It is clearly fund raising season for local NorCal bike groups. We came across the 3rd event is about as many weeks. This time it was for Marin trails group MCBC and the NorCal High School Cycling League. Lead by local Enduro champion Mark Weir, the no-drop ride took a route through Fairfax fire roads before returning through Tamarancho Singletrack. After the ride, participants were treated to a BBQ near the MCBC office. Weir has been a key supporter for the Stafford Lake Bike Park project in Novato, which if completed, will be a huge addition to the Bay Area riding community.
MCBC is a nonprofit organization with more than 1,700 members. Since MCBC formed in 1998, weekday cycling trips in Marin have increased 172 percent, while cycling collisions have declined 34 percent. The group’s mission is to promote safe bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation. In 2012 MCBC is implementing a new off-road program. For information on MCBC, visit marinbike.org or call 456-3469.
About the NorCal High School Cycling League
The NorCal High School Cycling League, founded in 2000, is a nonprofit organization open to both public and private school students. The league provides coaching and camaraderie to help students achieve both competitive and noncompetitive cross-country mountain biking goals.