Timeline

Here is the the approximate timeline of the history of Mt. Biking in Marin.

  • 1980s – First mass produced mountain bikes are being sold.
  • Before 1987 – Bikes allowed on all trails unless otherwise specified.
  • 1987 – National Park Service, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, pass new legislation that resulted in a 36% decrease in trails open to bike use in the GGNRA and NPS lands.
  • 1991 – The Trails Committee for Marin County Open Space attempted to make mountain biking on ¬†trails a misdemeanor crime.
  • 1995 – Bicycle Trails Council of Marin v. Babbit ¬†decision ruled in favor of the NPS and GGNRA.
  • 1997 – Wagon Wheel becomes the first, and only, narrow bike and hike trail on Marin Open Space lands.
  • 1999 – Tom Boss and Stephen Federico create the Sharing Mt Tam documentary about the history of mountain biking in Marin.
  • 2001 – Old Springs Trail converted to multi-use, adding 1.3 miles of bike accessible trail in the GGNRA.
  • 2002 – Tamarancho opens, adding 5.7 miles of bike accessible trails in Marin on private land.
  • 2003 – Big Rock Trail multi-use trail opens, adding 3.5 miles of bike accessible trail on Marin Open Space lands.
  • 2005 – White Hill, Porcupine and Coast View Trail created, adding 3.5 miles of bike accessible trail on Marin Open Space lands.
  • 2010 – Dias Ridge rebuilt and converted to multi-use, adding 1.8 miles of bike accessible trail in the GGNRA.
  • 2012 – 680 Trail created, adding 2.8 miles of bike accessible trail on Marin Open Space lands.
  • 2013 – Endor Trail opened, adding .8 miles of flow trail !

Here is a great site with detailed history of what has happened with mountain biking in Marin.