About Mari Lynch
I had the good fortune to be born to loving parents, who farmed organically along Salt Creek, a few miles from the town of Chestnut, Illinois—population 450. Later we moved to the nearby town of Mt. Pulaski, population 1700 (about the size of Monterey High School).
Summer skies of my birthplace, near Chestnut.
View from my office, rural Monterey County.
My history on the Monterey Bay
I moved to the Monterey Bay area in 1976 and lived in Santa Cruz until 1981, when I moved to my present home in rural Monterey County. I have a son and daughter, both born and raised here. (Sure! Ask me about my beloved kids!)
I am the owner of a writing and related services business, Fine Wordworking.
The majority of my volunteer work prior to bicycle advocacy was related to the well-being of children, including music education; environmental sustainability, including organic farming; and to writers’ rights, including contract trainings.
Questions and requests for further information are welcome. Please contact me.
My bike advocacy
As you may guess, I love being on my bike! To learn how my love for bicycling began, click here. Serving as a resource for visitors and locals who like to bike is one of my pleasures. That led to the creation of this website and projects.
KSBW’s January 10, 2010 interview
about Bicycling Monterey’s HER Helmet Thursdays project.
Pedaling along the coastal trail and about local and neighboring towns are an enjoyable part of my ongoing routine. Yet the power of my own legs, and the deep joy of being on my bike, are best known on long rural rides.
Much appreciated is the Transportation Excellence Award that was presented for the Bicycling Monterey work. Appreciated even more are those individuals who step up and ask how they can help maintain and expand these bike resources and projects.
How you can help
There are many ways to help further bike advocacy goals. Whether you have computer skills to contribute or may want to help in other ways, please contact me. Want to meet up to discuss possibilities? Great. Let’s ride!