Issue: 4 
January 2014  
In This Issue
2014 / 2015 Passes Now on Sale!
Winter Trail Work
Flow Trail News
Tamarancho Bike Shorts
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. 

Quick Links

If you have a 2013 Annual Pass, or if you purchased a 2012/2013 two-year GOLD Pass, those passes are both EXPIRED. (You can recycle/reuse them as luggage tags).
2014 / 2015 Passes Now on Sale

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

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. 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)


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, 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 Jan 5, 12, 19, and 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: 
Tamarancho Bike Shorts

A new cell phone tower (built by Verizon) was constructed over the summer at the camp, so expect 5 bars from Verizon when riding at the camp.


We love dogs, but not at Tamarancho. Please leave the mutt at home.


With winter rain, the trails become more difficult. Remember that Tamarancho is rated "advanced" by BikeDudes Maps. Do not bring friends who are inexperienced to ride the trails. Also, with winter storms there can be downed trees on the trails. If you find a tree down, blocking a trail, please send an email to Danny Forer. This email is also on the Boy Scout web site on the Tamarancho Biking page. If possible please include tree location and if a handsaw or chainsaw will be required.


There are rumors that a new trail that will be built in 2014. Like the flow trail it will be downhill only.


Have a great 2014. Peace on dirt.

Contact Information


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