The Outback Cycling Easter in the Alice is a multi-day mountain bike event based in Alice Springs; it is a one of a kind in Australia. The event has both riding and racing components along with festival activities included over the three days.

This event:

  • Showcases the unique mountain biking environment and trail network of Alice Springs

  • Exposes visitors to the natural bushland that surrounds the outback town

  • Celebrates the local people and riding community of Alice Springs

  • Is a festival style event that aims to bring people to centralised areas around town, including the town centre and the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical attraction.

Mission (Our purpose)

  • To deliver a fun and competitive mountain biking event for cycling enthusiasts and their friends and family.

  • To promote mountain biking and tourism in the Central Australian region.


  • The essence of the event is fun, inclusion, collaboration, cooperation and creativity in its design

  • Alice Springs has world class mountain biking trails that the mountain biking community wishes to share with the world

  • Locals are at the heart of mountain biking in Alice Springs

  • We believe events locals love are more attractive to visitors

  • The event will provide value to the local Alice Springs social and business community

2019 MTBA National cup status

Easter in the Alice 2019 is part of the Mountain Bike Australia 2019 National Cup in the cross-country discipline. Points accrued at this event are doubled, due to the event’s Marquee Status.