One of the best yet!

The Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind presented by Focus is done and dusted for 2018 - and wasn't it awesome!
Light showers settled the dust the days before and made the conditions on course superb, the racing was exciting and the scenery spectacular.
Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a successful weekend, to our volunteers, to Focus and our many sponsors, to all the friends, family members and support crews too, and to the locals of Forrest who dedicate their time to helping maintain the trails.

Head over to the Facebook page to see the photo albums from the weekend thanks to photographers Matt Hull 
and Supersport Images 
For ALL the results CLICK HERE 
For the full event wrap click through to NEWS 
And to view and buy your official race photos head to Supersport Images 

The Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind presented by Focus 2019 will take place on 23rd & 24th February, 2019!

Don’t forget to set next year’s date in your phone.

See you on the trails again soon!
The Rapid Ascent team.

Otway Odyssey 2018


23 - 24 FEBRUARY 2019

The Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind 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.

All your favourite courses will be back for 2019, as listed below, as well as the the continuation of the Odyssey Angels initiatives to support and encourage greater female participation at the event.

Entries into the 2019 event will open in September 2018


Great Otway Gravel Grind "THE GOGG"

A-grade riding on A-grade dirt made accessible to all types of 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!

  • Sunday 25th February 2018
  • 97km GOGG big ring
  • 49km GOGG little ring
  • Spectacular dirt roads with no traffic
  • Open to open to all cyclists
    • road, MTB, gravel and cyclo-cross riders
  • Time-out-zones for coffee catch ups



View GOGG Details

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, now in it's 12th year!

  • Saturday 24th February 2018
  • 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



View MTB Details

FINAL EVENT INFORMATION: We encourage all riders to download and read the event program which contains all the final event information like schedule, rules, course maps… CLICK HERE to download (right click ‘save as’ 13meg pdf).




you can check your 2018 results HERE Ater your race...




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