Acknowledgments–and How You Can Help
Listed below are individuals and organizations who are part of this grassroots collaboration to encourage more bicycling! On this page, see people who have volunteered their time as well as people who help spread the word.
Monterey County does not yet have an official bicycle coalition. Bicycling Monterey serves as a biking information hub and also creates or supports a variety of bike advocacy projects. Additional bike community leaders are on Bicycling Monterey’s main resources/bike community page.
The Bicycling Monterey website and projects were founded May 2009 by volunteer Mari Lynch, who continues this work unpaid. Mari is a resident of rural Monterey County since 1981. Please consider helping in one or more ways. Questions? Contact Mari.
Ways to help
- Contribute money. Any amount is appreciated. Click here for how to contribute. For a list of those helping in this way, see Financial Contributors.
- Contribute gift certificates or other rewards for fundraising. Click here for how to contribute those. For a list of those helping in this way, see Fundraising Project: CONTRIBUTORS OF GIFT CERTIFICATES OR OTHER REWARDS.
- Contribute supplies for specific projects. For a list of those helping in this way, see Contributors of Project Supplies.
- Volunteer. Volunteer time and skills. For a list of those helping in this way, see the many sections of “Acknowledgements: Project and Website Volunteers” below.
- Spread the good news. Spread the news with Posters, Web Links, and Other Project Resources or in many others ways! Contact Mari for ideas. For a list of those helping in this way, see below:
- “Acknowledgements: Media Professionals
- “Acknowledgements: Spread the Good News – People who help get the word out, and assist in other ways” (This list of hundreds of names is at the bottom of this web page. Don’t miss seeing who’s supporting bike advocacy in a myriad of ways.)
- Thanks also to the following for spreading the news by linking their websites to Bicycling Monterey: Alliance for Biking & Walking (scroll down), the League of American Bicyclists, California Bicycle Coalition,Cruz511 – Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, Open Streets Project, Smart Growth America, UC-Berkeley CATSIP, Bike Santa Cruz County, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, City of Monterey, City of Salinas, City of Seaside, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey-Salinas Transit, National Steinbeck Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, Parents’ Place, Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, Communities for Sustainable Monterey County, Natividad Medical Center, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California State University Monterey Bay, Hartnell College, Stevenson School, Big Sur International Marathon, Monterey Jazz Festival, Sierra Club-Ventana Chapter, Monterey Off Road Cycling Association, Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club, Sea Otter Classic, Velo Club Monterey, Tannery Arts Center, and many others, and recommended and featured by media including KUSP Central Coast Public Radio, KSBW, the Monterey County Weekly, the Salinas Californian, and the Monterey County Herald.
Project and Website Volunteers
First, a special shout-out to two humble individuals who made the outreach of this website possible…
Website: WordPress coach and site design
The Bicycling Monterey website is empowered for social good because of the support of Vid Raatior of Atawe Design.
Although recognized professionally for her related skills, Mari is a Lead Pencil Girl Gone Techno and had no WordPress skills when she launched Bicycling Monterey. Because of the vision and generosity of Vid Raatior, this site’s design is far more user-friendly than her original tech skills would have made possible. Vid selected and set up a WordPress theme, whipped the original content of Tips for Bicycling Monterey County into a more user-friendly menu format, designed the site banner, coached her in the ways of WordPress, and more. Vid was a Santa Cruz County neighbor (since moved to Hawaii) who shared his expertise very generously. Moreover, Vid was an absolute joy to work with from start to finish!
Vid’s work was further boosted through the generosity of Mari’s son, Nathan Dehmler (at left, below, with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter). Photo courtesy of United States Navy.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Custom database creator
In November 2009, Mari created the HER Helmet Thursdays project and established it in Monterey County, as a public service. The project is very time and labor intensive and has been greatly helped by the creation of this database.
In January 2010, a web expert and cyclist from Santa Cruz County recognized that HER Helmet Thursdays needed room to grow. He kindly volunteered to provide the necessary techno leg-up. By creating a secure custom database in January 2010, free of charge, he made the project’s growth possible. What a caring neighbor!
Whenever you refer to the HER Helmet Thursdays listings, you are benefiting from the professional expertise and chivalry of this anonymous contributor.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Database tech support
Who provides the essential technical support for the HER Helmet Thursdays custom database, including upgrades and other maintenance? Stephen Anderson (on Twitter, @bendycode) of Bendyworks, Racine, Wisconsin. Another geek with a heart!
Stephen is a cyclist who had visited Monterey County. As a Ruby on Rails expert, when Stephen became aware of the need for this technical support, he graciously agreed to help. Since November 2012, it is thanks to Stephen’s technical expertise and generosity (backed by extraordinary communication skills too) that the database remains available–allowing people to continue accessing the HER Helmet Thursdays map and detailed listings.
Also much appreciated is Stephen’s fellow Ruby on Rails aficionado, Jordan Peterson. The skills of these two gentlemen are much in demand, yet by teaming up, it was possible for them to carve out time to do this pro bono work as well.
Thanks for keeping us rolling, guys!
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Justin Leong of Santa Clara County enjoys biking—whether alone, with friends, or with his brother or entire family. He’s also a tech-savvy young man who spent most of summer 2015 in Monterey County doing a computer-related internship. So what else did he do while he was here? Contributed volunteer hours in support of the HER Helmet Thursdays project and other Bicycling Monterey projects! Learn more about Justin by scrolling down this page to the “Website” volunteer acknowledgements. (Or press Control + F and type “Justin Leong” in your browser’s find window.)
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Steve E. Anderson of Velo Club Monterey
On hearing that HER Helmet Thursdays needed a logo, Steve immediately volunteered to provide one. He delivered it promptly and in good cheer, showing once again that our local racers often quietly serve as Knights of the Central Coast.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Special thanks to Jerry Ramos for providing oral Spanish translation services. The gracious manner and communication skills of this Monterey County teen allowed successful outreach to new HER Helmet Thursdays participants.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
While Mari wrote most bike-there tips, these avid cyclists helped immensely by providing detailed tips on some of the more remote locations:
Below: At 16, MoCo native Aaron Magenheim
had been supporting bicycling in Monterey County for 10 years,
since he and his dad had helped prepare the Laguna Seca course for the first bike races. Ten years later, he’s still volunteering to help others bike in Monterey County, by contributing bike-there tips and new idea for HER Helmet Thursdays.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
The strength of the foundation of the HER Helmet Thursdays Project is due to the early leadership of charter participating H-E-R businesses and organizations. They are headed up by forward-thinking professionals who made a commitment to this long-term ecology-economy sustainability project. These business owners/managers and organization directors, the people whose “Yes!” made HER Helmet Thursdays possible, represent these Charter Participants.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Anniversary Celebrations / Public Outreach
5th Anniversary celebration: Thanks to the local bike shops in Monterey County who celebrated the 5th anniversary, Thanksgiving week 2014. Click here for links to their websites and to learn more.
4th Anniversary celebration: Thanks to the local bike shops in Monterey County who celebrated the 4th anniversary with prize drawings in their shops. Click here to see who they were and how they provided educational outreach and support for the project.
Project: HER Helmet Thursdays
Cup of Kindness
Some HER Helmet Thursdays participants kindly fueled this work with nourishment on a stop.
- PortaBella, Carmel
- BayView Deli & BBQ, Monterey
- Pino’s Cafe, Monterey
- Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing
- El Torito, Monterey
And Taqueria del Mar, Monterey provided a hearty supply of veggie tacos!
Project: Monterey County Youth Center bike class
Bicycle Repair and Safety class for the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center.
Volunteer Mari Lynch founded this class, beginning the initial organizing in October 2011. The class was launched in April 2012, thanks to the cooperation and support of other volunteers, contributors of project supplies (see Youth Center references here), and Youth Center staff. Mari also volunteered as class coordinator through July 2014 and continues as class advisor and on-call instructor
In August 2014, the class coordinator role–and the role of official provider–were taken on by another volunteer, instructor Luciano Rodriguez. Thanks, Luciano!
The class serves boys ages 14-17 who come from all over Monterey County. Click here for details. This class is the first high school bike tech class in Monterey County! Special thanks to Richard Gray, director, and other staff of the Monterey County Youth Center, and to the vital team members. In the inaugural year, they included the following–all volunteers:
Thanks also to Frank Pinto and Peter Krol, both background-approved to assist on an on-call basis.
Special thanks to Jim Warwick, a Salinas High School instructor and SHS mountain bike team assistant coach and advisor. And gratitude to various students in the Salinas High School construction program. Why? Jim and those SHS students rallied in May 2014 to create tool racks for use by students in Youth Center bike class. Muchas gracias!
