4-9-2015 – 8AM – Welcome to Mountain Biking in Mammoth Lakes.
We are now set up to have the longest mountain bike season on record here in Mammoth Lakes and out on Mammoth Mountain. Earlier this week we reported all the snow being melted off below 8000 feet.
That is not the case anymore as we picked up 6-15 inches of snow on all our local trails in and out of town. It’s going to take a few days to melt that snow off for traditoanl mountain bikers. If you have a fat bike get out there and ride the fresh stuff!
Before the snow you could ride the Uptown/Downtown loop from the village to the garage. Big Ring was also ridable with just a few patches of snow. You could also ride Juniper and the Lakes Trail. By Sunday most these trails should be ready to go once again.
More on Mountain Biking in Mammoth: The riding opportunities are just about limitless. First you have the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and second the entire Inyo National Forest.
These two areas will offer you endless single tracks trails and dirt roads making for a complete mountain biking experience.
Beside the awesome mountain bike riding, the Eastern Sierra itself is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here in Mammoth the High Country and the High Desert meet right up.
The result is awesome views that span for miles and miles and acres and acres of tree lined forests. You will also find endless amounts of lakes and creeks to check out while your on and off your bike.
There are many options for mountain biking in mammoth. From the many downhill trails at the bike park to cross country riding, hill climbing and also fun mellow family rides.
Local Mountain Biking Videos
Kamikaze Downhill Race 2007 – Mtn Biking Video
The famous Kamikaze Race still takes place every year. To get to the start you ride the Gondola to 11,053 Feet! These days this race is a low key event held on a Thursday. Click here for the video & write up.
Velocity – Mtn Biking Video
This trail is a very popular downhill trail that you access via the gondola. Exit at Mc Coy Station and follow the sign to downhill action. We are working on a fresh edit with new footage from last season. Look for that post in June! Click here for the Velocity Trail Video.
Shot Gun Trail – Mtn Biking Video
This trail rocks you right out of the park. The trails head is located right near the top of chair 7. It is easy to find from the Bike Park Trail map! Click here for the shot gun trail video
California State Downhill Championships – Mtn Bike Video
The California Golden State Mtn Bike Championships came to town over the Labor Day Weekend. Our crew was focused on filming the Downhill from Top to Bottom. Click here for the video.