Mountain biking in Alice Springs, really?
Easter in the Alice is the best way to explore one of Australia’s most unique and frankly under-rated mountain bike destinations; hundreds of kilometres of single track is accessible literally a few minute’s ride from the centre of town, the landscape is one of the most stunning you’ll ever see, you’re practically guaranteed blue skies, and the riding is fast and furious.
We’ve visited Alice Springs numerous times now, exploring the endless trails, soaking in the serenity of being in one of the most amazing places in Australia. Take a look below!
What is the Easter in the Alice?
Easter in the Alice is a three-day cross-country stage race, 31 March – 2 April 2018, taking in the best trails that Alice Springs has to offer. The event is an official stop for the MTBA National XCM Series too. You can race just one stage, or do them all, or there’s the Easter Mini too, for those who don’t want to tackle the longer distances.
Interestingly, the Easter in the Alice has over 30% female entrants! That’s more than twice the average mountain bike event. We put it down to just home welcoming the race environment is – the Alice Springs crew know how to run an event with a friendly vibe.
The format is very family-friendly too. All the racing takes place in the cool of the morning, so you’ve got the rest of the day and evening to see what this beautiful part of Australia is all about.
Why enter now?
If you enter before the end of the year, you’ll save a full $50 off the regular entry price. Three days stage racing for $140, that’s a bit of a bargain. All the details are right here.