Downhill mountain bike racing got its start in Mammoth Lakes, California, in the 1980s when Mammoth Mountain Vice President, Bill Cockcroft, dreamed-up and then established the Kamikaze Downhill. The world’s best mountain bikers raced the treacherously fast course and in doing so, established Mammoth as a legendary mountain bike destination. The history of mountain biking runs as deep here as anywhere in North America and an enthusiasm for all things bikes abounds throughout the town. Add to that a budding microbrewery scene it’s easy to spend a few days enjoying the open expanse of mountainous terrain, kicking back, and riding and exploring a variety of trails throughout the Eastern Sierra.

We’ve paired the area’s must-ride singletrack with its top local breweries so you can cheers to the day’s ride with a cold microbrew.

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