• Want to brush up on your street
skills or learn how to safely ride with
your little ones? The Marin County
Bicycle Coalition offers a variety of
cycling classes, including Basic Street
Skills, Family Biking workshops and
classes just for women, taught by
• Ready to race? The 52nd Marin
Century and Mount Tam Double
will run August 2, with multiple
options including a 50k, 100k,
200k, 100-mile and 200-mile ride.
1 BEGINNER – Paradise Drive loop
Known for its gentle topography, beautiful
views and easy climbs, the Paradise Drive
loop through Mill Valley and Tiburon is a
Marin County classic.
2 INTERMEDIATE – Muir Woods loop
Gain confidence in your cycling with this
short ride, featuring 2,000 feet of climbing
over 13 miles through the spectacular setting of Muir Woods National Monument.
3 ADVANCED – Alpine Dam Loop
See all that Marin has to offer on this
35-mile ride, from several quaint main
streets to valleys full of redwoods to
several fantastic climbs overlooking the
1 BEGINNER – China Camp
Those new to mountain biking will love
this flowing single-track in San Rafael. A
12-mile loop with some moderate climbs
and descents, the trail also features beautiful bay views.
2 INTERMEDIATE – Camp Tamarancho loop
For more technical single-track, head
to Camp Tamarancho trails — 12 miles
and 1,750 feet of advanced climbing and
descents. Day passes available at Sunshine
Bicycles in Fairfax.
3 ADVANCED – Mount Tamalpais Summit
This 2,400-foot climb is well worth the
reward. From downtown Ross, the trail
offers up some steep climbs, rock obstacles
and sharp switchbacks before revealing its
sweeping 360-degree views.
• For more information about these rides, including locations, visit marinmagazine.com/bikes.
Whether you’re seeking a scenic Sunday cruise, trails under treetops
or technical terrain, Marin has something for every pedal pusher. Let's Ride