The Great Otway Gravel Grind (GOGG) 49km and 97km are the newest addition to the suite of off-road events in the Otway Odyssey.
The Otway Ranges surrounding Forrest have a near endless network of quality dirt roads, making for some superb riding on traffic-free roads through the wilderness.
GOGG Big Ring 97km
The 97km GOGG Big Ring will take riders on an incredible journey along the 2WD dirt roads through the mighty Otway Ranges to the coast and back again. The course will include plenty of climbing with some sizable ascents but will provide some magical riding through a timeless landscape with tall trees, massive tree ferns and a great sense of journey as you power through the hills.
GOGG Small Ring 49km
The GOGG Small Ring (49km) is a shorter version of the Big Ring, including a similar mix of smooth rolling dirt roads through the Otway rainforest, and plenty of wow-factor riding you don’t get when sticking to the main roads.
The GOGG is designed for all riders on all types of bikes - ridden most comfortably on a gravel grinder or cyclocross bike, they can easily be completed on a road bike as well as mountain bikes and hybrids.
The all new GOGG races will make their debut on Sunday 25th February, following on from the action of Saturday's 100km Odyssey, 50km Shorty and 30km Rookie mountain bike races, and before the Otway Pioneer 10km.