New Summer Schedule: Thurs-Sun 11-5 ... Come celebrate with us!
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a premier bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California.
The museum is the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which was founded in Crested Butte, Colorado in 1988.
The idea of bringing the Hall of Fame to Fairfax began to take shape after years of discussions about starting a bicycling museum in Marin County got more serious, in 2013. Our team in Fairfax began working with the team in Crested Butte to discuss what would be involved and to plan the move. After almost 3 years of volunteer work, planning the museum, expanding our collection and fabricating our exhibits, the bikes, biographies, photos and Fame are now on display.
And now… we’re Open!
Summer Schedule: Thursday-Sunday 11-5 or by appointment
Want to avoid paying admission fees every time you visit? A membership covers daily admission and offers reduced fees for events!
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER!
MT. TAM LEGACY WALL
Project now 50% complete!
Thank you everyone who donated to the Legacy Wall Quarter 2 drive! We completed the Quarter 2 brick installation in April 2015, so we are halfway through the project. The wall looks fantastic. Stop by when you’re in the neighborhood and take a look. There are some really great tiles! Each Legacy Wall brick tile purchase helps fund expenses of creating 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 fundraiser, and it’s a way for you, your family or your group to show your support. We are now selling tiles for the Museum side of the wall, which is visible from the museum itself. Space is first come, first served. There’s only ONE Mt. Tam Legacy Wall, so don’t delay—order today! Click here to order your legacy brick!
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, as the town is on the official Pacific Coast bike route.
The Marin Museum of Bicycling is well situated to attract people from nearby and from around the world. The San Francisco Bay Area has a population of 7.15 million people. Fairfax, a Marin County town of 7500 people, is situated 20 miles northwest of San Francisco and is the gateway to Point Reyes National Seashore. Just north of Marin County is the world-renowned Napa-Sonoma wine region. In 2010, the city of San Francisco welcomed 15.92 million visitors.
Marin County’s many valleys and gentle slopes have lured bicyclists from bay to Pacific since the 19th century. The heights of Mt. Tamalpais were scaled on high-wheel bike by 1884, when the first road to the top, Eldridge Grade, was completed. For decades ferries and railroads brought bicyclists from San Francisco and around the Bay Area for weekend club forays into Marin.
National interest in personal and environmental health in the late 1950s and the 1960s laid the groundwork for today’s dramatic growth in bicycle use across America. The beauty of Marin has long attracted outdoor-minded people, and naturally they and their offspring have taken to the outdoors and bicycling.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Our work is only possible because of your help. Anything you contribute will be greatly appreciated and supports mission of operating the highest caliber bicycling museum and cultural center.
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.