Motocross and mountain biking at Mammoth Lakes

At
Mammoth Lakes,where the sun setting over the snow-capped mountain peaks
is an event in and of itself, how does man compete with Mother
Nature? By not even bothering to try.

Instead, summer events at Mammoth
are designed to incorporate the spectacular surroundings, the stunning
vistas, and the fresh alpine air.

Whether travelers enjoy the adventure
of flying at top speed down a mountain bike trail or spending a
leisurely evening listening to jazz while the red alpenglow steals over
the peaks, events at Mammoth Lakes pay tribute to the great outdoors.
Here is a listing of what’s on tap for summer 2009.

 
JUNE
 



FORD MAMMOTH MOTOCROSS
Date: June 18-28
Location:  Motocross Track in the Town of Mammoth Lakes
Info: The Mammoth
Motocross is the longest continuous running motocross in the US. Many
of the top racers in the world, such as Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy
McGrath, Rick Johnson, and Jeff Ward, have honed their skills at this
event. It also has become one of the major amateur events in the
country. Race day, gates open at 5 a.m. Practice day, gates open at 7
a.m.
Official Event Party: Mammoth Motocross Mayhem will be in the Village at Mammoth June 27 from 5pm to 8pm.
Tickets: Spectator ticket ($20 adults, $5 child)
Lodging Package: The
Stay and Motocross Package includes lodging, a spectator ticket for
each night stayed and a commemorative t-shirt for each adult on the
reservation. Packages are available by calling 800.MAMMOTH or at
www.MammothMountain.com.
 
 
MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK OPENING DAY
Date: June 20
Location: Adventure Center, Mammoth Mountain
Info: The Adventure
Center opens for the summer. Fat tire fans can explore 100-plus miles
of dirt single-track, including an exhilarating 3000-foot descent from
Mammoth Mountain’s summit. Scenic gondola rides, a climbing wall and
zip line also open for the summer. 
Tickets: $39

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