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Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 4th year of...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 4th year of Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

Fourth year began April 2015 Below, learn about The background of the class “I never saw myself doing it” Why volunteer with these boys Volunteer needs—some not requiring bike skills Qualifications for volunteers Who’s already volunteering Grad gifts and supplies—more ways to support the class Follow-up for grads About juvenile...

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We’re All Heroes on This Bus

We’re All Heroes on This Bus

The League of American Bicyclists (AKA Bike League) highlighted Bicycling Monterey’s “We’re All Heroes…” on May 11, 2015 in  their Bike Month 2015 blog series. Refer to “#WhyIRide: Seeing the World Anew.” The essay was first published June 5, 2009 on Bicycling Monterey. Written and recorded by Mari Lynch and produced by Guy Lasnier, the...

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Bike Safety with Frank Henderson

Bike Safety with Frank Henderson

Bike safety is the topic of the video linked below.  The video was produced...

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Luciano Rodriguez, Monterey County b...

Luciano Rodriguez, Monterey County bike community leader

Above photo of Luciano Rodriguez, May 2015, courtesy of Richard Lake. Luciano...

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Assistant to Bike Class Coordinator ...

Assistant to Bike Class Coordinator Needed for Monterey County Youth Center

The Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bicycle repair and...

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Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mo...

Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team

5/24/15 update: Congrats to the Cowboys on winning third place in state...

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Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptio...

Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptions and advisories

Is it legal to bike on sidewalks? Safe? And what about crosswalks? First,...

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En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López,...

En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López, 1982-2015

For update regarding the collision investigation and ways to honor the life...

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Transportation Agency updates: Via S...

Transportation Agency updates: Via Salinas Valley – Pathway to Health; Wayfinding Signage; Bicycle Map Update; Bike and Skateboard Parking and a Bike Repair Station Coming!

A New Pathway to Health Initiative in the Salinas Valley The Transportation...

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Bike for your mother: Make every day...

Bike for your mother: Make every day Earth Day

If not for yourself, bicycle for Mother Earth. Every time you ride a bike...

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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

Bicycling Monterey’s master calendar includes many activities not found...

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May 3: Salinas Criterium

May 3: Salinas Criterium

The date being planned for the 2015 Crit is May 3, 2015. Check with Eric...

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May 6: Bike to School Day – Al...

May 6: Bike to School Day – Also, year-round Monterey County school bike activity, for elementary, middle, and high schools

May 6, 2015 is celebrated nationwide as Bike to School Day, part of Bike...

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May 9: 4th Annual Intergenerational ...

May 9: 4th Annual Intergenerational Ride for Monterey County Bike Month 2015

Free! Fun! Visitors and locals are invited to this social ride for all ages...

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May 9: 5th Annual Fort Ord Warhorse ...

May 9: 5th Annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day – 2015 – including guided Family Bike Ride

Missed this event? Scroll down for directions and do it with friends...

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May 11-15: Bike to Work Week –...

May 11-15: Bike to Work Week – Also, Bike-to-Work Winemaker

May 11-15, 2015 is celebrated as Bike to Work Week nationwide, with Bike to...

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May 20 and more: Twilight Rides at M...

May 20 and more: Twilight Rides at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The Twilight Rides are “a safe and relaxed atmosphere for families to...

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May 22-24: Bike & Skateboard Va...

May 22-24: Bike & Skateboard Valet at California Roots Festival

The 6th annual (2015) California Roots Festival at the Monterey County Fair...

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May 24: Bike to the Symphony –...

May 24: Bike to the Symphony – Memorial Day at the Naval Postgraduate School

On Memorial Day, we remember the lives of of SPC Vilmar Galarza Hernandez of...

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Memorial Day: SPC Vilmar Galarza Her...

Memorial Day: SPC Vilmar Galarza Hernandez of East Salinas

We remember. U.S. Army Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, 21, is survived by his...

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May 30-31: Salinas Social Rides

May 30-31: Salinas Social Rides

Update: Two social rides will launch from Oldtown Salinas to close out Bike...

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May 31: Salinas Burrito Bike Ride or...

May 31: Salinas Burrito Bike Ride organized by Deadend Magazine

The fifth Burrito Bike Ride will be Sunday, May 31, 2015. Gather at Somos...

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July 18 – Aug 1: Bike to Bach,...

July 18 – Aug 1: Bike to Bach, as Carey Beebe does! Carmel Bach Festival

Carey Beebe was ahead of his time. He’s biked to Bach for 16 years! Read...

