Sunday, September 2, 2012

Visiting the Birthplace of Mountain Biking: Marin County, California

Despite Marin County’s storied history and long ties to the sport of mountain biking, it is no longer the mecca that it once was. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s when the sport was born, mountain biking was so new that no legislation existed to say one way or the other if bikes were allowed on the trails. Back in those days, hikers viewed mountain bikers as a novelty and an amusement, but as the sport continued to gain traction the local land managers and hikers were quick to ban mountain bikes from almost all of the singletrack trails in Marin County.

At present, there are only two main singletrack trails in the entirety of Marin County that are legal to ride a mountain bike on: Camp Tamarancho and China Camp.

Click on over to Singletracks for the rest of this blog post.


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