Issue: 5  
April 2014  
In This Issue
2014 / 2015 Passes Now on Sale!
Tamarancho Day Passes
Flow Trail News
Marin Museum of Bicycling
Stafford Lake Bike Park
Summit Short Track Bike Race
Tamarancho Pass Holder

2014 / 2015 Passes
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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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).
Tamarancho Annual Passes

$5 a Month for Unlimited Riding

Locals know that Spring is the best time to ride Tamarancho, when the trails are not muddy or dusty and the weather is often perfect. Buy a 2014 Annual Pass now, and you can enjoy unlimited riding--including the new Flow Trail--for about $5 per month.


The new 2014 Annual Pass is valid until December 31, 2014. The 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 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


A plastic pass will be sent to you via snail mail and arrive in about a week. If you wish you can print your receipt and start riding the camp that day.



Tamarancho Day Passes

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.


You can also purchase Day Passes at Fairfax Cyclery and Sunshine Bikes (Fairfax), Summit Bikes (San Rafael), Caesar's Bikes and Bike Works (San Anselmo). Cash only please.

Tamarancho Dirt Classic Races

Sat May 31 / Sun June 1


The Tamarancho Dirt Classic returns in 2014 as a newer, bigger, better slate of knobbed-tire pugilism with racing on both Saturday and Sunday. If you wish you can spend Saturday night at the Camp, with dinner and camping available, then rejoice in a truncated commute to the start line for Sunday's main cross-country race.


The Dirt Short Track race will start 12 pm on Saturday. Just shy of 1 mile long, with a perfect mix of singletrack and fire road sprints, riders should expect 30-60 minutes of solid grunting and heaving.


The Tamarancho Dirt Classic Cross Country Race on Sunday is no joke. It demands skill, a steady heart-beat, and a light breakfast for the climb up Dead Heifer. To keep everyone on track, we will be having racers do laps around a 7.7 mile loop with about 1,300 feet of climbing. Pros and experts get ready for three spins around the track, and for those newer to the sport, one lap should feel just about right.


This time around, the nice folks at Bike Monkey are running the show, in partnership with the same posse who've made this race a destination for the last few years. There's no longer a USAC license requirement for the race and, best of all, the Tamarancho Dirt Classic is still a fundraiser for the NorCal High School Cycling League, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and Access4Bikes.


Registration and more information by clicking this link .
Marin Museum of Bicycling News

The Marin Museum of Bicycling, scheduled to open in mid-2014 in Fairfax, will be both a bicycle history museum and cultural center.


The museum's permanent displays will include the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1988 and recently moved from Crested Butte, Colorado and the Igler Collection of 19th century bicycles, representing the history of the world's most efficient vehicle, from the 1860s to the present.


Currently under construction is Mount Tamalpais Legacy Wall, which will be fitted with brick tiles funded by museum donors.


The four-foot-high Mt. Tam Legacy Wall is situated at the corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Claus Drive in downtown Fairfax. The wall is shaped in the profile of Mount Tamalpais, the "Sleeping Maiden," and spans 35 feet from her East Peak face to Bolinas Ridge feet.


Museum supporters can purchase tiles, which will be engraved with their own messages. Tiles can be purchased in three sizes, from 4" x 8" for $250 to 12" x 12" for $1000. Tiles can be ordered online at by clicking this link or by picking up a form outside the museum entrance at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Fairfax (former location of the Good Earth grocery store).

Stafford Lake Bike Park

Help It Get $100,000 Award


For Stafford Lake Bike Park in the Bell Helmet $100,000 giveaway!


Recently, the Stafford Lake Bike Park in Marin County, was chosen as one of four finalists in the Western Region for a $100,000 Bell Built grant. We need you to help them win! The winner is chosen by public voting, and we are asking you to support this amazing project by voting for the park between the dates of April 7 and April 20.


The Stafford Lake Bike Park has been designed to be a premier bike park in Marin. Despite being an amazing place, there is limited legal single track in the county. Mountain bikers of all ages, skill levels, and disciplines need more places to ride. This park was designed by pro riders Mark Wier, Cam McCaul, and Brian Lopes, the Hillride Group, the local cycling community and Marin County Parks. It will feature downhill, freeride, dual slalom, dirt jump, trials, multiple pump tracks, and a skills progression loop.


The park has secured donations and sponsorships from many companies and the community and just needs the Bell Built Grant to fund second stages of construction. The bike park is a reality this year, and can be completed by next year with your help!


VOTE NOW! for the Stafford Lake Bike Park by clicking this link


For more information about the Bike Park, click this link.
Summit Short Track Bike Race Season

Wednesdays April 23 to May 28

The Summit Shorty bike races will are back again at McInnis Park for six Wednesday evenings (April 23 to May 28) of fast-paced, short course, mountain bike racing! We have the same A/B/C class system as last year. We have added 3 middle school races to the existing schedule, and we still have a little kids race (4-10 yrs).  


Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. $10/race - No race license necessary. Please check out our events page or on our Shorty Facebook page. If you have any questions, please email Jim Hewett


Note: Summit Bikes is changing their name, that is why there is currently a "not" in their logo. 

Tamarancho Pass Holder 

According to the Boy Scout rules, all riders at Tamarancho must have a pass and it should be showing at all times. Some riders attach the pass to their hydration units, or their seats or handlebars. Someone (not associated with the Boy Scouts) is selling a nifty passholder online. For more information or to order the $15 holder, click this link.

Contact Information


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