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

For FAQs, and why contribute, scroll down. Here are 3 ways to contribute:

1. Contribute via PayPal

Click “Donate” button below. You may contribute by debit or credit card.

It is not necessary to have a PayPal account. If you do have one, additional payment options are available, such as paying from your PayPal account balance.

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

2. 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.

3. Contribute via Go Fund Me

Click image below, or this link: 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 

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

    (Only on the crowdfunding platform, Go Fund Me, are individual amounts displayed. If you make a contribution on GFM and prefer it, they have a box to check for indicating that your name is to be anonymous.)

  5. When was Go Fund Me added as a payment option?

    Ten women launched Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign on December 22, 2015, including Volunteering & Service Fundraising at https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey [“Mari Lynch Dehmler, Bicycling Monterey Site & Projects”]. That crowdfunding platform continues to be one of the options for making a contribution.

  6. “Can I set up an automatic monthly contribution?”
    YES. PayPal and Go Fund Me both have options for setting up an automatic monthly contribution.
  7. “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.)

Thank you, financial contributors!

Special thanks to Edith Frederick for being the first person to set up an automatic monthly contribution.

Scroll down for “Why contribute.”


“Why contribute to Bicycling Monterey?”

To contribute project supplies or volunteer time, contact Bicycling Monterey.

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An optional rewards-for-contributors program ran from Feb 26-Dec 31, 2016. It was tried out as a way to help boost Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign. After 2016 it wasn’t continued, simply because it required far too many additional volunteer hours of Mari to be worthwhile. Nonetheless, the businesses that provided rewards in an effort to help were appreciated. To see who they were, click here.

Although the primary URL is bikemonterey.org (and there are some alternate domain names, such as bicyclingmonterey.com), the URL on most posts and pages is marilynch.com/blog. As Kera Abraham reported in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue, in 2011: “What started as Dehmler’s [Mari Lynch Dehmler’s] personal blog two years ago quickly evolved into an umbrella website for all things two-wheeled in Monterey County.” To prevent broken links, the original URL wasn’t changed. To learn more, see “Why is the root URL for Bicycling Monterey’s posts and pages marilynch.com/blog?”