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Nearly 100 rewards: from cinemas; grocery, shoe, a...

Nearly 100 rewards: from cinemas; grocery, shoe, and stationery stores; bakeries; hair stylists; music instructors; hotels; restaurants; sports products manufacturers; and more–optional rewards for Bicycling Monterey contributors

Below is an alphabetical list of rewards available as of May 26, 2016. Any updates will be reflected on the rewards page, where you can also view all of the nearly 100 rewards provided to date. Optional rewards for Bicycling Monterey contributors have been provided since March 5, 2016. They include gift certificates/cards and other items. Rewards can be mailed anywhere in the...

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Bicycling Monterey’s Videos

Bicycling Monterey’s Videos

Be uplifted by the love for biking, and for beautiful Monterey County, in Bicycling Monterey’s first videos. All four videos can be viewed below. The videos were created by Mari Lynch in support of Bicycling Monterey’s 1st fundraising campaign, which ends May 31, 2016. The campaign was launched by ten women on December 22, 2015; to learn why, read the overview...

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A Steward of the Earth: Doris Chen

A Steward of the Earth: Doris Chen

  The vibrant presence and joyful spirit of avid bike commuter Doris Chen...

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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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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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Bicycle Maps: Monterey County 2016 B...

Bicycle Maps: Monterey County 2016 Bike Map and Other Local–and Non-Local–Bicycle Maps

The 2016 Monterey County Bike Map is available, free of charge, in both print...

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Bike Safety: Infra update about Hwy ...

Bike Safety: Infra update about Hwy 1, Moss Landing, a high-traffic Monterey Bay region route

The Salinas Californian’s May 5, 2016 “We Could Car Less”...

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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

For Monterey County Bike Month activities, see May on Bicycling...

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Happy Bike Month! Show where you rid...

Happy Bike Month! Show where you ride.

As the California Bicycle Coalition knows, May is celebrated as Bike Month,...

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May: Monterey County Bike Month (201...

May: Monterey County Bike Month (2016, 2015, 2014 portal)

For Bike Month 2016 dates, refer to May 2016 on Bicycling Monterey’s...

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May 21-29: Bike to Worship week, plu...

May 21-29: Bike to Worship week, plus year-round encouragement

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

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May 27-29: California Roots Festival

May 27-29: California Roots Festival

The 7th annual  California Roots Festival is May 27-29 2016 at the Monterey...

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May 31 is the end-date for Bicycling...

May 31 is the end-date for Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign: 7 ways to help determine what’s ahead

For how to give by Pay Pal, Go Fund Me, or check, and for FAQs, click...

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June 1-Aug 31: 18 or under? No car, ...

June 1-Aug 31: 18 or under? No car, no worries. A bike and $38 will get you nearly everywhere you need to go, thanks to MST’s Summer Youth GoPass

In summer 2016, how can eco-minded youth get around Monterey...

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June 6: Ciclovía Salinas Fall 2016 Y...

June 6: Ciclovía Salinas Fall 2016 Youth Internship Ap Deadline – Making the streets ours!

June 6, 2016 is the deadline to apply for a youth internship position. Help...

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June 7: Vote! If you’ll be 18 ...

June 7: Vote! If you’ll be 18 on or before the next election date, you can register now.

California voters: Be sure you’re registered in a way that allows you...

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June 15 and more: Twilight Rides at ...

June 15 and more: Twilight Rides at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Get details here on 2016 Twilight Ride AKA Twilight Cycling dates, hosts,...

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June 24-26: Bike the Bay – San...

June 24-26: Bike the Bay – Santa Cruz County Teens Bike from Santa Cruz to Monterey

June 24-26, 2016 is Bike the Bay 2016: The 7th Annual Youth Bike Tour....

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July 1-4: Independence Day Weekend i...

July 1-4: Independence Day Weekend in Monterey County – Memorial Bike Ride, Bike Polo, Bike Valets, 4th of July Parades, Fireworks, and More

Get the scoop on 4th of July weekend bike-related and other happenings, along...

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July 2: Memorial Ride Honoring Adria...

July 2: Memorial Ride Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

Save the date! July 2, 2016 is the next annual memorial ride for Adrian...

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July 11, Sept 12: Bike Maintenance C...

July 11, Sept 12: Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick Chavez of Winning Wheels

 Next classes are July 11 and September 12, 2016. To register or for other...

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July 16: Kiddie Capers and Colmo del...

July 16: Kiddie Capers and Colmo del Rodeo (Night Parade)

Are you ready to take the initiative with a couple of your friends...

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July 16-30: Bike to Bach, as Carey B...

July 16-30: Bike to Bach, as Carey Beebe does! Carmel Bach Festival

Carey Beebe was ahead of his time. As of 2016, he’s biked to Bach for 18...

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Sept 16-18: Monterey Jazz Festival &...

