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Great Otway Gravel Grind

Great Otway Gravel Grind

February 26 2023
Otway Park, Victoria, Australia
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Distances: 49, 97 km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

The Great Otway Gravel Grind, presented by Focus returns to Forrest for a 3rd year in 2019 and is held in conjunction with the acclaimed Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon.

When it comes to gravel grinding this is A-grade riding on A-grade dirt made accessible to all types of riders.

Following a magical line through the beautiful Great Otway National Park, the GOGG courses follow beautiful dirt roads through tall timber rainforests to the Great Ocean Road coastline and back.

So join us for an incredible ride on traffic free roads for a dose of fresh air and freedom on 2 wheels.

  > Spectacular dirt roads with no traffic

  > Time-out Zones

  > Suitable for all types of bikes - road, MTB, gravel & cyclo-cross riders. 

The Otway Ranges served up one of Australia's first gravel grinding courses at the GOGG's inception in 2017,  and Rapid Ascent is excited to see the GOGG return for a third year in 2019 having proven just how good the dirt roads of the Otways are!

The GOGG is designed for those who want an alternative to riding on busy sealed roads and instead want to enjoy the freedom and fresh air of riding gravel through beautiful forests with few if any cars (who wouldn't want that?!)

The courses can be enjoyed on any type of bike, ranging from gravel specific bikes through to flat bared commuters and road bikes - either way you can take in the beautiful terrain and complete a beautiful day on the bike (with a difference - see below)!

The Otway Ranges surrounding Forrest have a near endless network of quality dirt roads emanating in all directions and these two races will lead you on an incredible journey under the supervision of a coordinated race environment.

If this resonates with you – even if you’ve never ridden on dirt before – then you are going to love this Great Ocean Gravel Grind!

Great Otway Gravel Grind

Start Located At: Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
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