Issue: 3 
December 2013 
In This Issue
2014 / 2015 Passes Now on Sale!
Winter Trail Work
Flow Trail News
Thanksgiving Day Ride Detour
Post Ride Festivities
2014 / 2015 Passes on Sale Now!
Buy an Annual Pass and ride as often as you wish until December 31, 2014 or buy a GOLD Pass and ride for until the end of 2015!

Full details in the first article. 

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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.

2014 / 2015 Passes Now on Sale

Save $5 Off Any Annual or GOLD Pass If Purchased by January 15, 2014

If you have a 2013 Annual Pass or 2012-13 GOLD Pass, they will expire on December 31, 2013. (Please recycle/reuse as a luggage tag.)

The new 2014 Annual Pass is valid for unlimited riding until December 31, 2014. The regular cost is $45 for the Individual Pass and $60 for a Family Pass (2 adults
 living in the same household and up to 2 youth). 

The 2014-15 GOLD Pass is valid until December 31, 2015. The regular cost for a GOLD Pass is $85 for the Individual Pass and $115 for the Family Pass (2 adults
 living in the same household and up to 2 youth).


To purchase a pass online, with a credit card, visit the Tamarancho Biking page. 


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


Notes about the 2014 / 2015 passes:


  1. A plastic pass will be sent to you via snail mail.
    Print receipt, and you can start riding the camp that day  
  2. Day Passes cost $5, and are available online (print out the pass on your own printer). For a day pass, click this link. Then scroll down to the link One-Day Pass. Buy it there, print out the receipt, and carry it with you when you ride for verification.

    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)


  Photo courtesy of Joseph Schell.
Winter Trail Work at Tamarancho

Give Back to the Trails You Love to Ride

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, December 7 & 8, December 14 & 15, January 4 & 5, January 11 & 12, January 18 & 19, and January 25 & 26.



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

Sunday FLOW 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.
Flow Trail News
Update by Dave Simon 

Construction began on Tamarancho's flow trail "Endor" a year ago. The trail has been very popular with riders and has been in heavy use for over six months. Considering the dry conditions during trail construction the trail has held up to the heavy use very well. A water system was created by Jim Jacobsen to ensure that many of the berms were not affected by the dry weather. This system worked very well and currently serves 12 of 18 berms on the trail. Plans are in place to expand the system in the future.


Trailwork to maintain the flow trail will held on Sundays this winter Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 5, Jan 12, Jan 19 and Jan 26 starting at 9:30am.  


Everyone is encouraged to help with the trail work this winter making Endor even better than last year. 


For more information about Endor Flow Trail go to: 
Thanksgiving Day Ride Detour

Repack Closure Will Protect Steelhead Habitat


MCBC, Access4Bikes, the NorCal High School Cycling League, and Marin County Parks all support the closure of Cascade Canyon/Repack Fire Road from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the unofficial Thanksgiving Day appetite seminar ride on Thursday, November 28.


Ending the ride with a descent down famed Repack Fire Road has been part of the tradition, but concerns regarding the impacts of hundreds of bikes going through protected steelhead habitat in Cascade Creek have led to an agreement to avoid this portion of the route for the last two years.


Post Thanksgiving Day Ride Festivities

If you plan to ride the Pine Mountain Loop on Thanksgiving Day, be sure to finish with a stop at the future home of the Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Fairfax. Clif Bar will be supplying Mojo Bars, MCBC will have an outreach tent, and libations will complement the socializing that takes place at the traditional post-ride gathering.


You can catch a glimpse of some of the amazing bikes that will be on display at the museum, and you can buy a brick to support the cause and/or join or renew your MCBC membership!


MCBC will provide free bike parking. The festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


See you there!

Contact Information


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