Welcome to the Otway Odyssey

22 – 23 February 2025

Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon, presented by FOCUS

The Otway Odyssey is Australia’s most iconic mountain bike event. Racing through forests tall and wild, over mountain ranges high and breath-taking, along single track shaped by the wheels of world champions and weekend warriors. THIS IS WHERE LEGENDS ARE CARVED.

With an electrifying race atmosphere and a race to suit any rider – we challenge you to show us what you’re made of and sign up for the 19th edition in 2025.

Entries to open in September!


  • DATE: Saturday 22  and Sunday 23 February 2025
  • LOCATION: Forrest, Victoria (in the Otways)
    • 100km Otway Odyssey
    • 50km Shorty
    • 30km Rookie (Sunday)
    • 30km Odyssey Angels – women’s start (Sunday)
    • 10km Pioneer (Sunday)
    • Groms – fun riding for (little) kids
  • ENTRIES: Entries will open in September 2024

GREAT OTWAY GRAVEL GRIND – the Otway Odyssey MTB races on Saturday are coupled with the GOGG gravel races on Sunday and make for a terrific double header weekend.


“Brutal. But it is the Odyssey!” – David, 2022 100km Odyssey rider

“The was my first mountain bike event at age 51. I had the best time. The course was brutal but so rewarding to hit the finish line. I’m still on a high 4 days later and I can’t stop talking about the race. The whole thing really blew me away!” – Mark Williams, 2021 100km Odyssey rider

“Incredible single track, stunning scenery, excellent support and sensational race and event village vibe … there’s so much to love about the Otway Odyssey!” Shane Hughes, 2020 100km Odyssey rider

“30 seconds into the race I had a face full of dust and I knew it was going to be a good ride! The sweet single track and hard-@ss climbing didn’t disappoint…” Kathryn Visser, 2019 50km 2nd-place Female.

“It’s still my favourite course, in my favourite setting, at the best time of year and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who loves adventure and awesome trails, and the shorter varieties to anybody staring out.”
Peta Mullens, 5-time Otway Odyssey female Champion

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