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Bicycling Monterey provides resources and inspiration for people who bike anywhere and serves as an Information Hub for Biking Monterey County. Bicycling Monterey includes numerous bike advocacy projects

Bicycling Monterey helps improve public health and safety, reduce carbon emissions, strengthen communities, and more, including simply helps people have more fun! Click here for what people say about the site and projects.

This site features over 680 web pages of original content, including thousands of original photos. Valued by a wide mix of people, Bicycling Monterey is renowned for accurate, reliable information. 

Bicycling Monterey is linked by organizations regionally and nationwide, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium to Cruz511 – Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission to UC-Berkeley CATSIPPeople for Bikes, and many others.

Founded May 2009 as a public service by a Monterey County resident, Bicycling Monterey has completed a decade of bicycling advocacy. For over ten years, the work of the founder on this website and on all other Bicycling Monterey projects has been done as an unpaid volunteer. Scroll down for ways to support this award-winning grassroots effort, and to see who has already pitched in.

Bicycling Monterey is a local partner of the California Bicycle Coalition. Bicycling Monterey’s 2009-2019 projects include collaborating on local, regional, state, national, and international advocacy efforts.

As of June 1, 2019, there is not yet an official bicycling coalition for Monterey County, or for the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region. Since 2009, Bicycling Monterey helps fill that gap, including with its 33-section directory of Monterey County Bicycling Resources / Bike Community Leaders.

How else does a place become more welcoming for people who bike? Click here

Curious how Bicycling Monterey began? Check out a brief history.

Sharing this site with friends? Bicycling Monterey suggests accessing this site via the primary domain name, https://bikemonterey.org.

Another option for reaching this site is the original domain name, https://marilynch.com/blog. (As reported by Kera Abraham in “The Change Agent” in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue in 2011: “What started as [Mari’s] personal blog two years ago quickly evolved into an umbrella website for all things two-wheeled in Monterey County.” To learn more about that original domain name, click here.)

Additional alternate domain names include http://bicyclingmonterey.com and http://bicyclingmonterey.org. And http://tipsfortourists.com is an alternate domain name too, since 2009; click here for why.

June 2019 tech changes resulted, for now, in some of our thousands of original photos no longer displaying correctly on some devices. For example, it may be necessary to click on a question mark to get some photos to display; and some photos may still not display. As usual, please contact us if you have any questions.

Over the first decade of the Bicycling Monterey site and projects, the founder has donated well over 12,000 hours to this work. Contributions in any amount are meaningful and appreciated. Thank you.


Ways to support the Bicycling Monterey work

1. Contribute financially: Click here for how to contribute, and FAQs.
Who has already pitched in? See all financial contributions.
2. Contribute supplies: Contact Bicycling Monterey to find out what is most needed at this time.
Who’s pitched in? See all contributors of project supplies.
3. Contribute time: For examples of volunteer tasks, click here; or just contact Bicycling Monterey.
Who’s pitched in? See a list of site and project volunteers, and people who help spread the word.
Questions? Contact Bicycling Monterey.

As a public service, this website has been provided for personal use free of charge. Click here for privacy policy and more.


No claim is made or liability accepted for use of this site.