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You’re headed to the beautiful Eastern Sierra for a weekend of adventure but you’re just missing two things: two wheels! Thankfully, there are several places to rent bikes in Mammoth Lakes so you can get out on trails.
Whether you want to explore the scenic bike paths on an e-bike or shred down the ‘kitty litter’ terrain at the Mammoth Mountain bike park, there are Mammoth Lakes bike rental options for everyone.
Find your set of two wheels in Mammoth Lakes with this bike rental guide
What to know before you rent
Before renting a bike in Mammoth lakes, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Don’t underestimate the elevation
The town of Mammoth is situated at almost 7,900ft and the top of the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is over 11,000ft. If you’re coming from a lower elevation, especially sea level, give your body some time to acclimate and make sure you drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
e-Bikes are allowed on all trails WITHIN the bike park
Electric bikes are allowed on trails inside the bike park, but not on trails outside the bike park such as Mountain View and Mammoth Rock Trail.
E-bikes are also allowed on all the paved bike paths throughout the town.
It’s always good to get the extra insurance
Opting for the extra insurance is always a good idea, especially if you’re heading to the bike park (and always check to make sure the bike you’re renting is allowed at the bike park). Give yourself peace of mind when renting a bike in Mammoth and just go for the extra insurance.
There are lots of options outside of the bike park!
If bike park riding isn’t your thing, Mammoth still has you covered. There are miles of paved bike paths as well as quiet dirt fire roads surrounding town. An e-bike is a great way to explore both.
Mammoth lakes Bike Rentals
Footloose Sports is the best option for Mammoth Lakes bike rentals, in my opinion. They have a sweet line of full-suspension mountain bikes as well as a few townie bikes and kids bikes.
Plus, the mechanics in their full-service bike shop make sure each bike is tuned up and ready to go. The downside of Footloose is that bike rentals/demos are first come, first serve, so get there early to grab yours.
- ✓ Mountain Bikes
- ✓ E-Bikes (townie & mountain)
- ✓ Kids bikes
- ✓ Helmets & knee/elbow pads
- ✓ Bike trailers
- ✓ Retail shop
- ✓ Bike tune-ups
If you’re riding the bike park, you can rent a mountain bike from Mammoth Mountain at either Main Lodge (adjacent to the gondola) or at the Mountain Center in the Village by the bus shuttle stop.
Choose from several different full-suspension brands for adults and Rocky Mountain bikes for kids. The Mountain also offers several package deals that include rentals, bike park tickets, and lessons.
- ✓ Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes (DH bikes available at Main Lodge)
- ✓ Electric Mountain Bikes (only available at Mountain Center)
- ✓ Kids Mountain Bikes
Get Outdoors 365
Get Outdoors 365 is a local shop on Main Street and they offer a small selection of full-suspension and hardtail bikes throughout the summer for adults and kids.
They also rent townie e-bikes for exploring around the bike path and they offer discounted rates for 3+ day rentals.
- ✓ Full Suspension Mountain Bikes (including e-bikes)
- ✓ Townie bikes (including e-bikes)
- ✓ Kids bikes
- ✓ Bike trailers and tag-a-longs
P3 Freeride shop
P3 Freeride Shop offers some fun bike rentals in Mammoth including their Electric Tern GSD, which is perfect for cruising around town on.
They also offer Rocky Mountain Altitude rentals for the bike park. Reservations must be made over the phone.
- ✓ Townie electric bikes
- ✓ Full-suspension mountain bikes (kids and adults)
- ✓ Bike trailers
ASO is located off of Old Mammoth Road and offers KHS mountain bike rentals. However, their bikes are not meant to be taken to the bike park. Instead, they are best suited for exploring the mellower trails around town such as Shady Rest park.
ASO also has several townie e-bikes for cruising around the bike paths and they make it easy to pre-register your rental online.
✓ Mountain Bikes (not meant for the bike park)
✓ Townie e-Bikes
What is your favorite place to rent bikes in Mammoth Lakes? What questions do you have about biking there? Leave a comment below!