List of Contributors of Project Supplies

Contributors are listed below in chronological order, by date of contribution.

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Contributors of Project Supplies

The following individuals and organizations

contributed items that made these projects possible.

Thank you!
2011
  1. 2011:  February 16 – Anonymous contributor provided copies of HER Helmet Thursdays Pocket Guides for the Focus the Region conference at CSUMB.
  2. 2011:  May -  Dress-Up Challenge for Bike Week. Scroll below Annabelle’s photo in this 2011 list for the names of all contributors of prizes for this activity, which was organized by Bicycling Monterey in support of TAMC’s Bike Week 2011.
  3. 2011:  October 16 – Solex Applied Solar Energy, Pacific Grove provided printing services for English and Spanish bicycle outreach materials for Castroville Sustainability Fair and countywide.
  4. 2011:  December 17 – Cath Tendler-Valencia and Jan Valencia volunteered their time and paid for printing services to provide a HER Helmet Thursdays Pocket Guide to Velo Club Monterey members and the wider community.

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2011 – Dress-Up Challenge for Bike Week

Monterey County 2011 Dress-Up Challenge was a community awareness-building event, not a competition.  Prizes were awarded in a free raffle drawing, with names drawn by Megan Tolbert, Transportation Planner for California State University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Winners were notified, and prizes to be picked up by June 15, 2011.

  1. One Specialized Align bicycle helmet – contributed by Aquarian Bicycles, Monterey
  2. A second Specialized Align bicycle helmet!  – contributed by Aquarian Bicycles, Monterey
  3. Bottle of wine:  Symphony (white, hybrid grape, light and sweet)  – contributed by Baywood Cellars, Monterey
  4. Bottle of wine:  Tempranillo (red, fruit-forward, jammy, and a smokey finish) – contributed by Baywood Cellars, Monterey
  5. One delivery/courier service, by appointment – contributed by Green Pedal Couriers, Pacific Grove (see service area)
  6. One hour of nutrition counseling, by appointment – contributed by Jody Emerson Quintana, Monterey
  7. Two hours of gardening or yard work, by appointment – contributed by David Ramos, Monterey
  8. $10 gift certificate for Cornucopia Community Market – contributed by Cornucopia, Carmel
  9. $20 gift certificate for Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery, Moss Landing – contributed by Haute Enchilada (a HER Helmet Thursdays participant–see the Haute Enchilada HHT listing)
  10. $50 gift certificate toward lunch for two at Schooners Bistro on the Bay, Monterey – contributed by the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa (a HER Helmet Thursdays participant–see the Schooners HHT listing)
  11. One jar of Chamois Butt’r – contributed by Mari  Lynch
  12. One PrimalWear t-shirt with Sea Otter Classic logo – contributed by Bicycling Monterey
  13. One Woodpecker bell – contributed by Bobcat Bicycles, Salinas
  14. A second Woodpecker bell – contributed by Bobcat Bicycles, Salinas
  15. One Planet Bike headlight and one Planet Bike tail light – contributed by Bobcat Bicycles, Salinas
  16. One Cateye headlight – contributed by Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
  17. A second Cateye headlight – contributed by Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
  18. A third Cateye headlight – contributed by Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
  19. One tub of Endurance PowerBar drink – contributed by Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
  20. One tub of Recovery PowerBar drink – contributed by Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
  21. $10 gift certificate – contributed by Pico de Gallo, Monterey (a HER Helmet Thursdays participant–see the Pico de Gallo HHT listing)
  22. One hour massage, by appointment – contributed by Renee Shillcock,  CMT, Monterey (831) 277-8937

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2012
  1. March 5 – Souza’s Alisal Pharmacy (323 North Sanborn Rd, Salinas, CA 93905; 831/ 424-7321) – A Good Neighbor Pharmacy – provided photocopies for California bike laws in Spanish and English for bike safety outreach in East Salinas.
  2. March 5 and April 25 – CopyMat of Salinas (44 W. Gabilan St., Salinas, CA 93901; 831/753-0471) provided photocopies  for California bike laws  in Spanish and English, and Spanish bike safety flier for bike safety outreach in Salinas.
  3. August 15 -  South County Health & Safety Fair.  Youth bicycle helmets contributed as part of bike safety outreach. These contributions were made by Ariana Green, Ellie Kincaid of REI Marina, the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club, and Velo Club Monterey. Learn more about these contributors; click here.
  4. August 15 – South County Health & Safety Fair.  Some of the Spanish and English photocopies of bike safety info shared at this fair were contributed by  Ernesto Mireles, DDS, Greenfield & Salinas Dental Group (831) 674-5501.
  5. September 2 –   Mi Pueblo Food Center, 950 E. Alisal, Salinas (831/751-9713) provided  photocopies of  California bike laws in Spanish and English and other bike safety info for outreach in East Salinas.
  6. September 11 – Anonymous contributor provided photocopies for bike safety outreach in East Salinas.
  7. October 1 – Commute Alternatives – Blinky lights and cloth bags for community outreach.
  8. October 10 – CopyMat of Salinas (44 W. Gabilan St., Salinas, CA 93901; 831/753-0471) provided photocopies for mini-fliers for outreach in Salinas.
  9. October 10 – GTO Printers (526 E. Alisal St., Suite A, Salinas, CA 93905; 831/757-3148) provided photocopies for mini-fliers for outreach in Salinas.
  10. November 6 – Three 31-day Super Passes contributed by Monterey-Salinas Transit for at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bike class. (Learn more about MST’s support for the class in “Getting on the Right Path.”)
  11. November 6 – Three bicycle helmets contributed by Bay Bikes for at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bike class. (Learn more about Bay Bikes’ support for the class in “Getting on the Right Path.”)
  12. November 7 – Three commuter bike lights contributed by Light & Motion for at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bike class. (Learn more about Light & Motion’s support for the class in “Getting on the Right Path.”)
  13. November 9 – Four pair of riding gloves contributed by Peninsula Bike Works for at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bike class. (Learn more about Peninsula Bike Works’ suppport for the class in “Getting on the Right Path.”)
2013

