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Bike Buzz: Midsummer 2018 News from Bicycling Monterey

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This post features some new Bicycling Monterey posts, plus some updated ones, since the Summer 2018 newsletter to subscribers went out. Included too are a selection of Bicycling Monterey and HER Helmet Thursdays Project social media posts. For posts after Aug 2, 2018, such as “Traveling by train in Monterey County, and beyond,” refer to this site’s sidebar for archives by month. For some upcoming calendar highlights, scroll farther down the sidebar.
Spread the word about Monterey County’s second Open Streets location coming in 2018—Ciclovía Gonzales. Scroll down for details.

California Wildfire Prevention — and Being a More Welcome Visitor on the Big Sur Coast

Alex Akins and Cameron Stewart: Monterey County teens competing in Tour of Ireland

Aug 18-26: Monterey Car Week, including Concours d’Elegance and more – Tips for commercial drivers and people who bike

September 9: Ciclovía Gonzales, Monterey County’s second Open Streets location

October 7: Ciclovía Salinas 2018 — an Open Streets event in Monterey County

Bicycle touring through Monterey County: Pacific Coast Bike Route and other routes

In the Lighthouse Avenue updated post below, note “What people say” about the HER Helmet Thursdays Project participant, since 2009, Taqueria Del Mar.

Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey: Bike parking, riding tips, and more

North Fremont, Monterey bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements

Pico de Gallo, Monterey está en el proyecto HER Helmet Thursdays

La infraestructura como arte: Castroville bicicleta / puente peatonal y ferrocarril cruzando sobre

Infrastructure as art: Castroville Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge and Railroad Overcrossing

In addition to what’s on this website, you may want to skim over Bicycling Monterey’s social media posts. Many include information not on this site. Below are a sampling.

Bike to history—along the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail, and elsewhere in Monterey County. Get inspiration on bikemonterey.org by typing “history” in the search window or use the following short link: https://bit.ly/BikeToHistory Did you know? In 1776 Spain named Monterey the capital of its Baja (lower) California and Alta (upper) California. In 1821 Mexico won its war for independence from Spain, and California subsequently pledged its allegiance to the Mexican government. In 1846 the Mexican-American War began, and not until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848 did Alta California became part of the U.S. #history #biketohistory #historynerd #historytour #touringbike #delmontehotel #hoteldelmonte #historic #cahistory #californiahistory #Spain🇪🇸 #Mexico 🇲🇽#navalpostgraduateschool #Navy #railstotrails #montereybaysanctuaryscenictrail #bikemonterey #bicyclingmonterey #sustainablemoments #visitcalifornia #sustainable #transportation #montereycounty #bike #bikes #bicycle #bicycles #cycling #cyclinglife #bicycletouring

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My daughter, Sierra, a blast from the past, in her native Monterey County. All grown up, this weekend she’s at Newport Folk Festival. Catch her fest highlights in her 🌏 @passportvoyager IG Newport stories. She has great taste in music 🎶, majored in music at @cunyedu, worked for @communionmusic, @bessrogers, @momandpopmusic, @bowerypresents, @livenation, @diversifiedproductionservices, @leavealastingmark, and more. @montereycountyweekly and Monterey Bay Area music lovers will remember her house concert series, including @ianaxel, @leliabroussard, and many more. And at the age she was in this photo, @orchestraintheschools knew this lil unschooler as 🎻 violinist and concert mistress. Enjoy her Newport highlights! 🎸🎤🎹🎟 #bikemontereycounty #kidsbike #newportfolkfest #newportfolk #newportfolkfestival #musical #TravelBlogger #bikemonterey #bicyclingmonterey #bikelife #bikergirl #bicyclelife #music #musiclovers #musically #travel #traveller #bicycles #bicycle #bike #bikes #monterey #newport #morekidsonbikes #dolls #dollsofinstagram #babydoll #babydolls #cuny #baruch

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Touring by bicycle or just a local bike commuter? Either way, there are all kinds of spots to tuck your bike out of the way securely at Turtle Bay in Seaside. And this server is simply the best! Food is yummy, restaurant is independent and locally owned. And topping it off, Turtle Bay and both their sister spots— Fishwife in Seaside and Pacific Grove—are all 3 in the #HERHelmetThursdays Project since 2009. #SeasideCA #Seaside #PacificGrove #seafood #bikeseaside #bikepacificgrove #HERHelmetThursdays #bikemonterey #bicyclingmonterey #bikecommute #ecotourism #touringbybicycle #cycletouring #cycling #cyclinglife #bikelife #discounts #loveyourmotherearth #carbonemissions #actonclimate #climatechange #health #exercise #transportation #fun #montereycounty #acapaccoast #adventurebybike

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Taqueria Del Mar on Lighthouse Ave in New Monterey is acclaimed by @passportvoyager, @montereyherald, @montereycountyweekly’s @photographnic, @montereymca, and so many more. Independent and locally owned for over 30 years, this fabulous little restaurant is also a charter participant—since 2009– in the #HERHelmetThursdays Project. That’s Brian, son of owner Nicolas Gasca. Nicolas’s niece Lilia Gasca, along with Nicolas, are there six days a week (closed Wednesdays), and Brian often comes to pitch in when he’s not in school. As you can see from these pictures, there’s a bicycle rack right out front, and you can even sit at the bar by the window if you want to keep an eye on your bike (such as if you’re a touring cyclist and have it loaded down with gear). . . #bici #bicicleta #taqueriadelmar #monterey #condadodemonterey #MontereyCounty #herhelmetthursdays #mexicanfood #bike #sostenible #transporte #sustainable #transportation #bikemontereycounty #bicyclingmonterey #bikemonterey #carbonemissions #actonclimate

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