Experience MCBC Signature Events

While the MCBC Experience is part of every ride, clinic or workshop we put on, MCBC Signature Events bring cycling enthusiasts together on an even larger scale!  Whether you are helping a newer rider on Bike to Work Day, exploring trails on a Dirt Fondo ride, rolling over roads with an international cycling star at The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin, or coming together with other enthusiasts at our annual celebration of the bike at Biketoberfest Marin, our Signature Events capture the flavor and character of what makes riding here so special.

Over 10,000 people attended these MCBC Signature Events in 2015, along with 750 volunteers who donated over 2,500 hours of service to keep things running smoothly. It’s all part of MCBC’s mission to promote cycling safety, recreation, education and the healthy lifestyle that comes from being on a bicycle whenever possible. So, open your calendar and plan to take part in these MCBC 2016 Signature Events!

Bay Area Bike to Work Day!

“Let’s Ride!” – Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bike to Work Day returns in May with nearly 20 energizer stations at key locations throughout the county, encouraging Marin residents to try commuting on two wheels and celebrating those who bike to work regularly.

Bike to Work Day - Mill Valley PathThis year’s challenge is simple – pledge to get someone new out on a bike on this day!  Find a co-worker, neighbor or friend who likes to ride their bike and help them get to work and back (or do their errands if they work from home).  It’s a great opportunity to show up and be counted as part of this car-free cycling celebration!

Keep an eye out for stories on MCBC members who have figured out some of the tricks. The Bike to Work Day (BTWD) program is made possible through the generous support of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 511.org and Kaiser Permanente.

Read more about how to get involved, volunteer and find the Energizer Stations near you on Bike to Work Day 2017.

MCBC Dirt Fondo Events – Two Rides for 2017!

MCBC Solstice Fondo – Saturday, July 15, 2017

MCBC Dirt Fondo – Sunday, August 27, 2017

Miles of Smiles at the Dirt FondoWe think the best way to honor Marin’s miles of bike legal trails is to ride them! The 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.


These two popular rides  – the MCBC Solstice Fondo with magnificent high-summer weather in July and the traditional MCBC Dirt Fondo on in August – show and share 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.

Registration is now open for these events.  Don’t delay – tickets always go quickly!

MCBC Solstice Fondo Registration

MCBC Dirt Fondo Registration


The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jens Voight & Jim Elias at the inaugural event.

Three classic road route options and one of most inspiring and best-loved figures in professional cycling make this a special event for any road riding enthusiast. After all, when one of professional cycling’s stars puts on a Gran Fondo event, it’s only natural to pick Marin.

Jens Voigt leads the “Shut Up Legs” 100 mile ride, with over 8,000 feet of climbing, and will be on course and present at events surrounding the ride. With the first class support and catering, it’s a ride not to be missed.  Two other route options are also available. Registration is now open and training rides are already underway – because they don’t use the phrase “Shut Up Legs!” for nothing!

Register today to reserve your spot at TheJensieGranFondo.com

Biketoberfest Marin 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Our Annual Celebration of BikesThe long-running, MCBC late-fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – plus a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled event brings everyone together –  including commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixie devotees, cargo-carriers, e-bikers, touring aficionados and even the bike-curious!  Every year’s Biketoberfest seems to get a little bigger and the tickets go even faster – so put this festive event on your calendar now! (don’t worry, we’ll let you know when early-bird tickets are available.)

Biketoberfest Highlights include more than 70 exhibitors and a handmade bike show – Over 35 varieties of beer from 20 West Coast brewers – Live Music – Cargo bike racing, plus pre-event road and mountain bike rides with Bay Area frame builders and cycling luminaries – Delicious food from local vendors!

Upcoming MCBC Signature Events

Free - $40

Biketoberfest Marin

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Biketoberfest Marin Saturday, October 13, 2018 The MCBC late fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun - plus […]

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