Inaugural Bodie Bowl to take place in August

Mountain bike race takes riders through historic ghost town at Bodie State Park

Photo courtesy Bodie Bowl.

Photo courtesy Bodie Bowl.

Mono County June 8, 2015  – Mountain bikers will race through the historic ghost town of Bodie, Calif., this summer offering views of the White Mountains, Mono Lake, Mammoth Mountain and the Eastern Sierra during the first-ever Bodie Bowl mountain bike race, August 22, 2015.

Bodie State Historic Park is a 45-minute drive from Lee Vining, and is one of America’s largest and best-preserved ghost towns. Bodie was once a boomtown during the gold rush peak, but today its abandoned (but well preserved) buildings make it one of the West’s most popular, authentic ghost towns.

The Bodie Bowl race will take place at Bodie State Park with two courses: expert/sport and recreational. Both courses will be at an elevation of 8000-9000 feet and will take riders through the town of Bodie and then out to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and a private cattle ranch. The expert/sport course is 50 kilometers (31 miles) with approximately 2500 feet of climbing while the recreational course is 30 kilometers (18.6 miles).

The cost is $149 per rider before June 15, 2015. A portion of proceeds will go to Reel Recovery, a charitable organization that sends men dealing with cancer on Fly Fishing retreats to fish and spend time together.


Photo courtesy Bodie Bowl.


Photo courtesy Bodie Bowl.

About Mono County
Located approximately 315 miles north of Los Angeles, and 280 miles east of San Francisco, Mono County accesses the east entrance to Yosemite National Park and beckons visitors in all seasons. Whether taking advantage of convenient direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) or arriving by car on the all-weather US Hwy. 395, the Eastern Sierra’s vast playground is an easily reached destination. US Hwy. 395, which traverses Mono County from north to south, is a State Designated Scenic Byway offering motorists tremendous vistas right from the steering wheel and countless side-roads, hiking trails, lakes, and roadside villages to explore. For more information or to request guides, visit or call 800-845-7922.

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