Giant Odyssey

The Giant Odyssey will take place March 21st, 2105 starting at 7am

Save the Date for the Giant Odyssey 2015

Australia’s most respected mountain bike event will be back in 2015. The Giant Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon will take over the trails of Forrest, Victoria, on Saturday 21 March 2015.

$30,000 cash & prizes

Giant Odyssey

First held in 2007, the Giant Odyssey is regarded as one of Australia’s most challenging and rewarding mountain bike marathons thanks to the mix of hills provided by the Otway Ranges and the quality single track built around the mountain bike mecca of Forrest, Victoria.

Giant Odyssey

100 km trail map

The event offers three race options, the renowned 100km Giant Odyssey, the shorter yet still challenging 50km Giant Shorty, and the 15km Giant Pioneer designed for kids and new comers to the sport.

Giant Odyssey

Each race includes some of the best mountain bike single track in Australia with pinching climbs, and smooth flowing and tight treed sections, which engross riders from start to finish.

100 km Elevation

100 km Elevation

Course Stats (approx.)

Length: 98km
Total elevation gain / loss: 2350m
Start / finish: Forrest Football Ground
Legs:

  1. Adidas Eyewear Leg 1 (Start to Forrest Football Ground): 38km, 1,000m elevation gain / loss
  2. Shotz Leg 2 (Football Ground through Yaugher and back to the Football Ground): 26km (64km total), 487m elevation gain / loss
  3. Schwalbe Leg 3 (Football Ground up Kaanglang Rd and back to the finish via West Forrest trails): 34km (98km total), 863m elevation gain / loss

Track Composition for 100k Giant Odyssey (approximate)

Note – the 100km and 50km courses have been designed to be quite separate so that faster 100km riders are not held up by slower 50km riders and visa versa. The two courses will share very little over lapping trails and should allow both riders to have their own space on the trails so neither need not worry about hold ups.

 

50 km Elevation

50 km Elevation

Course Stats (approx.)

Length: 50km
Total elevation gain / loss: 1077m
Start / finish: Forrest Football Ground
Legs:

Track Composition for 50k Giant Shorty (approximate)

The 15km Giant Pioneer

The 15km Giant Pioneer is designed for kids and new comers to the sport of mountain biking and will provide you with a taste of the thrills and spills of this fantastic sport. The course includes a steady mix of 4WD tracks, swooping single track, rainforest, roads and country scenery. It’s a loop that gives kids the chance to develop their riding skills and non riders the chance to have a bit of fun.

The nation’s top mountain bike riders are expected to return for the event, along with 2,000 other keen mountain bikers. What’s so good about the event?

“I love coming to Forrest, the beautiful scenery, sweet trails, good people and it’s a well-run event,” said five-time Odyssey winner Chris Jongewaard.

Giant Odyssey

The event starts and finishes at the Forrest Football Oval with riders passing through the event expo area several times; creating a great atmosphere for spectators.

The quality of the riding and the superb scenery, combined with a massive bike expo with food stands, live music and entertainment at the finish line make this the ultimate mountain bike marathon in Australia.

Date:                   Saturday 21 March, 2015
Location:
         Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
Distances:
       100km Giant Odyssey
50km Giant Shorty
15km Giant Pioneer
Festival:
            Finish your quest with a feast at the bike, food and entertainment expo

Entries:             To open in September at http://www.GiantOdyssey.com.au

Giant Odyssey

The Giant Odyssey is also part of the Maverick Marathon Series http://www.maverickseries.com.au

 

 

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