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Take a Look: Charter Participants in HER Helmet Thursdays

Linda and Matt Greenlaw checking out one of the

HER Helmet Thursdays spots in Salinas, the Monterey County seat.

Update – Thanksgiving 2010: This Charter Participants post will no longer be updated after November 30, 2010To learn of any changes to the Charter Participants’ listings–plus access listings for new participants–please use:

the new clickable map/HHT database.

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Essential info:
  • The brief listings give a quick peek. Before biking over to claim your discount, check the participant’s detailed listing. [With the new clickable map/database, you get the detailed info without having to jump to another set of listings.  Instead, you now simply "Click for Full Details."]
  • Date restrictions (federal holidays and some Monterey County special event weeks) may apply.

Other helpful info:

If your favorite H-E-R spot isn’t yet in this project, please invite them.

Below are the brief listings for charter participants in all three H-E-R categories:

“H” = Hotels/other lodging

The early leaders in the “H” category range from

our local hostel to historic inns to large beachfront hotels.

Mention HER Helmet Thursdays —and show your bike, or your Monterey County bike rental receipt/agreement—for a discount on your Thursday night stay

(For the lodging category only, no need to bike there, nor to walk in with your helmet.  See “How to Get a Lodging Discount.”)

  1. Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel – 10% off.
  2. Carmel River Inn, Carmel -50% off or best available rate.
  3. Courtyard by Marriott, Salinas. 15% off.
  4. Cypress Inn, Carmel – 30% off.
  5. Forest Lodge, Carmel – 30% off regular rack rate.
  6. InterContinental The Clement Monterey – 20% off.
  7. Jabberwock Inn, Monterey – 20% off.
  8. Lamp Lighter Inn, Carmel – 30% off regular rack rate.
  9. Los Laureles Lodge, Carmel Valley – 20% off.
  10. Monterey Fireside Lodge, Monterey – 10% off.
  11. Monterey Hostel, Monterey - 50% off.
  12. Monterey Hotel, Monterey - 30% off or best available rate.
  13. Residence Inn by Marriott, Salinas. 15% off.
  14. Sanctuary Beach Resort, Marina – 20% off the rack rate.

“E” = Educational attractions and entertainment venues

The emerging “E” category is flexibly defined and reflects the diversity of Monterey County!

Mention HER Helmet Thursdaysand show your helmet —for a discount when you bicycle on Thursdays to these “Eplaces!

(Note: A few individual venues allow a cyclist to carry in either their bicycle pump or helmet as evidence they are cycling.  That option will be noted in their detailed listing.)

  1. Aquablue Skin & Body Spa, Salinas – 10% off spa services and treatments.
  2. Cannery Row IMAX, Monterey – 20% off admission; benefit showings excluded.
  3. Fox CaliforniaTheater, Salinas – 10% off admission for shows produced by the Fox.
  4. Jose’s Lounge Underground, Monterey - 20% off admission for live entertainment.
  5. MY Museum, Monterey County Youth Museum, Monterey – 20% off admission.
  6. National Steinbeck Center, Salinas – 10% off admission.
  7. The Spa at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley – 15% off spa services and treatments.
  8. Vista Blue Spa at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey20% off  spa services and treatments.

“R” = Restaurants/other dining and beverages

Why does the  “R” category have the most participants so far?

It was started by a local (someone who doesn’t require lodging here but does eat here)!

Included are formal and casual restaurants, wineries, coffee houses, sit-down delis, and more.

Mention HER Helmet Thursdays and show your helmet—when you bicycle on Thursdays to these “R” places!

(Note: A few individual venues allow a cyclist to carry in either their bicycle pump or helmet as evidence they are cycling.  That option will be noted in their detailed listing.)