We also acknowledge Rosemary Soto. Rosemary was an organizer of an October 26, 2011 meeting about the Youth Center, which Mari attended. That meeting was one of the initial steps toward creation of this class.
Project: Intergenerational Ride for
Bike Week/Bike Month
Mari founded in 2012 and continues to coordinate the annual Intergenerational Ride, in support of Monterey County Bike Week/Bike Month. As with all Bicycling Monterey projects, its success is because of community involvement!
For 2012, special thanks to Sports Center Bicycles of Seaside for providing a mobile bike mechanic for the Intergenerational Ride during Monterey County’s Bike Week celebration. Thanks also to Darius Rike of Monterey Off Road Cycling Association and League of American Bicyclists certified instructor Frank Henderson for their active support of this event. Intergenerational Ride co-hosts are First Presbyterian Church of Monterey and Fine Wordworking.
For 2013, tip of the helmet for the complimentary mobile bike mechanic Chris Paruolo goes to Bay Bikes of Carmel and Monterey. Additional thanks for escorting children in the brief Class II and Class III areas and other rider support goes to Vera Noghera and Randy Naylor of Velo Club Monterey; Rich Buaya, Jimmy Mastrom, and Barcley Stamey from the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club; Steve Benes of Gears 4 Good; Roy Pina of Shoreline Outdoors, Shoreline Community Church. Further support for this event was provided by Salinas Bike Party-a courteous social bike run and Ciclovia Salinas Committee members Eduardo Huerta, Mirna Cuentas, Natalie Oliver, and friends. First Presbyterian Church of Monterey and Fine Wordworking again served as the co-hosts of the Intergenerational Ride for 2013, with special thanks going to Elaine Cole, Carol Ferrantelli, and Jackie DeHoff.
For 2014, please refer to the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Ride post for names of those helping. Special thanks to Bay Bikes for providing the services of complimentary mobile mechanic Rob Burton this year; and to Steve Benes of Gears 4 Good for being on hand as a mobile mechanic during the morning hours.
For 2015, early supporters already committed include Bay Bikes, again providing the services of a complimentary mobile mechanic. For more 2015 supporters, please refer to 4th Annual Intergenerational Ride post. Special thanks to Roy Pina, Vera Noghera, Ariana Green, and Jeff Richman for extra help with facilitating the ride, and to Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club for their faithful participation and ride support at this annual event.
Project: Dress-Up Challenge for Bike Week
Mari organized Monterey County’s first Dress-Up Challenge in support of Monterey County Bike Week 2011. This was modeled after a San Francisco Bicycle Coalition activity. See separate page of acknowledgements for those who contributed prizes. And see photo gallery of those modeling their love for biking in Monterey County!
Project: Bike advocacy outreach
Mari does bike advocacy, including bike law and safety outreach throughout Monterey County, often assisted by others. This includes speaking at events, giving media interviews, serving as a resource for individuals and organizations, and outreach in a variety of other ways, including Mari’s favorite: direct outreach by bike! Sometimes that outreach is boosted by others, such as Natividad Medical Center employees contributing 32 helmets for local youth. In support of that outreach, thanks to Peninsula Bike Works for repairing a bent rim free of charge.
And a special thank you to Jan Valencia, Velo Club Monterey Answer Man, for keeping Mari’s ol’ bicycle rolling.
Jan’s wrench wizardry on Mari’s trusty bike, a Giant hybrid, has made a big difference. After Mari was riding with Jan’s wife, Cath Tendler-Valencia (AKA @eyebabe), it seemed Cath thought perhaps Mari wasn’t keeping up with her due to mechanical weaknesses of her bike. (Ha! Not. That Cath is fast!) The plus about that gracious misconception was that Cath put the bee in Jan’s ear, and in Oct 2014, and again in July 2015, Jan did a maintenance makeover on Mari’s bike. Amazing what a difference a new chain, cassette, cables, and more can make, especially when combined with a generous dose of bike love and mechanical expertise. Thanks, Jan!
Throughout the county, Mari’s out on her bike providing summaries of bike laws and other info. These are especially appreciated by the many people who do not have easy web access. (Really need paper? Yes. Pew Research reports that one-third of those making less than $20,000 a year do not go online. Another third go online, but do not have Internet access at home.) See the Contributors page, then scroll to “Contributors of Project Supplies” to see names of bike outreach helpers; gratitude to these folks, for they keep it from being necessary for Mari to personally provide 100% of the materials for this outreach.
Among Mari’s outreach are such activities as organizing a bike booth and helmet giveaway at the first South County Health & Safety Fair in Greenfield. Special thanks to Greenfield PD Records Clerk Isabel Landeros for oral translation and Officer Armando Mendoza for helmet fitting. Thanks also to Greenfield PD’s Interim Chief Sills, SGT Fred Perez, Records Supervisor Ysela Serrano, and Records Clerk Maria Ramirez for their support. And thanks to Stephanie Villanueva for time spent photocopying bike safety info, and to Ernesto Mireles, DDS, Greenfield & Salinas Dental Group, for contributing copies. The generosity of four individuals and organizations made it possible to gift some youth their first bicycle helmet; scroll to “Contributors of Project Supplies” on the Contributors page. Thanks also to Angelica Gonzalez for written Spanish translation of notes to accompany trucks/bikes safety info for a South County event.
Project: Support launch of Ciclovía Salinas
Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey is honored to be among community volunteers who–along with staff of various organizations–united to help launch the first Ciclovía Salinas date, October 6, 2013. There are many bike community folks and others who donated, volunteered, spread the word, or otherwise boosted Ciclovía Salinas! In addition to checking out the City of Salinas officials who made Monterey County’s first Open Streets possible, please also see the list of Ciclovía Salinas Acknowledgements: Sponsors, Volunteers, Publicists, and More.
Ciclovía Salinas, Monterey County’s first Open Streets, is a youth-led initiative. It is for people who bike, and also for those who walk, skateboard, rollerblade, roll in a wheelchair, and otherwise use active transportation. Ciclovía Salinas had its second date November 1, 2014, and Mari is one of the many who’s pitched in with a little volunteer time to support the youth in keeping things rolling.
Project: Fundraising Campaign
Special thanks to the ten women who launched Bicycling Monterey’s first fundraising campaign on 12/22/15, with the primary component being a crowdfunding campaign at https://gofundme.com/bikemonterey. These women are: Laurel Thomsen, organizer, and Charlotte Rozier Manis, Holly Heimer, Jacquelyn Smith Woodward, Kathi Lares, Kay Magenheim, Misty Koger Ojure, Sandi Overstreet Laney, and Terrill Keeler. Also endorsing this campaign is local bike advocate Henrietta Stern.
In addition, some individuals, businesses, or organizations offered gift certificates or other rewards to inspire contributors; click here for their names.
Website and Projects:
Bike safety consultant
In 2009, Mari founded the Bicycling Monterey website, and she continues to serve as webmaster, content creator, and more. The reliability of the site’s safety info is boosted by Frank Henderson!
When knowledge and research time are limited, it is so helpful to be able to count on the expertise and community-mindedness of Frank Henderson. Frank is a League of American Bicyclists licensed, certified instructor (“Bike League LCI”) and TAMC 2010 Golden Helmet Award winner.
Website and Projects:
People responding in a variety of helpful ways
- Danielle Shillcock – Technical and communications consultant and other support
- The late Margaret Wolf – research and support for HER Helmet Thursdays participant listings
- Donna Murphy Typing Service – bike valet claim checks for special events
- Melanie Gibbs Stackpole – research and support for HER Helmet Thursdays date restrictions and staff reference sheet
- Casey Andrews, Sierra Dehmler – creation of first HER Helmet Thursdays quick reference/pocket guide
- Sandi Laney – outreach for Dress-Up Challenge prizes
- Zoe Shoats, Monterey-Salinas Transit – research support as well as responding to a variety of community needs
- Jon LeMaster of Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA.net) – permission to use OCTA’s Spanish translation of bicycle section of California Vehicle Code
- Rebecca Robinson – research on America’s discounts-for-bicyclists programs
- Renee Hardenstein and Kay Magenheim – when the printer is broken, who helps out? Renee and Kay!
Website and Projects:
For questions about bicycles, accessories, and more, here’s a shout-out to our local bike shops, plus extra thanks to these individuals:
- Sean Rigmaiden and Micah Mozal, Peninsula Bike Works
- Jan Valencia, Velo Club Monterey Answer Man
- Devian Gilbert, Asana Cycles
- Kevin Cole, Safety Director, Pebble Beach Company
- Phil Yenovikian – Support to touring cyclists
- Korey Ericson – Bike culture support
- Wyatt Wood – Biking in the Dark tips on tail lights
- Frank Pinto, Bay Bikes
- Steve Polk, Manzanita Park BMX
- Steve Aday, Marina Cycle and Skate
- Alex Fowler, Action Sports Construction
This site would be dull without the photographs of people bicycling throughout Monterey County. A huge thank you to the individuals who bring this site to life–and inspire others.