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Sept 2-7: Monterey County Fair ̵...

Sept 2-7: Monterey County Fair – with bike valet service some dates

The 79th Annual Monterey County Fair dates are September 2-7, 2015. Check with...

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Sept 18-20: Monterey Jazz Festival &...

Sept 18-20: Monterey Jazz Festival – Free Bike Valet Parking, plus Pure Water Stations

Sept 18-20, 2015  is the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival.  Bike valet parking...

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Oct 3: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Da...

Oct 3: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA)

Most of the info below is still relevant for 2015. Please check with...

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Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop ...

Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop professionals in Monterey County, and other resources en español

Monterey County is fortunate to have many excellent locally owned bike shops....

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KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Montere...

KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Monterey County

KUSP Central Coast Public Radio aired another spot about biking Monterey...

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Why stop now? The Elders of Monterey...

Why stop now? The Elders of Monterey County’s Bike Community

Sexism, racism, lookism, ageism…. None of the -isms serve a community...

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What about SB 192, Mandatory Helmet ...

What about SB 192, Mandatory Helmet Law?  Also below: “It’s Not about Wearing a Helmet–The HER Helmet Thursdays Project”

Update, 4/10/15: “California 25th District Senator Carol Liu amended her...

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Remembering Kyle

Remembering Kyle

Kyle Beardshear is sorely missed on the Monterey County bikeways, and...

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Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: I...

Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: It’s a multi-pronged effort

Update: On 4/3/15 at 6:16 a.m., there was a felony hit-and-run in Monterey...

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Distracted? Stay alert, whether driv...

Distracted? Stay alert, whether driving, biking, or otherwise getting about

  Here’s what California law says about distracted driving: And for...

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Distracted? Watch out. We’re a...

Distracted? Watch out. We’re all family!

Spotted biking Garden Road, Monterey, this girl and her dad might say,...

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The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures...

The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures, Protests, and Promise

The post below includes: The Alisal’s first HER Helmet Thursdays spots,...

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Monterey Regional Airport: Bike Loc...

Monterey Regional Airport:  Bike Lockers, Bike-Friendly Restaurant and Jet Center, and Airport-to-Bike-Path Tips

It’s an easy bike ride from the Monterey Regional Airport to the...

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La joie de les bicyclettes: French v...

La joie de les bicyclettes: French visitors biking California’s Central Coast

Sylvie and Robert caught my eye as I was leaving a meeting at Cafe La Strada,...

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German Ingenuity: More Than One Way ...

German Ingenuity: More Than One Way to Travel by Bike

Visitors from Germany, Dieter and Nadja Binz, biked in Monterey, Seaside, and...

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Bike Love: From Holland to Monterey

Bike Love: From Holland to Monterey

This happy Dutch trio was heading out the door of the Old Monterey Cafe, where...

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Italian Honeymooners at the Custom H...

Italian Honeymooners at the Custom House Plaza

Emiliano and Katarina, honeymooners from Italy, paused for an embrace at the...

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Where the Plazas Are in the City of ...

Where the Plazas Are in the City of Monterey–and How to Preserve Their Charm

Visitors sometimes think that Cannery Row is downtown Monterey, but...

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Lodging Providers Show Monterey Coun...

Lodging Providers Show Monterey County Is a Bike-Friendly Place

Coming to Monterey County and bringing or renting a bike?  You’ll get a...

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Camping in Monterey County

Camping in Monterey County

Camping?  As this view shows, we have dry summers in Monterey County. Please...

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Spring 2015: Little Bellas at Toro P...

Spring 2015: Little Bellas at Toro Park, Salinas; and at Sea Otter Classic

Little Bellas “Salinas Sunday Program” for girls ages 7-13 meets...

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Spring 2015: Volunteers Needed for B...

Spring 2015: Volunteers Needed for Bike Safety Trainings

For 2015, the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey...

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Santa Cruzans–and Many Faces o...

Santa Cruzans–and Many Faces of Bicycling on the Monterey Bay

Many of our neighbors from Santa Cruz County love exploring Monterey County by...

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Bike the Bay: Santa Cruz County Teen...

Bike the Bay: Santa Cruz County Teens Bike from Santa Cruz to Monterey

Welcome, neighbors! Above, Kermit the Road Angel–AKA Paul Aschenbrenner,...

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Consider the Berries

Consider the Berries

Consider the berries in my yard. I don’t feed them or water them or...

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National recognition for Monterey Co...

