Get Your Ticket Before They're All Gone! MCBC Dirt Fondo at 90% Capacity

We’re counting down the days until the 6th Annual MCBC Dirt Fondo, an all-day mountain bike ride on Sunday, August 27.  It’s getting down to the wire and the ride is almost sold out! Don’t delay – sign up today! This is a great event for bicyclists of all skill levels to join in for one of the most spectacular and challenging off-road 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 full 45-mile route takes cyclists on a journey that climbs and descends a number of ranges before an ascent to the top of Mt. Tamalpais. After stopping to take in the amazing view, riders will continue on a loop around the mountain before rolling back to the Headlands for a grand BBQ feast and stories around the campfire.


If you don’t feel quite ready for a ride of that length, we’ve designed a route that lets you pick your distance. The MCBC Dirt Fondo has turn-back options at the 5, 10 and 16 mile marks, creating loops of 10, 20 or 32 miles – whatever challenge you might be up for! And you have most of the day to complete the ride.

There will be great support along the journey, including three well-stocked energizer stations, ride leaders and sweeps, SAG and mechanics to help with minor repairs. Plus the support of enthusiastic riders along the way!

WHAT: An endurance ride, with 20 mile, 32 mile and 45 mile options
WHEN: Sunday, August 27, 2017
(Soft start between 7 AM and 8 AM – No starts after 8AM!)
WHERE: Presidio Riding Club on Bunker Road in Marin Headlands.
FEE: $95 ($50 for students) Includes well supported ride complete with SAG and energizer stations, a BBQ feast with Lagunitas beer and a special MCBC Dirt Fondo t-shirt and water bottle.


Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition’s Off-road program.

Women on Dirt Initiative – To strike a gender balance in our cycling community and provide opportunities to introduce more women to the Marin trails, MCBC will host a Women’s-Only Night on Thursday, August 24 (location TBD), featuring former professional cyclist Jacquie Phelan, Trips for Kids Executive Director Kim Baenisch, Little Bellas Marin founder Jenny Walsh. Meet other enthusiastic cyclists, enjoy refreshments, then learn from our panel  discussion and preparation clinic. You may come home with SWAG from the prize drawings featuring items from women-led businesses throughout the Bay Area. On the day of the MCBC Dirt Fondo, the event will be supported by female veterans of the routes who can offer coaching and guidance for newer riders.

Women’s Only Night – Thursday August 24

6:00 – 6:30 PM – Arrive, socialize and learn how to prepare for the ride
6:30 PM – Panel discussion on the role biking can play in your life
7:00 PM – Get psyched for the ride + drawing for prizes
All women welcome to participate – Dirt Fondo ride ticket not required for drawing. 


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