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Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop professionals ...

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. Our county also has many residents whose primary language is Spanish (scroll down for details). These locals–along with many of the estimated 8.4 million visitors to Monterey County annually–appreciate that… Se habla español. Yes, among local bike shop professionals are some bilingual...

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Little Bellas at Toro Park, Salinas; and at Sea Ot...

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

Little Bellas “Salinas Sunday Program” for girls ages 7-13 meets on select Sundays in Toro Park. [As of 3/2/15, girls are still welcome to sign up, even if they missed the first session.] 2015 dates are March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 26; and May 3, 10, 17. Scholarships are available. For all details, along with any possible date changes, check in with...

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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”

We personally wear a bicycle helmet 99% of the time–partly because we...

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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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Excelente! Bike advocacy wins 6 of 1...

Excelente! Bike advocacy wins 6 of 10 TAMC Transportation Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Bernard Green and Chris Flescher, bike advocates and...

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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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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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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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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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Why stop now? Elders bike Monterey C...

Why stop now? Elders bike Monterey County

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

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Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monter...

Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monterey County Bike Community Firsts

Latest first from Salinas youth? March 14-15, 2015, the first bike polo...

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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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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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Bike to School: Monterey County Scho...

Bike to School: Monterey County Schools–Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

For bike news and scenes from elementary, middle, and high schools around...

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Piping in the New: January Biking in...

Piping in the New: January Biking in Monterey County

Late this afternoon,  I enjoyed  old traditions ringing in the new: ...

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March 11 and more: Twilight Rides at...

March 11 and more: Twilight Rides at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 2014

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

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April 14-16: Bicycle Leadership Conf...

April 14-16: Bicycle Leadership Conference 2015

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

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April 16-19: 25th Annual Sea Otter C...

April 16-19: 25th Annual Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling

Mark your calendar now and plan to be part of the Sea Otter Classic 25th...

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May 9: 4th Annual Intergenerational ...

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

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this free, fun social ride for all...

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May 2015: Monterey County Bike Month

May 2015: Monterey County Bike Month

For 2015, Monterey County Bike Month will again be celebrated in the month of...

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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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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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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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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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Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: I...

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

Salinas Police were among the first cops in the state to help educate the...

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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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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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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

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

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Vacation, staycation: 16 sweet spots...

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

Join Saul Soto at the next Ciclovía Salinas. Invite your friends, including...

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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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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

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

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Who’d bike in winter? In Mont...

Who’d bike in winter?  In Monterey County, lots of people!

People biking 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and other popular spots around the...

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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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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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Youth Center – Teach Teens Wel...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 3rd year of Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

A new chapter has begun! In August 2014, Luciano Rodriguez, a volunteer...

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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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Fort Ord Trails Symposium – Re...

Fort Ord Trails Symposium – Regional Trails, Transit & Economic Vitality

Bike advocates and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event...

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Honoring Adrian Garcia

Honoring Adrian Garcia

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

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Distracted? Stay alert. Cops about!

Distracted? Stay alert. Cops 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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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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The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures...

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

The post below includes: An intro to the Alisal, and a gallery of...

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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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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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Gift Ideas for People Who Bike ̵...

Gift Ideas for People Who Bike – and for Bike-Friendly Places Too

Suitable for any gift-giving occasion, here are 6 sections of ideas for...

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We’re all heroes on this bus!

We’re all heroes on this bus!

  The post below was previously published 9/6/09. KUSP: We’re All...

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Bike-Love Voting for Best of Montere...

Bike-Love Voting for Best of Monterey County 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015 is the final day to cast your votes for the...

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Water Is Precious! Hydraulic Frackin...

Water Is Precious! Hydraulic Fracking in Monterey County

This site was established to encourage biking and other earth-friendly...

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Luciano Rodriguez, Monterey County b...

Luciano Rodriguez, Monterey County bike community leader

“Excelencia en el ámbito del ciclismo de Salinas,”  POR ROBERTO M....

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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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Support Bicycling Monterey (County) ...

Support Bicycling Monterey (County) website and projects

Bicycling Monterey, founded May 2009, remains an entirely volunteer gig. If...

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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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Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mo...

Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team

8/6/14 update: Help KC Fontes beat cancer! Learn what’s up with this...

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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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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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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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Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized...

Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized by Deadend Magazine

The two young women below were among an estimated 250 people of all ages...

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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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By March 5: Apply for Free Bike Rack...

By March 5: Apply for Free Bike Racks, Repair Stations, Lockers; and Skateboard Racks – Plus Bike Parking, Security, and Storage Tips

Schools, nonprofits, public agencies, and private businesses are encouraged to...

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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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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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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

March 29: Bicycle Swap Meet next to Tony’s Bike Shop (making it a...