The Original Mount Tam Dirt Fondo – Sunday, August 27, 2017
We think the best way to honor Marin’s miles of bike legal trails is to ride them! The Mt Tam Dirt Fondo series lets you experience the beautiful variety of terrain in a low-key social ride atmosphere, with all the perks of tech support and planned routes.
This classic ride shows and shares the diverse terrain and epic nature of our local riding, as we work to create more opportunities for the future. It’s a day of challenging routes, world-class views, great rest stop support and the legendary post-ride BBQ and party.
The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce the 6th Annual MCBC Dirt Fondo, an all-day mountain bike ride on Sunday, August 27, 2017 raising funds for MCBC’s Off-Road Program. 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!
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 before rolling back to the Headlands for a grand BBQ feast and stories around the campfire.
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 mark, 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 Mike’s Bikes, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Marin Amateur Radio Society and Marin Bikes including three well-stocked energizer stations, ride leaders and sweeps, SAG and mechanics to help with minor repairs.