Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon, the Otway Odyssey presented by Focus will see hundreds of riders race through the spectacular Otway Ranges near Forrest in south-western Victoria from 24th-25th February, 2018.
The 12th edition of the event features the popular 100km Odyssey, 50km Shorty and 30km Rookie mountain bike races, as well as the kids’ 10km Pioneer event, all starting and finishing amongst a huge bike expo and food festival at the Forrest Football Ground.
After its hugely successful inception in 2017, The Great Otway Gravel Grind (The GOGG) will also return so road riders, gravel enthusiasts and recreational riders of all styles can enjoy a scenic but challenging 49km or 97km ride on the Range’s smooth rolling dirt roads as part of this popular new riding format. The GOGG was an instant hit last year as it requires no specific skills, bikes or knowledge to enjoy a traffic-free ride through the area's magnificent tall timber forests.
Female riders taking the first step into racing can enjoy a range of new 'Otway Angels' skills programs, partnerships, networking opportunities, course recces and special events that aim to improve accessibility to the sport.
Entries to the 2018 Otway Odyssey are now open online at www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au
Date: Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February, 2018
Location: Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
• Odyssey 100km
• Shorty 50km
• Rookie 30km
• Pioneer 10km
• Grommets Ride
• GOGG Big Ring 97km
• GOGG Little Ring 49km
Event Expo: A massive bike, food and entertainment expo at Forrest Football Ground
Entries: Now open at www.otwayodyssey.com.au