The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a premier bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California. We display key examples from the 19th century Golden Age of Cycling, an expanded Mountain Bike Hall of Fame collection showing the birth and evolution of the mountain bike, and many more bicycles: road, track racing, touring, and everyday transportation.
Creating a bicycling museum in Marin County is a decades-long dream that finally became reality. In 2013 our all-volunteer team of friends in Fairfax set up our nonprofit and began to design our space, fabricate exhibits and arrange for long-term loans of extraordinary bikes dating from 1868 onward. Working with the team in Crested Butte, Colorado, we moved the Hall of Fame to Fairfax. Now, the bikes, biographies, photos and Fame are on display — and we continue to expand our collections.
*** Special Holiday and Vacation Hours ***
Our normal hours are Thursday – Sunday, 11AM-5PM. However, we will be CLOSED December 24th – 25th.
We will close at 3 PM on Saturday, December 31st.
We will be CLOSED the first two weeks of January, 2017 to give our volunteers a vacation.
On January 19th, 2017 we will resume our regular OPEN hours: 11:00AM – 5:00PM Thursday-Sunday.
Wishing everyone a safe and merry holiday season and a happy new year! We look forward to seeing you soon!
—–HOLIDAY GIFTS!—–Our gift shop Bike Muse Gifts has lots of fun and useful treats for all those cyclists on your list!
Shop online or in the museum!
Not quite sure what to give?
We now have gift certificates in our online store!
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FREE Admission for Members!
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Field trips at the Museum
Share the history of bicycling with your class or group. Click here to inquire.
MT. TAM LEGACY WALL
Project now 67% complete!
December 15th Project Update: We are wrapping up sales for bricks for the 3rd quarter (on the museum side) of the wall. The deadline will be December 31st. Tell your friends and help spread the word!! We appreciate everyone’s patience while we gather the rest of the order. Thank you!
The whole “Street Side” of the wall is now complete—it looks fantastic! Stop by when you’re in the neighborhood and check it out, there are some really great bricks!
Each Legacy Wall brick tile purchase helps fund the cost of running the Marin Museum of Bicycling, the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the Igler Collection of 19th-century bicycles. This is our biggest, most important fundraiser to date and it’s a way for you, your family or your group to show your support and achieve monumental visibility. We are now selling tiles for the “Museum Side” of the wall, which is visible from the museum itself and is especially visible during all our special events. Space is first come, first served. There’s only ONE Mt. Tam Legacy Wall, so don’t delay—order today!
FAIRFAX IS HOME!
Fairfax, California sits at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, which is widely regarded as the birthplace of mountain biking. Fairfax is at the heart of one of the most popular bicycling regions in the United States. The town is the jumping-off point for road and mountain bike rides to all points of the compass. Mount Tamalpais, the West Marin hills, the Pacific Coast and the shore roads and trails of San Francisco Bay offer some of the best riding in the world. Thousands of bicycle tourists from around the world stream through Fairfax. The town is on the official Pacific Coast bike route, and it is the gateway to Point Reyes National Seashore.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Our work is only possible because of your help. Anything you contribute will be greatly appreciated.
Your donations show your support and help fund the museum's operations. Any amount is appreciated, and check out our in-kind WISH LIST!
The wall, situated in downtown Fairfax, is over 33 feet long and is a profile of Mt. Tamalpais and Bolinas Ridge.