Issue: 1
January 2013 
In This Issue
Tamarancho Passes on Sale Now!
Winter Trail Work
China Camp News
Tamarancho Bike Shorts
Quick Links

2013/2014 Passes on Sale Now!
Save $5 if you buy by January 15, 2013.

Buy and Annual Pass and ride as often as you wish until December 31, 2013 or buy a Gold Two-Year Pass and ride for 2 years!

Full details in the first article. 
Dear Friend of Tamarancho,

Read through this newsletter to find out the latest on what is happening at Camp Tamarancho as well as other parts of Marin.

2013/2014 Passes Now on Sale!
Save $5


If you have a 2012 Annual Pass, it will expire on December 31, 2012. (Please recycle/reuse as a luggage tag).


The new 2013 Annual Pass and the 2013/2014 Gold Two-Year Pass are now on sale. The 2013 Annual Pass is valid for unlimited riding until December 31, 2013. The cost for the Individual Pass is $45 and $60 for a Family Pass (2 adults living in the same household).


The 2013/2014 Gold Two-Year Pass is valid until December 31, 2014. The cost for a Gold Pass is $85 for the Individual Pass and $115 for a Family Pass.


To purchase a pass online, with a credit card, go to: Tamarancho Pass Online 


If you wish to pay by check or cash print out an application: 2013 Tamarancho Application 


Notes about the 2013/2014 Annual and Gold Passes:

1. A plastic pass will be sent to you via snail mail

2. Print receipt and you can start riding the camp the day you purchase it.


Day Passes cost $5, and are available online (print out the pass on your own printer). For a day pass go to: Purchase Day Pass and Print On Your Printer 


Also, you can purchase a day pass at the following bike stores:


Fairfax Cyclery and Sunshine Bikes (Fairfax)

Summit Bike (San Rafael)

Caesar's Bike and Paradigm (San Anselmo)

Bike Works (San Anselmo) 

Winter Trail Work at Tamarancho
Give back to the trails you love to ride

Wagon Wheel Trail
The trails at Tamarancho were built over a 6-year period by local volunteer cyclists. The construction was paid for and coordinated by the Bicycle Trails Council of Marin (BTC), with president Jim Jacobsen supervising the project.


Each year since the construction, BTC coordinates trail work days to maintain and improve the trails. This involves improving drainage, cutting back foliage, removing invasive plants, building bypass trails and more.


No experience is necessary. This is your chance to help the best bike legal trail system in Marin.



Saturdays and Sundays, January 5 & 6, January 12 & 13, January 19 & 20, and January 26 & 27.



Saturday trail work starts at 10 a.m. and meets in the center of camp.

Sunday trail work starts at 9:30 a.m. and meets at the junction of Broken Dam and B-17 trails.


You can drive up to the center of camp or ride your bike. Give yourself ample time to get to meeting location.



Work clothes, sturdy shoes, gloves. We supply all tools, snacks, and drinks.



Steady rain cancels.


More Information

Email Jim Jacobsen or call 415-342-7432.

China Camp State Park News

Trail use (foot, bike and equestrian) and parking fees for China Camp State Park have been announced by Friends of China Camp (FOCC). The fees are part of an effort by FOCC to raise the funds necessary to meet annual management costs for the park of approximately $500,000.


Annual and day-use passes, good for a 12-month period from date of purchase, are available online. For details click here.

Tamarancho Bike Shorts

Tamarancho is open all year in all weather. But in the winter, when the trails are very wet after a big storm, that is good time to ride other locations rather than the camp. We say, "When it rains, let it drain."


A couple of new "bypass" trails opened last year in Tamarancho. One is near the bottom of Serpentine, and goes around the Rock Face and the other is on Broken Dam near the Big Bridge and includes 2 switchbacks. Look for new additional bypass and stunts that will be added this winter.


The camp may have heavy bike use during prime time on the weekends. Please remember that the uphill riders have right of way, and always ride in control.


With the usual winter storms coming, there will be some downed trees and limbs as well as other wind and water damage on the trails. Please let us know if you come across obstacles (and the location) so we can remove them.


As always, we are interested in any comments or suggestions that riders have about the bike program at Tamarancho. Email Danny Forer.

Contact Information


For information or comments about the Tamarancho bike program, please email Danny Forer.