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Scenes from the 25th Anniversary Sea Otter Classic...

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

We love the all things bikes aspect of Sea Otter Classic. And world-renowned racing—including celebrated pros like the women below— are indeed an exciting part of the mix! Here are some scenes from 4/17/15, followed by links to Sea Otter tips and other Monterey County biking resources. Catharine Pendrel of Canada, World Champ at the party hosted by Team LUNA Chix in the Sea...

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Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptions and advisor...

Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptions and advisories

Is it legal to bike on sidewalks? Safe? And what about crosswalks? First, listen to a 90-second audio summary about biking on sidewalks. http://marilynch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Biking-on-Sidewalks-KUSP-14-Jan-2015-broadcast.mp3 Next, read the article provided here, to learn more about biking on sidewalks, in Salinas and elsewhere. Click here for “Bicycling on...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 29 and more: Twilight Rides at...

April 29 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 2015: Monterey County Bike Month

May 2015: Monterey County Bike Month

From the May 9th Intergenerational Ride to the May 5th Bike to Salinas City...

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López,...

En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López, 1982-2015

For April 17, 2015 update regarding the collision investigation and ways to...