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Bike Salinas: Mike Beck at the Steinbeck

Mike Beck, Solo Acoustic Show

Monterey County native Mike Beck pays homage to his favorite author, John Steinbeck, with a concert in a very special setting–HER Helmet Thursdays participant

National Steinbeck Center

One Main Street, Salinas
Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.

As part of the Steinbeck Center’s Night at the Museum series, in support of the local community, admission to Mike Beck’s solo acoustic concert is just $5.  Tickets at the door.  No-host full bar.

Experience Beck–and Salinas on two wheels.

Read on….

 

Mike Beck with Rambin’ Jack Elliott in a Treehouse concert, 2006.

(Photo courtesy of Greg Pool.)

Experience Salinas by bike

Bike the wide, flat streets of Salinas on this June evening to hear cowboy rocker Mike Beck for an up close and personal experience of life in the Salinas Valley.

Check out the Salinas section of the Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide. The City of Salinas has its own Bicycle Facilties Map, in English and Español (downloadable pdf, 12.59 MB).

Charge up your bike light, then bike or bike-and-ride there.  Consider using high-visibility apparel and accessories especially appropriate for night riding too.

Extra bike-friendly spots

There are many Salinas spots that put out the red carpet for cyclists, including restaurants.  Want to have dinner out before the show?  See the Salinas restaurants on the HER Helmet Thursdays clickable map.

Whether a visitor or a local on staycation, Beck’s concert is a great excuse to explore the Monterey County seat.  If you can, take the day–or weekend–for an early summer play break in Salinas.

Want overnight lodging? HER Helmet Thursdays lodging providers include both Marriotts in Salinas.  Even though it’s not a Thursday (so no discount on lodging for cyclists),  consider supporting one of these extra bike-friendly spots.

More cowboys: Notice the “California Rodeo Cowboy Culture” 2010 banner in the photo below, and wondering about the 2011 rodeo dates?  July 21-24.

The National Steinbeck Center is one of the first 100 charter participants in the HER Helmet Thursdays project.   Check out the early story from the Salinas Californian, 2/1/10.

Salinas cyclists Linda and Matt Greenlaw watch a fellow cyclist whiz by them at the Steinbeck.

Mike Beck’s talent is legendary in Monterey County–as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, and as a storyteller and cowboy.

Come find out why!

See you at the show.

 

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