Thank you to all the photographers who generously contribute their own photos to supplement those taken by Mari. Please note their names in photo credit lines throughout this site.
In addition, the following photographers responded to Mari’s requests to shoot particular photos. Special thanks to:
- Joe Strunk
- Leo Kodl
- Steve E. Anderson
- Rizayel Mukashev
- Dieter Binz
- Simon and Joanna Bull
- Bill and Susan Ragsdale Cronin
- Carey Beebe
- Mrs. Jim Warwick
- Bob Simon
- Frank Henderson
- Dessa Murphy, Pacific Grove Middle School
- Patty Ristine and Paloma Hernandez, La Paz Middle School, Salinas
- Bryan Perez
- Colleen Ingram for camera loan and time assisting with biking surfer photos
- Arlene Sanchez, Student-Parent Liaison, Jack Franscioni Elementary School, Soledad
- Alex Paredes
- Nora Richman
- Jan Valencia
- Jesse Martines
- Jim Warwick
- Mark Kintz
- Jennifer Hickerson and Amelia Poma, Monterey Regional Airport
- Saul Soto, Tony’s Bike Shop, Castroville
- Aurelio Salazar, Jr. of Community Foundation for Monterey County, a supporter of Ciclovia Salinas
- Elise Ehrheart of Ecology Action of Santa Cruz (in Greenfield)
- Juan Saavedra, photo for Shopping by Bike section
- Smokes and Spokes of San Jose
Guest posts or related assistance
Mari has written the vast majority of the content for this site. Let’s have a diversity of voices! Please consider writing a guest post. Special thanks to the following for leading the way:
- Justine Warwick
- Rebecca Warwick
- Devian Gilbert
- Sierra Dehmler
- Phil Yenovkian
- James Wrona
- Frank Henderson
- Jesse Martines
- Robert Okerblom
- Alex Cappelli
- Rita M. Goldstein
- Ron Dillender
- Ariana Green
- Natalie Oliver
- Sarah Factor
- Margaret Davis
- Elise Ehrheart
- Gregg Brady
- Wendy Booher
- Tawn Kennedy, director of Green Ways to School
- Susan Ragsdale-Cronin
Thanks also to the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), and California Highway Patrol for providing press releases for this site.
- Daniel Grün – Written German translation
Proofreading and copy editing
Cath Tendler-Valencia – Cath isn’t responsible for this site’s errors, but she is responsible for improvements to the huge volume of content in Bicycling Monterey’s bike laws and safety/skills section.
Website and Other Support:
Eeek! Computer isn’t doing what I need it to. And by grace, an anonymous tech angel responds with just the right advice, faithfully, year after year. Whether it’s a hardware challenge or an Internet mystery, whatever is nudging this Lead Pencil Woman toward a brain-fry, it cannot win. Because a phone call away is the Best. Help. Ever. You know who you are. Bless you!
Additional tech support
- Daniel Saenz of Daniel Saenz Designs / ArtDoor.com, another helpful neighbor from Santa Cruz, stepped in at times when WP design issues, in particular, puzzled me. That’s very fortunate for this site’s readers!
- Jason Wehmhoener, yet another Santa Cruz geek and helpful neighbor, is wise in the ways of WordPress and more. Jason was on the alert more than once when I waved the red flag, and he responded with just the right tech tip at just the right time.
- Steven Lienhard, yes, another Santa Cruz geek! You might be looking fruitlessly for a HER Helmet Thursdays detailed listing if it were not for Steve’s knowledge of a particular plugin made by Frank Bültge. Thanks, neighbor!
- Frank Bültge of http://bueltge.de for creating and freely providing a WordPress search-and-replace plugin that served the HER Helmet Thursdays project. And wouldn’t you know it!–Frank is an avid bicyclist himself.
Justin Leong of Santa Clara County contributed volunteer hours in support of the HER Helmet Thursdays project, as mentioned above. This tech-savvy guy also pitched in to help with various Bicycling Monterey website tasks, including site banner redesign, website link updates, and more. Not only is Justin smart, skilled, and reliable, he exuded kindness and helpfulness. He consistently asked if there was anything he could do to be of help, then carried out whatever was requested of him, completing the tasks with flying colors. This caring individual is also an interesting conversationalist, making every chance to connect a pleasure. We’d sure love to clone him–or keep him!
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Financial contributors are needed and appreciated.
Financial contributions for the Bicycling Monterey website and projects are needed and appreciated, as mentioned on the top of this webpage. Please refer to the About Contributions page to learn more. All contributions are listed on the Contributors page. The privacy of everyone who makes a contribution will be honored. For those who allow public acknowledgment, it will be a pleasure to also list their name there.
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Acknowledgements: Media Professionals
Savvy journalists with an ear to the ground
The HER Helmet Thursdays Project was given an early boost by the following, via print, television, and the web. Especially appreciated arethese highly alert media professionals who picked right up on this story:
- Mark C. Anderson of Monterey County Weekly broke the news
- Lane Wallace and Orville Myers, Monterey County Herald
- Ravi Kapur, KSBW
- Daniel Strain and Scott MacDonald, Salinas Californian
And the buzz continues about bicycling-friendly Monterey County, including HER Helmet Thursdays. While media acknowledgements listed on this page are not comprehensive, here’s a shout-out to the Monterey County Weekly for their special bike issue, “Spoke Word” (May 12-18, 2011), including “Moving Motivation,” “Pedal Perks,” “Two Speeds,” and more. Tip of the front wheel to Weekly staffers and contributors, including:
- Christy Khoshaba
- Joey Large
- Kathryn Doore
- Kera Abraham, Assistant Editor
- Mark C. Anderson, Managing Editor
- Nic Coury, Staff Photographer
The Monterey County Weekly also recognized the third anniversary of the HER Helmet Thursdays Project in “The Weekly Tally (Nov 21-28, 2012 issue).
Help spread the word by sharing posters, widgets, fliers, and pocket guides.
Acknowledgements: Spread the Good News
First, thank you to the many people who have made such kind, encouraging comments about the Bicycling Monterey work. Each one is a dose of medicine on a weary day. Click here for some of what people say. I’m sure I’ve missed others; please bring them to my attention–contact me. Thanks.
People who help get the word out, and assist in other ways
Thanks to these people for helping others find the Bicycling Monterey website, including the Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide; Monterey County Bicycle Shops, Services, Clubs, and Resources; Spanish-language biking tips, the HER Helmet Thursdays project, and additional biking info and resources.
Online, on-air, in-print, in-person, and other support
The list below includes people who…
- share news via their websites or online social media, or by hosting presentations at meetings
- provide radio and television air time, or publish articles in print media
- offer complimentary consultations in their areas of expertise, or assist with research
- or help in other ways
Please bring others to my attention, so their names can be added.
Bicycling Monterey and the HER Helmet Thursdays project are on Twitter. However, I don’t do Facebook, so I am only aware of a fraction of those who share the Bicycling Monterey site and projects via Facebook. Thanks to all who share on FB and other social media.
This list is in approximate chronological order.
