Marin Museum of Bicycling

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The Marin Museum of Bicycling
and
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
Location1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, CA 94930
Phone:(415) 450-8000
Websitehttps://mmbhof.org/

The Marin Museum of Bicycling is a bicycle history museum in Fairfax, Marin County, California. It displays bicycles and related items from the 19th century to the present day. The museum opened in June, 2015[1] and is home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1988 in Crested Butte, Colorado.[2]

Collections[edit]

Exhibits include the Igler Collection of 19th century cycles, arranged to show the evolution of the bicycle from 1860s velocipede to 1890s safety bicycle with pneumatic tires.[3] The museum has expanded the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Collection, to include many key bikes in the evolution of the mountain bike and to convey early mountain bike racing and the development of the mountain bike industry.[4] The museum also includes a selection of 20th century road, track, touring and transportation bikes, a library and archive of cycling books and periodicals, and other related materials and artifacts.[5]

Organization[edit]

The museum was founded by Joe Breeze, Otis Guy and Marc Vendetti, all of whom are Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductees, and other members of an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. The location functions as a cycling cultural center as well as a museum. Breeze said of the project, "It is as much about the future as it is about the past. We want the museum to be the inspiration for cycling for many years to come.”[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marin Museum of Bicycling boosts cycling culture with grand opening". Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  2. ^ "Mountain Bike Hall of Fame moving to Fairfax, birthplace of the sport". Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  3. ^ "Marin Museum of Bicycling readies for June opening". Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  4. ^ Staff, WIRED Video. "The Roots of Dirt | The Design Evolution of the Early Mountain Bike". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  5. ^ "OVERVIEW | The Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame". mmbhof.org. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  6. ^ "Marin Museum of Bicycling boosts cycling culture with grand opening". Retrieved 2017-05-23.

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Coordinates: 37°59′16″N 122°35′23″W / 37.9879°N 122.5897°W / 37.9879; -122.5897