An Epic Ride on Mt. Tam, the Birthplace of Mountain Biking! The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce the all-day mountain bike fundraising ride. Bicyclists of all skill levels are encouraged to join in 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 the 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 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 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 sponsor 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 7, 2014 (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.