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.

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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.

  • Sun
    01
    Jan
    2017

    From City to Wildlands: Rides to Iconic Off-Road Adventure Destinations

    7:00 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling

    Why not just walk out your door, get on your bike and pedal into the wild? For local rides, most cyclists do exactly that. But what about faraway destinations? A trio of Adventure Cyclists took on the challenge of finding multi-use dirt trails and riding from major cities to world-class places of recreation. Kurt Gensheimer, James Adamson and Justin Schwartz call their group The Commute Crew.

    In this talk, Kurt, James and Justin use video and photography to highlight two backcountry mountain bike rides, each a week long: A 420-mile adventure from Lake Tahoe to San Francisco, and a 421-mile trek from Salt Lake City to Moab, Utah. Both rides incorporated as much singletrack as possible. They show what can be done now, and share ideas for better access and more infrastructure. Their talk will inspire the adventurous soul while asking the question, "what can we do to better connect where we live with where we recreate?"

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017

    SF Bicycle Coalition - Women's Ride to the Museum

    8:30 am - 2:30 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
    EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO RAINY WEATHER! Meet at Flywheel coffee for a quick cup of java, if you’d like. We’ll take off on our bikes from the coffee shop at 9am sharp – please do not be late. We’ll ride 21 miles to the Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax. Check out the museum ($10 entrance fee) and take a break with a brown bag lunch in the museum’s courtyard. We’ll bike to the Larkspur ferry terminal (7 miles) and take the 1:40pm ferry to return to San Francisco by 2:30pm ($7.25 fare with Clipper Card). This ride will be 28 miles total. In order to make the ferry on time (the next ferry is not for another 3 hours!), riders should be comfortable riding at about a 10-13 mph pace, about the pace of the “green wave” synchronized traffic lights on Valencia Street.
    For more information, click this link for the SFBC event page- click here.
  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017

    Bike, Bean & Beyond: Fabrication of Ibis Maximus, Cloud Gate (The Bean) and Recent Works. An evening with Nick Taylor.

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
    Come meet J. Nick Taylor, and hear and see the fascinating story of inspiration and perspiration behind the creation of one of the most iconic pieces of mountain bike art in the world today. Nick is the artist and creator of Ibis Maximus, which has been displayed outside the museum since 2015. Ibis Maximus has become an icon in Fairfax, stopping passersby in their tracks.
    Nick will also tell the amazing story of Cloud Gate (The Bean), the Anish Kapoor sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park. Nick spent several years helping to plan and fabricate Cloud Gate.
    His recent work will be discussed and of course he will field questions.
    Tickets: $10 Adults | $5 Students or Children under 18 | $5 Museum members. Includes museum admission fee. Refreshments will be available. This event is suitable for families.

    Eventbrite - How the Ibis Maximus was born!

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017

    The Commute Crew: Mountain Bike Adventuring--Getting There by Bike

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
    Marin Museum of Bicycling presents "The Commute Crew," an evening with Kurt Gensheimer, James Adamson and Justin Schwartz. This trio of Adventure Cyclists has taken on the challenge of finding multi-use dirt trails and riding from major cities to world-class places of recreation.
    In this talk, Kurt, James and Justin use video and photography to highlight two backcountry mountain bike rides, each a week long: A 420-mile adventure from Lake Tahoe to San Francisco, and a 421-mile trek from Salt Lake City to Moab, Utah. Both rides incorporated as much singletrack as possible. They show routes that can be ridden now, and share ideas for better access and creative solutions. They will also talk about Adventure Racing, including some highlights from their Moab event.
    Their talk will inspire the adventurous soul while asking the question, "What can we do to better connect where we live with where we recreate?" Q & A will follow, bring your curiosity and join us for a lively evening with The Commute Crew.
    Tickets: $10 Adults | $5 Students or Children under 18 | $5 Museum members. Includes museum admission fee. Refreshments will be available. This event is suitable for families.

    Eventbrite - How the Ibis Maximus was born!

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    Sustainable Fairfax Benefit Party!

    6:30 pm - 10:00 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
    Sustainable Fairfax is throwing another lively party at the Marin Museum of Bicycling- this time on April Fool’s Day! Enjoy a night of music, dancing, celebration.. and April Fools shenanigans. Are you new to the community?  Come and meet new people and learn more about the wonderful place we live.
    Fairfax producer/musician extraordinaire Robert M Powell will lead the Fairfax Funksters of Funtime, a ‘community band’ that includes many special guests. Enjoy light local fare, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages (for requested donation). Bid on local goods and services at our annual silent auction. And don’t miss the LIVE auction, back again this year with See Christian Ellauri.
    WIN AN ELECTRIC BIKE! Last year we raffled off a Yuba cargo bike. This year we will be raffling off an Electric Bike from The New Wheel- Kalkhoff’s Agattu Impulse 7 valued at $1,999!
    Visit the Marin Museum of Bicycling, Sustainable Fairfax, or Lola’s Depot to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $5 for 1, and $20 for 6. (You do not need to be present to win).
    Adult admission: $40
    25 & under: $20
    Volunteers: $15 (sign up to volunteer for a 2 hour shift here!)
    Event sponsors: Good Earth Natural Foods, Flynn Riley Bailey & Pasek LLP, Marin Sanitary Service and The New Wheel Electric Bikes.
    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS- DON'T DELAY--SPACE IS LIMITED!
  • Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017