  1. Allegro, Carmel – 20%
  2. The Alternative Cafe, Seaside – 15%
  3. Amir’s Kabob House, Monterey – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  4. Austino’s Patisserie, Monterey – 25%
  5. Bahama Island Steakhouse, Carmel – 15%
  6. Bahama Grille, Salinas – 25%
  7. Baywood Cellars Tasting Room, Monterey – 20% (discount applies to all wine sales)
  8. Bellagio’s Pizzeria, Monterey – 25% (Alcohol excluded)
  9. Big Sur River Inn Restaurant, Big Sur – 10% – (Alcohol excluded)
  10. The Breakfast Club, Seaside, – 10%
  11. Britannia Arms, Monterey – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  12. Bullwacker’s, Monterey – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  13. Cabo Hermosa Restaurante Salvadoreno, Seaside – 10% (Alcohol excluded) – 1620 Fremont Blvd; (831) 394-5826
  14. Cafe Fina, Monterey – 10%
  15. Cafe La Strada, Monterey - 20%
  16. Cafe Rustica, Carmel Valley Village – 15 %
  17. Cannery Row Pizzeria, Monterey – 15%
  18. Cantinetta Luca, Carmel – 15%
  19. Carmel Belle, Carmel – 10%
  20. Carmel Tagine Moroccan Cuisine – 10%
  21. Central Texan BBQ, Castroville – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  22. China Garden, Pacific Grove – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  23. Cozumel, Salinas – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  24. Curly’s Barbecue, Seaside - 10%
  25. Domenico’s On the Wharf, Monterey – 10%
  26. The Duck Club Grill, Monterey – 20%
  27. East Village Coffee Lounge, Monterey – 20%
  28. El Mariachi Restaurante, Monterey - 20% (Alcohol excluded)
  29. El Palomar, Monterey – 20%
  30. El Torito, Monterey – 20% (Alcohol excluded)
  31. Elli’s Great American Restaurant, Salinas10%
  32. Em Le’s, Carmel – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  33. Epsilon – Fine Greek Restaurant, Monterey – 15%
  34. Erik’s DeliCafe, Monterey – 10%
  35. Erik’s DeliCafe, Seaside- 10%
  36. Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro, Pacific Grove – 10%
  37. First Awakenings, Pacific Grove – 10%
  38. First Awakenings, Salinas – 10%
  39. Fishwife at Asilomar, Pacific Grove15% (Alcohol excluded) 
  40. Fishwife, Seaside 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  41. Forge in the Forest, Carmel – 10%
  42. Gilbert’s Red Snapper/Seafood Grill, Monterey – 10%
  43. Gino’s, Salinas – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  44. Golden Fish, Salinas – 15%
  45. Great Wall Chinese, Monterey – 10%
  46. Habanero’s Grill and Cantina, Monterey – 25% (Alcohol excluded)
  47. Happy Dragon, Monterey – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  48. Haute Enchilada Café & Gallery, Moss Landing – 10%
  49. Henry’s BBQ, Monterey – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  50. Hola by the Sea, Carmel – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  51. Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room, Monterey - 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  52. International Market & Deli, Monterey – 10%
  53. Island Taco, Carmel – 10%
  54. Jose’s Mexican Bar & Grill, Monterey - 10% (Alcohol excluded) – 638 Wave Street; 831/655-4419
  55. Jose’s Mexican Food, Seaside - 10% (Alcohol excluded) - 1612 Contra Costa; 831/899-0345
  56. Koko’s Cafe, Monterey – 10%
  57. Krua Thai, Monterey – 20%
  58. Kula Ranch, Marina – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  59. LALLA Lounge, Salinas - 10%
  60. LALLAgrill Contemporary California Cuisine, Monterey10%
  61. LALLApalooza Big American Dinner House & Martini Bar, Monterey10%
  62. La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-Gonzales – 10%
  63. La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-Greenfield – 10%
  64. La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-East Salinas (Bardin Rd) – 10%
  65. La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-East Salinas (N. Sanborn Rd) – 10%
  66. La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-Soledad- 10%
  67. La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-West Salinas – 10%
  68. La Sala’s Bi-Rite Deli, Monterey – 10%
  69. Le St. Tropez, Carmel – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  70. Lemon Grass, Moss Landing – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  71. London Bridge Pub, Monterey – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  72. Loose Noodle, Monterey – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  73. Lopez Taqueria (formerly La Casa Bodega), Monterey - 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  74. Loulou’s Griddle in the Middle, Monterey – 10% (Alcohol excluded) – Wharf #2, 831/372-0568
  75. Maha’s Lebanese Cuisine, Monterey 15% – 470 Alvarado St; 831/372-8999
  76. Marisco’s Puerto Nuevo, Seaside – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  77. Marisco’s Puerto Nuevo, Soledad – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  78. Merlot Bistro, Carmel – 15%
