Posted by

Bike Buzz: Summer 2018

Short link to this post: https://bit.ly/Summer2018BikeBuzz

This post features a summary of new Bicycling Monterey posts, plus some updated ones, since the Spring 2018 newsletter to subscribers went out. This is a partial list. For complete list, check the Archives window in the sidebar.

To learn about a stellar volunteer—Justin Leong—scroll to the end of this post.

The May 28, 2018 photo below is from “Where to report a bikeway maintenance need in Monterey County, plus maintenance needs for California State Highways.”

“If you build it, they will come”: Helping visitors, and residents, use sustainable transportation

Completion! — Castroville Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

Santa Cruz scene: Just love everybody

Project: Boosting Bike Equity

Summer 2018: Ciclovía Salinas Youth Internships

New Hwy 183 crosswalk — Paso de peatones en Castroville cruce ceremonial

June 1-Aug 31: Summer Youth Pass from MST – And tips for taking your bike aboard Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST)

Pedal Pushers

Bike-share programs in the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region

Happy Bike Month from California Bicycle Coalition’s partners and allies

“A Right to the Road”: Understanding and addressing the safety of people who bike

Youth Center – 7th year of first high school bike tech class in Monterey County

Sept 21-23: Monterey Jazz Festival bike valet service and related tips — plus MJF water stations

Fecha límite para recibir comentarios del público sobre el Plan de Transporte Activo del Condado de Monterey

Deadline for public comment on Monterey County’s draft Active Transportation Plan

Safety alert: Woman biking was repeatedly accosted on Robinson Canyon Road, Carmel Valley

Memorial Day Concerts on the lawns — at Naval Postgraduate School and at Colton Hall

Support the bicycling revolution: Be part of Bicycling Monterey’s 10th year!

Sharing Monterey County Parks and Other Public Lands: Administration, Care, and Use

Awesome bike coaches of Monterey County–Monterey Composite, Palma, Salinas High

Military leaders say: Unnecessary use of fossil fuels is fuelish!

Rest Stops: People who bike, walk, or otherwise get about sometimes just need to “sit a spell”

Why stop now? Perennials biking Monterey County

Language Resources and Celebrations, plus Guess-Their-Country Game

Detox! “Sea Otter Classic can be for anybody!” – Video plus tips

King City Bike Rodeo and Amgen ToC 2018 Stage 3 Start and Finish in Monterey County

“Woodstock of Triathlon,” Wildflower Triathlon Experience, in South Monterey County

A “red carpet” for people who bike — available Thursdays year-round

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.

On Thursdays year-round, including on @seaotterclassic opening day, @montereyart is among the hundreds of Monterey County businesses and organizations giving 10-50% discounts to people who bike. For how to get the discounts and FAQs about the HER Helmet Thursdays Project – helping HER / Mother Earth 🌏 by encouraging people to bike, visit bikemonterey.org (link in bio). . . #artmuseum #art #museums #hotels #educational #entertainment #restaurants #wineries #bikeshops #entertainment #montereycounty #HERHelmetThursdays #bike #bikes #bicycle #bicycling #bicycles #bikemontereycounty #bikemonterey #bicyclingmonterey #seemonterey #sustainable #transportation #carbonemissions #economy #actonclimate #climatechange #bikelife #cycling #cyclist #seaotterclassic

A post shared by Bicycling Monterey (@bikemonterey) on

Today at the Salinas YMCA, Geoff Arnold—a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor (LCI), Central Coast YMCA board member, Bicycling Monterey volunteer and contributor, and Monterey County resident—is missing out on Sea Otter Classic for a good reason. He’s volunteering at the Y to help children, teens, and adults too learn about bicycling riding skills, safety, laws, and resources. Go, Geoff! . It’s #VolunteerWeek. To see Bicycling Monterey’s volunteers, paste this URL in your browser’s address window: https://bit.ly/VolunteersBikeMRY. . #nationalvolunteerweek #volunteering #volunteer #MontereyCounty #bikeadvocacy #bicyclingadvocacy #education #bike #bikes #bicycle #bicycles #cycling #bicycling #publichealth #activelifestyle #letsmove #activetransportation #transportation #kidsbike #morekidsonbikes #bikemonterey #bicyclingmonterey #bikelife #bikeleague #lci #GeoffArnold #YMCA #CentralCoast #Salinas

A post shared by Bicycling Monterey (@bikemonterey) on

Special volunteer shout-out

Since its launch in 2009, the HER Helmet Thursdays Project has been a very time-intensive project, requiring thousands of (all unpaid) hours for Bicycling Monterey’s founder. Additional volunteers are much appreciated, and as noted on the volunteer acknowledgements page, Justin Leong is among them.

Justin Leong of Santa Clara County, a stellar volunteer
Justin 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.
In spring 2018, Justin Leong devoted many volunteer hours again, this time making general updates to the hundreds of HER Helmet Thursdays database listings. That required a trusted volunteer who could be counted on to complete a tedious tech task with impeccable accuracy. Justin was the man!
Any time you access the HER Helmet Thursdays database (e.g., by clicking on any spot on the HER Helmet Thursdays map, or clicking on any participant’s name in the HER Helmet Thursdays Guide – 8th Anniversary Edition), you benefit from Justin’s volunteerism.

Leave a Reply