Sept 16-18: Monterey Jazz Festival – Free Bike Valet Parking, plus Pure Water Stations

Sept 16-18, 2016  is the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival.  Bike valet parking...

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Oct 1: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Da...

Oct 1: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA)

Saturday, October 1, 2016 is the next Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day in...

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April 20-23, 2017: 27th Annual Sea O...

April 20-23, 2017: 27th Annual Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling

The 27th Annual Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling that includes...

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Scenes from Sea Otter Classic 2016

Scenes from Sea Otter Classic  2016

Who’s that woman biking over the bridge now? A popular spot for...

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What’s the buzz about Bicyclin...

What’s the buzz about Bicycling Monterey? Read what people say!

From the nearly 100 comments below, it’s clear that diverse people...

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Castroville Library: A Resource for ...

Castroville Library: A Resource for People Who Bike

What’s new in Castroville? A new collection of bike-related materials at...

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Children and Teens Growing Up Bikewi...

Children and Teens Growing Up Bikewise in Monterey County

From La Mesa Village in Monterey to the Monterey Park neighborhood of South...

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Bike to School: Elementary, middle, ...

Bike to School: Elementary, middle, and high schools in Monterey County

Elementary, middle, and high schools around Monterey County are featured in...

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Falling in Love with Bicycling

Falling in Love with Bicycling

Bicycling West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz with my friend Gerri Dayharsh. How did...

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Tips for dog-lovers biking Monterey ...

Tips for dog-lovers biking Monterey County, and elsewhere

Biking with “human’s best friend” requires extra care, for...

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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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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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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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Best of Monterey County 2016 –...

Best of Monterey County 2016 – Award-Winning HER Helmet Thursdays Participants

Congratulations to the many HER Helmet Thursdays participants who won Best of...

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Wine-ding your way along Monterey Co...

Wine-ding your way along Monterey County’s bikeways

The pleasures of cycling from winery to winery There are celebrated cycling...

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Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

These visitors know that recumbent riders can sometimes be as difficult to...

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Youth Center – Teach Teens Wel...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 5th year of Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

Below, learn about Background of Youth Center bike class, which begins its...

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Yearning for a Pump Track in Montere...

Yearning for a Pump Track in Monterey County

Before reading the original post here about pump track dreams, with regard to...

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Natividad Medical Center employees t...

Natividad Medical Center employees to youth: “Bike! It’s health-building and fun! And first, clip this on…”

First, a couple postscripts to the story below about how Natividad Medical...

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A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthu...

A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthusiasts

Do you ♥ people who make biking better? Express appreciation through a thank...

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Bike to Work Week – and a Bike...

Bike to Work Week – and a Bike-to-Work Winemaker!

Bike to Work is celebrated nationwide as part of Bike Month. Among Bicycling...

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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...

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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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“Why stop now” video ...

“Why stop now” video – Bicycling Monterey County

Special thanks to all the people who appear in the video below and/or in the...

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Protect Monterey County – Wate...

Protect Monterey County – Water Is Precious! Hydraulic Fracking in Monterey County

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

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Bike Safety Training; also offered, ...

Bike Safety Training; also offered, Instructor Training (Fall 2016)

Check with TAMC about any future dates planned. * * * Heads-up, Monterey...

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Gratis! habilidades de ciclismo call...

Gratis! habilidades de ciclismo calle – Abril y mayo 2016

 For English, click here. Atención, condado de...

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Luciano Rodriguez, Exemplary Transpo...

Luciano Rodriguez, Exemplary Transportation Excellence Award winner and a Monterey County bike community leader

Congratulations to Luciano Rodriguez on receiving a Transportation Excellence...

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California State Bicycle and Pedestr...

California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan – Also: CalTrans Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040)

In addition to the below, you may also be interested in the California...

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Plan para Bicicletas y Peatones del ...

Plan para Bicicletas y Peatones del Estado de California (CSBPP)

¡CSBPP EN ESPAÑOL! CSBPP ahora está disponible en español. “Caltrans...

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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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La joie de les bicyclettes: French v...

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

On the day that I met French visitors Sylvie and Robert—see them and hear...

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German Ingenuity: More Than One Way ...

German Ingenuity: More Than One Way to Travel by Bike

These German visitors, spotted in Moss Landing, aren’t the only...

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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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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 Parking, Security, and Storage ...

Bike Parking, Security, and Storage Tips – Plus TAMC’s 2015-17 Free Bike Racks, Repair Stations, Lockers; and Skateboard Racks

Free bicycle parking racks, bike repair/maintenance stations, bike...

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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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Used Bikes for Sale: And better yet,...

Used Bikes for Sale: And better yet, from professionals at local bike shops!

In Monterey County, there’s a great way to buy a quality bike on a...

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Cargo Bikes–for Children, Too!

Cargo Bikes–for Children, Too!

Bicycles of all types are on the bikeways, and in the Monterey Bay region,...

