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Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

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A bicycling museum? Who knew? It's great.

I don't know of another bicycle museum anywhere, but this one is soooo interesting! Love learning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Deirdra R
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Fairfax, California
Will exceed your expectations

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

Reviewed September 15, 2018
M M
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Detroit, Michigan
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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 4 weeks ago

I don't know of another bicycle museum anywhere, but this one is soooo interesting! Love learning the history of bicycling. If you are a cyclist or just visiting town, don't miss this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deirdra R
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M M
Reviewed August 18, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alun H
MarinBikeMuse, Volunteer at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 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 May 7, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kate D
MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 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 January 31, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jeff G
MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thanks for your nice review, Jeff!

Reviewed November 15, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank vanbeck
MarinBikeMuse, Manager at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 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 July 25, 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

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

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

Reviewed May 22, 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.

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

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

Reviewed March 12, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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