Your choice of terrain, sensational Sierra scenery and that famous California summer sunshine make an irresistible combination for mountain or road biking in Mammoth Lakes. Test your suspension on the Inyo National Forest's vast network of trails and unpaved roads. There are so many different conditions and views to discover; in fact, you may even cross a couple of microclimates.
Road bikers have plenty of asphalt routes to choose from, whether pedaling around town, gearing down to puff up Minaret Road to the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge and beyond to the breathtaking Minaret Vista or cruising the scenic stretches of U.S. Highway 395.
For those who might not want to pedal the whole way, Sierra Engine/Bishop Motosports in Mammoth Lakes rents electric bicycles that use your own "pedal power" in addition to assistance from the bike's power. Go off on your own or take a guided ride of the Mammoth Lakes area. Biking is a great way to enjoy the glorious scenery of Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Lakes also has terrific bike events and rides for the single athlete or for the entire family.
Bike Events & Rides
In summer, Mammoth Mountain's ski slopes are transformed into a mountain bike paradise. Riders of all abilities and conditioning levels can take advantage of the extensive trail system. More than 80 miles of groomed single track trails and lift access to the 11,053-foot summit make the mountain a very popular destination.
The California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes located at the entrance to town on State Highway 203 offers free mountain biking trail maps and information on route descriptions, trail ethics and precautions.