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Giving Thanks: A gratitude list for bicycling enth...

Giving Thanks: A gratitude list for bicycling enthusiasts

Holidays are a great time to pause and  let the folks you appreciate know it. A diverse mix of bike community leaders, municipal employees, visitors, and tourism professionals, along with a far-sighted event planner,  law enforcement, media professionals, and extra bike-friendly businesses and organizations all have something in common: They make a positive difference on the...

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Holiday season biking: Who’d bike in winter?...

Holiday season biking: Who’d bike in winter?  In Monterey County, lots of people!

Below this photo gallery are winter holiday tips, including for First Night Monterey, plus schedules for those who bike-and-ride (or just ride) Monterey-Salinas Transit to First Night or at other times Dec 24, 2014 – Jan 2, 2015. By mid-December 2014, we’d been getting much-needed rain (see Monterey County drought info).  Click here for tips on bicycling in the rain,...

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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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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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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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KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Montere...

KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Monterey County

In the hub of the beautiful Salinas Valley, there’s a fresh urban...

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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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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

When I biked through my ninth month of pregnancy, I found  drivers ...

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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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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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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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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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Dec 20: Toy Drive & Ride, Monte...

Dec 20: Toy Drive & Ride, Monterey Bay Racing Team

3rd Annual Toy Drive & Ride will be Saturday, December 20, 2014. Mark your...

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Dec 21: Lighted Bike Parade – ...

Dec 21: Lighted Bike Parade – Critical Christmas Monterey

Bicycling Magazine knows where 8 great holiday rides are in the USA. And yes,...

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

Jan 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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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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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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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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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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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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Bike to School: Monterey County Scho...

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

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

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Inspirational KC Fontes of Salinas: ...

Inspirational KC Fontes of Salinas: high school student-athlete perseveres

Hard to imagine a student-athlete better qualified for the National...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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 holiday gift ideas. Nearly all are quick, easy, and...

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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

Holiday happenings include Monterey Bay Racing Team’s 3rd Annual Toy...

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5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Th...

5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

The Monterey County Weekly included a commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of...

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Anniversaries of The HER Helmet Thur...

Anniversaries of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

For the 5th Anniversary commemoration, click here.    Below is an...