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Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930-1252
+1 415-450-8000
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A guided tour through bicycling history with those who made it happen

My wife and I were visiting friends in San Anselmo who knew of our interest in bicycling and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Tony C
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Mount Tremper, New York
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If youre a fan of bikes, you will enjoy it.

Its a sweet little place. The staff are all volunteers. They were very welcoming and nice! There is... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Kate D
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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, which was founded in Crested Butte, Colorado in 1988. We have greatly expanded the Hall of Fame displays, to include numerous key examples in the evolution of the mountain bike. We also show the 19th century evolution of the bicycle itself, with the Igler Collection of "Golden Age" bicycles. These key examples take visitors through the fascinating development of this extraordinary vehicle from the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century. We also have a diverse selection of other items, many of them part of the Matteo Collection of bikes and ephemera ranging from 1915 to the 1970s. We also plan to create special, themed exhibits that will rotate throughout the year, keeping each visit fresh, interesting and fun. Experienced docents are on hand to guide visitors through the exhibits and answer any questions they may have.
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1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930-1252
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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.

Thank Kate D
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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.

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Reviewed 31 January 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

Thank Jeff G
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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!

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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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!

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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.

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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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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Really interesting museum to visit and a great place to rent for an event! We hosted our son and his fiancée’s Rehearsal Dinner at the museum and it was a really fun evening!! The museum is a relaxed setting with a nice space to mingle...More

Thank Karen A
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Marcos08, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for your kind review and for your rental--we're very pleased your event was successful and fun! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and offer the museum for all kinds of events and meetings.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

interesting. Bikes though the beginning through the invention of the mountain bike. Staff very knowledgable.

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