12th ANNUAL HIGH SIERRA FALL CENTURY RIDE TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 9
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA – Cyclists can take off on the 12th Annual High Sierra Fall Century Ride on September 9, 2006 in beautiful Mammoth Lakes, California. The route takes riders along the spectacular east side of the High Sierra and into the quiet beauty of the Mono Basin with views of Mono Lake and the White Mountains and offers 100 miles of road with no stoplights and just one stop sign.
The High Sierra Fall Century begins at the Whitmore Ball Fields, just east of U.S. Hwy. 395 on the Benton Crossing Road, south of Mammoth Lakes. Riders can also enjoy short course options of 30 and 45 miles.
Aside from the 5,500 feet of elevation gain and climbs over 1,000 feet, riders will get to experience all the natural wonders that the Eastern Sierra has to offer including Mono Lake, the Mono Craters, the largest Jeffrey Pine forest in the world, and Black Point, the best now-exposed underwater volcano in the world.
All proceeds from the High Sierra Fall Century will benefit the Sierra Cycling Foundation, East Side Velo Cycling Club and other community organizations in the Mammoth Lakes area.
Riders can register online at fallcentury.org, or print off a paper application and mail it in. Registration is $50 now through August 19, $60 from August 20 through September 1, and $75 after September 1. Registration includes a rider goodie bag, access to six rest stops, gourmet box lunch, SAG, mechanical support and post-ride BBQ.
Cyclists can register for the ride and book lodging with just one call to 800.MAMMOTH. Fall Century special event rates start as low as $169 per night for a condo at the Village Lodging in Mammoth Lakes. Lodging specials are also available at Juniper Springs Resort and Mammoth Mountain Inn. For more information visit MammothMountain.com and click on deals.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With over 1.5 million skier visits, Mammoth Mountain currently is the second most frequented resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village at Mammoth, and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit www.mammothmountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.