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Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

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Leave at least a couple of hours to really enjoy the exhibits. When we visited, one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
M M
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Detroit, Michigan
Cycling Mecca

My favourite day on our family trip to SF. Took the ferry to larkspur then rode to Fairfax - an... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Alun H
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The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a bicycle history museum and cultural center in Fairfax, California. We are a local nonprofit organization, entirely volunteer-run and volunteer-created. The museum is the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame...more
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1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930-1252
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Leave at least a couple of hours to really enjoy the exhibits. When we visited, one of the founders of mountain biking, Joe Breeze explained the exhibits and really make them come alive. I like cycling, but I'm not a "gearhead", I loved the museum....More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My favourite day on our family trip to SF. Took the ferry to larkspur then rode to Fairfax - an easy & pleasant ride. Fantastic collection of bikes, run by passionate friendly people with a Californian grassroots feel. Captures the start of mountain biking but...More

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MarinBikeMuse, Volunteer at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Alun, I am so glad you and your family visited the Marin Museum of Bicycling last week. It was a pleasure for me to meet you and give you a tour of our collections. As an all-volunteer organization we have a lot of passion...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting friends in San Anselmo who knew of our interest in bicycling and recommended a visit to this place. What a find! The exhibit is small but packed with great displays of unique and important bicycles, videos of races and...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Its a sweet little place. The staff are all volunteers. They were very welcoming and nice! There is a tiny gift store. A cute stop.

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MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for your visit and nice review Kate, we're so glad you enjoyed it! It's a labor of love for sure.

Reviewed 1 February 2018

The staff was super knowledgeable and helpful in pointing out the significance of a lot of the displays inside. I particularly enjoyed some of the early mountain bike models from local legends that started the whole world-wide sport from this location... but they also had...More

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MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks for your nice review, Jeff!

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We were taken round and given a talk through the history of the bicycle and the early days of mountain biking by Joe Breeze. He has a wealth of knowledge and his passion for cycling is easy to see. I learned a lot about how...More

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MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Joe is a treasure, for sure. We are very fortunate to have one of the fathers of modern mountain biking as our head curator. That he also loves to lead tours makes the museum an extra special place...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Don't be fooled by the size of the museum. The first nine bikes representing 200 years of cycling evolution was fascinating. I had the pleasure of being toured through the museum by Cecile. She was the "Wealth of Knowledge." I would recommend that if you...More

Thank Mitchell M
MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review, Mitchell! We usually do have a docent available for giving tours and answering questions.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

A fun Museum that outlines the history and where the Mountain Bike craze started! Fun even if you don't ride bikes! Cute town too with local shops and restaurants to explore.

Thank Ange M
MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your nice review, Ange! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and Fairfax!

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Joe Breeze gave my husband and I a great tour of the museum. He is so knowledgeable about biking history, culture, and design as a founder, Mountain Bike maker, and hall of famer. Thanks again, definitely recommend.

Thank Jillian K
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went along with two mountain bikers and I found myself really getting into the history. Joe Breeze, an important early participant in the sport of mountain biking and curator of the museum, gave us a personal and detailed tour of the museum. We were...More

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