'Discovery Zone' bike trail opens at Mammoth Mountain

The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park tomorrow (Saturday) will open a new feature in its “Discovery Zone” at the base of Main Lodge.

In an effort to introduce young riders and beginners of all ages, a park spokesperson said it will open a specially designated area for beginning mountain bike riders. The gentle slopes off Discovery Express (Chair 11) will provide a lift-assisted area for beginning riders to hone their skills before taking to the bigger mountain.

The Discovery Zone will debut with two new trails, making for a better beginner experience, and will be the perfect place for kids to “lap the park” in a smaller area.

Additionally, the entire area being designated as a beginning/learning zone means riders are grouped with those in a similar skill set.

A 9 a.m. Grand Opening Ceremony at Discovery Express (Chair 11) will feature face painting, kids crafts, a bike parade with Woolly, and live music.

Most of the activities are free, but a bike park ticket is required to ride the bike trails, the spokesperson said.