Issue: 6   
Summer 2014  
In This Issue
2014 / 2015 Reduced Price Passes Now on Sale!
Marin Museum of Bicycling
MCBC Dirt Fondo
Summit Short Track Bike Race
Tamarancho Pass Holder
Flow Trail News

2014 / 2015 Reduced Price 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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Now is a great time to buy a riding pass for Camp Tamarancho. Mid-year prices have been reduced.

Also, read through this newsletter for other important information. 
Tamarancho Annual Passes

Reduced Price 2014 and 2015 Passes Now On Sale

For about $6 per month you can enjoy unlimited riding at Tamarancho for the rest of the year.  


The 2014 Annual Pass and the 2014-15 Gold Pass are now on sale at a discounted rates.


The 2014 Annual Pass is valid for unlimited riding until December 31, 2014. The cost for the Individual Pass is $25 and $45 for a Family Pass (2 adults living in the same household).


The 2014-15 Gold Pass is valid until December 31, 2015 and costs $65 for an individual and $95 for a family.


To purchase a pass online with a credit card, visit the Tamarancho Biking page or you can purchase annual (credit card only) at Sunshine Bikes or Fairfax Cyclery


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


Notes about the 2014/15 passes:

  • A plastic pass will be sent to you via snail mail. Print receipt and you can start riding the camp that day.
  • 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 Cycles (San Anselmo), Bicycle Works (San Anselmo). 

The amount donated for a pass is tax deductible.


Marin Museum of Bicycling Update

Interior and exterior work on the building (on Drake in Fairfax) is proceeding and the Grand Opening is planned for sometime in August 2014. Stay tuned.


Go to the web site for more information about volunteering, to purchase Mountain Bike Hall of Fame merchandise, and to help fundraise by making a purchase of an engraved brick.

MCBC Dirt Fondo

Saturday, June 29

MCBC is sponsoring its second Dirt Fondo ride on Sunday, June 29, with an entirely new route.  

MCBC Dirt Fondo Summer Solstice is an all-day epic mountain bike ride on some of the best trails in Marin. It is 37 miles, with 6,700' of elevation gain and includes five peaks- Green Hill, White Hill, Loma Alta, Big Rock, and San Geronimo Hill.  

MCBC Dirt Fondo is presented by Dolan Law Firm and powered by Mike's Bikes and Studio Velo.  

The ride is $95 and includes a post ride BBQ, ride support, and a free T-shirt. Proceeds support MCBC's work to expand Marin's trail network.


To register, click on this link.

Ales and Trails

Saturday, July 12

Ales and Trails, sponsored by Marin Bikes, will return to China Camp State Park on Saturday, July 12, to support IMBA in Northern California. This one-day festival offers professionally-led mountain bike skills clinics and guided rides, bike and gear demos, a gourmet lunch, beer garden with 10 local breweries, live music and so much more.


Early Bird tickets are available through June 14. IMBA members receive an additional 10% discount. All attendees receive a signature Ales and Trails pint glass and raffle ticket.


Learn more and purchase your tickets today by clicking this link.   


Event Highlights:

  • Professional Skills Clinics and Guided Rides
  • Bike Demos and Gear Demos
  • Hilride Bike Skills Park
  • Free Bike Adjustments
  • Gourmet Lunch catered by Chef Patrick Clark of the Culinary Institute of America
  • Beer Garden with 10 local breweries
  • Live Music
  • Silent Auction
  • Free Pint Glass with entry
  • Kids Race
  • And so much MORE
Access 4 Bikes
Working to Open Trails to Bikes

Did you know that 10 elected officials manage trail access policy for 50% of the trails in Marin? Did you know that 5 of those positions are up for election this June and November?


Access4Bikes is Marin's only politically active mountain bike advocacy group, and they need your help. Join for free by clicking this link


By joining you will be informed about elections and other public processes that impact trail access policy. If we can mobilize 10,000 mountain bikers in Marin, we can change the rules. If you'd like to see more singletrack in Marin, please join us.

2014 Tamarancho Dirt Classic Race Results

May 31 and June 1 was a day for racing at Tamarancho as over 400 racers turned out for 3 different events conducted by Bike Monkey.


In the chainless downhill race on Flow Trail, the winner was Marco Osborne, whose time of 2:35 and beat out 77 other male riders. Marco is a professional enduro rider (WTB/Cannondale), who used his snowboarding experience to win the event.


Women's winner was Fairfax local, Rachel Lloyd, with a time of 2:59.


There were over 70 riders entered in the short track racing, and the best times went to Alex Wild in the men's division--who completed 10 laps in a sizzling 26 minutes--and Caroline Dezendorf--who had a time of 24 minutes in 8 laps in the Women's race.


The main event of the weekend were Cross Country races that included multiple climbs up the infamous Dead Heifer fire road and several loops of the trails. Winner in the Men's Pro race was Olympic Medalist Levi Leipheimer, who beat second place finisher Menso De Jong by 3 minutes.


In the Pro Women's race, Rachel Lloyd was a repeat winner, besting Helen Drumm by 9 minutes. Lloyd is a multi-sport athlete who has raced mountain bikes professionally since 1995, competed in road racing, and has also represented the US at three World Cyclocross Championships.


The race raised money for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition's off road program and the NorCal High School League.

Contact Information


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