Contributors: Thank you!
Contributors of Project Supplies
are much appreciated,
and all are listed below.
Since 2009, the Bicycling Monterey website and projects have been provided free of charge, as a public service of Mari Lynch and Fine Wordworking and in partnership with the community. The work has been recognized with a Transportation Excellence Award from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.
Here are a few examples of Bicycling Monterey projects that such support helps to keep rolling:
- Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bicycle repair and safety class (a community volunteer effort, in cooperation with the Youth Center, established and coordinated by Bicycling Monterey).
- The HER Helmet Thursdays Project, whereby businesses and organizations encourage tourists and locals (males and females) to bike by offering them discounts on Thursdays. Created and ongoing operation by Bicycling Monterey.
- A wide range of bike advocacy actions, including such things as filling in some gaps for local municipalities and agencies; initiating new activities and supporting existing activities for Bike Week in Monterey County; public education and support for infrastructure improvements and other bike-friendly efforts in local cities and unincorporated areas; outreach to establish new relationships and/or increase harmony between people who bike and those who may not.
- Bike community-building events, bike safety events, and more.
- Other outreach activity for bike safety, including to Spanish speakers.
- Information resource and support for tourists and residents–online, by phone, and in-person–including those who contact Bicycling Monterey for individual help.
- Helping children, teens, and adults find Monterey County bike shops, services, clubs, events, infrastructure contacts, and other bicycling resources.
- Providing a master calendar for bicycling Monterey County, making it easier for visitors and locals to find biking and bike-related activities.
- Supporting the launch of Monterey County’s first Open Streets event, Ciclovia Salinas.
- Providing over 400 posts and pages of carefully researched content available to everyone, no paywall (click here, then scroll to “Is creating and maintaining this website that much work?”).
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Total contributions, 2009-2014: $1,979.51
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Terrill and Robin Keeler
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Contributors of Project Supplies
The following individuals and organizations
contributed items that made these projects possible.
- 2011: February 16 – Anonymous contributor provided copies of HER Helmet Thursdays Pocket Guides for the Focus the Region conference at CSUMB.
- 2011: May - Dress-Up Challenge for Bike Week (click here for full list of supporters).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- September 11 – Anonymous contributor provided photocopies for bike safety outreach in East Salinas.
- October 1 – Commute Alternatives – Blinky lights and cloth bags for community outreach.
- October 10 – CopyMat of Salinas (44 W. Gabilan St., Salinas, CA 93901; 831/753-0471) provided photocopies for mini-fliers for outreach in Salinas.
- 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.
- 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.”)
- 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.”)
- 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.”)
- 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.”)
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 visitors contributed gifts to at-risk youth graduating from the Monterey County Youth Center bike class, as well as miscellaneous 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 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 class: 6 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.
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!
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 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!
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For people who help in other ways…
Please see Acknowledgements.