About Bicycling Monterey
In 2009, Bicycling Monterey was founded by volunteer Mari Lynch to encourage biking and other earth-friendly actions. Since 1981, Mari is a resident of rural Monterey County and owner of Fine Wordworking.
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"Consistently advocates for bicycling. Major kudos to Mari for all her great work!"--California Bicycle Coalition
Respect Copyright – © Mari Lynch, 2009-2017 – All rights reserved.
“I have gone to businesses on HER Helmet Thursdays, and they are always gracious. Thank you for making such a great program work!”–Sam Poteete “No profit motive for its creator, Mari Lynch, just a vision to see more locals and tourists ride bikes.”–Ravi Kapur, KSBW
TIPS FOR BICYCLING MONTEREY COUNTY – Click any heading below to access.
- Tips for Tourists and Locals
- Overview of the Guide (with Index)
- 1. Why Bike: The Many Benefits of Bicycling
- 2. Once You Start: BIKE MAPS and Other Tools for Finding Your Way
- 3. Bicycle Riding Skills, Bike Safety, and CA Bicycle Laws–for Children, Teens, and Adults
- 4. Where to Shower and Change
- 5. Bike-and-Ride Options: Bicycling Needn’t Be All or Nothing!
- 6. Bicycle Security, including Unique List of Places to Go
- 7. LOCAL BICYCLE SHOPS in Monterey County–and Tips on New and Used Bikes
- 8. REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE for Bikes–and Bikeways–Including DIY
- 9. BIKE RENTALS in Monterey County–plus Self-Led and Guided Tours
- 10. Where to Bike in Monterey County
- 11. Cycling to Monterey County’s History Spots
- 12. Shopping by Bike
- 13. Bike Valet and Other Bicycle Parking–including Etiquette and Laws
- 14. Hotels, Entertainment, Educational Venues, Restaurants
- 15. Be Visible: High Visibility Apparel and Accessories
- 16. Bike Salinas, including its HER Helmet Thursdays spots
- 17. Bike to Monterey County Farmers Markets
- 18. Serious Cyclists: BMX, Fixed Gear, MTB, Road, Touring, and More (Clubs, Group Rides, Camping, and Other Resources)
- 19. Night Rides / Biking in the Dark
- 20. Bicycling and Ecotourism / Good Earthkeeping Right at Home
- Master CALENDAR for Bicycling Monterey County
- Ciclovía Salinas – Contact info, resources, and history of Monterey County’s OPEN STREETS
- Submit a Listing for the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County
- WHAT PEOPLE SAY about the Bicycling Monterey website and projects
- Gift cards or gift certificates
- Learn more about HER Helmet Thursdays participants
- Thank you to contributors of rewards for first fundraising campaign (2016)