Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Fairfax

4.7
#7 of 17 in Museums in Marin County
The Marin Museum of Bicycling (“MMB”) is a bicycle history museum and cultural center. The museum displays bicycles from the earliest days to present, with a focus on American bikes. MMB provides the Marin County bicycle community with lectures, movies and same-day TV coverage of events worldwide, and serves as a meeting place for bicycle clubs and enthusiasts. MMB is housed in the former Good Earth grocery store, “Middle Earth,” at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in downtown Fairfax, California. MMB had its grand opening on June 6th, 2015. MMB operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is entirely run by volunteers.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 cyclin...  more »
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  • This is an incredible little museum! It's amazing the range of bikes they have, from penny farthings to modern racers, road, track, and, of course, mountain. The staff are a delight and are treasure troves of bike lore, in some cases having been the innovators and record breakers. It's also wonderful to see the way they support their own. Mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham had a severe accident several years ago. The Museum hosted a charity auction in his benefit, bringing together many Hall of Famers.
  • This was the first time I had been to the museum, and wasn't sure what to expect. There's ample free parking, and it's at a great location. I was greeted by a very pleasant woman, paid the reasonable price for admission, and began to look around at the numerous bicycles. There is the option for a group tour, but since I've been involved in cycling for over 35 years I chose to look around on my own. The collection of bicycles was vast, and displayed the technical advances over the years. There is a combination of road and mountain bikes on display. It seemed that there was more emphasis on mountain bikes which is logical because the creators of the museum were some of the original founders of the mountain bike. The best experience for me was that the woman who greeted me is the wife of Joe Breeze. In addition, Joe Breeze was there at the time I visited the museum. During the years that I raced both road and mountain bikes I had the opportunity to ride with the group of riders that created the mountain bike. I had ridden with Joe Breeze quite a few times, so I went up to introduce myself. We ended up talking for over an hour. It brought back so many great memories, and I got caught up on how all the other riders were doing. The feeling I got was that the people that started the museum love cycling, and enjoy interacting with the people that come to visit. The museum is expanding, and there will be more bicycles to see in the near future. I highly recommend going and learning about the history of cycling, and seeing how bicycles have advanced over the years.

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