Date(s) - 08/05/2023
Marin Century // August 5, 2023
The 2023 Marin Century is scheduled for Saturday August 5, 2023 with the start finish being held at Stafford Lake, Novato California.
This has been a very challenging year for everyone and we hope to make this ride happen. Because events like this take time and resources to prepare we are opening up registration. We are optimistic, but also want people to feel comfortable about signing up. For this reason we have made a commitment to give refunds if we are not able to host a ride due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Stay healthy and see you on the road soon!
Choose Your Route (Get early bird rates starting April 2nd and ending May 2, 2023)Maps Of All Routes
- The Mini: 24.9 Mi / $60
- The Compact Classic: 50.7 mi / $80
- Mt. Tam: 85.9 mi / $90
- The Classic: 96.4 mi / $90
- Super Tam: 128 mi / $100
The Mini is approximately 25 miles of beautiful Marin County backroads and farm land. Total climbing is about 1,500 feet. The start will test your cycling legs., but on the way back you will be rewarded with a nice descent for the last few miles. This route is perfect for beginners, but not first timers. You need some fitness to get you through this ride because it’s not all flat. Mini Route
Head out to the coast to Tomales Bay and test yourself on Marshall Wall. Conquer 50 miles and climb of 3,516 ft of elevation. You will see some of the best farm land in the West coast right before you arrive to your first major ascent, Marshall Wall. At mile 14 you will face Marshall Wall and its vertical climb that can be a little intimidating, if you look straight up! Once over, you will ride along the coast to Blakes Landing and head towards Tomales. From there you will go East to Two Rock and get some mellow flats until you come to Wilson Hill road, the route’s second most challenging ascent. We recommend that you save some strength for this climb. Compact Classic
Are you ready for Tam? After getting through the French Marin Cheese Factory, you will head south to Nicasio and Fairfax where you will cover some of the best landscapes: Farm land, redwoods, Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, Muir beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas and Olema. This route will not disappoint you. At 86.1 miles and 8624 feet of climbing you will be tested. Mt. Tam
Want a few more miles? Try the Classic at 96.4 miles. This ride will take you all the way to Valley Ford via Marshall Wall and back through some of the coastal farm land. At 6829 feet of elevation it is less than the Mt. Tam route, but don’t be fooled. You will still have to climb Marshall Wall and Wilson Hill road. Confronting Wilson Hill at mile 86 is not the same as climbing it at mile 14. Pace yourself on this route. The Classic
Yeah, you are ready! You get it all in one day on this route. 128.2 miles and 11404 feet of elevation. You will see farm land, redwoods, Mt. Tam, beaches, coastal towns, isolated climbs that will test you, and all the major climbs we have to offer. If you start early you will first see darkness, then sun light, at times some fog. The coastal winds will push you back, but sometimes they will be at your back. Two major loops to test your training. Are you ready? Super Tam