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Friday, May 5

Early Packet Pick-Up at Bicycle Brüstop, 830 Grant Ave, Novato, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

For those of you who want to skip the event day check-in lines, register online before May 3, and you can stop by to see our friends at Bicycle Brüstop from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on Friday, May 5 to pick up your packet early. They are located at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Sherman Avenue in downtown Novato, right by the start/finish line for the Tour of Novato.

Saturday, May 6

Tour of Novato, West Marin Metric Century and Community Fair, 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
On Sherman Avenue in front of the Novato Town Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato.

6:30 am Tour of Novato Check-In Opens
7:00 am West Marin Metric Century Official Start
7:30 am First Rest Stop Opens and SAG Wagon Service Starts
Organized Stretch & Warm Up at City Green
8:00 am Novato Classic Official Start
8:30 am Safety Inspection & Talk
9:00 am Family Ride Official Start
10:00 am Downtown Walking Adventure Official Start
Tyke Trek Decorating Session #1
Bike Safety Rodeo hosted by MCBC/ Safe Routes to School Session #1
Community Fair and Art Showcase Open
Food Court Opens
10:30 am Tyke Trek Decorating Session #2
Bike Safety Rodeo hosted by MCBC/ Safe Routes to School Session #2
11:00 am Tyke Trek Parade Begins
Early Childhood Education Showcase Opens
1:00 pm Last Rest Stops Closes
2:00 pm Community Fair and all activities close until next year

Showcase Schedule

The showcase will start at 10:00 am and continue until 1:00 pm with a wide variety of student performances. A detailed schedule with acts will be posted closer to event day.


From Hwy 101 in Novato, take the De Long Avenue exit. Go west 0.3 miles on De Long Avenue and turn right at the first light onto Reichert Avenue. Parking is available near the railroad tracks north of Whole Foods (turn right on Grant Avenue) and on side streets. Limited parking is also available on De Long Avenue.

Sunday, May 7th  1:00 pm and possibly other times

Tour of Novato, CycleBar Challenge
CycleBar Novato is hosting an opportunity to ride indoors at their premium indoor cycling facility in the Hamilton Marketplace in south Novato. There will be at least one ride starting at 1:00 pm, and there may be others depending upon demand.  An event recovery ride will also be planned later in the week for all of our intrepid Metric Century riders!