PRESS RELEASE: Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has approved e-bike usage in the Mammoth Bike Park, making it the first bike park on USFS land to allow complete e-bike access on all trails, lifts and gondolas within the park.
The Mammoth Bike Park has long been at the forefront of mountain biking. The first lift-accessed park in the world, Mammoth also hosted the network-televised Reebok Eliminator and Kamikaze races in the 80s and early 90s, which brought mountain biking into the mainstream. In the years since, Mammoth's progressive trail-building program has continued to define the sport as we know it today.
Now, another major first. Aimed at making the park more accessible to more riders, e-bike access will provide an alternative for up and side-hill travel on a trail system that sees most users riding the gondola and chairlifts.
The USFS approval follows a thorough review process and allows for the use of Category 1 (pedal assist under 20 mph) e-bikes within the boundaries of the Mammoth Bike Park.
Mammoth’s fleet of Trek demo bikes will include the Trek Powerfly 5FS, available for rental starting at $59 for four hours. Guests with a valid bike park pass can also ride their own Category 1 e-bike. Passes are required for all guests in the park.
The Mammoth Bike Park will also offer e-bike specific lessons in both individual and group settings. In addition, guided group tours of the mountain, highlighting the area’s natural and cultural history will provide an ideal entry into mountain biking in a low-key group setting.
The Mammoth Bike Park is scheduled to open for the Summer ‘18 season on Friday, May 25. For more information, up-to-date trail conditions and to book lessons, rentals, and bike park tickets, visit MammothMountain.com