With the first lift access bike park in the country—Mammoth Mountain Bike Park has long been recognized as a mover and shaker within the industry. And now, it's proving to be a trailblazer on another front: The resort will now allow e-bikes to have full access to all trails, lifts, and gondolas.
Mammoth Mountain just released the news on Tuesday, announcing that the United States Forest Service has permitted the use of pedal-assisted bikes under 20 mph. The decision was made with the intent of making Mammoth a more accessible bike park.
“Mammoth Mountain’s founder, Dave McCoy, talked often about the importance of having fun. E-bikes are an absolute joy to ride. But e-bikes also represent access and inclusivity,” said Joani Lynch Mammoth Mountain’s Vice President of Brand Marketing.
“They give us the ability to introduce mountain biking to new and different audiences. And having reviewed the impact and usage of e-bikes on trail systems in Europe, where they’re quite common, we think they’ll fit well into our bike park,” she said.
Mammoth will add a fleet of Trek Powerfly 5FS bikes to their rental bike fleet and guests can also bring their own Category 1 e-bike to ride. E-bike specific lessons will be available in addition to guided tours of the mountain, as an option to become acquainted with the sport and the area.