SEMBA is proud to support and partner with both the Mammoth Lakes Trail System (MLTS) and our local Mammoth Mountain Bike Team. The bike team is comprised of local junior riders age 10 – 17 who compete in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) of Northern California. The team is comprised of an equal number of both local boys and girls who come from a diverse background in our community.
Our partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE), makes it possible for SEMBA to support these two local groups, creating a more sustainable recreation outlet in our mountain bike community.
MLTS is a Town of Mammoth Lakes and United States Forest Service (USFS) partnership that maintains 17 miles of local multi-use and non-motorized trails, and is in the process of building new trails. These 17 miles of public access are the core of the local trail system, which are in addition to the trails on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, known as the “Bike Park.” SEMBA has financially committed to maintaining one of these MLTS trails, named “Mountain View” trail.
Mountain View Trail is part of a network of variable singletrack, four-wheel-drive and OHV trails between the parking area at Minaret Vista and its junction with the Uptown/Downtown mountain bike trails at the Earthquake Fault. The trail can be traveled in either direction, but, because of several sections of soft sand, is most popular as a long, winding descent from Minaret Vista. Dropping from the San Joaquin Ridge down along the boundary of the Owens River Headwaters Wilderness into the pumice-covered Dry Creek drainage, the trail offers unique views northward to the Inyo Craters.
SEMBA is proud to be the first 501(c)(3) mountain bike club to join the new MLTS Adopt- A-Trail program to maintain the 5.3 miles of singletrack trail for 2020 – 2021. We have several proposed projects and trail improvements planned with the help from the MLTS work crew.
A big “THANK YOU” to our sponsors and partners, your support makes these advocacy efforts possible.