MCBC Dirt Fondo, an epic ride on Mt. Tam
The Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) is proud to announce the MCBC Dirt Fondo, an all-day mountain bike fundraising ride on Sunday, September 29, 2013. We encourage bicyclists of all skill levels to join us on one of the most spectacular and challenging off-road bicycle rides you'll experience!
All proceeds support the work of MCBC’s off and on-road advocacy efforts for better biking in Marin.
The MCBC Dirt Fondo is presented by Specialized Bicycles. The ride will start in the Marin Headlands at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The 45-mile route takes cyclists on a journey that climbs and descends a number of ranges before an ascent to the top of Mt. Tamalpais. After stopping to take in the amazing view, riders will continue on a loop around the mountain and then head back to the Headlands for a BBQ feast and stories around the campfire.
Mountain bike pioneers Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher and Otis Guy have been invited to join us on the epic 45-mile ride with 7,000 feet of elevation gain. While not everyone is prepared to ride such a great distance, we encourage all interested parties to give it a try. There will be turn-back options at the 5, 10 and 16 mile marks, creating loops of 10, 20 and 32 miles. And you have most of the day to complete the ride.
There will be great support along the journey thanks to sponsors Mike’s Bikes and Osmo Nutrition, including three well-stocked energizer stations, ride leaders and sweeps, and mechanics to help with minor repairs.
What: An endurance ride, with 10, 20, 32 and 45 mile options
When: Sunday, September 29, 2013 (Soft start between 7 am and 8 am)
Where: Point Bonita YMCA Conference Center, 981 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94956
Registration fee: $95 - Includes well supported ride complete with SAG and energizer stations, a BBQ feast with Lagunitas beer and a MCBC Dirt Fondo t-shirt.