Welcome to Giant Odyssey

People of earth, the Gods have ordained
An epic adventure of joy and pain:
Cycle the Otways if you try,
The bravest warriors should survive.
 

 

Rapid Ascent is excited to annouce a new naming rights partnership with Giant bikes - Australia's most popular bike brand, AND a new date for the 2014 Giant Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon which will take place on Sunday the 27th April! 

The event also features as Race 2 of the Maverick Marathon Series - a new initiative for 2014 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/

 

11/4 update: The EVENT PROGRAM for the Giant Odyssey can be downloaded from here. This is essential reading for all competitors as it includes all the final event information for the event. (16meg)

 

GIANT ODYSSEY EVENT DETAILS 

    DATE: Sunday April 27th, 2014
     LOCATION: Forrest (Great Otway National Park) South-West Victoria
    RACE FORMATS:
               - Giant Odyssey 100km - Forrest to Forrest
               - Giant Shorty 50km - Forrest to Forrest
               - Giant Pioneer 15km - Forrest to Forrest (inc handcycle race)
     T-SHIRT: all Giant Odyssey riders will receive the 2014 official event t-shirt
    ENTRIES: now open - CLICK HERE


WHAT WILL YOUR ODYSSEY BE?

To win? To finish? To beat your mates? To just survive?

 

An Odyssey sent from the Gods... A heroic mountain bike marathon that journey’s through a range of wild landscapes and cranking single track… complete it, and you will have joined the mountain bike mythology!

After signing up for the Giant Odyssey 2014, you will be able to claim your stance atop the Otway Ranges as a warrior… a TWO wheeled warrior and conqueror of 100 kilometres of vertiginous climbs, thick swathes of forest and the odd mud monster clawing out from the ferns.

A sense of triumph will encapsulate you as you take in the event festival post ride, and share your courageous stories with warriors alike.

The biking battlefield shape-shifted in 2013 with a NEW MARATHON COURSE looping Forrest to Forrest. The same course will be retained for 2014, squeezing the most from this mountain biking Mecca's sweet and savoury single track.

Do you dare? 2014 Entries Now Open! Click Here


11/4 update: The EVENT PROGRAM for the Giant Odyssey can be downloaded from here. This is essential reading for all competitors as it includes all the final event information for the event. (16meg)

 

 

 

THE 2014 GIANT ODYSSEY IS PART OF THE NEW MAVERICK MARATHON SERIES

www.maverickseries.com.au

 

 

2013 EVENT VIDEO

With thanks to Schwable, Campolina and Landserv here is a 10minute production on the race, the racers and the race track that over 1,800 riders tackled on February 16th as part of the 2013 Kona Odyssey. Thanks to the The Tribe for the production of this terrific event chronicle.

 

 


Latest News

Odyssey tips from the experts

Monday, April 14, 2014
With less than two weeks to go until the big day, our Giant Odyssey experts have imparted some words of wisdom for competitors.

Off road handcycling event at the Giant Odyssey mountain bike marathon

Thursday, April 3, 2014
For the first time in Australia, there will be a specific off road handcycle category and course, completely integrated into a mainstream mountain biking event - the Giant Odyssey!

Big names secured for Giant Odyssey mountain bike marathon 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014
Some of Australia’s mountain biking best have signed up to compete at this year’s Giant Odyssey mountain bike marathon, in Forrest, Victoria on 27 April.


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