National recognition for Monterey County bike advocacy: Alliance for Biking & Walking’s Advocacy Awards finalists

Monterey County is represented among the finalists for the Alliance for Biking...

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A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthu...

A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthusiasts

Do you ♥ people who make biking better? Any time’s a good time to...

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Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling ...

Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling Jokes – Fixed Riding in the 831

Jesse Martines This post was first published March 6, 2012, with subsequent...

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Three Feet for Safety Act is CA law ...

Three Feet for Safety Act is CA law as of 16 Sept 2014

“My job includes enforcing this new law. I still want you to be careful...

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In school zones and everywhere in CA...

In school zones and everywhere in CA, law requires motorists to give bicyclists three feet for safety

Thanks to Officer Rios of the Monterey branch of the California Highway Patrol...

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Bicycle Leadership Conference

Bicycle Leadership Conference

Bicycle Leadership Conference week is a fantastic time to visit Monterey...

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Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monter...

Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monterey County Bike Community Firsts

The 33 links below are just a sampling of Bicycling Monterey (County’s)...

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Clash of the Mallets, Salinas –...

Clash of the Mallets, Salinas – Monterey County’s First Bike Polo Tournament

Clash of the Mallets, the first bike polo tournament in Monterey County...

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Biking-by-the-Bay, Cargo Style–...

Biking-by-the-Bay, Cargo Style–for Children, Too

Bikes of all types out on the bikeways in the Monterey Bay region, including...

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Bike Fashionistas: Dress-Up Challeng...

Bike Fashionistas: Dress-Up Challenge, or Anytime!

“I’ve got it wired. I know which shoulder bag I can carry that...

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Biking Chic á la Monterey County

Biking Chic á la Monterey County

In this post, see a sampling of people who bike sans spandex in Monterey...

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Outstanding Women of Monterey County...

Outstanding Women of Monterey County 2015

The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women named ten Outstanding...

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Back to the Books–and Bikes...

Back to the Books–and Bikes–in Monterey County: Tips for College Students

Free up time for studies and fun! Save yourself research by reviewing the ...

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Ian Axel, Greg Holden, Katie Costell...

Ian Axel, Greg Holden, Katie Costello Monterey House Concert

Congrats, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino–A Great Big World–on your...

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Signs of a Bicycling Friendly Monter...

Signs of a Bicycling Friendly Monterey County

x These photos from various Monterey County locations all say the same...

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KUSP: Bikes are taking to the street...

KUSP: Bikes are taking to the streets–and it’s not where you might expect

Listen A KUSP broadcast during NPR’s “Morning Edition” and...

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Vacation, staycation: 16 sweet spots...

Vacation, staycation: 16 sweet spots in the Monterey County seat

Scroll down this post for tips on some Salinas favorites, whether you’re...

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Caring for Chickens–and Wildli...

Caring for Chickens–and Wildlife Farther Afield

My niece learning to avoid the chicken’s beak. Haven’t slipped my...

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Bikes, Trucks, and Buses: Share-the-...

Bikes, Trucks, and Buses: Share-the-Road Tips from Ecology Action

2/16/15: The 2/15/15 “We Could Car Less” column in the ...

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Let’s Get Connected: South San...

Let’s Get Connected: South Santa Cruz/North Monterey Counties

Progress continues! Update from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation...

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5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Th...

5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

The first such discounts-for-bicyclists project and still the nation’s...

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Monterey Composite High School Mount...

Monterey Composite High School Mountain Bike Team–for High Schoolers Countywide

5/16/14 update: Fall 2014 will be the start of Monterey Composite’s...

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Bike to Worship

Bike to Worship

Bike to church, mosque, satsang, synagogue, or other place of worship. In many...

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Ray LaHood Jazzed About MST’s ...

Ray LaHood Jazzed About MST’s Rapid-Transit Monterey Jazz Lines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Monterey County on Veterans...

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GU Energy Extraordinary Courage Awar...

GU Energy Extraordinary Courage Award winner: K.C. Fontes of Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team!

Monterey County has a winner of a National Interscholastic Cycling...

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Honoring Adrian Garcia

Honoring Adrian Garcia

Update, February 2015: The mural honoring Adrian Garcia and highlighting...

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Shopping Farmers Markets by BikeR...

Shopping Farmers Markets by Bike–Have you hugged an organic grower today?

Yum! Lucky us! Strawberry season–and so much more. Ever frustrated by...

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Off to Make Music–by Bike

Off to Make Music–by Bike

Whether at the Old Monterey Farmers Market, an impromptu jam on Wharf I, or...

