The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
, founded 25 years ago in Crested Butte, Colorado, will be relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in early 2014. The Hall of Fame will become part of the new Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax, California
Mountain bike pioneers and Hall of Fame inductees Joe Breeze, Otis Guy and Marc Vendetti are the moving force behind the relocation of the Hall of Fame to Fairfax. The Hall of Fame will occupy about half of the Marin Museum of Bicycling, which has been in planning stages for the past year. Breeze, who served as guest curator for a recent mountain bike exhibit at the San Francisco Airport Museum, and whose “Breezer #1” bike is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, will be curator of the Marin Museum of Bicycling.
The Marin Museum of Bicycling will be located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Fairfax. Joining Breeze, Guy and Vendetti on the Museum’s Board of Directors are long-time Marin County cyclists Julia Violich and Keith Hastings. The museum will display bicycles and artifacts, and also host events and serve as a gathering place to celebrate cycling.
Don Cook (and his wife Kay) have long looked out for the best interests of the HOF. While Mountain Bike Action has always loved the HOF's Crested Butte location, the new home in Marin will expose the collection of bikes and memorabilia to a far greater audience. Don explains, “We are dedicated to the sport, and the uptick in Hall of Fame exposure from a place like the cycling-mad San Francisco region was just something we could not deny.”