- Megan Tolbert, Monterey Green Action
- Tony Price for the Seaside-Sand City Chamber of Commerce on KNRY
- Monterey County’s Bike Shops and Services
- Family Cycle Center, Capitola
- Jim Ryan, Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA)
- Jan Valencia, Answer Man, Velo Club Monterey
- Steve E. Anderson, Velo Club Monterey – AKA Knights of the Central Coast
- Julie Caris, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa – Cafe la Strada, Duck Club, Schooners, Vista Blue on Facebook
- Denice Amerison, North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
- Em Lee’s Carmel on Facebook
- Denise Wyer, Chef’s Pride/Fishwife and Turtle Bay; and the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
- Joyce Day Meuse on KNRY
- David “Doc” Reichbaum
- Erik’s DeliCafe
- Kaki Chen, Transportation Agency of Monterey County
- MAJ Chris Bachl, Naval Postgraduate School Foundation
- California State University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
- Guy Lasnier, KUSP Central Coast Public Radio
- Donna Brown, Sea Otter Classic – 2010 “Visit Monterey County”
- Kate and Ali Daniels, Women’s International Perspective news site (thewip.net) – WIP Talk/Sundays at Five radio show
- Devian Gilbert, Asana Cycles
- Dorothy Becker, First Presbyterian Church Women, Monterey
- Natasha Merkle, Naval Postgraduate School Earth Day Celebration
- Monterey County Weekly – Earth Day editorial on HER Helmet Thursdays
- Trish Sullivan, Destination Salinas – National Train Day
- Frank Pinto, Joselyns Bicycles, Monterey
- Nicole Gustas, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau/See Monterey blog: BlogMonterey.com
- City of Monterey Solid Waste and Recycling Division – website Transportation page, and Facebook
- Paula Ross
- New Monterey Business Association, for spreading word about Bicycling Monterey and the HER Helmet Thursdays project, via website links
- Asana Cycles
- Ray Napolitano
- Janie Rommel-Eichorn and the Rotary Club of Carmel Valley
- National Steinbeck Center
- BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2010: A Global Film Festival and Conservation Summit
- Sustainable Pacific Grove
- Sustainable Salinas
- Sustainable Seaside
- SF Station, for weblink to a Seaside presentation
- MAJ Arleigh (Bill) Dean and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club
- Giovanna Kha Marino of the NPS Foundation
- InfluenceGuy on Twitter
- Burnham Coaching on Twitter
- Shawna Routh, Monterey Institute of International Studies
- Cath Tendler-Valencia, Velo Club Monterey
- Stuart Thompson, Monterey Wine Groupie
- Bobby Richards, Lamp Lighter Inn, Carmel-by-the-Sea
- NorCal Bikers
- Mark Davidson of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
- Aquarian Bicycles, Monterey
- MacGregor Eddy, Living Car-Free in Monterey County slideshow and workshop
- Eric Squires of Light and Motion
- Hunter Harvath and Zoe Shoats, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), Transit Tips; and for steady communications to ensure current accuracy of Bicycling Mon terey’s bike-and-ride tips
- Focus the Region Conference
- Lacey Raak, City of Monterey
- Bobcat Bicycles, Salinas
- Casey Andrews, CSUMB Otter Radio
- Cima Collina Winery – Food and Wine Notes
- Mirabel Group
- Cantinetta Luca
- Sea Otter Classic 2011 (“Ditch the Car” and “Visit Monterey County“)
- Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
- Earth Cycles, Santa Cruz
- Todd Wills, Naval Postgraduate School Earth Day 2011
- Kevin Smith, Director of New Media – Monterey County Weekly – Local Blogs section
- Sally Smith, Big Sur International Marathon
- Abe Lincoln, Chair of Local Organizing Committee, Seaside Stage of Amgen Tour de California
- Tina Rosa, City of Seaside Police Department, Police Activities League (PAL)
- Monterey Green Action on Facebook
- Tripwise at CSUMB on Facebook
- Michael Baroni, Green Pedal Couriers, on Facebook and at bike valet stations
- Megan Joyce, Monterey Institute of International Studies – MIIS Office of Student Services
- Susan Ragsdale-Cronin – letter to the editor and essay acknowledgement
- James Serrano, Transportation Planner for the City of Salinas
- Rich Deal, Ride Ambassador for Bike Week 2011, and City Traffic Engineer for the City of Monterey
- Hotel Les Maurs, Healdsburg, CA – on Facebook
- Kaki Cheung, TAMC, Monterey County Bike Week 2011
- Bike to Work Santa Cruz / Santa Cruz Bike Week
- Velo Club Monterey
- Scott MacDonald, The Salinas Californian
- Erik and Anneka Esborg, People for Bikes
- Gabe Alvizo
- Diego Tapia
- The City of Seaside
- Jerrod Adams, Jarrod Gillam, Seth Hooper, Cameron Ingram, David Ramsaur, and others of the NPS Cycling Club
- Lalo Villegas and Kevin Mead, City of Salinas Police Department
- Darius Rike and Michael Do Couto, Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA)
- Juan Quintana
- Jesse Martines on Facebook
- Book Buyers on Facebook
- San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on Facebook
- Jay Bartow, Mark Peake, Joe Callaway of First Presbyterian Church, Monterey; John Clark of Steady Job, Steady Life program; and Real Goods Solar installers
- Carol Ferrantelli and Elaine Cole of First Presbyterian Church, Monterey – Bike Week/Month “Bike to Worship” announcements
- Anna Brones, Light & Motion on Twitter
- Officers Tucker and Kastor, City of Monterey Police Department
- John and Kimberly Beardshear, Remembering Kyle
- Richard Graves, Clutch Couriers, In Memory of Zachary Parke
- Steve Laufer, Central Coast Public Radio KUSP
- BETA – Ft Ord Bicycle-Equestrian Trails Assistance, blogroll on website
- Katie DeClercq, Project Bike Trip
- Jenn Gerard of Monterey Green Action, Environmental Film Cafe
- El Mariachi Restaurante
- Erik Esborg, Bikes Belong and People for Bikes; Jeanne Le Page, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz; Patricia Lopez and Tina Rosa, Seaside Police Activities League; and Zoe Shoats, Monterey-Salinas Transit; all of whom made the National Night Out outreach to cyclists so successful.
- Denyse Frischmuth, Sustainable Pacific Grove
- Caz at London Cyclechic for contributing helmets
- Jan Stotzer, Monterey Jazz Festival
- Carey Beebe Harpsichords
- Hartnell College
- Chris Johnson, Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department
- Mike Deighton, Lighthouse Lodge & Suites, on Facebook
- Karen Rose Corcoran, Museum of Monterey, on Facebook
- Kristina Montellese, Montellese Family Chiropractic, on Facebook
- Veronica Lezama, San Benito County Council of Governments
- Laura Ramirez – proofreading of Spanish outreach flier
- Brighid O’Keane, Dave Snyder, and Jim Brown, California Bicycle Coalition
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Dave Clark, Monterey Park Neighborhood Watch on Facebook
- Cory Caletti, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and Ariana Green, former intern with SCCRTC and former transportation planner for the City of Monterey (as of Jan 2013, Ariana is a transportation planner for the Transportation Agency for Monterey County)
- Susan Kent, Monterey County Health Department
- Connor Barr, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- Henrietta Stern and Fort Ord Recreation Trails Friends
- Kelly McMillin, Salinas Police Department
- Claudia Meléndez Salinas, School Bytes Blog, Monterey County Herald – intro to Bicycling Monterey
- Sarah Sponaugle, Blue Ocean Film Festival 2012
- Matthew Sundt and Steve Blum, Velo Club Monterey
- Kaki Cheung, Debbie Hale, and Kristen Hoschouer, Transportation Agency for Monterey County
- CalBike Report
- Paraiso Vineyards
- Jackie Pelley, Portola Hotel & Spa blog; and Portola Hotel & Spa events calendar
- American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment – CSUMB Report
- Souza’s Alisal Pharmacy, Salinas
- CopyMat of Salinas
- Terry Gomez and Omar Chombo, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
- Constantino Lozano, Over the Top Cycling
- Bike Shack, Watsonville
- Novie Ayson Monterey County Youth Center
- Jane Leatham, First Presbyterian Church of Monterey for church notices regarding intergenerational ride
- Santa Cruz Pedicab
- Stephanie Nelson, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
- Dena and Tyler Donnell, Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club
- Jeannie Pruitt-Retamoso, Sea Otter Classic
- Jeff Lindenthal, Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team
- Alex Cappelli, Velo Club Monterey
- Mark Roth, Sports Center Bicycles, Seaside
- Warren Anderson, Stevenson School
- Dave & Holly Cycling the Pacific Coast, benefiting leukaemia & lymphoma research
- Rita Dalessio and Neil Agron, Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club, Beyond Oil Campaign
- Shawn Carden and Dawn Allen
- Jeanie Ward-Waller, Ride America for Safe Routes
- NPS Cycling Club re teaching local scouts: Lieutenant Commander Jeremy Clark (USN); Lieutenant Angela Lefler (USN), Public Affairs Officer for the Cycling Club; Major Andy Sheehan (USAF), Club Sponsorships; Captain Nolan Semrau (USAF), Club President; and Lieutenant Matt Mckenzie (USN), Club Vice-President.
