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Welcome to The Redback, Alice Springs NT

The Redback... an incredible riding experience 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 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.

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!

WHEN: Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd August, 2015
WHERE: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (the Red Centre!)
WHY: For the MTB experience of a lifetime

Entries for The Redback 2015 are now open



The Redback is the revamped and rebranded version of the event formerly called the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro – we’ve just made a great event even better.

Changes incorporated into The Redback for 2015 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 and family
  • The ability to race either all 6 stages or pick and choose just the ones 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 event.

"I've done the event for the last two 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 2014 event ambassador




Check out this great little video for a sneaky peek into what The Redback is like:


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



* 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

Paralympian set to tackle The Redback mountain bike stage race

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Paralympian Michael Milton doesn’t do things by half and this year he’s set his sights on The Redback mountain bike stage race in Alice Springs.

Rowena Fry returns for The Redback

Monday, June 1, 2015
Rowena Fry from Tasmania won The Redback in 2013 (then known as the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro). She didn’t compete last year but will be back to contend the 2015 title, drawing on her extensive experience in cross country mountain biking.

The Redback through James Downing's eyes

Monday, June 1, 2015
James Downing from the ACT has done the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro for the past two years and is looking forward to coming back again for the new condensed format under the new name The Redback.

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Race Day

20 Aug 2015 12:00AM