February 26 – Commute Alternatives – Contributed blinky lights and cloth bags for Monterey County bike outreach.

April 20 -  Jacob and Isaac Siegel-Bottner of Pedal Born Pictures. These brothers and filmmakers contributed a DVD of “Singletrack High,” their film that can provide inspiration for Monterey County youth who may be interested in mountain biking–including boys ages 14-17 who are part of the Monterey County Youth Center bike class.

April 21 – Some Sea Otter Classic 2013 exhibitors contributed gifts to at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, as well as miscellaneous parts and supplies for youth participating in the class. Click here for a complete list of contributors and items provided.

June – Local businesses contributed supplies for the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. Businesses contributors included Beverly’s, Monterey (bicycle-design fabric); Cypress Garden Nursery, Monterey (bicycle-design wrapping paper); Pharmaca, Monterey (Rx bottles to hold small bike parts); and Star Market, Salinas (tape for bike parts labels).

July 9 – Mechanix Wear contributed for at-risk youth participating in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, and for their volunteer instructors, 20 pair of Original and Fast Fit gloves.

July 14 – Mi Pueblo Food Center, 950 E. Alisal, Salinas (831/751-9713) provided  photocopies of  mini-fliers referring to Spanish and English bike safety and other local biking info.

July 14 – Amezcua Insurance Services, 7 N. Hebbron Ave., Salinas (831/757-6313) provided  photocopies of  mini-fliers referring to Spanish and English bike safety and other local biking info.

July 17 – Winning Wheels Bicycle Shop of Pacific Grove contributed for at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bike class6 Hincapie water bottles, 1 pair Fox digit gloves, 2 pair Gore and Hincapie short-finger gloves, 1 Cycle Aware Wanda light, 1 titanium keyed Master Lock, 2 Planet Bike helmet-mount lights, and 15 reflectors.

Sept 27 – People for Bikes contributed buttons and stickers in support of Bicycling Monterey’s bicycle advocacy and bike safety outreach at the Oct 6 Ciclovia Salinas, Monterey County’s first Open Streets location.

October 3 – Association for Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) – blinky lights and Commute Alternatives reusable shopping bags for bike safety and commute alternatives outreach at Ciclovia Salinas and elsewhere.

October 3 – City of Salinas – printed copies of the Salinas bike map, in  English and Español, for bike safety and advocacy outreach at Ciclovia Salinas and elsewhere.

Thanksgiving week -  Participating local bike shop owners are each giving a prize of their choosing directly to a customer or visitor to their shop whose name is drawn in their HER  Helmet Thursdays 4th anniversary drawing. Why? To help increase awareness about HER Helmet Thursdays, and to celebrate its role in helping to build a more bike-friendly county for visitors and locals. Click here to see the list of participating bike shops.

December 10 – Sandy and John Larson contributed five warm winter hats for students in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. When weather is too cold, class can be held in the vocational ed room at the facility. But on brisk winter days when there’s no wind, and sunshine beckons, youth like working on their bikes in the usual space outdoors. It’s important to the Youth Center, and to their “room mother” for bike class, that they only work outdoors if appropriately dressed. Thanks to Sandy and John for making that more appealing to teens by gifting these rad hats!

2014

January 9 – Luke Shenefield contributed assorted used bike parts and accessories for students in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth.

January 26 – Bobcat Bicycles, Salinas contributed a new SST ORYGinal Lower Cable and an Odyssey Modulever Cable so used BMX bikes being repaired by students in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth, could roll with greater reliability.

January 29 – Tony’s Bike Shop, Castroville contributed a new upper cable so a used BMX bike being repaired by a student in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth, could roll with greater reliability.

February 5 – Bay Bikes contributed a Park CT-3 chain tool pin for the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth.

