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May 10: 3rd Annual Intergenerational Ride for Bike...

May 10: 3rd Annual Intergenerational Ride for Bike Month in Monterey County, 2014

The 3rd Annual Intergenerational Bike Ride is a free event, for visitors and locals of all ages. All experience levels and types of people-powered/ non-motorized bicycles are welcome. This is a recreational ride, not a race. If they wish, riders may be grouped with others according to desired pace and destination. You’ll find info below on what to bring, bike law summary...

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What’s the Buzz on the Monterey County Bike ...

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

Whew! Lots happening. And the Monterey County bike scene is diverse, as you’ll see. Below, find 16 summaries, all chock-full of news. Preceding them are a few updates. But first… What might you miss if you don’t check the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County  (short link bit.ly/BikeCalendar)? Just two examples: 4/20+: Toro Park, Salinas is the...

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Bicycle Class Coordinator Needed for...

Bicycle Class Coordinator Needed for Monterey County Youth

A unique volunteer opportunity has opened up in Monterey County. If you have...

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Youth Center – Teach Teens Wel...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: Volunteers needed for Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

April 2014 marks the second anniversary of the Monterey County Probation...

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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

People looking for diverse bike activities and events for all ages and...

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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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April 28: Bike Maintenance Classes w...

April 28: Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick Chavez of Winning Wheels

Spread the word! Minimum of 6 students required. Next class date: April 28,...

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May 4: Santa Cruz County’s Ope...

May 4: Santa Cruz County’s Open Streets – Capitola

Santa Cruz County hosts its third Open Streets on May 4, 2014 in...

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May 11: CA High School State MTB Cha...

May 11: CA High School State MTB Championships – and Salinas High Mountain Bike Team Takes First Place at Granite Bay

The Salinas High School Cowboys Racing mountain bike team competes in the...

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May 14, Monterey: Amgen Stage 4 Star...

May 14, Monterey: Amgen Stage 4 Start–including MoBay pro cyclist Ben Jacques-Maynes

Scroll down for info about sidewalk riding. Monterey Bay region dad and pro...

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May 14 and more: Twilight Rides at M...

May 14 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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May 17: Bridge Restoration Ride Bene...

May 17: Bridge Restoration Ride Benefiting Men in Recovery

The 4th Annual Bridge 2 Bridge Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, May 17,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tsunami warning? Enjoy alternates to...

Tsunami warning? Enjoy alternates to coastal bike path

Tsunami? Thanks to National Weather Service, San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area,...

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Quick Links to the HER Helmet Thursd...

Quick Links to the HER Helmet Thursdays Project

From art museums to whale watching; the hostel to resort hotels; best little...

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Bike to School: In Monterey County ...

Bike to School:  In Monterey County and elsewhere

For bike news and scenes from elementary, middle, and high schools around the...

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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: Some cool spot...

Vacation, staycation: Some cool spots in the Monterey County seat

In the Californian column shared here, recommended places include five 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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Constables of the Peace – Cops...

Constables of the Peace – Cops on Bikes

We’re proud of Monterey County’s cops on bikes. And there are...

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Call for Moratorium on Hydraulic Fra...

Call for Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracking in Monterey County

Sign a petition to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Online and print...

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Natalie Oliver, Outstanding Woman of...

Natalie Oliver, Outstanding Woman of Monterey County – and a Ciclovia Salinas Youth Leader

April 4-6, 2014, Natalie represented Ciclovia Salinas at the National Open...

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Excelente! Bike advocacy wins 6 of 1...

Excelente! Bike advocacy wins 6 of 10 TAMC Transportation Excellence Awards

Bike Advocacy: Four excellent individuals These bike advocates par excellence...

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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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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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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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Velo Club Monterey: Roadies who love...

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

Mireya DelaVega and Vera Noghera of Velo Club Monterey paused in VCM’s...

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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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Distracted? Watch out. We’re a...

Distracted? Watch out. We’re all family!

Heads-up, everybody! Like this girl and her dad biking Garden Road, Monterey,...

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Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized...

Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized by Deadend Magazine

These two teens were among an estimated 250 people riding bikes together on...

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

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

Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside Don’t want to risk buying a used bike...

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Biking Chic á la Monterey County

Biking Chic á la Monterey County

Below are some of the many fashionistas and others on bikes, sans spandex, in...

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Recumbent Ride Group, Monterey Count...

Recumbent Ride Group, Monterey County

Think there are no group rides for recumbents? Thanks to Velo Club Monterey...

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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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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

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

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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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Advocate for Biking: 5 ways to contr...

Advocate for Biking: 5 ways to contribute to Bicycling Monterey, or other local bike advocacy work

Thank you! From comments received, it’s clear that the Bicycling...

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Sarah Factor’s Bike Story̵...

Sarah Factor’s Bike Story–and Upcoming Music Shows, with Sierra Dehmler

Sarah Factor appreciates that people usually listen to her with rapt...

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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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Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monter...

Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monterey County Bike Community Firsts

I love biking Salinas!  I love the ag-town vibe of Monterey County’s...

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CycleTracks App: Record your Montere...

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

9/26/13 update: The new Cycle Tracks Monterey website is now up. Visit...

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Thank You, Barricade Volunteers for ...

Thank You, Barricade Volunteers for Ciclovía Salinas, 10-6-13

To keep in touch, refer to Ciclovía Salinas in Bicycling Monterey’s...

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City of Salinas: Thank You, City Lea...

City of Salinas: Thank You, City Leaders, for Supporting Ciclovia Salinas!

To keep in touch, refer to Ciclovía Salinas in Bicycling Monterey’s...

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IBD Summit and Bicycle Leadership Co...

IBD Summit and Bicycle Leadership Conference 2014

Bikes mean business. And fun! Welcome to Monterey County, bicycle...

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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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Monterey Composite High School Mount...

Monterey Composite High School Mountain Bike Team–for High Schoolers Countywide

2/15/14 update: As Coach Kintz said this week, “Race season is upon...

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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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Sea Otter Classic – inscripció...

Sea Otter Classic – inscripción se abre – ciclocross,  carreras de bicicleta de carretera, carreras de mountain bike,  gran fondo, sin bicicleta, y festival, 10-13 abril 2014

Think SOC is just about racing? Visit seaotterclassic.com! 2014 UPDATE: Nota...

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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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Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mo...

Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team

Update: Got bike? Some Salinas High freshmen do not–and want to ride with...

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60+ Women: New Sea Otter Classic Mou...

60+ Women: New Sea Otter Classic Mountain Bike Competition

Seeds were sown by serious cyclist Cath Tendler-Valencia of Velo Club Monterey...

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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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Sea Otter Classic Expo 2014 Exhibito...

Sea Otter Classic Expo 2014 Exhibitors Supporting Monterey County Youth Center Bike Class

Contributor Kool-Stop At the 2014 Sea Otter Classic, some Expo exhibitors were...

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April 22: Complete Streets Workshop,...

April 22: Complete Streets Workshop, an Earth Day 2014 Event at CSUMB

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

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Sea Otter Classic Expo 2013 Supporte...

Sea Otter Classic Expo 2013 Supporters of Monterey County Youth Center Bike Class

Below are 2013 supporters. For 2014 supporters, please click here. * * * On...

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April-June: Little Bellas Day Camp i...

April-June: Little Bellas Day Camp in Monterey County, including new Toro Park, Salinas “California Sundays Session”

“Mom, when I turn 7, I hope they still have Little Bellas at Toro Park,...