- NPS Foundation Announcements
- Marissa Herold, Bay Bikes
- Monterey Bay Blues Festival – Outreach to visitors seeking bike-there tips
- Lisa Rike, Monterey Off Road Cycling Association – 2012 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
- AmeriKen Houwat, Monterey Off Road Cycling Association – HHT outreach on the bikeways
- Jeff Richman – AIDS LifeCycle ride
- Kathy Richman, for faithfully serving as a research support for bike Salinas tips
- Andy Cook, 2012 Bike Week, Transportation Agency for Monterey County
- Tim Orr and Jan Stotzer, 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival
- Ben Gomberg, Monterey Public Library – Research assistance
- Office of Mayor Dennis Donohue – Sharing availability of bicycling resources with City of Salinas website visitors
- Jacques Mercadal, the Stunning Image – re Shawn [Carden]
- Captain Nolan Semrau (USAF) re Tribute Ride for Captain Alan Poindexter
- Andrew Kipsey, Bridge Restoration Ministry B2BBikeRide.com
- Anna Fahey, Sightline Daily: News & Views for a Sustainable Northwest – “Babes on Bikes II”
- Matt de Nesnera of KION
- Jacqueline Tualla of KION, for bike safety component in her story about the local 7/31/12 bicycle crash
- Applied Solar Energy for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey on their website post about the Castroville fair
- Nathan Pierce, for online conversations and otherwise sharing the news about bicycling in Monterey County; and for again serving as bike valet volunteer coordinator for Monterey Jazz Fest
- Jeremy Wedlake, NPS Cycling Club – helmet delivery for South County youth 8/15/12 outreach
- Lisa Rike, Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) – Outreach re Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
- Vera Noghera, Velo Club Monterey – VCM board presentation for South County youth 8/15/12 outreach
- Salinas Police Department, for their support of increasing awareness about bike safety and CA bike laws; also to Salinas PAL
- Theresia Rogerson of the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency for passing along news of Bicycling Monterey
- Saskia Lucas, coordinator of the first Santa Cruz Open Streets event
- Rob and Kath Garcia for outreach to youth
- Jan and Cath Valencia of VCMonterey.org, for mobile mechanic and other assistance to fellow bikers at Salinas Bike Party
- Organizers of Salinas Bike Party, who wish to remain anonymous, for building community and initiating new opportunities for enjoying the pleasures of biking Salinas
- Tammy Blount and Cree Crawford, for MCCVB’s growing interesting in bicycling
- Helen Singley and Ericka Mayorga of Greenfield Village Apartments for welcoming a bicycling presence at the first South County Health & Safety Fair
- Claudia Meléndez Salinas, School Bytes Blog, Monterey County Herald, “Back to School: A new chance to start biking”
- Megan Joyce, Monterey Institute of International Studies – MIIS Office of Student Services – 2012 Info Fair
- Kelly Violini, Monterey County Fair – Sharing news on FB re the fair’s first bicycle valet service
- Sasha Tepedelenova, AMBAG – support for bike safety and biking/alternative transportation outreach
- Virginia H. Mendoza – oral translation at East Salinas community gathering
- Octavio Gutierrez – affirmation of bike-and-ride for serious cyclists
- Helen Singley, Raul Rodriguez, and other Greenfield Rotary Club members
- Richard Masoner, Cyclelicious – for steady info and support for cyclists in the Monterey Bay region and beyond
- Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Peninsula Wellness Center on Twitter and Facebook
- Devin Meheen of Bay Bikes
- Mark Kintz
- Eric Cushman and the Monterey County Weekly for ongoing recognition of the HER Helmet Thursdays project.
- Angela Lefler and the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club members, for responding to requests for general bike community support.
- Pat Ottone, the Ottone Restaurant Group, for being a charter participant in HER Helmet Thursdays and for continued support
- HER Helmet Thursdays participants Hahn Wines, Passionfish, PeterBsBrewpub, and Portola Hotel, for steadily sharing news about the project on Twitter.
- The Monterey Plaza Hotel on behalf of HER Helmet Thursdays participants Cafe La Strada, Schooners, and Vista Blue Spa, for sharing news about the project on Twitter.
- Celeste White and White Page Communications for sharing news about Bicycling Monterey and the HER Helmet Thursdays project on Twitter
- Lisa Mitchell, the Monterey County Herald, for research support
- Larry Parsons, the Monterey County Herald,for coverage on the City of Monterey Multimodal Mobility Plan
- League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking and Walking, for tweeting @HERHelmetThurs news about bike-friendly Monterey County
- Lea Davison and Sabra Davison of Little Bellas, for tweeting news about @BikeMonterey and bike-friendly Monterey County
- MIIS and MPC for sharing Bicycling Monterey and HER Helmet Thursdays news via Twitter and Facebook
- Jeanne Le Page, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, for helping keep Bicycling Monterey in touch with our neighboring Santa Cruz County’s bike news.
- Chris Nelson, for hosting Mari Lynch about Bicycling Monterey and HER Helmet Thursdays on KRML’s 3/27/13 Pub Talk
- Henri Stern of Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA), Angela Lefler of the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club, and and Vera Noghera, Velo Club Monterey for serving as club information resources for Bicycling Monterey
- Waste Management Monterey for steadily sharing news about Bicycling Monterey and the HER Helmet Thursdays project on Twitter
- Cyclelogical for repeatedly tweeting Bicycling Monterey’s news about bike-friendly Monterey County.
- Kevin Suess, Normal, IL geography teacher and bike advocate, for repeatedly sharing news about bike-friendly Monterey County
- Cody Meyer, AMBAG, for delivering items for bike safety outreach
- Dennis Renault, sharing bike news with others
- James Serrano, traffic planner, City of Salinas – history and updates on City of Salinas transportation; and again regarding Ciclovia Salinas traffic control plan/detour map
- Andy Cook of TAMC, Bicycle Sharing Feasibility updates
- Ariana Green of TAMC, Complete Streets assessment info, including Salinas outreach
- Rachel Gonzalez, Central Coast Youth Sports Organization – spreading news of the Bicycling Monterey resources in South County
- Alan Romero, a planner with Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, for highlighting some facts for the bike community about how the work of MBUAPCD impacts bicycling
- Christopher Kidd of Alta Planning in Oakland, board member of the California Bicycle Coalition, for compiling list of 535 local jurisdictions (cities, counties) in California and their sidewalk cycling rules. Kidd’s work shortened Bicycling Monterey’s research time in expanding the sidewalk info in bike laws and safety tips
- Richard Masoner of Cyclelicious for highlighting Kidd’s research in the Cyclelicious 11/16/12 sidewalk riding post
- Angel Garibaldo, Salinas Valley Chamber, for spreading the word about the joys of biking Salinas
- Salinas Californian, for sharing news of the 2013 Intergenerational Ride via their Education Digest (4/15/13, page 2)
- Ann O’Rourke, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, for sharing April-May bike community calendar in highlighting Clean Air Month
- Richard Masoner of Cyclelicious for helping others find info on 2013 Bike Week/Month activities for Monterey County
- Ana Gabriela Ibarra and Natalie Oliver for updates on Ciclovia Salinas
- Peter Mounteer, writer, and Marge Ann Jameson, publisher of Cedar Street Times, for Peter’s story, “Intergenerational Bike Ride” (5/3/13, page 15)–and for including the HER Helmet Thursdays project as well
- Rachel Zentz of the Salinas Californian for sharing news of the annual Intergenerational Ride in “Education Digest” (4/15/13) and in “Events Calendar”
- Allyson Thommen of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau for sharing news of the annual Intergenerational Ride in her “This Weekend’s Top Events” (5/8/13) at BlogMonterey.com; and again for Ciclovia Salinas (10/3/13)
- Sharon Gavin, Community Outreach Coordinator, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, for 5/30/13 “Your Town” interview.
