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Regarded as Australia’s leading Adventure Sports Event Management company, Rapid Ascent organises off-road, adventure and niche sports events across Australia ranging from mass participation adventure races (the world’s largest!) to boutique mountain bike festivals.

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3 days ago

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Shortly after their wins at the 2021 Otway Odyssey we conducted a live interview with Dan and Bec McConnell at the Forrest Brewery on Saturday afternoon - and here is a recording of that fascinating discussion.

Hosted by Adam Kelsall, their conversation starts with how they started on bikes, and expands to include like details on their racing highs and lows overseas, how they celebrate World Cup podiums as well as how their Odyssey victories unfolded and so much more. This is a very honest and insightful interview into the lives of Australia’s best mountain bikers.

You’ll also learn if they both rode the ‘Sandy Climb’ at the 90km point… did they or didn’t they?!

We thank Dan, Bec and host Adam for their time and attention.

An audio only PODCAST version of this interview is available here: rapidascent.podbean.com/e/dan-and-bec-mcconnell-interview-after-winning-the-2021-otway-odyssey/

(The audio quality for this is 8/10 but it is WELL WORTH tolerating in order to hear what they have to say).Here is a fascinating interview with Australias best mountain bikers - Dan and Bec McConnell - after their wins at the 100km Otway Odyssey on 20 Feb 2021. Da...
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6 days ago

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We are soooo looking forward to riding the Red Centre again this August...

Watch this video then look me in the eye and say you don't want to come too - impossible!

Join us at The Redback MTB Stage Race : 20 - 23 August 2021


Flow Mountain Bike
Riding in the desert throws up constantly changing terrain and surfaces too; the trails are an evolving, engaging mix of rock, quartz, sand, shale.
Luckily the almost complete absence of scrub means you’ve got visibility for miles, so you can always let it run and you’re rarely caught out.
Mountain biking in Alice Springs is a truly wonderful experience.
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Mick Gourley

Jess Williams one day 😢

Janet Martin going?

Jodi Mayled

Great memories watching that

Reece Tucknott Sarah Tucknott I see you!

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1 week ago

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We can't wait to run (and jump) on the trails together again. You?

Entries open in early March for the 2021 Trail Running Series.

#trailrunningseries #trailrunning #sofun
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We cant wait to run (and jump) on the trails together again. You?

Entries open in early March for the 2021 Trail Running Series.

#trailrunningseries #trailrunning #sofun

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Loving the series and the new venues and times 👍👍👍

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