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Roundabouts! And the Holman Highway ...

Roundabouts! And the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project

Roundabouts help reduce traffic congestion, thereby reducing carbon emissions,...

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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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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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6th Anniversary of the HER Helmet Th...

6th Anniversary of the HER Helmet Thursdays Project

HER Helmet Thursdays is one of the many Bicycling Monterey projects. HER...

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Fort Ord Warhorse Cycling Tour

Fort Ord Warhorse Cycling Tour

Have you missed the annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day Rides each spring? Scroll...

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Transportation Agency updates: (1) V...

Transportation Agency updates: (1) Via Salinas Valley – Pathway to Health; (2) Wayfinding Signage and Updated Bicycle Map; (3) Bike and Skateboard Parking and a Bike Repair Station Coming!

By September 18, 2015, give input on Wayfinding sign design and and Bicycle...

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Sports Illustrated: K.C. Fontes of S...

Sports Illustrated: K.C. Fontes of Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team

“One-legged high school mountain biker KC Fontes defies the...

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Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FOR...

Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FORTAG)

Read David M. Schmalz of the Monterey County Weekly’s 12/17/15 update on...

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Bikes, Trucks, and Buses: For commer...

Bikes, Trucks, and Buses: For commercial drivers and people who bike, share-the-road tips

These tips  prepared by our Monterey Bay neighbors are relevant for people...

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Amgen Stage 4 in Monterey County ...

Amgen Stage 4 in Monterey County – May 18, 2016

Amgen Tour of California will return to Monterey County in 2016! You may be...

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The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

B is for Bi(pedal)ism: The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt Guest post by Susan...

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Shawn Carden, BMX Pro from Salinas

Shawn Carden, BMX Pro from Salinas

Shawn Carden of Salinas has been featured on the Bicycling Monterey website...

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We’re All Heroes on This Bus

We’re All Heroes on This Bus

Mayor Clyde Roberson had just biked up the Eldorado Street hill when I spotted...

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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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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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Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: I...

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

Whether at special times of year–like Monterey County Bike...

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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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Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized...

Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized by Deadend Magazine

Deadend Magazine’s inaugural Salinas Burrito Bike Ride was May 19, 2013;...

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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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Biking between Salinas and the Monte...

Biking between Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula: Monterey-Salinas Hwy 68, and Other Tips”

The first workshop for the California SR 68 Corridor Study was 4/21/16. You...

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Eco Wisdom of a Bike-Friendly Faith ...

Eco Wisdom of a Bike-Friendly Faith Community

In April 2016, this church hosted Earth Stewardship gatherings: April 10,...

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News from Bicycling Monterey –...

News from Bicycling Monterey – January 2016

Bicycling Monterey subscribers received on January 22, 2016 a list of 22...

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Bicycling in Rainbow Weather

Bicycling in Rainbow Weather

Rainbows have made repeat appearances in Monterey County in Spring 2016,...

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Wheel the Earth, a Monterey County W...

Wheel the Earth, a Monterey County Weekly history of the HER Helmet Thursdays project

Missed the Monterey County Weekly’s story of how the HER Helmet...

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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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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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Velo Club Monterey – Roadies w...

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

Who needs a BMW? Mireya looks happy with a BMX! And Vera seems content on any...

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The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures...

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

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

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NPS Provides Inspiration and Support...

NPS Provides Inspiration and Support for Biking in Monterey County

The bicycle corrals at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey are...

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Shopping Farmers Markets by BikeR...

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

Yum! Melons, peaches, tomatoes, berries, and so much more are in season....

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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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Remembering Kyle Beardshear (1994-20...

Remembering Kyle Beardshear (1994-2011)

Spring 2015 update: Please scroll to the end of this post regarding repeated...

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Honor the life of Juan Angel Perez (...

Honor the life of Juan Angel Perez (1999-2015), including by taking action for violence prevention

Juan Angel Perez, 16, a student of Everett Alvarez High School… was...

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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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San Benito County: Rides, Maps, Ment...

San Benito County: Rides, Maps, Mentors, and More, including Advocacy Tips

The Monterey Bay Tri-County region is fortunate to have beautiful terrain for...

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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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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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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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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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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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Let’s Get Connected: South San...

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

Bike Friendly Watsonville and bike-friendly spots in North Monterey County are...

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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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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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Ways to Avoid Crashes When Biking Mo...

Ways to Avoid Crashes When Biking Monterey County

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

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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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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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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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Last call: May 31 end-date for Bicyc...

Last call: May 31 end-date for Bicycling Monterey fundraising campaign

For how to give by Pay Pal, Go Fund Me, or check, and for FAQs, click...

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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, age 21, died May 26,...

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Bike to the Beach in Monterey County...

Bike to the Beach in Monterey County – and Care for What You Love

Below, learn about Monterey County’s beaches–where they are, tips...