Have you ever been on a mountain bike holiday?

Enjoy a winter escape in Alice Springs. Defrost and get to The Redback August 22 - 25. Explore more than '300KM of single track' in this 4 day multi-stage event.

The NT Government has committed a small fortune—multiple millions—to the development of mountain bike trails in the Northern Territory. And Alice Springs is the centrepiece of it all.

If you're thinking about coming to the Alice in late August for the Redback then head to the official event website for more info. Check out some flights specials on Skyscanner too if you're getting serious—Qantas will get you there for about $600 return from any coastline (PRICES MAY VARY) at the moment

To wet your appetite... our friends at FLOW Mountian Bike have published some awesome videos giving you just a taste of the action in the Alice.

Click the links below to see the videos and be sure to flick them to your mates who might be able to go with you!!

"Out & Back" Course Format

The EASIEST race logistics of any multi-stage MTB race

The Redback is EASY – so easy to be part of… just book a flight, book a hotel and then rock up with your bike and ride. 
  • Stay in the one hotel during the event
  • Ride to the start / finish of each stage
  • No need to rent a car or have a support crew
We’ll even pick you up from the airport. Trust us... you haven't seen a sunset until you've seen a sunset in the Red Centre!!

Alice Sptings MTB Part 1: Meet the Tucknotts.

This West Australian family have mountain biking in their bones. If you’re familiar with Australian cross-country racing, you’ll probably know all about youngsters Reece and Sarah, both of whom have worn the green and gold at the World Champs. And if you’ve ever taken part in any of the fantastic Port to Port or Cape to Cape stage races, then the indomitable Tony and Jenny Tucknott would be familiar too; Tony working the microphone, while Jenny gets amongst the action out on course. FLOW Mountain Bike recently sent the Tucknott's to Alice Springs—one hot spot they were yet to visit—until recently!

Alice Sptings MTB Part 2: Telegraph Station

Every which way you head out of Alice Springs, you’ll soon run into singletrack. But it’s the trails to the north of town, at the historic Telegraph Station, that are the heart of the network. Telegraph Station is a remarkable place. You can only imagine the isolation back in 1872, when this tiny outpost in the surrounding desert came into being as a repeater station for a telegraph cable from Adelaide to Darwin. It took 6 months to send a message back in the day! Oh the joy now of email and instant messaging.

The Redback From Yesteryear

And here's our very own video put together by FLOW Mountain Bike giving you a good sense of what the trails are like around Alice Springs (from 2017). Also check out Rapid Ascent Events on Facebook for some great photo albums from the event.
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