The Starter Guide for Biking in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is full of fun outdoor activities for the entire family. No matter how many people are in your group or their ages, cycling is something everyone can enjoy together! There are tons of bike rental locations, road routes, and trails nearby.

Where to Rent

1849 Mountain Rentals’ condos are directly across the street from the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. The closest mountain bike rentals and ticket sales are located in the Mountain Center at The Village at Mammoth, 1 mile away. Either catch the free bus or walk to The Village at Mammoth. From here, you will shuttle to Main Lodge to ride lift-accessed trails. At the end of the day, you can ride cross-country trails all the way back home to 1849 Mountain Rentals.

Mammoth Lakes also has several bike shop options that offer bikes for the whole family, electric bikes, and even bike trailers to pull young children. Visit Mammoth provides a full list of bike options available.

Where to Ride

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park

Once you have purchased your ticket, you can ride right across the street from your mountain rental to the Mammoth Bike Park. You can also ride to the Village at Mammoth to connect to the bus that takes you to the top of Mammoth Bike Park and then ride downhill all the way home. This park is praised as the ultimate high-alpine riding experience for riders of all ages and skill levels. Here, you’ll find more than 80 miles of singletrack with plenty of pavers, jumps, drops, and berms. If you’re new to biking and want something welcoming and friendly, there’s a dedicated Discovery Zone just for you. The mountain offers a beginner mountain biking package with rentals, lessons and a ticket to this special beginner zone.

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Mammoth Lakes Bike Path

Your mountainside condo is 1/2 mile away from the Lakes Basin Path portion of the Mammoth Lakes Bike Path system. You can ride directly from the condo around the Mammoth Lakes area and into the Mammoth Lakes Basin. You can also bike to The Village at Mammoth to board the Lakes Basin Trolley, that will take you and your bike to the Mammoth Lakes Basin for free. Then you can ride downhill all the way home (with the exception of the last 1/2 mile which is uphill). Please note that the downhill descent can be fairly steep for young children and inexperienced bike riders.

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Road Riding

Plenty of avid road bikers love to ride in the Mammoth Lakes region. One popular option is the Mammoth Lakes Scenic Loop. By itself, it’s perfect for beginners, but you can also take it to Highway 395 for a longer excursion. You’ll be taken through the dense Jeffery pine forest, a stretch of land that you simply have to see to believe.

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Plan Your Visit

Whether you are looking to get involved with cycling in Mammoth Lakes or do some mountain biking out on the trails, the area has plenty to offer! Visit Mammoth is an excellent resource for information about rentals and rides. Book your rental today and get ready for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.

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