THE ODYSSEY IN A SNAPSHOT
DATE: Saturday 20th February 2016 - NEW DATE!
LOCATION: Forrest (Great Otway National Park), South-West Victoria
- Giant Odyssey 100km
- Giant Shorty 50km
- NEW Giant Rookie ~25km
- NEW Giant Pioneer 10km
- NEW Giant Grommets fun riding for (little) kids
By popular vote (in the post event competitors' survey) the format of the 2016 Giant Odyssey will be the same as 2015 and earlier years with the same 100km and 50km courses and the event starting and finishing at Forrest .
But NEW for 2016 will be the medium distance Giant Rookie ~25km event – a race that’s custom designed for MTB newcomers, keen kids and those not quite up to 50km. Other evolutions mean that the Giant Pioneer will be shortened from 15km to 10km to be even more friendly for kids and we’ll include a new Grommets Ride for little kids on balance bikes around the Forrest Footy Ground.
The Giant Odyssey remains Australia’s most respected MTB marathon with an even broader range of events to cater for all riders. Lock it in for 2016 and our celebratory 10 year edition.
ENTRIES: Will open in mid September.
WHAT IS A GIANT ODYSSEY?
Giant... "of extraordinary size or force", " world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear" *
Odyssey... "a long adventurous journey", "title of an epic poem" *
* SOURCE: The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary (2004) and Giant Bicycles Australia
Bring Giant and Odyssey together and you've got an extraordinary MTB journey at one of Australia's #1 mountain biking destinations at Forrest.
Coming into its 10th year, 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 Forrest Festival.
Quite simply - this is a must do event.
So commit to the challenge, dare your mates to join you, and get on board (your bike) for one Australia’s pinnacle mountain bike events on some of the best trails the country has to offer.
PART OF THE MAVERICK MARATHON SERIES
The Series bringing together four of Australia's most popular mountain bike marathons, to provide riders with a Series that captures the essence of mountain biking and encourages participation at ALL levels. Details at www.maverickseries.com.au