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Bike for Sustainable Seafood
If I’m going to eat fish, I want sustainable. And I want to know that my children will have healthy waterways, and a healthy planet in general. Biking is another way to help.
As many Seafood Watch participants already recognize:
Bicycling helps keep things out of the Monterey Bay that don’t belong there…
like oil runoff, brake dust, deposited vehicle exhaust, and various automotive fluids. Check out the City of Monterey’s Transportation Alternatives page, which includes info on the environmental impact of cars.
Support the Seafood Watch restaurants, including those that are also in the HER Helmet Thursdays project. As of June 12, 2012, there were 23 Monterey County restaurants in the Seafood Watch project. Of those, 56% (13) are also in HER Helmet Thursdays. Bike there on a Thursday and get a discount!
Below is the list of these special Seafood Watch-HER Helmet Thursdays participants. Their HER Helmet Thursdays listings, besides including their websites, tell you the percentage of discount they offer to males and females who bike on Thursdays. The listings provide bike-there tips too.
Biking helps the environment in many ways beyond water pollution. To learn more, check out the U.S. Department of Transportation’s research for starters.
Restaurants in HER Helmet Thursdays and Seafood Watch
- Café Fina, Monterey – Café Fina HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Courtside Bistro Cafe at Chamisal Tennis and Fitness, Corral de Tierra – Courtside Café HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Domenico’s on the Wharf, Monterey – Domenico’s on the Wharf HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro, Pacific Grove – Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room, Monterey – Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Knuckles Sports Bar at the Hyatt Regency, Monterey – Knuckles Sports Bar HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Pacifica Cafe and Bar at the Embassy Suites, Seaside – Pacific Cafe and Bar HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Passionfish, Pacific Grove – Passionfish HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Peter B’s Brewpub at the Portola Hotel and Spa, Monterey – Peter B’s Brewpub HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Point Pinos Grill, Pacific Grove – Point Pinos Grill HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar, Monterey – Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar HER Helmet Thursdays listing
- Terry’s Restaurant and Lounge at the Cypress Inn, Carmel – Terry’s Restaurant and Lounge at the Cypress Inn HER Helmet Thursdays listing (and The Cypress Inn’s HER Helmet Thursdays listing, too!)
- TusCA Ristorante at the Hyatt Regency, Monterey – TusCA Ristorante’s HER Helmet Thursdays listing
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Monterey County leaders in wise stewardship
And if you eat fish and seafood, you can take it an extra mile by helping to keep oil runoff out of the Monterey Bay and other waterways, by biking.
How to get the discount
To get the HER Helmet Thursdays discount, bike or bike-and-ride to an HHT spot on a Thursday–morning, afternoon, or night. Check date restrictions (federal holidays and some Monterey County special event weeks may apply).
Tips on biking there
Besides the bike-there tips in the individual HER Helmet Thursdays participants’ listings, bike-friendly Monterey County has more tips, for visitors and locals. Check out the Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide on this site.
Happy pedaling–and happy dining!
Other types of HER Helmet Thursdays venues
You’ll find a clickable map, pocket guide, and other information on the HER Helmet Thursdays All Participants page. To learn more about the project, which is also appropriate for other geographic locations, read the Goals and Overview of the HER Helmet Thursdays project.
Wineries in HER Helmet Thursdays who are Cooking for Solutions
There are wineries in the HER Helmet Thursdays project that have also participated in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions conference. Here’s a sampling:
Monterey County beach tips
If you’re a beach-lover, see Bike to the Beach for help on maximizing your fun–and for ideas on caring for what you love.
Below, Mari Lynch fishing at Nelson Lake, Yosemite National Park
Cooking for Solutions
Cooking for Solutions is likewise worthy of your investigation.
More about sustainable seafood
The National Geographic offers these guidelines on How to Eat Seafood Responsibly.
As reported by Juliet Eilperin in the Washington Post, in 2012, the United States will become the first country to impose catch limits for every species it manages. Read Eiperin’s story, “U.S. tightens fishing policies, setting 2012 catch limits for all managed species.”