David Folch

MMB 003: San Francisco, Ca. Mountain Bikers and the Trails they Love



Monterey Mountain Bike welcomes you to our new series of podcasts based around a very simple premise. Local Mountain Bikers of all skill levels and all disciplines talking with us about the trails that they are riding. We hope to build a list of areas throughout the country and then the world. We are in the process of setting up interviews with riders around the country and welcome every rider out there to send us an email at markbolding220@yahoo.com if you would like to be interviewed over Skype about the trails you are crushing.

Today we had the good fortune of sitting down with the founder of Dirty Sixer Bikes, David Folch. He talked to us about some of the trails and area that he is riding in the San Francisco area. We also had a chance to get an update on the Dirty Sixer and find out what is new with his bikes and we have to look forward to in the future.

One thing I forgot to mention is that tall riders can test ride the DirtySixer here in the Bay Area, or in the New York City area where they have an agent, but also in the Netherlands, as “Beukers Bikes” in Petten (near Amsterdam), Contact David Folch through the Dirty Sixer website to arrange.


Here is a list of links that we refered to in this episode about the San Francisco riding trails and areas.


Riding in Camp Tamarancho requires a one-day permit that costs $5. The permit can be purchased in Fairfax from Sunshine Bicycles. An annual permit is also available for purchase online from the Boy Scouts of Marin. The trailhead is about a mile and a half from parking in the town of Fairfax.

Parking Area’s for Trails discussed in this episode:

  1. Camp Tamarancho
Java Hut, 760 Center Blvd
Fairfax, CA 94930
37.986368, -122.584343

Link to spot on google maps:



  1. China Camp
China Camp State Park, 101 Peacock Gap Trail
San Rafael, CA 94901
38.006485, -122.494856

Link to Location on Google Maps:



  1. Annadel State Park

Monterey County


36.606076, -121.691797

Link to Location on Google Maps:



  1. Mclaren Park
John McLaren Park, 100 John F Shelley Dr
San Francisco, CA 94134
37.719695, -122.420674

Link to Location on Google Maps:


5. Planet of the apes trail

5929 California Coastal Trail
Pacifica, CA 94044
37.585180, -122.513269
Link to Location on Google Maps:
6. UC Santa Cruz Greenbelt Area

Parking Lot 156

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

37.002189, -122.055487

Link to Location on Google Maps:




If you enjoyed hearing about the trails in the San francisco area and Dirty Sixer Bikers and want to be part of the conversation, leave me a note in the comment section below!

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And finally, we are always looking for Mountain bikers around the world that want to tell their stories. Send an email to Markbolding220@yahoo.com and I will respond to set up an interview. Podcasting is really fun and we can set up an audio interview over Skype on your computer. Give it a try, I promise you’ll love it.

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