Welcome to Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro

Welcome to The Redback - an incredible riding event in Australia's Red Centre.


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 an awesome four day event designed for everyone.

The Redback is the relaunched, rebranded, revised version of the event formally called the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro – we’ve just made a great event even better.

Changes incorporated into the 2015 Redback include:

  • 4 days and 6 stages racing (rather than 5 days / 7 stages)
  • Event dates that run over the weekend – Thursday to Sunday = less time away from work to compete
  • Race one stage or race them all format – you choose what you want to do
  • Updated stages to include the best of the best trails in the region

Combine these improvements with the easy race logistics, friendly atmosphere and jaw dropping trails of the old race and you have an incredible MTB race.

The rest of the information on this website will be updated for the new Redback format by the end of October 2014, so check back soon for more details or contact us if you have any questions now.


WHAT 4 day, 6 stage mountain bike stage race
WHEN 20th - 23rd August, 2015
WHERE Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (the Red Centre!)
WHY For the MTB experience of a lifetime




Video highlights of the 2014 event captured by rider Norm Douglas:

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


Check out this short clip filmed in March 2013 by the guys from FLOW Mountain Bike and Race Director John Jacoby.


* The 2011 event won the NT Tourism Brolga Award for the BEST FESTIVAL OR EVENT in the Northern Territory in a coup for mountain biking and tourism in the state. 


Latest News

Mather and Bennett are King and Queen of the red centre again

Friday, May 23, 2014
Ben Mather and Jo Bennett have won the five-day, seven-stage 2014 Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro; just as they did together in 2009.

James Downing and Imogen Smith took ownership of the long stage

Thursday, May 22, 2014
James Downing powered home through the BMX track to win Stage 6 at the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro today; however Ben Mather still holds the yellow jersey series lead.

Mather hammers home to take the stage win and series lead

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Ben Mather absolutely blew the other riders away to take out the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro Stage 5 Night Race by over two minutes, and steal the series leader jersey.

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Countdown to Race Day

20 Aug 2015 12:00AM

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