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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

When I biked through my ninth month of pregnancy, I found  drivers ...

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Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Thanks to Leo Kodl for this 6/16/14 update: The recumbent-specific ride group...

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Constables of the Peace – Cops...

Constables of the Peace – Cops on Bikes in Monterey County

Scroll this post, to see police officers on bikes in Carmel-by-the-Sea,...

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Rain, Cold Temps, and More: Biking t...

Rain, Cold Temps, and More: Biking through the Seasons

Hey, there’s a drought here. We’re thankful to get rain...

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Best of Monterey County 2015

Best of Monterey County 2015

Whether you’re a visitor coming for the Sea Otter Classic or another...

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Males and Females – Discounts ...

Males and Females – Discounts because you bike in Monterey County – The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

What do art museums, whale watching, the hostel, resort hotels, elegant...

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Sarah Factor’s Bike Story̵...

Sarah Factor’s Bike Story–and Upcoming Music Shows, with Sierra Dehmler

For Sarah Factor’s birthday show at Rockwood Music Hall, scroll down. *...

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Monterey Bay Region Celebrates Tanne...

Monterey Bay Region Celebrates Tannery Arts Center and Bike-Powered Taxi, Santa Cruz Pedicab

The party at the Tannery Arts Center on June 1, 2012 was buzzing, and included...

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Frank Henderson, Golden Helmet Winne...

Frank Henderson, Golden Helmet Winner and League of American Bicyclists Instructor

Update, February 12, 2014: See Frank Henderson interviewed in “Bike...

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How to Avoid Crashes When Biking Mon...

How to Avoid Crashes When Biking Monterey County

Infrastructure plays a very big role in preventing collisions between cars and...

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Jan Valencia and Phil Yenovkian̵...

Jan Valencia and Phil Yenovkian–Caring far beyond the bikeways

Gold Helmet:  Jan Valencia Visitors and locals know that when serious...

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Devian Gilbert Honored with Golden H...

Devian Gilbert Honored with Golden Helmet Award

10/7/11 update: After working in Sonoma County from April to October, Devian...

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Velo Club Monterey: Roadies who love...

Velo Club Monterey: Roadies who love parties–and so much more!

For 2014 VCM party details, see 12/6/14 on the Bike Calendar. Mireya DelaVega...

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Jacks Peak Park, rare native Montere...

Jacks Peak Park, rare native Monterey Pine forest:  An oasis at risk

Update: Good news!  Thank you to Joyce Stevens and others who work to protect...

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Night Ride Home

Night Ride Home

Last night’s bike ride was a tad eventful.  I took off late, after a...

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The Bully, the Bullied, and the Byst...

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander and other resources for parents and educators from Barbara Coloroso

“The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander:  Breaking the Cycle of...

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Biking between Salinas and the Monte...

Biking between Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula: Lupine Season on Monterey-Salinas Hwy 68, and Other Tips

Lupines in bloom on Monterey-Salinas Highway 68 are just one more reason Keith...

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Scenes from the 25th Anniversary Sea...

Scenes from the 25th Anniversary Sea Otter Classic, and a Quick List of Monterey County Bicycling Resources

We love the all things bikes aspect of Sea Otter Classic. And world-renowned...

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Herald: Green Riders in Monterey Cou...

Herald: Green Riders in Monterey County, a Monterey County Herald intro to the HER Helmet Thursdays project

Notice that “Green Riders” newsclip on the wall at Turtle Bay,...

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Salinas Youth and Others for Bikes: ...

Salinas Youth and Others for Bikes: Bikes Make Life Better

When Gabe Alvizo is heading home from work and pauses to show his colors on...

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The Artists of Hijos del Sol: Bryan...

The Artists of Hijos del Sol:  Bryan Perez, BMX Rider

Teens in Soledad and Salinas sometimes feel there isn’t much to...

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Bicycling Children Growing Up Street...

Bicycling Children Growing Up Streetwise

Want a beautiful bike path in Carmel Valley where you can take little ones to...

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Bike Month Profile: B is for Bi(peda...

Bike Month Profile: B is for Bi(pedal)ism – The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

Guest post by Susan Ragsdale-Cronin B is for Bi(pedal)ism – The Bike...

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Bike Month: 6th Anniversary of Bicyc...

Bike Month: 6th Anniversary of Bicycling Monterey (County) website and projects

Every month, thousands of people visit the Bicycling Monterey website. Many...