tree.
 DINNERThe Double Tree bar and restaurant will be open for meals and drinks during and after these presentations.


9:00am      STAGE 1                Westside XC Stage 1 START from Scout Hall on Larapinta Dve – XC racing stage.
4:30pm – 6:00pm   STAGE 2Rapid Ascent Stage 2 STARTS – up Anzac Hill in Central Alice Springs.
6:00pmPRESENTATIONS Stage 1 and 2 presentations on ANZAC Hill immediately after stage 2.


8:30amSTAGE 3Eastside XC 47km Race START from Cnr Tuncks Rd and Barrett Dve
6:00pmPRESENTATIONS        Presentations for Stage 3
from 6:30pmDINNERMid event dinner at Juicy Rump Lasseters


9:00am          STAGE 4Stage 4 STARTS from 9:00am from Alice Sprigs Golf Club- Individual Time Trial
6:00pm   PRESENTATIONS      Presentations for Stage 4 at Alice Sprigs Golf Club (prior to Stage 5)
6:45pmSTAGE 5Stage 5 Night Race START from Alice Springs Golf Club
from 6:30pmDINNERDinner at Alice Springs Golf Club (dinner specials for Redback competitors)


8:30am       STAGE 6Eastside XC 51km Race START – from the Schwarz Cres /  Todd River crossing.
from 4:30pmHAPPY HOUR(S)Everyone is welcome to meet up nice and early to share a drink and a few stories from the week of racing over some live music at the Double Tree’s poolside bar
6:00pm – 7:00pmPRESENTATION CEREMONYPresentations for Stage 6 and Official Race Presentations at the Double Tree hotel
7:00pmRACE FINALE DINNEREveryone is invited to join us for a huge outdoor buffet at Lasseters to celebrate the end of the race. $30 for dinner tickets


ALL DAY          AIRPORT TRANSFER     Airport shuttle bus operates from Double Tree to the airport (pre-purchased only)

 *times may be subject to change (slightly) closer to the event