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What’s the buzz about Bicycling Monterey? Re...

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

From the nearly 100 comments below,   it’s clear people value the Bicycling Monterey website and projects. Ten women launched Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising event on December 22, 2015—https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey—to honor this work and help Bicycling Monterey continue through 2016. Read text on the Go Fund Me page to learn why. ...

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Castroville Library: A Resource for People Who Bik...

Castroville Library: A Resource for People Who Bike

What’s new in Castroville? A new collection of bike-related materials at the Monterey County Free Libraries’ Castroville Branch. Titles are listed at the end of this post. Not all items are pictured, since library users had quickly begun to check out some of the new books! The photos directly above and below are courtesy of  Erik Thurman. Used by permission. The 21...

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Tips for dog-lovers biking Monterey ...

Tips for dog-lovers biking Monterey County, and elsewhere

Cargo bikes, trailers, and such carry a wide variety of goods, as well as...

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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? Learn all...

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Wine-ding your way along Monterey Co...

Wine-ding your way along Monterey County’s bikeways

Assembly Bill 394 has been approved. Whazzup with that? “New law means...

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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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Youth Center – Teach Teens Wel...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 4th year of Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

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

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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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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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KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Montere...

KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Monterey County

Listen to five 90-second or 2-minute audios, each providing a unique glimpse...

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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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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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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

KKUP’s “Bike Life” interview with Mari, which happened...

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Feb 4-24: Vote for Best of Monterey ...

Feb 4-24: Vote for Best of Monterey County 2016

The next step is voting, from February 4-24, 2016. Find out on the Weekly...

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March 16, and more: Twilight Rides a...

March 16, and more: Twilight Rides at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Below, get details on 2016 Twilight Ride AKA Twilight Cycling dates, hosts,...

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Apr 11: Bike Maintenance Classes wit...

Apr 11: Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick Chavez of Winning Wheels

Jan 11 and April 11, 2016 , 5:30-7 p.m. – Ages 8-13 Jan 11 and April...

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April 12-14: Bicycle Leadership Conf...

April 12-14: Bicycle Leadership Conference 2016

Bicycle Leadership Conference week is a fantastic time to visit Monterey...

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April 14-17: 26th Annual Sea Otter C...

April 14-17: 26th Annual Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling

The 26th Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling that includes...

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May 7: 5th Annual Intergenerational ...

May 7: 5th Annual Intergenerational Ride for Monterey County Bike Month 2016

Free! Fun! Visitors and locals are invited to this social ride for all ages...

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May 18: Amgen Stage 4 in Monterey Co...

May 18: Amgen Stage 4 in Monterey County

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

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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.

The next election in Monterey County is June 7, 2016, the U.S. Presidential...

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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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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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Who’d bike in winter? In Mont...

Who’d bike in winter?  In Monterey County, lots of people!

Check out the photo gallery below of some of the many folks out “braving...

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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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California State Bicycle and Pedestr...

California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Good news! The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is putting...

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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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Natividad Medical Center employees t...

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

A postscript to the post below: Monterey County Weekly’s ace...

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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

Visitors from Germany, Dieter and Nadja Binz, biked in Monterey, Seaside, and...

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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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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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Free “Bike Skillz” Train...

Free “Bike Skillz” Trainings in Monterey County, a TAMC and CSUMB Partnership

Check back or contact the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)...

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Gratis! habilidades de ciclismo call...

Gratis! habilidades de ciclismo calle

 Habla español – Transportation Agency for Monterey County /...

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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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Why give? Bike advocacy benefits peo...

Why give? Bike advocacy benefits people and the planet!

Remember local and state bike advocacy when making contributions any day of...

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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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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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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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Bike to School: Year-round Monterey ...

Bike to School: Year-round Monterey County school bike activity, for elementary, middle, and high schools

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

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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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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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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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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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Monterey City Council approves $6.6M...

Monterey City Council approves $6.6M to encourage biking and walking

Hey! We bike the North Monterey neighborhood they’re talking about too,...

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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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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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Rio Road, Carmel vicinity bike lanes...

Rio Road, Carmel vicinity bike lanes get the green light!

Thanks to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors for voting unanimously to...

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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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Yearning for a Pump Track in Montere...

Yearning for a Pump Track in Monterey County

What’s the latest regarding the dream of having a pump track in Monterey...

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Protect Monterey County: Water Is Pr...

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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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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Now in its 7th year: Bicycling Monte...

Now in its 7th year: Bicycling Monterey (County) website and projects

Whether they are visitors or residents to Monterey County or bike elsewhere,...

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June 2015 News, plus Updates

June 2015 News, plus Updates

“The Wharf Marketplace is in HER Helmet Thursdays too, eh? Good to...

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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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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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Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

On July 5, 2015, an Adrian Garcia memorial bike ride and BBQ was held,...

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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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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with ...

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

Thanks to Juan Villa and the Salinas Californian for sharing a gallery of 52...

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Elementary Schools: Volunteers Neede...

Elementary Schools: Volunteers Needed for Bike Safety Trainings

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County contracted (see pg 11) with Bike...

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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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Caring for Chickens–and Wildli...

Caring for Chickens–and Wildlife Farther Afield

My niece learning to avoid the chicken’s beak. Haven’t slipped my...

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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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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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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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Bike to Work – and a Bike-to-W...

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

Among Bicycling Monterey’s nearly 500 posts and pages, you’ll see...

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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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Gift Ideas for People Who Bike ̵...

Gift Ideas for People Who Bike – and for Bike-Friendly Places Too

Here are 6 sections of ideas for presents. Nearly all are quick, easy, and...

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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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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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Bike for your mother: Make every day...

Bike for your mother: Make every day Earth Day

If not for yourself, bicycle for Mother Earth. Every time you ride a bike...

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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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Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Thanks to Leo Kodl for this 6/16/14 update: The recumbent-specific ride group...

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Salinas Social Rides Close Out Monte...

Salinas Social Rides Close Out Monterey County Bike Month 2015

Two social rides will launch from Oldtown Salinas to close out Bike Month 2015...

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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...

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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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Monterey Bay Racing Team’s Ann...

Monterey Bay Racing Team’s Annual Toy Drive & Ride

4th Annual Monterey Bay Racing Team Toy Drive & Ride,  Saturday, December...

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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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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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Lighted Bike Parade – Critical...

Lighted Bike Parade – Critical Christmas Monterey, an Annual Event

16th Annual – December 20, 2015 Bicycling Magazine knows where 8 great...

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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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First Bicycling Monterey video: R...

First Bicycling Monterey video: “People Who Bike in Monterey County, 2009-2015” – Also, first fundraiser for the Bicycling Monterey website and projects.

“What a wonderful campaign…sweet music and sweet photos that really...

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Bicycling Pebble Beach

Bicycling Pebble Beach

Special advisory: Pebble Beach must temporarily exclude bicycling during the...