- State Senator Bill Monning, Holly Heimer, Breathe California-Central Coast, and the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District for honoring Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey, and HER Helmet Thursdays for contributions to clean air
- Brian Stettenbenz, Monterey Plaza Hotel, for spreading news of HER Helmet Thursdays and Bicycling Monterey on Twitter
- Tom Cassera, League of American Bicyclists instructor in Santa Cruz County, for sharing news on Twitter, and for general support
- Isaiah Bautista, age 6, and dad, Julio, for help preparing bike advocacy materials
- Lynn Moimboissee for her video and blog post linked in “11-Mile Fort Ord Ride: Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse“
- Claudia Meléndez Salinas, School Bytes Blog, Monterey County Herald, for helping to get the word out about Ciclovía Salinas with her post “Ciclovía coming to Salinas“
- Garland Thompson, City of Salinas, for serving as an information resource on the Salinas Youth Poet Laureate program
- Elise Ehrheart, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, for follow-up regarding EA link updates for Bicycle Safety Tips for Youth included in Bicycling Monterey’s CA Bike Laws and Safety Tips
- Jim Toy, for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey in the Sports & Recreation section of Monterey Peninsula Toy Box
- Roddick Guthrie, for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey in the Bicycling Salinas section of Street Smart Salinas
- Bookbuyers Monterey, for spreading news about Bicycling Monterey’s Shopping-by-Bike tips
- Old Capitol Books, Monterey, for spreading news about Bicycling Monterey’s Shopping-by-Bike tips
- Zoe Shoats, Monterey-Salinas Transit, for updates on bike lockers at MST transit centers
- Cory Houston, Mechanix, for going the extra mile in supporting the Monterey County Youth Center bike class
- Deborah Lynch, CalTrans, for communications on infrastructure work affecting Monterey County bike paths
- Elise Ehrheart, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, for update on TAMC-contracted bike safety events for Monterey County kids
- Mary Lauran Hall and Alliance for Biking and Walking, for making available (e.g., to benefit Ciclovia Salinas) mutual aid calls on coordinating volunteers for Open Streets events
- Open Streets Santa Cruz sharing Bicycling Monterey resources on Facebook
- Andrew Kipsey, for updates on B2B Ride 2013
- Monterey Museum of Art (La Mirada and Pacific) on Facebook and Twitter, announcing HER Helmet Thursdays
- De Tierra Vineyards on Facebook, announcing HER Helmet Thursdays
- Deborah Warcken, for spreading the news about Ciclovia Salinas on Facebook
- Cheri Miller, Mayor/City Manager’s Office, City of Salinas
- Ray Corpuz, City Manager, City of Salinas
- Michael Ricker, City of Salinas, for spreading the word about Bicycling Monterey resources; and again for delivering Salinas bike maps for safety outreach
- José Eduardo Huerta for extraordinary work on Ciclovia Salinas, including graphic arts
- Andrea Manzo, Building Health Communities-East Salinas, for communications regarding Ciclovia Salinas
- Ricardo Navarro of KION for coverage about Ciclovia Salinas
- James Serrano, Gary E. Petersen, Robert Russell, and other City of Salinas staff for working hard to evaluate whether City should support Ciclovia Salinas–before reaching their recommendation of YES
- City of Salinas Council for fully supporting the first Ciclovia Salinas on 10/6/13, per their 9/24/13 vote
- Steve McShane for spreading the word about Ciclovia Salinas resources available on the Bicycling Monterey website.
- Karen Kefauver for spreading the news about Ciclovia Salinas.
- Natalie Oliver, Andrea Manzo, Eduardo Huerta, Maria Cardenas, and Ana Gabriela Ibarra for communications regarding Ciclovia Salinas.
- And thanks to the many, many individuals and organizations who partnered with Bicycling Monterey and others in doing what we all could to boost Monterey County’s first Open Streets–the youth-led initiative, Ciclovía Salinas! Please see the list of all their names; click here.
- Cathy Faber of InterContinental the Clement Monterey, Todd Wessing of Hotel Pacific, and Ralph Bozzo of Gino’s Fine Italian for faithfully responding to HER Helmet Thursdays email communication.
- Susie Brusa of Rancho Cielo for spreading news on Facebook about Bicycling Monterey’s Bike Salinas tips and Mari’s Salinas Californian commentary on Ciclovia Salinas.
- Jane Parker for spreading news on Facebook about Bike Salinas tips.
- Monterey County Disability Review for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey’s advocacy for handcycling
- Trish Sullivan of Destination Salinas / Salinas 411 for sharing Tips for Bicycling Monterey County with visitors.
- Joel Hernandez Laguna for distributing Bicycling Monterey’s bike laws and safety tip fliers for Spanish speakers.
- Gerard Ross and Kelly McMillin and others in the Salinas Police Department for consistently positive support for the rights of bicyclists
- Darius Rike and Monterey Off Road Cycling Association for merging MORCA’s calendar with Bicycling Monterey’s, saving me alot of time!
- Jose A. Arrollea, Community Alliance for Safety and Peace Future Futuro, for spreading news about Bicycling Monterey resources for youth and their families, via their website
- Monterey Contemporaries for spreading the news about HER Helmet Thursdays on Facebook
- Point Pinos Grill for spreading news of HER Helmet Thursdays on Facebook
- Cycle Tracks Monterey for spreading news of HER Helmet Thursdays 4th anniversary on Facebook
- Over the Top Cycling for spreading news of HER Helmet Thursdays–including by suggesting this cool idea
- People for Bikes on their blog, for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey in their holiday rides post
- Bicycling Magazine, on their site, for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey in their holiday rides story
- Paraiso Vineyards, for spreading the buzz about HER Helmet Thursdays in Soledad
- AjY on Foursquare for spreading the buzz in “What’s good here in Pacific Grove: Toasties is in the HER Helmet Thursdays project
- Sweet Elena’s on Facebook, for spreading the buzz on Facebook that they’re in the HER Helmet Thursdays project
- Hotel Pacific on Facebook, sharing the news that 10 local bike shops are giving prizes to celebrate the 4th anniversary of HER Helmet Thursdays
- Helmets.org for referring to Bicycling Monterey’s Spanish resources section
- California by Bike tour for plans to benefit Bicycling Monterey; and organizers of the local gathering for creating such a fun evening for the public
- Chris Cain of Monterey Bay Racing Team for sharing a heads-up with the bike community regarding Madonna Del Sasso’s bike rodeo (click here)
- Sonja Rindermann and Nigel Fuentes, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, for sharing info about Bicycling Monterey
- Domenico’s on the Wharf, for spreading the buzz on Facebook that they’re in the HER Helmet Thursdays project
- Grant Leonard of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County for press release regarding Transportation Excellence Awards
- Barb Chamberlin, executive director of Bicycle Alliance of Washington, for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey re Bikestyle’s list of Women’s Bike Blogs
- Austin McInery and Katie Stiyer of National Interscholastic Cycling Association for recognizing Monterey County’s awesome coaches through #NICAhypehead contest
- Team Velo Girls on Facebook
- Road Rash Guard on Facebook
- Carmel Mission Inn on Facebook and Twitter
- Gears 4 Good on Facebook
- Mike Samuelson, Open Streets Project
- Mary Lauran Hall, Alliance for Biking and Walking, which selected Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey as a finalist for the 2014 Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm award
- Holly Heimer, Laurel Thomsen, and Sandi Laney for nominating Mari, named a finalist, for the Alliance for Biking & Walking (scroll down)
- Isaac M, organizer, Monterey Bay Outdoor League Meetup, for sharing info about Bicycling Monterey and HER Helmet Thursdays (and folks, if you want to share fliers with others–which is how Isaac got the info–click here)
- Fisherman’s Wharf/Wharf I, for sharing the news via weblink
- Ann McGrath and Eric Palmer of the City of Monterey – Amgen Stage 4, May 2014 promotion – website resources section
- National Bike Summit 2014 #nbs14 advocates on Twitter for sharing many @bikemonterey and @herhelmetthurs ideas
- TAMC Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Advisory Board members for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey site and projects via meetings and in the community
- Steve Lynch, Floann Younker, and E. J. Lynch, for interest and encouragement about the Bicycling Monterey work
- Liz Soto, Deputy City Clerk, City of Salinas, for facilitating communications with city officials about expanding biking ops in Salinas
- Emily Glanville of Ecology Action, Santa Cruz, for including Monterey County in regional links on the Santa Cruz Bike Links page
- Jaime Rios, Public Information Officer of California High Patrol’s Monterey office, for supporting public education regarding CA’s Three-Foot Passing legislation, and for reaching out about how CHP can support Bike Month safety activities
- Alex Cappelli for being a steadfast bike community supporter, including as a resource person gathering info for bike film fest
- Faith Torgensen, Museum of Monterey, for helping keep MoM staff apprised of HER Helmet Thursdays participation
- Nancy Selfridge, City Council, City of Monterey and Udo Rehfeldt for news about the Monterey Bicycling Film Festival
- Cyclelogical, for shout-outs on Facebook and Twitter about the Monterey County Youth Center bike class
- Jeff Lindenthal for info on the CA State High School MTB Championships and updates on the Salinas High Cowboys
- Jade Stephens for info on the Menstrual X Cycles
- Cody Meyer of AMBAG for delivering Cycle Tracks resources to be shared at bike community events
- Kathleen Novoa/Big Sur Kate for forwarding relevant info
- KUSP for 5th anniversary shout-out to Bicycling Monterey on Twitter
- Don Chapin III for communications regarding Salinas race events
- Victor Kong of Star Market for being a great community supporter, including a drop-off and pick-up point for Bike Month posters
- Dennis Duke for updates on New Monterey bike infrastructure news
- Marge Ann Jameson of Cedar Street Times for tweeting Bicycling Monterey news, including about the 2014 Intergenerational Ride
- City of Monterey for tweeting @bikemonterey news
- City of Salinas for tweeting @bikemonterey news
- City of Pacific Grove for tweeting @bikemonterey news
- Monterey Public Library for sharing Bicycling Monterey resources via library lobby bulletin board
- Kimberly Brown, on-call staff at City of Monterey Casanova Oak Knolls, for info exchanges re bike repair class
- Bob Shanteau for sharing resources on roundabouts
- Jake Scott of Bike Fetish for referral leading to contribution to students of Youth Center bike class
- Carrie Crook of The Wharf Marketplace for invitation to participate in Earth Day event, and for sharing information about Bike Month
- All the unnamed individuals who helped distribute Bike Month posters to more remote locations in the county
- Sarah Murer of People for Bikes for follow-ups re bike safety and advocacy outreach materials
- Interbike, for sharing Bicycling Monterey tips about IBD Summit and Bicycle Leadership Conference on Facebook
- City of Monterey Communications Office, for sharing news about HER Helmet Thursdays on Facebook
- London Bridge Pub, for sharing news about HER Helmet Thursdays on Facebook – “Commercial Wharf II says: It’s unanimous!”
