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Fat Bike Mammoth: All-Terrain Adventure

We love to ride. Mountain Biking. Fat Biking. Bikepacking. Adventure Cycling. Mammoth Lakes, The Eastern Sierra and beyond. All Seasons. All-Terrain Adventure.

Check out this video of Winter Fat Biking in Mammoth Lakes:

What is Fat Biking?  Does it mess up groomed trails?? PLEASE watch this short video and educate yourself:

Our diligence in partnering with SEMBA and the Town of Mammoth Lakes to work with the local U.S. Forest Service has finally paid off!!  On April 13th, 2017 the USFS officially granted a “Fat Biking Pilot Program” to the Town of Mammoth Lakes.  What does that mean?  We are now legally allowed to ride fat bikes on the non-motorized groomed trails in Shady Rest Park, and the Town is approved to pack/groom three additional miles of singletrack.  It’s up to us to prove we can co-exist with other user groups, as the pilot program can be revoked at any time.  So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE – ride responsibly and be courteous to all other users!!  It’s up to us to be ambassadors.  Use appropriate trail etiquette.  Please visit our Resources Page to learn more about this fast-growing sport, especially how we safely interact with other user groups and minimally impact the trails.

We strive to be a resource for fat bike and mountain bike enthusiasts living in or visiting the Mammoth Lakes area.  We share ride beta, trail conditions, photos, suggested rides, stories, etc.  We host group rides, grassroots races, and other events.  If that sounds good to you, contact us and get on our email list.

Not sure where to ride?  Questions about where it’s legal to ride?   Contact us – We’ll give you the scoop.

3 responses

  1. Mark Davis

    Snowmobiking!
    That is my pet name for it.
    Iditabikes welded rims together for ice racing in Alaska.
    It is good to see it blossom as a sport in the Eastern Sierra.
    Are groomed tracks really necessary? Could some of the Town Trails be groomed for this?
    Have you tried this equipment in sand? Maybe we can ride the previously unridable.

    May 31, 2013 at 2:38 am

    • Hi Mark, thanks for the comment! Groomed tracks aren’t necessary, but you need packed/firm snow conditions with no more than a few inches of fresh on top. We’ve done plenty of great riding over snow that’s been packed by snowmobiles, etc. There’s some good riding around town, but groomed nordic/ snowmobile trails are so much fun and create epic conditions for fat bike adventures. It will open up many more opportunities for exploring when they become legal for fat bikes.

      Fat bikes are also great for sand/ loose conditions that normally are annoying for traditional mountain bikes. Rides that I detest on my mtb, are now fun and fresh on the fatty. Like many of the ATV trails all through the Inyo, beaches, lakes, etc – at 4-5psi, this terrain is now rideable.

      Anyhoo… thanks for checking in!!
      Alan

      May 31, 2013 at 6:06 am

  2. Fat bikes are still bikes. And it’s awesome that it still lets you enjoy riding on snow or sand, or other loose surfaces. It’s nice that you put up this blog, at least people will get to see how you enjoy (and they, in turn, can enjoy, too) fat biking on whatever condition and whatever season.

    October 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

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