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Bike Buzz: May 2019 — History of Bicycling Monterey; Bike Month; and more

(1) May 1, 2019 is Bicycling Monterey’s 10th anniversary. Special thanks to a Santa Cruz County bike advocacy leader for his acknowledgement of this work: http://bit.ly/BikeDecade.
Bicycling Monterey has been a grassroots volunteer effort 1 May 2009 – 1 May 2019. If you’ve ever wondered how it got started, read on for a brief history. 

Looking back:

A summary of Bicycling Monterey’s 10-year history

compiled by the founder

Background: My first time to bicycle in Monterey County was when I biked here from Santa Cruz, where I lived 1976-1981. As I tell in “Falling in Love with Bicycling,” I’d biked since childhood, but Santa Cruz was where biking really won my heart. After moving to my present address in rural Monterey County in 1981, I continued to bike. But for many years, especially when my son and daughter were young, biking was most often limited to our own rural neighborhood or to the coastal trail. When I returned to biking regularly for transportation, and experienced again what a joy that is, I wanted to make it easier for others to bike here.

(2) May is Bike Month. See a list of activities for Monterey County, plus links to resources for Bike Month elsewhere in California and around the USA: http://bit.ly/BikeMonthUSA
(3) For more Bicycling Monterey news, refer to the monthly archives in this site’s sidebar, e.g., for April 2019: http://bit.ly/April2019BikeMRY
Photo at the top of this post was shot by Mari at Ciclovía King City, April 14, 2019.
  1. What a great advocate – untiring, at that – for bicycling you have become in these past ten years, Mari. Your voice is important.

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