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

  • $3,000 cash for 1st Male and Female
  • $1,500 cash for 2nd Male and Female
  • $750 cash for 3rd Male and Female
  • $400 cash for 4th Male and Female
  • $200 cash for 5th Male and Female
  • $15,000 worth of prizes for place-getters in all categories and random draw prizes at race presentation
  • Special prize draws for biggest crash, most badly broken bike, closest time to average finisher etc
  • $250 cash to the fastest male and female over a specific timed climb (King & Queen of the Mountain) and timed descent (open to 50km and 100km riders).
  •  **Less international transfer fee’s

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

  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)

  • 10% Bitumen
  • 12% Unsealed road
  • 33% Fire road & double track
  • 45% Single track

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

  • Leg 1 (Start to Forrest Football Ground): 25km, 617m elevation gain / loss
  • Leg 2 (Football Ground through Yaugher and back): 25km, 460 elevation gain / loss

Track Composition for 50k Giant Shorty (approximate)

  • 2% Bitumen
  • 15% Unsealed Road
  • 29% Fire road & double track
  • 54% Single track

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
         Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
       100km Giant Odyssey
50km Giant Shorty
15km Giant Pioneer
            Finish your quest with a feast at the bike, food and entertainment expo

Entries:             To open in September at

Giant Odyssey

The Giant Odyssey is also part of the Maverick Marathon Series

Thu 17th Jul, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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