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.
THE KONA ODYSSEY...
Ride your way into mountain bike mythology...
2014 DATE ANNOUNCED!
Rapid Ascent are excited to annouce the 2014 Kona Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon will take place on Sunday the 27th April!
DATE: Sunday April 27th, 2014
LOCATION: Forrest (Great Otway National Park) South-West Victoria
- Kona Odyssey 100km - Forrest to Forrest
- Kona Shorty 50km - Forrest to Forrest
- Kona Pioneer 15km - Forrest to Forrest
ENTRIES: to open in October 2013
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 Kona 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 to open in October 2013.
2013 KONA ODYSSEY
Congratulations to all riders in the 2013 Kona Odyssey. It was a tough event held in hot conditions on the day. Rapid Ascent were very happy with how the race panned out, and consider it one of the best Odyssey's to date! Thank you all participants and spectators for making it a terrific event!
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.