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8/28-9/1: Monterey County Fair – with bike v...

8/28-9/1: Monterey County Fair – with bike valet service some dates

Free bike valet parking The annual Monterey County Fair will again have  free bicycle valet parking for fairgoers for 2014–this year, on specific dates.  Not only are bicycles, cargo bikes, and bike trailers accommodated, the valet service is happy to accept strollers and joggers too. Bike valet station:  Dates, hours, location The fair runs Aug 27-Sept 1, 2014. For dates...

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Support Bicycling Monterey (County) website and pr...

Support Bicycling Monterey (County) website and projects

Bicycling Monterey, founded May 2009, remains an entirely volunteer gig. If you find the website and projects of value, consider contributing $5, $10, $25, $100, or more.  Any amount is meaningful and appreciated. Contribute by debit or credit card Contribute via PayPal using a debit or credit card.  (Click on PayPal button to the right.)  No Paypal account is...

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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

The Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center had noted the benefits...

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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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Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

Update, 8/18/14: You may wish to sign a petition regarding Adrian’s...

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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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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

Some women find biking pregnant comes naturally, like this mother-to-be, in...

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Why stop now? Elder cyclists in Mont...

Why stop now? Elder cyclists in Monterey County

Think 102-year-old Frenchman Robert Marchand or 103-year-old Octavio Orduño...

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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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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

“Hey, Dad. Are you telling  people about Take a Kid Mountain Biking...

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Monterey Institute of International ...

Monterey Institute of International Studies welcomes you to bike-friendly Monterey County

College students like “Back to the Books–and Bikes–in Monterey...

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Sept 16: Three Feet for Safety Act g...

Sept 16: Three Feet for Safety Act goes into effect

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

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Sept 17 and more: Twilight Rides at ...

Sept 17 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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Sept 19-21: Monterey Jazz Festival &...

Sept 19-21: Monterey Jazz Festival – Free Bike Valet Parking, plus Pure Water Stations

Sept 19-21, 2014 is the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival. Check back for any...

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Salinas 10-Mile Family Bike Ride for...

Salinas 10-Mile Family Bike Ride for a Better Community

2014 date forthcoming. Please check back. For the most accurate and up-to-date...

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Oct 4: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Da...

Oct 4: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA)

Isn’t mountain biking just for rough-and-tumble kids? Not if...

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Dec 21: Deck the Bike with Boughs of...

Dec 21: Deck the Bike with Boughs of Holly – Critical Christmas Monterey

Most of the info below will still be relevant for the December 21, 2014 ride,...

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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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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

In the Californian column shared here, recommended places include six extra...

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Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: I...

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

We in the bike community are happy to do our part to keep the local bike scene...

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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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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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We’re All Heroes: Former bicyc...

We’re All Heroes: Former bicycling mayor, Clyde Roberson, ready to serve again

Clyde Roberson, the former bicycling mayor mentioned in “We’re All...

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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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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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The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures...

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

This post includes: An intro to the Alisal, and a gallery of photos Tips for...

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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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Blanco Road Bike Lanes: A prime conn...

Blanco Road Bike Lanes: A prime connection between Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula

As reported by Sara Rubin in the 6/19/14 Monterey County Weekly, Ken Higashi...

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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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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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What’s the Buzz on the Montere...

What’s the Buzz on the Monterey County Bike Scene?

Whew! Lots happening. And the Monterey County bike scene is diverse, as...

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18 or under? No car, no worries. A b...

18 or under? No car, no worries. A bike and $38 will get you nearly everywhere you need to go, June 1 through Aug 31.

How can eco-minded youth get around Monterey County? That’s right,...

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Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick ...

Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick Chavez of Winning Wheels

Classes are typically scheduled throughout the year, so check with City of...

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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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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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CycleTracks App: Record your Montere...

CycleTracks App: Record your Monterey Bay region ride, help improve bikeways

CycleTracks Bike Month 2014 Drawing (click for details from AMBAG) This post...

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Constables of the Peace – Cops...

Constables of the Peace – Cops on Bikes

In this post, you’ll see police officers on bikes in Carmel-by-the-Sea,...

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Monterey Park Cycling: For South Sal...

Monterey Park Cycling: For South Salinas kids, “Your community is your classroom,” and you get to class by bike!

Guest post by Ron Dillender The Monterey Park Cycling Club in Salinas...

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Monterey County Youth Center 11th An...

Monterey County Youth Center 11th Annual Appreciation Day – 2014

Volunteers from the bicycle repair and safety class were among those honored...

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2014 Best of Monterey County –...

2014 Best of Monterey County – HER Helmet Thursday Project’s and Other Bike-Friendly Award Winners

Checking the Monterey County Weekly’s annual readers poll Best of...

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Water Is Precious! Hydraulic Frackin...

Water Is Precious! Hydraulic Fracking in Monterey County

“Because there hasn’t been a requirement to report fracking activity...

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Ciclovia Salinas at National Open St...

Ciclovia Salinas at National Open Streets Summit

What she said? Salinas is a good city, and not only because it’s John...

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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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Regional Transportation Plan, Monter...

Regional Transportation Plan, Monterey County 2014 Draft

Having maps showing paths, lanes, and routes for people who bike is...

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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! Thanks to Tawn Kennedy, director of Green Ways to School,...

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Awesome bike coaches of Monterey Cou...

Awesome bike coaches of Monterey County–Monterey Composite, Palma, Salinas High

Have a high school mountain bike team coach you appreciate? Below are names of...

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Spinning Spokes and Telling Jokes: F...

Spinning Spokes and Telling Jokes: Fixed Riding in the 831

Ride fixed? Helmet? Works for me! Jesse Martines Jesse and others are featured...

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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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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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Complete Streets Workshop at CSUMB, ...

Complete Streets Workshop at CSUMB, Earth Day 2014

This workshop is free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 22nd (Earth Day...

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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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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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Monterey County Bike Month 2014: Rid...

Monterey County Bike Month 2014: Ride for Life!

OK, walk your bike. Or ride your bike! Or just kiss the ground your bike...

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Distracted? Watch out. We’re a...

Distracted? Watch out. We’re all family!

Labor Day weekend means an extra blast of summer fun for many, and extra...