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Embarking on an E-Bike Odyssey: The Hidden Trails of Mariposa

Updated: Apr 8


E-biking on White Rock Road is amazing
E-biking on White Rock Road is amazing

Nestled in the heart of California's Sierra Foothills, Mariposa County is a land where history whispers through the wind, and the roads tell tales of yore. As the founder of Yosemite E-Biking, I've delved deep into the heart of this historic region, exploring the less-trodden paths of Silverbar, Granite Dome, Grist, and Beach (pending access), each road a thread in the rich tapestry of Mariposa's past.


A Journey Through Time


Our adventures on these historic roads are not just rides but time travels on two wheels. The Old Highway, once part of Legislative Route Number 18, and the surrounding routes like Silverbar and Granite Dome, weave through the Sierra Foothills, offering a unique glimpse into Mariposa's storied past. These roads, once bustling with the fervor of the Gold Rush, now offer serene passages through landscapes that have watched history unfold.


The Farmland's Tale


Riding through Mariposa, one can't help but be struck by the beauty of the farmland, a patchwork of history and sustenance. This land, once populated by Native Americans and later transformed by the Gold Rush, continues to be a testament to human endeavor. As we pedal through, we're surrounded by the fruits of the earth - orchards, vineyards, and grazing cattle, all painting a bucolic scene that belies the area's tumultuous history.


The Roads Less Traveled


Our journey takes us along roads that are as rich in history as they are in beauty. Silverbar Road, with its echoes of mining tales; Granite Dome, offering vistas that stretch the imagination; Grist, winding through the heart of the foothills; and Beach, a path that promises new adventures. These roads are the arteries of Mariposa, connecting us to a past that shaped the very landscape we ride through.


Riding Silverbar is the best
Riding Silverbar is the best

An Invitation to Explore


Our full-day e-bike tours, priced at $350 per person with a minimum of two people, invite you to explore Mariposa's hidden trails. From 9 am to around 4 pm, we embark on a journey that takes us through winding farm roads, where history and nature converge to create a mesmerizing backdrop that it feels like you're riding in a dream. With two batteries each, deli sandwiches from Pioneer Market, and a plethora of snacks, we're equipped for an adventure that traverses the Sierra foothills, making for joyous, bucolic riding.


A Canvas of Green and Gold


The landscape of Mariposa is a canvas painted with the green of the fields and the gold of the sunlight, a reminder of the Gold Rush that once swept through these lands. As we ride, we're not just passing through; we're becoming a part of the story, a new chapter in the ongoing saga of Mariposa.


Join the Odyssey


I've ridden this terrain several times, each journey revealing new layers and new stories. It's all country riding here, where the sky and landscape conspire to create a mesmerizing backdrop that it feels like you're riding in a dream. Join us at Yosemite E-Biking for an unforgettable journey through Mariposa's hidden trails. Let's explore together, pedal stroke by pedal stroke, the legacy of this land's roads and the stories they hold.



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