Last week’s pattern of monsoon moisture created some of the best riding conditions in years. Super tack dirt, mud, blasting through puddles… these are things which we hadn’t experienced in years. And it was incredible. However, late Thursday and Friday mother nature turned the hose in the sky up to 11, blasting Mammoth with multiple inches of rain in a very short period.
Unfortunately, it was just a bit too much and our trail network suffered countless erosion issues around the mountain. Have no fear though, both trail crew and bike patrol were on it, running around the mountain opening up waterways, shoveling, draining and raking as fast as possible.
While we won’t be 100% open this weekend, we’re getting closer. Iconic trails like Off the Top, Shotgun and Brake Through (which were all heavily damaged) have been repaired and are now riding as well, if not better than before. Chain Smoke and Follow Me were repaired as well and reports were a mix of how “all-time” they were and giddy laughter. Check this page for current updates and take advantage of the dirt, it truly is exceptional out in the park.
The Mammoth 50k PedalPalooza on August 27 is a point-to-point race over some of the best cross-country trails on the West Coast. Climb up through the bike park, descend the trails Off the Top and Mountain View then traverse back across the mountain before charging down Mammoth Rock Trail and the finish in Sherwin meadow.
Need a little TLC for your whip while in town? The Gear-Up, above the Mountain Center in The Village, is the place to go. They accept walk-ups and feature all of the technical expertise you could ever desire.