    From Bombers to Bicycles

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
    Marin Museum of Bicycling presents Speaker Series #9 "From Bombers to Bicycles".
    In this talk, Aviation Historian Matt Cerkel will describe how over 60 military aircraft fell from the clouds above Marin during WWII. He will cover the aircraft, the missions and the stories, including where some of the artifacts can still be seen today.
    Q & A will follow, bring your curiosity and join us for a lively evening with Matt.
    Tickets: $10 Adults | $5 Students | $5 Museum members. Includes museum admission fee.
    Refreshments will be available. This event is suitable for families.

    Eventbrite - From Bombers to Bicycles

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017

    Happy Hour at the Hall (Season Opener)

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling

    Join us on May 19th for our first Happy Hour of 2017!  One of our most popular events, it's a monthly neighborhood get together at the museum with great food, local beer and of course, our amazing collection of bikes.

    We'll have the grills hot and cooking up your favorite sausages, veggies and all the toppings you can pile on. Iron Springs Brewery supplies their famous "Made in Fairfax" craft beers and it just couldn't get any fresher.

    It's a parking lot party like no other, you won't want to miss it. 5-7 PM in front of the museum. $10 suggested donation. See you there!

     

     

     

  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017

    Cycling 1890s Marin: Riding in Marin 120 years ago.

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

    Marin County cyclist, framebuilder and designer Joe Breeze, Curator of the Marin Museum of Bicycling, will host the museum's next Speaker Series event, “Cycling 1890's Marin.” The illustrated presentation will take place at 7 PM on May 24, 2017 at the museum in Fairfax.

    The talk will feature images from a photo album that was discovered a few years ago. The album, produced by the Bay City Wheelmen, San Francisco's largest cycling club, documents the club's rides from 1894 to 1904. The album's 150 pages are full of photos of Bay Area bike rides 120 years ago. Almost a hundred photos depict rides in Marin, a favorite destination.

    Breeze has researched the club's rides to Marin destinations of yore, including Blithedale Hotel in Mill Valley, McNear’s Beach, Camp Taylor on Papermill Creek, Tocaloma and Nicasio Hotels in western Marin, Larkin’s Lodge and Dillon’s Beach.

    Please join us for this fascinating illustrated history. A Q&A session will follow. Snacks and refreshments will be available. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling.

    Tickets are $10 per adult ($5 for students and Marin Museum of Bicycling members). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum (11-5 Thursdays-Sundays) and online here until 5:00 PM the day of the show. There may be a limited number at the door the evening of the event. Advance purchase is recommended as this will likely be a sell-out show.

    Wednesday, May 24, 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!

    After 5:00 PM the day of the show, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Please arrive before 6:30 PM to have the best chance to get a seat.

  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017

    Women on Wheels - How Gilded Age Women Found Freedom Through Bicycling

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

    When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers in the 1890s, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony said she stood and rejoiced, “every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” Is it surprising that conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with "unsuitable" men — and campaigned to stop them?

    Bicycling women wanted to keep their new mobility, and there were plenty of arguments back and forth. Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a “bicycle face,” or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling — and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. Although this seems like something that happened long ago, women, especially, are often still discouraged from physical activity and mobility in the US and in other countries. How did that happen? Could bicycling again offer freedom to all?

    Ellen Garvey is the author of two prize-winning books, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance and The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture. She is a professor of English at New Jersey City University, where she co-edits the journal Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. She often commutes to work by bicycle.

    A Q&A session will follow. Snacks and refreshments will be available. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling.

    Tickets are $10 per adult ($5 for students and Marin Museum of Bicycling members). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the museum (11-5 Thursdays-Sundays).

    Please join us for our Speaker Series #11. Tuesday, June 13th, 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.

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017

    Happy Hour at the Hall

    5:00 pm - 8:00 pmMarin Museum of Bicycling - 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930

    We'll be having another of our ever-popular Happy Hours on Friday, July 21st at Marin Museum of Bicycling.

    It's a fun way to start your weekend! Hang out with old friends and make some new ones.

    One of our most popular events, it's a monthly neighborhood get together at the museum with great food, local beer and of course, our amazing collection of bikes.

    We'll have the grills hot and cooking up your favorite sausages, veggies and all the toppings you can pile on. Iron Springs Brewery supplies their famous "Made in Fairfax" craft beers and it just couldn't get any fresher.

    It's a parking lot party like no other, you won't want to miss it. 5-7 PM in front of the museum. $10 suggested donation. See you there!

     

  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    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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