Mammoth Lakes Chamber: From TBID to fun ride

mammothabovetownTBID or not TBID?

The Town Council will solicit public discussion about the proposed Tourism Business Improvement District at Wednesday night’s Council meeting. Whether you are pro or con, this is a very important issue for businesses in Mammoth Lakes. Would your business benefit by more resort visitation especially midweek, non holiday?  Do you think a greater Marketing effort can improve our visitation? Who should pay for it, and how? If you are interested in business growth and prosperity, these are very important questions. The TBID discussion is the last item on the agenda, Item 15. The council meeting is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm in the Town Offices, Suite Z (above the Vons shopping center). Please come, listen, learn, and participate.

Mammoth 2 Bishop
“A Fun Bike Ride with Altitude!”

Ride for a Cause–Bring Awareness to Thyroid Cancer and Benefit

M2B is a 43-mile fun ride onJune 15, beginning at 10:00am. The ride starts at Mammoth Creek Park, has multiple stops including a half-way stop at Tom’s Place, and ends in Bishop. The FINISH LINE MUSIC FESTIVAL will feature bands, DJ’s and a performance artist. Gourmet and organic food & beverages will be sold. Anyone can come to the festival, and it’s family-friendly—18 & under half price, kids 10 & under are free. Tickets are available

Sponsorship packages available—community support can help make this an annual event! Let’s make historically slow weekend BUSY with visitors!


This child and family friendly event is scheduled forSaturday, June 8 at Mammoth Creek Park. It begins at10:30am and goes until 3:00pm. There will be games, crafts, a photo booth, and food. New this year is the Family Fun Run, starting at 9:00am! There is no charge for kidApolooza, so come on out and enjoy a day of kid and family fun!

4th of July Parade!

It’s just a month away. The parade is a great opportunity for you to promote your business, organization, or event to 5,000 spectators! This year’s theme is SUN AND FUN IN THE MOUNTAINS. Our Grand Marshals are Ken and Flossie Coulter from the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee.
Entry forms are available on the Chamber website:


Next Chamber Mixer!

Our next Chamber Mixer isTuesday, June 11 from 5-7pm at Campo in The Village, sponsored by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. Come hear about MMCF’s activities includingKAMIKAZE BIKE GAMES–mountain bike racing for all disciplines and ability levels as well as a a few of the most celebrated road rides in the country!

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10 years ago

More money for idiots who do not know how to market. Sorry but John and Rusty I do not like you anymore. You two are the ruin of Mammoth Lakes… failed leaders. I wish you both would leave!

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
10 years ago

Re: TBID — It should be up to the local businesses to decide. They should take a vote and like all taxes be approved by at least 2/3 of the businesses. It shouldn’t be imposed by a few businesses on all other businesses. But it’s not my fight. It would… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
10 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

General revenue tax increases do not require a 2/3 majority vote to pass. Only special use taxes require that. This, however, does not necessarily meet the definition of a “tax” for Prop 218 and Prop 6 purposes. Instead BIDs fall under the rules of the Street and Highway Code. This… Read more »