Journalist rides the Mammoth Gran Fondo, and survives! Finishing the high altitude 102-mile route, with 75 miles closed to traffic, in the beautiful alpine town of Mammoth Lakes.
Since the advent of the bicycle, two-wheeled outdoor adventures have been part of bicyclist culture. With today’s access to public lands, developments in multi-surface terrain bikes, and the electric variants cropping up exponentially, more and more adventure seekers are capable of riding up steep mountains and through forest roads.
The colors were softening, the end was near, and the moves were more subdued as I could no longer see or feel it all unfolding. I knew the sun was setting, and I knew I would get there before it had all gone dark.
Participation in a Ride of Silence helps raise awareness and increase legislation to reduce the number of fatalities of bicyclists killed by motorists. It’s a free event and will be gathering in a city near you to honor our fallen comrades.