Road closures for Saturday’s Gran Fondo

Press release

GRAN FONDO TRAFFIC & TRANSIT ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

The Mammoth Gran Fondo road bike ride hosted by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation (MMCF) will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Mammoth Mountain
Community Foundation

Over 1,700 cyclists are expected for this ride, and as a result of this large scale event, traffic and normal public transit operations will be impacted from the following road closures and traffic delays – please plan accordingly.

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

  • Benton Crossing Road (Green Church Road) will be closed to all-through traffic between Brownstown RV Park and Benton Hot Springs from 8:00am-1:00pm.
  • HWY 120 will be closed to all-through traffic between Dross (3 miles from HWY 395) and Benton Hot Springs from 8:00am–1:00pm.
  • Lower Canyon Boulevard will be closed between Lake Mary Road and Hillside Drive from5:00am–8:00pm
  • There will be traffic delays on Lake Mary Rd, Main Street and US 395 in the morning between approximately 7:00–7:15am
  • There will be traffic delays on Minaret Road between Forest Trail and Main Lodge in the morning from 8:30–8:45am.
  • The Mammoth Scenic Loop will be closed in the morning from 8:00–9:15am.
  • The Mammoth US 395/SR 203 Northbound off ramp will be closed from 7:05 – 7:15am.

Motorists traveling along HWY 395, sections of HWY 120 and Crowley Lake Drive should expect heavy or increased bike traffic along the shoulder starting at 7:00am and lasting throughout the day, so please drive with caution and give cyclists plenty of space.

TRANSIT ADVISORY

Please take note of the following changes to the routes operated by Mammoth Resorts and Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Mammoth Bike Park Shuttle

New route: Down Minaret Road, turn around near Golf Course, stop across from the New York Deli in The Village.

Lakes Basin Trolley

New route: Lake Mary Road to “The Voodoo Chute”, turn on Lakeview toward Canyon Blvd, crossing on Hillside to reach Forest Trail and then stopping on Minaret in front of The Village below the Main Plaza.

Purple Line

New route: Lake Mary Road to “The Voodoo Chute”, turn on Lakeview toward Canyon Blvd, crossing on Hillside to reach Forest Trail and then stopping on Minaret in front of The Village below the Main Plaza.

Town Trolley

New route: Main to Minaret, wrap around The Village on Forest Trail and Hillside, then up to Canyon Lodge and down Lakeview.

A full schedule of all road closures and traffic delays for Saturday, September 8, 2018 as well as more information on the Mammoth Gran Fondo road bike ride can be found online at www.fallcentury.org.

Please welcome riders to our community, share the road, and maintain three feet between you and a cyclist at all times.

 

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