FAQs and How to CONTRIBUTE by debit or credit card, or by check

For FAQs, and why contribute, scroll down. 

Contribute via PayPal

Click the amber-colored “Donate” button to the right. You may contribute by debit or credit card.

Optionally, you may set up an automatic monthly contribution via PayPal.

You do not need a PayPal account to contribute using PayPal. If you do have a PayPal account, you also have other payment options, such as contributing from your PayPal account balance.

Contribute by check

Send a check by postal mail.

Make check payable to “Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey.” Mail to Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey, PO Box 3041, Monterey, CA 93942-3041.

Contribute via Go Fund Me

Go to https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey. You may contribute by debit or credit card.

Optionally, you may set up an automatic monthly contribution via Go Fund Me.

F A Q s 

Please feel free to phone Mari if you have other questions.
  1. “May I contribute anonymously?”
    YES. When making your contribution, simply indicate that preference.
  2. “Will the amount of my individual contribution be displayed on Bicycling Monterey?”
    NO. Your individual contribution amount is simply included in the total contributions figure on the Financial Contributors page.
  3. “May I specify how I’d like my contribution to be used?”
    YESContact Mari if you’d like it used for a specific Bicycling Monterey project.
  4. “May I see the total amount of money contributed, and who has contributed?” 
    YES. See the Financial Contributors page (click here).
  5. “What’s the best way to contribute so Bicycling Monterey receives the most benefit?”

    Although contributing by any method is appreciated, you may wish to consider, especially if making a large contribution:

    -Contributing by check means 100% of your contribution goes to the Bicycling Monterey work.

    -Contributing by PayPal means that a transaction fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents is charged to Bicycling Monterey. (No fee is charged to you as the contributor.)

    -Contributing via the crowdfunding platform Go Fund Me means that a transaction fee of 7.9% plus 30 cents is charged to Bicycling Monterey. (No fee is charged to you as the contributor.)

  6. What’s up with the crowdfunding platform?

    Ten women launched Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign on December 22, 2015, including a crowdfunding campaign at https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey [“Mari Lynch Dehmler, Bicycling Monterey Site & Projects”]. You may still contribute there if you prefer.

Thank you, financial contributors!

Scroll down for “Why contribute.”


“Why contribute to Bicycling Monterey?”

To contribute project supplies or volunteer time, contact me.

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Note about the optional rewards-for-contributors program (Feb 26-Dec 31, 2016)
  • On December 22, 2015, ten women launched Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign, including crowdfunding at https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey.
  • On February 26, 2016, an optional rewards program for contributors was added on the Go Fund Me platform.
  • On April 13, 2016, due to the Go Fund Me rewards system’s tech glitches and limitations, the rewards were moved to the Bicycling Monterey website.
  • December 31, 2016 was the end-date for Bicycling Monterey’s rewards program. Thank you to those who provided rewards.
  • For 2017, there will not be another rewards program, simply because soliciting, documenting, and distributing the rewards required far too many additional volunteer hours of Mari to be worthwhile.