Jane Fondo
Experience the ultimate road adventure with picturesque roads, challenging routes, and the camaraderie of fellow riders. Join Marin County Bicycle Coalition on a remarkable fundraising road fondo in the stunning landscape of West Marin. This event welcomes women and non-binary riders, celebrating the region's extraordinary culinary delights, breathtaking scenery, and rustic North Bay hospitality.
Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a novice, Jane Fondo offers three route options of 24, 38, and 70 miles, catering to a wide range of abilities. You'll enjoy rest stops with artisan treats from local producers and SAG (support and gear) in strategic locations along the routes. After conquering the roads, indulge in a well-deserved celebration at the Olema House Resort with post-ride lunch and refreshments.
Support a great cause and have fun doing it! Registration fees fund our programs to get more women on bikes.
To promote diversity and inclusion we are happy to announce a pay what you can entry fee, starting at $90. If you can afford to, please consider paying a little extra to help cover those who can't. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
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More details:
All routes begin and end at the Olema House Resort, located at 10021 Coastal Highway 1, Olema, CA 94950. We'll have coffee and pastries in the morning, and post-ride lunch and libations. Your registration also includes Jane Fondo training rides & goodie bag. Look for emails leading up to the event with more details.

Jane Fondo Schedule
  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am - Rider check-in at Due West parking lot. Coffee and pastries provided.
  • 8:00 am - Long route (70 miles) rolls out.
  • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Medium and short routes roll out.
  • 11:00 am - First riders return, beer, wine and sparkling water are served.
  • 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Lunch is served. Pick-up goodie bags and t-shirts.
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Social time with libations, food still available for late arrivals.
Route Options
Wellness Spin (24 miles)
Our most comfortable route option is a 24 mile out and back trip from Olema House to the old Lincoln School on Hick Valley Road. There are two medium climbs in each direction with a total elevation of 1,700 and a well-stocked energizer station at the turnback point at mile 12.

EmpowerHER (38 miles)
Challenge yourself on the classic Marshal Wall climb with this scenic 38 mile route totalling 2,775 of elevation. You’ll pedal with the Wellness and Sisterhood riders to the Lincoln School at mile 12, where a bountiful rest stop spread of sweet and salty treats, energizer snacks and hydration awaits. Then wind through cattle ranches and fields to the Marshall Wall challenge. You’ll be greeted with another bountiful rest at the top of the climb at mile 22. Then a fun descent to Highway 1 and a 10 mile trek along Tomales Bay back to Olema House ​​

Sisterhood Expedition (70 miles)
Looking for a challenging adventure with picturesque scenes every few miles? If yes, this 70 mile route with 5,800 feet of total elevation is your ticket to good times! You’ll ride the famous Chileno Valley and meander along little-known ranch roads at the Marin/Sonoma border before heading west towards Dillon Beach and the rolling hills of Tomales. This route finishes with a 12 mile roll along Tomales Bay to Olema House and has well-stocked rest stops at mile 12, 34, and 51, with energy snacks and hydration, sweet and salty treats, and some gourmet surprises.
Rest Stops
Local cheese and crackers, JAMBARs, GU energy gels, OSMO hydration, water, and a variety of salty and savory snacks will be available at the following energizer stations along the route:
As you get ready for Jane Fondo, here are some important guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the road.
Road Etiquette:
  • All roads are open to vehicles.
  • Stop at stop signs and adhere to the rules of the road.
  • Avoid taking up the entire lane; ride single-file when it's safe, allowing vehicles to pass.
  • Never cross the yellow line.
Safety First:
  • Stay vigilant for potholes and road debris.
  • Communicate hazards to riders behind you.
Bike Maintenance:
  • Ensure your bike is in top condition:
  • Check tire pressure according to your preference.
  • Lubricate your chain for smooth operation.
  • Arrive with and carry two full water bottles for hydration.
  • Pack a spare tube and a multitool for any unforeseen issues.
Route Information:
  • Upload your planned route to your phone or bike computer.
  • Optionally, print a map for reference.
  • Although we mark the route with colored arrows, it's wise to have a backup as the signs may be missed.
Event Parking:
Please carpool if possible. There are two designated parking areas. On Sir Francis Drake Blvd there is parking for 40 vehicles, this is just across the intersection from Olema House on the south side of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, park parallel. Bear Valley Visitor Center Overflow parking is available in the pullouts off Bear Valley Road and at the Point Reyes National Seashore Bear Valley Visitor Center.