About MariLynch.com/blog

Why is the root URL for Bicycling Monterey’s posts and pages marilynch.com/blog?

Broken links often result from from website redesigns or URL changes—and are frustrating for a website’s visitors. To prevent such broken links, Bicycling Monterey’s root URL remains the original URL, marilynch.com/blog. 

From “The Change Agent” by Kera Abraham in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue, May 12-18, 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.”

In May 2009 (click here for history), as part of outreach also done out on the bikeways, Mari posted on her blog Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey—which soon grew into Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, a 20-Section Guide for Tourists and Locals.

Non-bike topics continued to be included for the next few months. Before the end of 2009, the blog had rapidly evolved from a personal blog to a full-blown bicycling advocacy website, including the HER Helmet Thursdays Project launched November 2009 and other bike advocacy projects. Since the website now featured almost nothing but bicycling-related content, alternate domain names were added beginning in November 2009. Domain names now include, e.g., bikemonterey.org, bicyclingmonterey.com, bicyclingmonterey.org, tipsfortourists.com.

Bicycling Monterey was created as a public service, and from May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2017—and still the case at the start of 2018—Mari’s work on the Bicycling Monterey website and other Bicycling Monterey projects has been done entirely as a volunteer. She’s donated more than ten thousand hours of time over the first eight years.

What is marilynch.com?

MariLynch.com, also accessed via FineWordworking.com, is the web address for Mari’s business, Fine Wordworking, established in 1981.