Mammoth Lakes Bike Month | September 2018

Join us in Mammoth Lakes this September to celebrate Mammoth Lakes Bike Month! 

September offers some of the best cycling weather and events in the Eastern Sierra with something for everyone. 

Men’s Playoff Schedule

BIG & LITTLE FRIGGIN LOOP | September 2, 2018

Date: Sunday, September 2
Event: The Big/Little/Grom Friggin Loop (Cross Country Mountain Bike Race)
About: The Big/Little/Grom Friggin Loop is an epic cross country race featuring the best XC trails in the Mammoth area.
Cost: Free Event – Limited Entry
Register & Info:
Sponsored By: The Maven Bike Shop & SEMBA


Date: Thursday, September 6
Event: Bike Night Movie in The Village
About: Breaking Away
Location: The Village at Mammoth
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: FREE


Date: Friday, September 7
Event: Summer VC Downhill Mountain Bike Championships
About: The Summer VC Downhill Series features 7 downhill mountain bike races on Mammoth Mountain beginning in late June and culminating with the final down Velocity on Friday, September 7th. The final race will be a “chainless” race and these events are always a great time!
Location: Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Registration at Adventure Center, Mammoth Mountain. 5:00pm Race.
Cost: Free to Race & $5 Lift Access Pass for Non Pass Holders
Sponsored By: June Lake Brewing & Mammoth Mountain Ski Area


Date: Friday, September 7
Event: Mammoth Gran Fondo Pro Rider Panel
About: Come listen to the Mammoth Gran Fondo panel in the Village at Mammoth! Panel features a number of pro riders, experts in nutrition, training, and technical expertise.  
Location: The Village at Mammoth Stage
Time: 4:00pm
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Sponsored By: The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation & The Village at Mammoth

THE MAMMOTH GRAN FONDO | September 8, 2018

The Mammoth Gran Fondo was chosen as a "top-ten century" bike ride by Bicycling Magazine for its "jaw-dropping vistas". Situated to the east and south of Yosemite National Park the Mammoth Gran Fondo takes riders along the east side of the High Sierra with views of the Sierra Nevada Range, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. 75% of the Gran Fondo route closed to through traffic! Other highlights include: all three distances timed, Signature Event Socks and Finisher's Tech T-Shirt, 6 Feed Zones with Full SAG/Tech Support, Free Downloadable Photos, After-Party with Food/Beer/Live Music in the Village at Mammoth!

Date: Saturday, September 8
Event: The Mammoth Gran Fondo
Location: The Village at Mammoth
Time: 7:00am (102 Mile Start) & 8:30am (70 Mile & 42 Mile)
Cost: $89 Before June 17th
Sponsored By: The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation

Men’s Playoff Schedule

MAMMOTH LAKES BIKE TO WORK WEEK | September 10 - 14, 2018

Take the challenge and bike to work all week! Track your miles, rides, carbon footprint, and calories on the American Bicycle League’s Site Love to Ride. Download the app and track your ride today! Participants can create a workplace team or participate as an individual. All participants logging more than 20 miles are eligible for great raffle prizes from local Mammoth businesses. Raffle drawing will be at 12:00pm on Saturday, September 15th at Mammoth Creek Park.

Date: Monday, September 10 – Friday, September 14
Event: Bike to Work Week Challenge
Cost: Free
Sponsored By: Mammoth Lakes Recreation

BIKE TOUR MAMMOTH LAKES | September 10, 2018

In Celebration of September as Mammoth Lakes Bike Month join Caltrans District 9 and the Town of Mammoth Lakes on a Bike Tour of Mammoth Lakes with Caltrans Director, Brent Green and Town Public Works Director, Grady Dutton. The 4.5 mile tour will visit different Caltrans’ and Town projects.

Date: Monday,September 10, 2018
Event: Bike Tour of Mammoth Lakes
Cost: Free
Info: Map of Route.pdf
Sponsored By: Caltrans District 9 and Town of Mammoth Lakes


Celebrate Mammoth’s Bike Month in the Mammoth Creek Park! Events include: Trails Day, Guided Mountain Bike and Road Rides, Expo, Kid’s Strider Race, Bike Safety, Bike Swap, and Prizes for Bike to Work Week!

Date: Saturday, September 15
Event: Community Bike Rally & Celebration
Location: The Mammoth Creek Park
Time: TBD
Cost: Free
Sponsored By: The Town of Mammoth Lakes

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Guided MTB & Road Rides

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - eMTB Demos

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Bike Rodeo

12:00 p.m. - Bike to Work Week Raffle

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Jaded Haters

2:00 p.m. - Event Ends


Hidden amongst the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month winters have left the area void of human life. Each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem. Join Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom van Steenbergen as they embark on an expedition to the top of the world to explore this terra incognita. In doing so, they discover a changing environment steeped in history along with challenging terrain unlike anything ridden to date.

Date: Friday, September 21
Event: Movie Showing – Red Bull’s North of Nightfall: Mountain Biking in the Arctic
Location: Mountainside Conference Center at Main Lodge
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Sponsored By: The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

THE KAMIKAZE BIKE GAMES | September 21 - 23, 2018

The Kamikaze Bike Games is back for 2018 with some exciting new twists! The venue base moves to Main Lodge and events include: California Enduro Series/EWS Qualifier Enduro, the new MegaKami "Le Mans/Mass" style Kamikaze Downhill race a Kids' Free Enduro Race (12 & under), The Boogaloo (ebike race), Eduro Race, Expo, ebike demos, music, and giveaways. No doubt about it, 2018 will be the most exciting year of the Kamikaze Bike Games yet.

Date: Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23
Event: The Kamikaze Bike Games
Location: Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Time: All Day Events – See Website for Schedule
Cost: Free for Spectators to Visit Expo/Demo ebikes/Music, Varying Costs to Race
Sponsored By: The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation

CALDERA 200/500 | September 28, 2018

It’s a 100% self-supported, multi-day, grassroots bikepacking adventure in the spirit of the Tour Divide. This is NOT a sanctioned or organized event. We simply offer the tools to help riders have a successful adventure and keep track of results for bragging rights. We decided it’s about time to show off the majesty of our region to the world. After lots of bike riding, day dreaming, beer drinking, and mapping, we feel the Caldera 250/500 encompasses the rich beauty and geological rarities that the Eastern Sierra offers. The Southern Loop is roughly 256 miles and 31k climbing. The Northern Loop is roughly 317 miles and 38k climbing. The Full 500 is roughly 480 miles and 65k climbing.

Date: Friday, September 28 – Multiple Days
Event: The Caldera 250/500
Time: The “Grand Depart’ is Friday, September 28th.
Cost: Free
Sponsored By: The Maven Bike Shop & SEMBA

NEVADA NICA HIGH SCHOOL MTB RACE | September 29 - 30, 2018

Watch the local Mammoth team compete in the “High Sierra Showdown” against other middle school/high school participants from the Nevada NICA League!

Date: Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30
Event: Nevada NICA MTB Race – National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Location: Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Time: Saturday, September 29th (Practice) & Sunday, September 30th (Race). Reference Website for Exact Times.
Cost: Free for Spectators to Watch
Sponsored By: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area