  79. Michael’s Grill and Taqueria, Salinas – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  80. Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Marina – 20% (Alcohol excluded)
  81. Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Salinas (#2 – 931 W. Alisal) – 20% (Alcohol excluded)
  82. Papa Chevo’s Monterey – 10%
  83. Parker-Lusseau Pastries, 731 Munras Ave, Monterey – 10% – In-house/sit-down food and beverage service only (not applicable on cake orders and other take-out).
  84. Parker-Lusseau Pastries, 539 Hartnell Street, Monterey – 10% – In-house/sit-down only (not applicable on take-out).
  85. Passionfish, Pacific Grove – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  86. Peppers Mexicali Cafe, Pacific Grove – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  87. Persian Grill, Monterey - 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  88. Petra, Pacific Grove – 10%
  89. Pico de Gallo, Monterey – 10%
  90. Pierce Ranch Vineyards, 499 Wave Street, Monterey – 20% (discount applies to all wine sales)
  91. Pino’s Cafe, Monterey - 10% - 211 Alvarado St; 831/649-1930
  92. Plaza Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Carmel Valley – 15%
  93. Plume’s Coffee House, Monterey – 20% - 400 Alvarado; 831/373-4526
  94. Point Pinos Grill, Pacific Grove – 15%
  95. PortaBella, Carmel – 15%
  96. Red Brick Pizza, Del Rey Oaks – 10%
  97. r.g. Burgers, Carmel – 10%
  98. r.g. Burgers, Monterey – 10%
  99. Rosa’s La Villa Restaurante, Seaside – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  100. Rosie’s Country Store (AKA Rosie’s Cracker Barrel), Carmel Valley – 15%
  101. Round Table Pizza, Castroville – 20%
  102. Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Monterey – 15%
  103. Salinas Valley Fish House, Salinas – 15%
  104. San Ardo Cafe, San Ardo – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  105. Sandbar & Grill, Monterey – 10%
  106. Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, Monterey – 15%
  107. Scheid Vineyards Estate Winery and Tasting Room, Greenfield – 15% (discount applies to all wine sales)
  108. Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge on Cannery Row, Monterey – 15% (discount applies to all wine sales)
  109. Schooners Bistro on the Bay, Monterey20%
  110. Seventeenth Street Grille (17th Street Grille), Pacific Grove – 10% – 617 Lighthouse Ave; 831/373-5474.
  111. Sweet Elena’s, Sand City – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  112. Taqueria del Mar, Monterey – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  113. Taste Cafe & Bistro, Pacific Grove – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  114. Terry’s at the Cypress Inn, Carmel – 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  115. Toasties Café – 10% (Alcohol excluded) – 702 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove; 831/373-7543
  116. Trailside Cafe, Monterey - 10%
  117. Turtle Bay Taqueria, Monterey - 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  118. Turtle Bay Taqueria, Seaside - 15% (Alcohol excluded)
  119. Wickets at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley – 10% (Alcohol excluded) – Reservations recommended. Occasional property blackout dates may apply.  Evidence option:  bicycle pump or helmet.
  120. Wild Plum Cafe & Bakery, Monterey - 10%
  121. Will’s Fargo Dining House & Saloon, Carmel Valley Village – 10% (Alcohol excluded) – Reservations recommended; phone 831/659-2774.   Occasional property blackout dates may apply.  Evidence option:  bicycle pump or helmet.
  122. Yangtse’s Taste of Thai, Salinas – 10% (Alcohol excluded)
  1. Lane Davis says:

    I learned about this by attending the Tuesday Salinas City Council meeting. WOW!! Great going, and please tell the participants my family is definitely going to give them business.

  2. marilynch says:

    Thank you, Lane! I am very happy to welcome you as partners in this ecology-economy partnership project!

  3. Hi Mari,

    Thank you for stopping by the City of Monterey Plans & Public Works office on Lake El Estero. We have proudly promoted your initiative on the City of Monterey Recycling Facebook page. You can also find our eco-friendly initiatives at http://www.montereyrecycles.org/sustainability/transportation/index.html

  4. marilynch says:

    Thank you, David. And I especially appreciate the City’s “Environmental Impact of Cars,” linked in “Why Bike” and “Bicycling and Ecotourism” sections of Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey County. For those of us who don’t live entirely car-free, that info can help inspire us to get around without our cars more often.

    It’s wonderful to be working in partnership with you and other municipalities to help make our county an even more bicycling friendly place!

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