All of the Mammoth Gran Fondo group rides are free to all registered riders and their guests. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore on these casual group rides before the big day.
All group rides will follow these guidelines: - no drops - multiple re-group points - casual pacing
GROUP RIDE HOSTS
GROUP RIDES - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
1:00pm --- Eastside Velo + SEMBA Group Ride Meeting Point = Footloose Sports Route = Tour de Mammoth - moderate pace ride including the Scenic Loop, Minaret Vista, and Lakes Basin (good amount of climbing) Distance = 36 miles Departure Time = 1:00pm
GROUP RIDES - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
10:00am --- Eastside Velo + Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling Team Group Ride Meeting Point = Footloose Sports Route = Footloose Sports to Layton Springs (out and back) Distance = 40 miles Departure Time = 10:00am
11:00am --- Eastside Velo + SEMBA Group Ride Meeting Point = Footloose Sports Route = Footloose Sports to Scenic Loop to 203 Distance = 16 miles Departure Time = 11:00am
1:00pm --- Mammoth Hospital + Big Wheel Coaching Group Ride Meeting Point = Footloose Sports Route = Footloose Sports to Convict Lake (out and back) Distance = 20 miles Departure Time = 1:00pm Please Note - Mammoth Hospital will be raffling off a Giro Bike helmet to all riders of this group ride - drawing after the ride at Footloose.
2:00pm --- Davidson Bike Law Group Ride Meeting Point = Footloose Sports Route = Footloose Sports to Minaret Vista (out and back) Distance = 14 miles Departure Time = 2:00pm
RECOVERY RIDE - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
8:30am --- Eastside Velo + SEMBA Recovery Ride
While you are here in Mammoth, you might as well ride the highest paved road in California...topping out just over 10k feet. This is a legit and brag worthy climb to tick off, plus it is just an amazing ride....a definitive favorite of local riders. Pacing will be moderate to the base of the climb then everyone can ride at their own desired pace for the climb up to Mosquito Flat.
Meeting Point = Green Church - Corner of 395 and Benton Crossing Road Route = Green Church to Tom's Place to Mosquito Flats via Upper Rock Creek Road (out and back) Distance = 41 miles Elevation = 4,300 vertical Departure Time = 8:30am
Local Training Rides: Acclimate Where the Locals Ride! The rides listed below are some of our favorite local rides that start and end in Mammoth Lakes - check them out in addition to the hosted Pre and Post Rides associated with the Gran Fondo.