Simpson Desert Bike Challenge is a mountain bike cycling event category stage race in Australia, state South Australia and was organized for the first time in 1987. The edition Simpson Desert Bike Challenge 2023 took place on Tuesday 26 September 2023 with departure in Oodnadatta, South Australia.
Simpson Desert Bike Challenge is offering 2 routes (500, 300 km) for mountain bike
Simpson Desert Bike Challenge (SDBC) is a 5-day MTB event covering 300km or 500km. Each race day has two stages – approximately 80km morning and a 50km afternoon stage. Riders have the option to compete solo or in a relay team. Riders are required to bring a dedicated support crew or they have the option to join a support crew.
The course traverses some 700 sand dunes, salt lakes, vast cattle stations and gibber plains. Riders and crews will experience all the diversity of this rugged and beautiful desert.