Event summary: 2016 Giant Odyssey

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 10th edition of the Giant Odyssey on Saturday 20 February 2016. What an awesome day it was.

Check out the photo highlights on the Rapid Ascent Facebook page

More photos available soon at www.supersportimages.com

Results: Check your results here

Post-event reports:

The Odyssey in a snapshot – 10 years strong

The Giant Odyssey is Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon thanks to the quantity of epic single track, the lung busting hills and blitzing descents, the electrifying race atmosphere and sense of satisfaction you get when you finish in the middle of the massive event festival.

DATE: Saturday 25th February, 2017 (confirmed date for 2017)
LOCATION: Forrest (Great Otway National Park), South-West Victoria
RACE FORMATS:

  • Giant Odyssey 100km
  • Giant Shorty 50km
  • Giant Rookie 30km
  • Giant Pioneer 10km
  • Giant Grommets fun riding for (little) kids

ENTRIES: Entries for 2017 will open in September / October.

What they say about the Giant Odyssey

"Another superb and flawless running of a timeless event by Rapid Ascent," Justin Morris, Marathon MTB, 2016

"This race is a must do if you are even remotely into the marathon racing scene. Even if you’re not you should get it on your list of events to hit up. To date, I have not ridden an event that offers so much varying terrain in one hit. Bitumen road, forest roads, firetrail, unknown overgrown dangerzone singletrack, groomed singletrack and so much more are what is on offer here. It truly tests all of your abilities in one unique condensed course over 100km," James Downing, 2016

“The Odyssey is a journey race, you ride through so much different terrain and it's all magic with some pretty sensational single track to numb the pain!” Jess Douglas 10-time Odyssey rider

"Great variety - fire trails, tight single track, swooping berms and jumps, steep climbs all in beautiful eucalypt forest," David Rusden, 9-time Odyssey competitor

" The Forrest singletrack is amongst the best in Australia and everyone should tick it off their bucket list!" Adrian Jackson, 2010 winner

 

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