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Tamarancho Mountain Biking and Camping - November 10 -12, 2017

Have a Mountain Bike?  Excited about trying the No. 1 mountain bike park in California?
Camp Tamarancho is the No. 1 mountain bike park in California. Sign up this activity to get a chance to ride on trails of the excellent local favorite in Marin County, the birthplace of mountain biking!

What: Tamarancho Mountain Biking and Camping
When: November 10 - 12, 2017
Where: Camp Tamarancho, Marin County
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost:  WE DROPPED THE FEE TO $50 (as we have secured a smaller camp site) + Friday night dinner at a restaurant
Activity Coordinator: Jessica Chang


We will be camping at Camp Tamarancho, the Marin Council camp with over 480 acres of meadows, redwoods, and oak-forested campsites.  Tamarancho is one of the few places where you can still find legal singletrack trails in Marin County, the birthplace of mountain biking!
  • We have reserved a large drive-in camping site with picnic tables, bathrooms, and BBQ.
  • We'll have access to beginner, intermediate and advanced trails
  • Mountain biking experience required:  
    • Previous Troop mountain biking trip
    • OR
    • Approval from the Scoutmaster
  • Required gear
    • Helmets
    • Mountain bike (no hybrids!) w/24" wheels or larger
  • Mandatory bike checks
    • Tuesday 11/7 7:00-7:30pm
  • Parents - We need drivers with bike racks
    • This is critical. In years past, we have had Mr. Browning's pickup truck and trailer. We don't have access to a pickup truck this year.
Being that this is in November and with weather so unpredictable, Scouts should plan for weather and the event is dependent on good weather including the days before the weekend (muddy mountain bike trails are fun for some scouts and challenging for others).



  • 5:00pm - Meet at LAUMC, load bikes
  • 5:30pm - Depart LAUMC
  • 7:00pm - Dinner in Fairfax (scouts will pay individually)
  • 8:00pm - Drive to Camp Tamarancho
  • 8:15pm - Setup camp at Raccoon campground
  • 10:00pm - Lights out


  • 7:30am - Cook breakfast
  • 9:00am - Hit the trails...
  • 12:00pm - Lunch on the trail
  • 3:00pm - Back to camp
  • 5:00pm - Cook dinner
  • 10:00pm - Lights out


  • 8:00am - Cook breakfast
  • 9:30am - Depart for LAUMC
  • 11:00am - Arrive at LAUMC


Jessica Chang,
Sep 20, 2017, 6:11 PM
Jessica Chang,
Sep 20, 2017, 6:11 PM
Jessica Chang,
Sep 20, 2017, 6:09 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
May 5, 2018, 9:20 AM
Jessica Chang,
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