Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Relocating to Birthplace of Mountain Biking

MTB Hall of FameWhile any number of kids rode rode their bikes off road, it was a couple of friends from a small town in Marin County that changed the sport of cycling in the 1970s.

So it seems only natural that the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is currently located in the small town of Crested Butte, Colorado (population ~1,500), move to Marin. The Museum was founded by Dan Cook and has occupied a small corner of the ex mining towns heritage museum for the past twenty five years. Unfortunately, the towns remote location has made it difficult for many riders to make the pilgrimage and the memorabilia is quickly outgrowing it’s space.

Under the direction of Joe Breeze and other notable off road pioneers, the new museum will be opening early next year in a 3,000 sq ft location in Fairfax, Ca. We’ll be there to cover the opening!

Via Marin Independent Journal

Comments

John - 08/16/13 - 4:57pm

Bummer, it should stay in Crested Butte

Mindless - 08/16/13 - 5:00pm

Oh, the irony. Just as they decided to confiscate bicycles for riding on single track in Marin, so that stable can keep operating on public lands for profit.

Probably the worst county in the country as far as attitude towards mountain biking.

Topmounter - 08/16/13 - 6:12pm

I’m sure they’ll make a lot more money from casual tourists in Cali, but “riders” should be making the pilgrimage to Crested Butte regardless.

http://www.marinfattire.com/Trails.html

vs.

http://www.cbmba.org/page.cfm?pageid=10267

LOL, no contest.

Ajax - 08/16/13 - 7:07pm

This is a good move. Not as many people go to that MTB Museum. With it being in Marin, there should be more people. Hopefully, they move it eventually to LA or San Francisco.

Gabe - 08/16/13 - 7:21pm

I liked visiting it in Crested Butte. Still have some sweet pint glasses…

the fork - 08/16/13 - 9:58pm

Don’t ask me why but I was walking down the streets of Fairfax, California and I saw this flyer hangin’ on a telephone pole, and it said:

CAN GOD FILL TEETH?

JimmyZ - 08/16/13 - 11:22pm

The crowded future stings my eyes
I still find time to exercise
In uniform with two white stripes
Unlock my section of the sand
It’s fenced off to the water’s edge
I clamp a gas mask on my head
On my beach at night
Bathe in my moonlight
Another tanker’s hit the rocks
Abandoned to spill out its guts
The sand is laced with sticky glops
O’ Shimmering moonlight sheen upon
The waves and water clogged with oil
White gases steam up from the soil
On my beach at night
Bathe in my moonlight
I squash dead fish between my toes
Try not to step on any bones
I turn around and I go home
I slip back through my basement door
Switch off all that I own below
Dive in my scalding wooden tub
My own beach at night
Electric Moonlight
There will always be a moon
Over Marin

Anthony - 08/17/13 - 12:54am

The CB location was getting smaller and smaller and the museum was not promoted as it could have been. Was really disappointed the last time I was there last summer.

Went to absolute bikes in Salida last summer and they had probably 5 or 10 times more bikes than the museum.

Marin seems fitting in a mt tam kinda way.

1Pro - 08/17/13 - 8:25am

why don’t we start being honest and say they changed or invented the industry not the freaking sport. this one is getting old.

James S - 08/17/13 - 12:36pm

Marin doesn’t deserve it. The place is an insult to mountain biking – the industry may have been born there, but it is extremely unfriendly to mountain bikers. The number of legal single track trails there is pathetic. It should have just moved to the Colorado Front Range (Denver/Boulder) instead where there are plenty of people who appreciate it and lots of trails to ride.

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