There aren’t many certainties in mountain bike racing, but a few ring true for the Otway Odyssey: you can’t under estimate the course and the race’s difficulty – and you shouldn’t bet against Peta Mullens. Forrest, in Victoria has welcomed riders to the Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon since 2007. The event’s high standard is a […]
McConnell and Johnston win 2022 Otway Odyssey
Today, February 26th, the 16th edition of the Otway Odyssey took place in Forrest, Victoria. This marathon quickly became a ‘must-do’ on the domestic marathon scene in Australia, with the iconic point to point route from Apollo Bay to Forrest quickly earning fans from around the country due to the tough nature and honest racing […]
#protips for the Otway Odyssey
Don’t miss these #protips for success at the 2022 Otway Odyssey.
2022 Otway Odyssey back to Forrest
The Otway Odyssey is one of the longest running marathon mountain bike events in Australia, with a winner’s circle that has many elite names. With the 15th edition in 2021, Rapid Ascent took the Odyssey back to its roots and the original start at Apollo Bay, on the beautiful Great Ocean Road. Catch our Otway […]
Nankervis gets redemption at Great Otway Gravel Grind!
The Great Otway Gravel Grind that happens the day after the famous Otway Odyssey is quickly becoming a drawcard event in itself. For many it makes a long trip even more worthwhile with the opportunity to attain 2 days of quality racing. Which from a training perspective is hugely beneficial to any rider training for […]
Hucker & Mullens win 14th Odyssey preceding big news for the 15th edition!
The Otway Odyssey has long established itself as one of the premier XCM events on the Australian calendar. Many other races have been and gone since this race has continued to evolve. The 2020 edition was an encouraging sign of the health, quality and depth of the XCM scene in Australia with a big entry […]
Everything you need to know about the Otway Odyssey
The Otway Odyssey is one of a handful of classic mountain bike marathon races left on the calendar. These events are challenging, use a course that isn’t based on repeated laps, and they create deserving winners year on year. Do well at one of these events and people take notice. The Otway Odyssey in Forrest, […]
7 things you should know about the Otway Odyssey
In a time when Australia is losing some classic marathon races, our National Championship is a glorified XC race run on laps in a bikepark, and there is increasingly less focus on elite athlete development from the governing body – it’s worth giving credit where credit is due. One part of that is appreciating how […]
The 2nd Great Otway Gravel Grind (GOGG) treats riders to a 2nd day of racing in the Otways.
After a stellar Otway Odyssey XCM race on the Saturday promoters Rapid Ascent have made the classic XCM race part of a weekend of solid racing or riding in the beautiful Surf Coast region aside the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Defending champion Peta Mullens (Bendigo) and Jay Vine (Canberra) have taken top honours to […]
Nankervis and Mullens on fire in Forrest at Otway Odyssey
The Otway Odyssey started in 2007 as an epic event starting opposite the Surf Club in Apollo Bay and climbing up to the Otway Ranges. The course took riders through the trails around Forrest and beyond, before dropping them, with a lot of fatigue, back to Forrest for the race’s finish. Since 2013, the race […]