Here’s a list of our press releases, articles, blogs and publications from us and about us and other newsworthy events and people. Newest at the top.


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Kate Courtney: A world champ from Northern California’s Mountain Biking Heart

2019/8/29   The story of Kate Courtney’s rise to dominance in the world of Women’s Elite Cross-Country Mountain Bike Racing. By Jason Gay

Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame set to expand

2018/11/15   Singletracks article about the museum expansion project. By Maureen Gaffney

World champion Kate Courtney helping pave way for female mountain bikers

2018/10/23   Kate Courtney, a Kentfield native and first year Elite mountain bike racer, broke records by winning the Mountain Bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland in September. She is the first American to win a mountain bike world title in over 17 years, making a new name for American cyclists. By Mini Ricci

Mountain Biking: 30th Hall of Fame class set for induction

2018/9/19   Marin Independent Journal story about the 30th Anniversary Inductees and Event. By Otis Lyons

Marin County’s Kate Courtney wins 2018 Mountain Bike Cross Country World Championship

2018/9/10   There is perhaps no better place for MTB racing than the Swiss Alps. Lenzerheide hosts the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup tour for the third time, with both DH and XCO races contested in the Men’s and Women’s divisions. Watch how Kate Courtney won her first UCI MTB World Championship title in Lenzerheide, Swiss, and the FIRST for the United States of America in 17 years. By Red Bull Bike

The Humble Beginnings of Mountain Bike Racing

2018/6/25    If you’re looking for inspiration to sign up for a mountain bike race, think back to the original Repack races in Marin County, where a bunch of misfits rode Klunkers up to the starting line. By Tony Gill

Colorado Experience: Mountain Biking – YouTube video

2018/1/18    Colorado and the west are where American mountain biking began. From the Denver Athletic Club’s Pikes Peak summit on bicycles in 1891, to Buffalo Soldiers riding to Yellowstone in 1897, mountain biking has long had a place in Colorado. Its modern debut came in 1978 when mountain biking pioneers from Marin County California visited Crested Butte’s 2nd “Klunker Tour.” since then, Crested Butte has led the state in creating single track and inspiring other towns to cater to this now Olympic sport. By Rocky Mountain PBS

2017 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Inductions

2017/10/5    Recap of the 2017 Induction Weekend by Jimmy Mac

Veloci-Rapture: At 200 Years Old, A Look At the Bicycle’s Effect on Health, Sports and Culture

2017/7/24    Sports Illustrated article celebrating the 200th birthday of the bicycle. By Austin Murphy

A German visitor to the museum films his tour of the collection with legendary mountain bike pioneer Charlie Kelly

2017/1/20    A German visitor to the museum films his tour of the collection with legendary mountain bike pioneer Charlie Kelly. Ein deutscher Besucher des Museums filmt die Tour mit der legendären Mountainbike-Pionierin Charlie Kelly  (In German)

Hans Rey and Why the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Matters

2016/10/17    It is time to preserve our history and honor our peers, those that have made a difference. Mountain Biking is only 40 years old and already so many people, trends, brands and ideas have come and gone. Let’s remember those folks that stand out and have led the way for many of us, helping us to fall in love with this sport or making it a little bit better. By Hans Rey

Mountain Bike Hall of Fame set for first induction ceremony at Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax

2016/9/26    Marin County has long been considered the birthplace of mountain biking. The sport’s Hall of Fame relocated to Fairfax last year and this weekend the induction ceremony will take place in Marin for the very first time.

What it takes to get in the Hall of Fame

2016/7/29    The relocated MBHOF has a new, more discerning nomination process. By Ryan Cleek

The Roots of Dirt | The Design Evolution of the Early Mountain Bike – WIRED VIDEO

2016/6/7    In the 1970’s a group of California hippies built a new technology that changed the world. Computers? Nope. They were building the earliest commercial mountain bikes. Producer: Sean Patrick Farrell Photographer: Wende and Larry Cragg

The ultimate San Francisco bucket list- 49 amazing adventures to do in 2016.

12/20/2015    RootsRated publication describing 49 great things to do in and around San Francisco. The Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are Number 1 on the list! By Blane Bachelor.

Discoveries: New mountain-biking museum opens in Marin, birthplace of the sport.

2015/9/4    Fresno Bee story on the Marin Museum of Bicycling and the birth of mountain biking in Marin. By Sam McManis

Feature: Ride on

2015/7/1    Pacific Sun feature story on cycling in Marin County, featuring the Marin Museum of Bicycling. By James Knight

Marin Museum of Bicycling Announces Grand Opening: June 6th, 2015!

2015/5/27    Marin Museum of Bicycling press release. For general distribution.

Marin Museum of Bicycling Readies for June Opening

2015/4/19   Marin IJ story about the creation of the Marin Museum of Bicycling and the work leading to its upcoming grand opening on June 6th, 2015. By Megan Hansen, Marin Independent Journal

An Evening With Carlton Reid, author of “Roads Were Not Built For Cars”

2015/4/13    Marin Museum of Bicycling press release. For general distribution.

Photo Gallery – Mountain Bike Hall of Fame – Meet the Pioneers Benefit Event

2015/2/9 recap of the weekend’s event at the Marin Museum of Bicycling to benefit Trips for Kids. By Gregg Kato

Meet MTB Pioneers at MTB Hall of Fame and Raise Funds for Trips for Kids

2015/1/9 story. Announcement about the upcoming annual fundraiser for Trips for Kids organization and the Marin Museum of Bicycling. By Jeff Barber.

A sneak peak at the new Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

2014/11/6 story. A candid conversation with two of the pioneers of mountain biking and a glimpse inside the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in progress. By Jim Merithew

The hippie daredevils who were just crazy enough to invent mountain biking

2014/9/9    Collector’s Weekly article about the origins of the Mountain Bike and the people who made it happen. By Ben Marks


2014/9/3    Marin Museum of Bicycling press release. For general distribution.

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai dies at 94

2014/7/11    Marin Museum of Bicycling press release. The passing of a legend.

Human-Powered Transportation is Working in Marin

2014/6/25    San Rafael, CA – Continued investment in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Marin, coupled with outreach programming, has positively affected transportation choices and opportunities. That was the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Transportation in its final report on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program[External] (NTPP