- Tom Kabat for reaching out with encouraging words
- Gordon and Terri Babbitt, David Craft, and other parents for brightening everyone’s day by bringing their children to the Intergenerational Bike Ride; and Natalie Oliver for likewise brightening our day by bringing her parents and grandparents!
- Samantha Harrison, Residence Inn Salinas, for spreading news about HER Helmet Thursdays and other Salinas biking info on Twitter
- Salinas City Council Member Jose Castañeda for sharing Bicycling Monterey news and resources on Twitter.
- Lt. Jeff Jackson of City of Monterey Police Department for sharing some additional bicycle security links for Bicycling Monterey’s bike security section.
- Kristen Osland, Natividad Medical Center employee (with a focus on community outreach to help with the effects of criminal violence, and to reduce bicycle and pedestrian related injuries), for sharing news about Bicycling Monterey site and projects
- Leo Kodl, avid cyclist and Defense Language Institute employee, for his steady encouragement, since the first year, about the value of the Bicycling Monterey website; and for being a source of helpful info about recumbents!
- Larry Imwalle of Action Council for sharing Bicycling Monterey news via Twitter
- Dorrie Coman, Porter Youth Center Facility Director, for inviting Mari/Bicycling Monterey to share info at the Youth Center’s Bike Month rodeo; and Daniel Saia, PYC employee, for his welcome too
- Richard Dobias on behalf of Keith DeFiebre and Central Coast CycloCross, for submitting CCCX events for Bicycling Monterey’s calendar
- Tracey and James Lawrence of Monterey Bay Composite Team for updates on the team
- Molly K. Smith, Auxiliary President for American Legion Post 589, for info about their lowrider bike show
- Jeffrey Ernest of B2BBikeRide.com, for extra support on the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Ride
- Ariana Green of TAMC for research assistance regarding local infrastructure
- Kristi K. Burns, principal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, East Salinas, for follow-up regarding bike helmet giveaways
- Laurel Burchfield, Transportation for Michigan Coordinator, for sharing news about Bicycling Monterey via a 6/27/14 T4M blog post
- Roberto Robledo, senior writer for the Salinas Californian, for arranging a news brief about the need for volunteers for Monterey County Youth Center bike class
- Kera Abraham, assistant editor of the Monterey County Weekly, for connecting bike advocates, helping to increase the effectiveness of Monterey County bike advocacy
- Sergeant Gerard Ross and Sergeant Bryan Cupak of Salinas Police Department for above-and-beyond patrol service assisting people who bike
- Peter Fox of Kryptonite for his prompt, helpful response to a request for bike security equipment for a teen who had graduated Monterey County Youth Center bike class
- MacGregor Eddy, “We Could Car Less” columnist for the Californian, for sharing news of Bicycling Monterey site and projects
- Kenneth Chrisman of MORCA for communications regarding proposal for a pump track at Toro Park
- Maria Osorio of MIIS for supporting the sharing of bike info at the annual MIIS info fair
- Traci and Tony Williams for being on the alert for Youth Center bike class volunteers
- Michael Fechter and Tia Sukin for communication regarding outreach to homeless
- Sasha Tepedelenova of AMBAG for updates on Emergency Ride Home program
- Ariana Green of TAMC for updates on misc projects
- Ariana Green of TAMC and Rich Deal of City of Monterey for follow-up regarding confusing lane marking at Mark Thomas and Aguajito, Monterey
- James Serrano for prompt response to query about viability of ghost bike or other lasting memorial to honor Adrian Garcia
- Mirna Jaime Acuna on Facebook
- SoCal High School Cycling League on Facebook
- Debbie Hale of TAMC for support of the work of Bicycling Monterey, and copyright law, by requesting permission to reuse of Bicycling Monterey photos
- Allyson Thommen of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau for careful attention to the guest post on their blog about Ciclovia Salinas
- Jim Wrona for supporting the helpfulness of the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County with his annual updates on Critical Christmas
- Ameriken of MORCA for tweaks and general tending of MORCA calendar, supporting helpfulness of Master Calendar for Bicycing Monterey County
- Marlo Mendoza of Monterey County Youth Center for sufficiently advance notice to bike class volunteers regarding mandatory trainings
- Richard Gray, Patty Esparza, and Marlo Mendoza for meeting with Luciano Rodriguez and Mari Lynch toward a successful third year of Youth Center bike class
- Kathleen Novoa, Big Sur Kate, for helpful input about our Big Sur coast and the impact of the new Three Feet for Safety law
- Jeff Lindenthal for the heads-up, and Jeff Wriedt for helpful input about the KC Fontes benefit Twilight Ride
- Susan Benjaram for updates on Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day for 2014 and 2015
- Kenneth Chrisman for info on potential pump track for Toro Park
- Steve McShane for info on the biking Historical Tour in Salinas
- Open Streets Project for sharing resources about Ciclovia Salinas
- Community Foundation for Monterey County for sharing resources about Ciclovia Salinas
- Return of the Natives Restoration Project for sharing resources about Ciclovia Salinas
- Alex Magana, Marina Police Department school resources officer, for reach-out about Marina Bike Rodeo
- Jairo Hernandez of Monterey County Health Department/Safe Routes to School for including Bicycling Monterey in the Health in All Policies Summit 2014 in Seaside
- Dennis Taylor of the Salinas Californian for reference to Mari’s sidewalk riding information in his 9/29/14 “Salinas Drivers: So much mayhem, so little time”
- Bike 2 Work Nevada for sharing on Facebook Mari’s sidewalk tips
- Bike SoMi (South Miami, FL) for sharing on Facebook a link to Mari’s tips for college students
- Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance/Bike Washoe on Facebook
- Jack Long and Janet Long, for being local–and touring–roll/role models and sharing their inspiring story with media
- Mark Anderson of Monterey County Weekly for updates on Monterey County restaurants and other businesses and organizations participating in the HER Helmet Thursdays project
- Areli Carreón of Bicitekas and Maria Sipin of Multicultural Communities for Mobility for teaming up with Mari to share multicultural and multilingual resources on an Alliance for Biking & Walking mutual aid call; and Brighid O’Keane of the Alliance for inviting this presentation
- Andrew Kipsey for his very helpful same-day heads-up when a video update resulted in a broken link
- MacGregor Eddy and Dennis Taylor of the Salinas Californian for bringing up important bike law and safety topics, including sidewalk riding
- Roberto Robledo, senior writer for the Salinas Californian, for his profile of Luciano Rodriguez, coordinator of the Monterey County Youth Center bike class; also translated and published in El Sol, “Excelencia en el ámbito del ciclismo de Salinas”
- Erik Cushman, Publisher, and the Monterey County Weekly for supporting the 5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project by discounting a full-page ad in the Monterey County Weekly; click here
- Eleven locally owned bicycle shops for celebrating the 5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project by purchasing a full-page ad in the Monterey County Weekly; click here
- Juan Quintana for tech support re 5th anniversary poster
- Steve Benes of Gears 4 Good for responding to heads-up about a local youth in need of a bke
- Chris Pia of California Highway Patrol for outreach regarding bike law and safety in Pebble Beach, on behalf of the Del Monte Forest Property Owners Association and the Pebble Beach Community Services District; see Bicycling Monterey’s reminders here
- Nicholas Takashi Santana for communications about Clash of the Mallets, Monterey County’s first bike polo tournament
- Grant Leonard and Ariana Green, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, for communications about TAMC’s 2015 Bicycle Secure Program
- Julie Armstrong of Big Sur International Marathon for being available as a bike info resource at Monterey Bay Region Economic Summit
- Bud Colligan of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership for communications on Twitter
- Dave Crozier of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department and Safe Kids Monterey program
- Penny Butler for website feedback
- Steve McShane, Salinas City Council Member for District 3, for interest in the pros and cons of sidewalk riding
- Eric Petersen, chair, TAMC Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, for update regarding City of Salinas Bicycle Committee, and for submitting info for the bike calendar
- Ron Dillender, principal, Lincoln Elementary School, Salinas, for update about cycling club
- Maria Montiel, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, for monthly communications to bike-ped committee members and others
- City of Monterey tweeter for informative City Council meeting tweets and for sharing Bicycling Monterey tips on Twitter
- Anna Herrera of Pajaro Middle School for communication about PMS and Bicycling Monterey resources
- Rosemary Hernandez, Child Development Coordinator, Pajaro Valley Unified School District-Pajaro Family Resource Center, for forwarding communications to Pajaro Middle School student council members
