welcome to the otway Odyssey

The Otway Odyssey presented by Focus is one of Australia’s most respected off-road cycling events thanks to the quality of the courses with lung busting hills, blitzing descents and an electrifying race atmosphere that welcomes any rider – mountain bikers, roadies and gravel grinders.

NEW Great Otway Gravel Grind              (THE G.O.G.G.)

A-grade riding on A-grade dirt made accessible to all riders. The Otway Ranges are criss-crossed with superb dirt roads that wind their way through tall-timber rainforest to the Great Ocean Road and back, and these new races allow any rider to enjoy the journey.

  • 97km GOGG big ring
  • 49km GOGG little ring
  • All on beautiful dirt roads with nearly zero traffic
  • Open to gravel grinders, mountain bikers, cyclo-cross and road riders
  • Includes a time-out-zone for coffee and café’s catch ups
  • Sunday 26th February
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Otway Odyssey MTB Marathons


Epic races on epic trails in the MTB mecca of Forrest, VIC. These races are the most well regarded in Australia and provide an incredible MTB experience for any rider – from Australia’s elite to our new-start kids. With a 10 year heritage these are landmark races. 

  • Otway Odyssey 100km
  • Otway Shorty 50km
  • Otway Rookie 30km
  • Otway Pioneer 10km (Sunday)
  • Otway Grommets - fun riding for (little) kids
  • All raced on some of Australia’s best single track
  • Saturday 25th February
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Add to this an extensive event expo with sponsors stands, food, drinks, entertainment and activities at the Start / Finish and this a weekend when all riders come together to celebrate off-road riding in the best of company. So mark it in your diary, get on your bike and we’ll see you at Forrest over 25th and 26th February, 2017.

EVENT PROGRAM DOWNLOAD. We strongly encourage all competitors to download and read the event program that includes info like the final event schedule, parking instructions, course maps and give aways. Download from here (12 meg download - right click and 'save file as')





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