It’s All Happening at The Museum!

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Come and enjoy a variety of happenings at the Marin Museum of Bicycling. We host a wide range of activities including films, slide shows, speakers, celebrations, “Happy Hour” member appreciation parties, field trips and more!

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Most events are suitable for the whole family. Members of Marin Museum of Bicycling usually get discounted or free admission to events.

Have you visited the museum yet? Museum admission is included in each event’s ticket price. Your purchases directly support our nonprofit and its educational programs.

A visit to the museum in downtown Fairfax is fascinating for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. If you’re here for a museum event, plan to spend some time taking in the sights and sounds of our favorite small town. Enjoy one of the town’s many fine eateries and then be ready to head on over to the museum!

If you plan to be in the area in late summer, check out our signature event—the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. The mountain bike community’s celebration of the year honors people who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport. It’s a weekend filled with great rides, food, drink, friends, cycling royalty and talented people from all over the world.

For information about what’s happening, check our Events Calendar to the left for future events and the featured event listings below. Museum members get advance notice of all upcoming events.

Not a member? Be sure to sign up on our email news list so you can receive event announcements! Or better yet, become a member today!

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FEATURED EVENTS

We use Eventbrite to manage and promote our events. When you purchase your tickets using Eventbrite, you can establish an account whereby you can store all your event registration information and tickets. You can then print them or have them handy on your mobile device for fast check-in at the door. Look for the Eventbrite logo when available in the Featured Events section below.

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    2017

    Major Taylor: Recognized, Honored, Yet Still Not Quite Famous In America

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930

    On Thursday, July 27, Marin Museum of Bicycling will host an illustrated talk on Marshall “Major” Taylor, one of the greatest bicycle racers of all time.

    Taylor, a black man, became a pro racer in the United States in 1896, at age 17, battling the rampant racism and harsh discrimination of the day. Then, in the booming international bike racing scene, he became a celebrity, one of the best paid athletes in the world. His 1901 races in Paris were said to have drawn the biggest crowds ever seen at sporting events. But in the US, where his opponents included white riders who disliked racing against him and especially hated being beaten by him, every success required courage, persistence, superb athletic qualities, and hard training—and self-discipline in provocative situations.

    Come hear Taylor's fascinating story—a true rags-to-riches, riches-to-rags saga. For all his world-wide success, his life ended in anonymous poverty in Chicago. Our speaker for the event will be renowned bicycle historian Andrew Ritchie, author of Major Taylor: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World. Andrew will show images collected over his 40-year quest to illuminate the story of Taylor's life and achievements. He will also be autographing copies of his book—now in its 3rd edition!

    Tickets are $10 per adult ($8 for seniors 65+, $5 for students and Marin Museum of Bicycling members). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum (11-5 Thursdays-Sundays) and online through Eventbrite. There will be a limited number at the door the evening of the event. Advance purchase is recommended. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling. Not a member yet? Joining is easy: click here.

    This is our Speaker Series #12. Thursday, July 27th, 7 to 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Seating is limited. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat and bring your tickets for faster check-in. Thank you!

    **** Online ticket sales end at 5:00 PM the day of the show. Tickets will still be available at the door until showtime on a first-come, first-served basis unless/until the show is sold-out. Please arrive before 6:30 PM to have the best chance to get a seat. ****

 

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