- Austin McInery of National Interscholastic Cycling Association for communications regarding Salinas High student K.C.Fontes, winner of GU Extraordinary Courage Award, and for steady Twitter communications with @bikemonterey
- Roberto Robledo of the Californian, Sherry Chandler of Doug Chandler Performance, and Jan Valencia of Cycle Stop Honda for partnering up in securing extra copies of K.C. Fontes Californian story
- KION on Facebook
- Prunedale Improvement Project on Facebook
- Carey Beebe of Carey Beebe Harpsichords for helpful input about a confusing bike lane arrow on Mark Thomas Drive
- Laura Vidaurri of Fort Ord Reuse Authority ESCA remediation program for sharing news of the Bicycling Monterey resources on Twitter
- Hank Armstrong, Monterey Bay Aquarium, for sharing news with staff about Bicycling Monterey resources
- Sarah-Mae Nelson, Monterey Bay Aquarium, for communications on Twitter–and for her leadership in climate change education and literacy
- Rich Masoner, Cyclelicous, for tracking down PDFs about biking near trucks and buses (remedying broken links)
- Donna Zirwes and Allyson Thommen of Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, for sharing Bicycling Monterey resources at MCCVB’s Sea Otter Classic booth
- Steve Benes of Gears4Good.org for sharing Bicycling Monterey resources at Gears 4 Good’s Sea Otter Classic booth, and also for creating a new mini from one of the posters
- Kristen Spencer, Natividad Medical Center employee (with a focus on community outreach to help with the effects of criminal violence, and to reduce bicycle and pedestrian related injuries), for facilitating support for bike safety outreach (see List of Contributors of Project Supplies)
- Theresa Wright, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, for writing and distributing a 2015 press release about the 4th Annual Intergenerational Ride
- James Serrano, traffic planner for City of Salinas, for his leadership, shown by responding affirmatively to our encouragement to be among the small group of attending the first Caltrans-hosted Class IV bikeways summit in Sacramento
- Virginia Murillo of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County for being available as a bilingual contact person for TAMC, including for contact regarding Bicycle Secure Program, Wayfinding project, and Bicycle Map update
- Maria Montiel of TAMC for communications with bike-ped committee members and interested members of the public
- Dominic Lucchesi of Hostelling International, Monterey branch, for reach-out about Bike Travel 101, a Bike Month 2015 event
- Zoe Shoats, MST, for confirming MST details (a bike-and-ride option) for the Intergenerational Ride for Bike Month 2015
- Kevin Smith, Director of New Media, Monterey County Weekly, for his extra dedication to publishing accurate information
- Sierra Dehmler for sharing the League of American Bicyclists (AKA Bike League) 5/11/15 blog post, #WhyIRide – “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles. This League blog post featured Mari’s “We’re All Heroes on This Bus,” first broadcast on KUSP 9/6/09. Sierra and the others listed directly below are especially appreciated for voluntarily helping as Bicycling Monterey’s “online street team.” Bicycling Monterey is not on Facebook, Instagram, and other online social sites, with the exception of Twitter. Having volunteers who help with online social outreach frees up more of Mari’s hours for the many other Bicycling Monterey tasks. Thank you!
- Paula Ross for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Laurel Thomsen for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Dan Frechette for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with his online social circles
- Charlotte Rozier Manis for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Anneke Prins for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Blessed Earth for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with their online social circles
- Bettina Hotelling for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Ray Napolitano for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with his online social circles
- Larry Pizzi for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with his online social circles
- Cammie Essad Lynch for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Prunedale Improvement Project, and San Juan Road Interchange Project for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with their online social circles
- Nathan Pierce for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with his online social circles
- Sandi Laney for sharing “Seeing the World Anew” with her online social circles
- Salinas City Council members José Castañeda (District 1), Tony Barrera (District 2), and Steve McShane (District 3) for their leadership and enthusiasm in proclaiming May 2015 as Bike Month in the City of Salinas
- Monterey City Council for proclaiming May 2015 as Bike Month in the City of Monterey (tip of the helmet to @cityofmonterey and Council member @haffaalan on Twitter for their responsiveness to @bikemonterey’s suggestion)
- MacGregor Eddy for her ongoing community outreach and bike advocacy via her “We Could Car Less” column in the Californian, including her 5/24/15 column about Monterey County Youth Center bike class
- Bernard Green, CSUMB transportation outreach coordinator, for info about the 5/30 “bike skillz” training at CSUMB
- Raj Bergundy for reaching out about the 1st anniversary memorial ride for Adrian Garcia
- Sgt Gerard Ross of Salinas Police Department for extra courtesy and support extended to the bike community on 1st anniversary memorial ride for Adrian Garcia
- Ariana Green of TAMC for posts to the master bike calendar
- Devin Meheen, Jason Burnett, and Victoria Beach for responding to questions about the proposed Rio Road bike lanes; and Nick of Bay Bikes for follow-up communication
- Joel Pablo of the Clerk of the Board’s office, Monterey County Board of Supervisors, for replies and follow-up communications
- David Hober and Jordin Tucker of the Monterey Police Department for distributing to PD staff bike law summary fliers in Spanish and English, including for National Night Out
- Michael Moore and Jesucita Robles of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for their interest in bike law summary fliers and other bicycling resources
- Armando Mendoza and Raul Garcia of the Greenfield Police Department for their interest in bike law summary fliers and other bicycling resources
- Andrew Breault, Executive Administrator of the Del Monte Shopping Center, for surveying changes of the DMSC’s bike rack locations
- Mark Kaufmann and Velo Club Monterey for merging VCM’s calendar with Bicycling Monterey’s, saving me alot of time
- Amy Naranjo and Cory Caletti of Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commision for sharing Bicycling Monterey resources with Cruz511 website users
- Scott Clegg, Marina Police Department, for communications regarding bicycle safety and law enforcement
- Diane Solomon, radio host for sharing Bicycling Monterey resources with KKUP-Cupertino listeners via her on-air interview with Mari
- Erik Thurmann of Castroville branch, Monterey County Free Libraries for photos of display featuring new bike-related items contributed to the library in appreciation for the work of Bicycling Monterey
- Ann Bixler and David Hart, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, for communications regarding Amgen 2016 in Monterey County
- Jennifer Butz, director, Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center, for facilitating scheduling of dates for Bicycling Monterey’s new in 2015 bike ed gatherings added to the YC’s bike education program
- Wendy Booher and Jeannie Pruitt-Retamoso for communications regarding 2016 Sea Otter Classic
- Keith DeFiebre for social media shout-outs
- Doris Chen for serving as a role model (including in video) of people who bike as part of their commitment to Earth Stewardship
- Victor Henry of Monterey Public Library for serving as an especially helpful information resource for library patrons looking for bike maps and other bicycling info
- Felicia Aguilar and Ali Manouchehrizadeh, co-hosts for 6/20/16 “Alza Tu Voz / Speak Out” program on Radio Bilingüe, for interviewing Jerry Ramos and Mari Lynch on bike topics; and producer, host, and youth radio coordinator Jesús (“Chui”) Ramírez
- Eliana Coronel for communications regarding the Third Annual Adrian Garcia Memorial Bike Ride
- Judith Pacheco of Indigenous Interpreting + for facilitating provision of bicycles for two South County II+ team members
- Steve Blum for outreach
Bicycling Monterey “Street Team”
This is a grassroots effort, and those who share the news with others are making a vital contribution. We appreciate everyone sharing the good news via such methods as:
- telling others the old-fashioned way (which never goes out of style), by word-of-mouth
- keeping mini-fliers in their purse, pocket, pack, or panniers so they have something at hand to pass along to folks they’re chatting with
- sharing links via online social sites, such as Facebook and Twitter
- displaying posters or fliers
Contact Mari for tips on how to help.
Derrick Chao and Kyle Ingebretson of the San Francisco Bay Area just learned about the Bicycling Monterey resources and the HER Helmet Thursdays Project.
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