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2015 Best of Monterey County – Who, what, wh...

2015 Best of Monterey County – Who, what, where are your favorites?

When you’re out on your bike–or anytime–what are some of the people,  experiences, and places that give you the greatest pleasure? Or, that you find most helpful, or of greatest value in making Monterey County an even better place? Give your favorites a shout-out in the Weekly‘s 2015 poll. Nomination period: Jan 8-29. Final round voting: Feb 5-26. Remember...

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5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Projec...

5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

The first such discounts-for-bicyclists project and still the nation’s largest!The Monterey County Weekly included a full-page commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project. Missed it? Check it out below. For a commemoration poster, download a PDF of the above image: HER Helmet Thursdays 5th Anniversary Poster.pdf. Print it (enlarged to 18 x 24 is...

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Bike to School: Monterey County Scho...

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

2015 news: Feb 4, 2015: The public is welcome at the Safe Routes to School...

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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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Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptio...

Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptions and advisories

Is it legal to bike on sidewalks? Is it safe? Click here for “Bicycling...

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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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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

Monterey County’s first bike polo tournament (see March 14-15, 2015),...

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Feb 11 and more: Twilight Rides at M...

Feb 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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April 17-19: 1, 2, or 3 Days of Fun ...

April 17-19: 1, 2, or 3 Days of Fun – Little Bellas Day Camp at Sea Otter Classic

Local and visiting girls ages 8-13 are invited to register for one, two, or...

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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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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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Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling ...

Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling Jokes – Fixed Riding in the 831

Jay Dunn of the Californian caught another Salinas fixie rider, 13-year-old...

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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...

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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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Bike Parking, Security, Storage

Bike Parking, Security, Storage

The Best:  Where have you found the most convenient and secure bicycle...

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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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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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A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthu...

A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthusiasts

Start out the new year by pausing to let the folks you appreciate know it. A...

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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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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

When it’s Concours d’Elegance  time/ Monterey Car...

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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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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

Adrian “Kilu” Garcia 1986-2014 Above: Altar honoring Adrian at...

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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 Alisal / East Salinas is a culturally rich part of Salinas, the Monterey...

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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

In this post, you’ll 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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Mayor Clyde Roberson gets it: WeR...

Mayor Clyde Roberson gets it: We’re all heroes on this bus!

Mayor Clyde Roberson of the City of Monterey really gets what it takes to...

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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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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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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 in the National Interscholastic Cycling...

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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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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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It’s Not About Wearing a Helme...

It’s Not About Wearing a Helmet: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

What’s the magic in a helmet? Why the helmet in HER Helmet Thursdays? As...

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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...