NEW START LOCATION - RIDE PASS IS $5.00 CASH ONLY.
We will meet at 10:00 AM with tires rolling at 10:23 AM.
Parking: We can now park at Fairfax Cyclery, 2020 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
This is a Level 3-3.5 Ride.
If you have less than 20 rides and past "no show's" with South Bay Mountain Bike Group, you will be moved to the wait list to allow our more reliable riders to join in.
Camp Tamarancho is a 9+ mile singletrack on private property outside Fairfax, built by the Bicycle Trails Council of Marin. It is a 2 mile road ride to the trail head because there is no closer parking. You must have a pass (annual or day) to ride this property.
This is one of the few legal singletrack riding options available in Marin, and possibly the best one. Given the usual aversion of Marin County to mountain bikes on singletrack trails, a trail sign you'll see at Tamarancho that reads "bikes must stay on singletrack" sums up the uniqueness of this place pretty well.
Camp Tamarancho boy scout camp features a single 9-mile loop that's open to mountain bikes, and it's almost all singletrack. This makes up about 70% of this ride. The remaining portion is an approach/return ride on paved roads from downtown Fairfax, because there's no closer parking.
Riding in Camp Tamarancho requires a one-day permit that costs $5 (as of this writing). Alternatively, you can buy an annual permit. You can purchase both types of permits online, here: Boy Scouts of America
If you happen to forget to purchase one online, permits could also be purchased from Sunshine Bicycles or Fairfax Cyclery on the day of your ride. Sunshine Bicycles is in downtown Fairfax.
Fairfax could be considered the closest thing to a pilgrimage site for mountain biking and, as such, there are a number of places in tiny downtown Fairfax for coffee, some drinks, or a meal that are frequented by mountain bikers. Some quick suggestions would include the Java Hut or The Coffee Roastery for coffee, and Iron Springs pub or Gestalt Haus for a quick bite.
Tires roll at 10:23 AM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present. Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to leave without you!
RSVPing "YES" for a ride and not showing will get you moved off the RSVP list on the next ride you do wish to go on. Please be courteous and drop out early enough to give the more reliable riders a chance to adjust their schedules and attend.
Difficulty as noted in my Mtn Biking guide book is: Moderate, mostly wide and nontechnical single-track trails. I hear from other riders this is a great place for a good fun ride. This ride may be a little more technical than China Camp.
Ray's Ride Rating: On my scale of 1 -5, 1 being easy - this may be a Level 3-3.5 Ride.
As organizer, I will reserve the right to change your RSVP should I feel you're not ready for this ride location or you have been a no show on past rides. RSVP priority will be given to current members in good standing.
Remember, all riders need to be members of Meetup.com & South Bay Mountain Bike Group. Guest are no longer allowed. All riders need to RSVP as a member.
Rain will cancel. Check this listing the morning of the ride. I will post by 7 AM a weather update if we need to cancel.
***Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.***
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