About MariLynch.com/blog

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

Ever get frustrated by broken links because of website redesigns or URL changes? Me too! To prevent such broken links, Bicycling Monterey’s root URL remains the original URL, marilynch.com/blog. 

From 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 (see history), as part of my outreach also done out on the bikeways, I posted on my blog “Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey” (which 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, my 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, herhelmetthursdays.org, tipsfortourists.com.

Is Bicycling Monterey Mari’s business?


Bicycling Monterey was created as a public service, and from May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2017—and still the case today—my work on the Bicycling Monterey website and other Bicycling Monterey projects have been done entirely as a volunteer. That’s right—I’ve donated more than ten thousand hours of my time over those eight years.

In addition, to date there are no pay-per-clicks, etc. to help with expenses of this site. Curious to know more? See policies.

What is marilynch.com?

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

Ah, so maybe Mari gets a lot of business referrals from Bicycling Monterey?

Au contraire! Since Bicycling Monterey’s launch in 2009 through the current date (more than eight years), only two new clients have contacted the business because they learned of it as a result of Bicycling Monterey.

From that, and from the amount of total contributions to Bicycling Monterey, you can see that the Bicycling Monterey work has been done all these years as a labor of love for my county of residence since 1981, and for the planet we share.

Other questions? Contact me.

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Since founding Bicycling Monterey in May 2009, the founder has donated well over 10,000 hours to the Bicycling Monterey projects, including this website. Click donate button below to contribute to the Bicycling Monterey work via PayPal. For other ways to contribute, and for FAQs, click here.