February 19 – Three 31-day Super Passes contributed by Monterey-Salinas Transit for at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Youth Center bike class. MST knows The Bus is a helpful transportation option that can make it easier for teens to arrive at school or work on time, whether they bike-and-ride or just ride the bus that day.  Thanks to MST for celebrating bike class students with these helpful grad gifts. (Learn more about MST’s support for the class in “Getting on the Right Path.”)

February 21 – Dark Timbers is a standout–including their black lanyards, so perfect for name tags for Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. The boys love those great quality and cool looking lanyards, and we love Dark Timbers for providing them. They must’ve known we felt apologetic, asking students to put on our funky homemade name tags. It’s sometimes surprising what gets teenagers to smile, and we’ve found the Dark Timbers lanyards do. They generously provided not just a few but a package of 85, taking bike class well into the future! We’re all  set!

February 21 – Dark Timbers also surprised us with 9 orange and 14 black hats for Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. We appreciate Dark Timbers for their sensitivity and generosity, not only about gang colors but about our recent cold snap. And that they know even without a cold snap, teens like that sense of belonging they often feel simply by donning popular duds like these beanies. Thanks again, Dark Timbers!

February 28  – Dannie Ryan and spouse, miscellaneous new and used bike parts for Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. Muchas gracias!

April 11 – Light & Motion, photocopies of acknowledgement for Sea Otter Classic vendor contributions for Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. (Learn more about Light & Motion’s own support for the class in “Getting on the Right Path.”)

April 13 -  Some Sea Otter Classic 2014 exhibitors contributed gifts to at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, as well as miscellaneous parts and supplies for youth participating in the class. Please click here for a complete list of the 36 contributors and items contributed.

April 15 – People for Bikes contributed buttons and stickers in support of Bicycling Monterey’s bike advocacy and bike safety outreach to children, teens, and adults.

May 5 – Little Bellas, which chose Toro Park, Salinas for its first “CA Sundays” session, knew of Bicycling Monterey’s bike advocacy and safety outreach. Little Bellas asked Bicycling Monterey for ideas on some areas of greatest need in Monterey County. In response, Little Bellas contributed 13 bicycle helmets to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in East Salinas to be gifted to students who bike. Tip of the helmet to Little Bellas for reaching out to help more children of all income levels bike!

May 5 – Little Bellas contributed 2 bicycle helmets to the Salinas Police Department’s PAL program. Little Bellas knows about Monterey County’s cool cops on bikes, including Salinas PD–and their commitment to law enforcement and other practical help that make Salinas better for youth and others who bike.

May 7 – Oury Grip USA contributed 10 pair of grips and 5 t-shirts, along with decals, for students in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth.  We appreciate that not only are their grips popular for their quality, everything from Oury is made in USA too!

May 7 – Santa Cruz Bike Church contributed a variety of used bike parts for at-risk youth in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class.  Items included v-brakes, u-brakes, a few used brake pads in caliper and linear pull style, several rear and front derailleurs (standard and bolt-on and 2 and 3 ring), chains, and miscellaneous small parts, such as springs for u-brakes, chain-ring bolts, and a few brake straddles. And to top it off, they provided some educational tips for the class coordinator in the process. Thanks to Jillian Rose and all the crew at Santa Cruz Bike Church–very helpful neighbors!

May 25 – As part of Bicycling Monterey’s bike advocacy and safety outreach in the Alisal / East Salinas, raffle prizes are being gathered to provide to the Bread Box Community Center for their 5/31 bike rodeo. Learn more here (scroll down). First to contribute is Deborah Warcken of Carmel Valley, a member of Velo Club Monterey, who provided a pair of Cannondale bike gloves.

May 26 – Jim Warwick provided materials, and Jim and various students in the Salinas High School construction program rallied to create tool racks for use by at-risk youth in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class. Hooray! This is something that’s been wanted for a long time. Youth Center bike class had its second anniversary 4/15/14, and the racks are an encouraging boost toward a successful third year.  Many thanks!

June 22 – Kristi Burns, on behalf of Natividad Medical Center, provided 10 chap sticks for students in the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. (And because she heard that the bike class boys so appreciated chap sticks, she also provided additional ones for the general population of youth there.)

June 23 – Kristi Burns, on behalf of Natividad Medical Center, provided photocopies of materials in Spanish and English for bike advocacy and safety outreach in Salinas. This contribution is an example of Natividad’s community health outreach and bike accident prevention efforts.

July 31 – Peter Fox, on behalf of Kryptonite, provided a Kryptolok Series 2 STD with 4′ Flex for a graduate of Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. Having a bike you’ve fixed up yourself is nice. Being able to use that bike for commuting to school or work–because you now have proper locks to keep it secure!–is even nicer.

August 19 – Steve McShane, McShane’s Nursery, provided a pair of athletic shoes for a graduate of Monterey County Youth Center bike class, a class for at-risk youth. Steve knows that now that this young man has been released from the Youth Center, transitional support for his participation in biking and other sports is one way to help him engage successfully in healthy activities. Gracias, Mr. Council Member.

Above:  Copymat of Salinas, a contributor of supplies.

Muchas gracias!