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Phone calls are welcome. Scroll down this page for how to contact or subscribe to Bicycling Monterey, submit an item for the bike calendar, sign up for HER Helmet Thursdays, request permission for reuse of material, and more, including about online social media. 
See what people say about the value of the Bicycling Monterey work. Bicycling Monterey was founded May 2009 by an unpaid volunteer who has donated well over 10,000 hours of time to this website and other Bicycling Monterey projects. As reported in “The Change Agent” in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue in 2011: “What started as [Mari ’s] personal blog two years ago quickly evolved into an umbrella website for all things two-wheeled in Monterey County.” Bicycling Monterey also collaborates on numerous regional, state, national, and international bike education and advocacy efforts.

To see others who’ve helped, click here. Make a financial contribution via PayPal by clicking the Donate button below. Or to contribute via crowdfunding or check, and for FAQs, click here.




Postal mail

Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey, PO Box 3041, Monterey, CA 93942-3041

Phone calls

Phone calls are welcome. Before calling, note the 5 tips below. 
  1. This is a landline phone. Voice only, no text messages. Call (831) 375-6278.
  2. You are welcome to phone any day or hour that is convenient for you.
  3. If Mari is unable to pick up your call, please leave a voice message and a callback number with a United States area code. She will be happy to return your call at her earliest opportunity.
  4. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number could not be understood, so please feel free to call again. (Especially if you are calling from a cell phone, sometimes poor reception means a message cannot be understood.) Also, make sure your voice-mail box is set up to receive messages and that your voice-mail box is not full.
  5. It is Mari’s pleasure to speak with people from outside the United States too. If you’re unable to reach her immediately and your callback number has a non-U.S. area code, alternatives are: (a) try calling her again; or (b) if you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey County, contact someone else from Bicycling Monterey’s 33-section directory of Monterey County bicycling resources.

Submit a calendar listing

Submissions for the Bike Calendar are welcome.  To submit a listing, click here.

HER Helmet Thursdays 

Monterey County businesses and organizations that are already HER Helmet Thursdays participants:
  • Have a new employee? Remember to share the Staff Reference Sheet with all employees. This helps ensure that people who bike will be graciously welcomed on Thursdays. (“I have gone to businesses on HER Helmet Thursdays, and they are always gracious. Thank you for making such a great program work!”—Testimonial from Sam Poteete)
  • Contact Mari with any updates about your business or organization’s listing, such as if you are relocating to a new address.
  • To see your current listing, click on your business/organization’s name in the Quick Reference Guide. The most current guide is published on the Listings/FAQs page.
  • When people click on your name in the guide, it takes them to your info in the HER Helmet Thursdays database. At your request, your info in the database can be updated anytime, year-round.
  • The Quick Reference Guide is updated less frequently—usually annually. The 8th anniversary edition was published November 30, 2017.
Monterey County businesses and organizations not yet participating:

Sign up online (click here) or phone Mari.

Outside Monterey County?

Catch the Vision! Phone Mari to learn more.

Subscribe to Bicycling Monterey

To receive any future communications that may be sent to subscribers: (1) provide your name and email address using the form at the bottom of this page, and (2) check the “Subscribe” box there.

As stated in Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy, Bicycling Monterey will not give, sell, or trade your email address.

Emails are not currently sent to subscribers alerting them to every new post. Instead, subscribers may receive an infrequent newsletter, “Bike Buzz.” Click here for a sampling of newsletters.

Submit a guest post, etc.

If you have a story, photo, art, or other material that you hope can be published on the Bicycling Monterey website, phone Mari before submitting it. Also, some guidelines are provided in how to submit a guest post, etc.

Online social media

Following on OSM
  • Bicycling Monterey on Twitter:  @BikeMonterey . Also, the HER Helmet Thursdays Project on Twitter:  @HERHelmetThurs.
  • Bicycling Monterey on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bikemonterey/.
  • Bicycling Monterey on Youtube:  a few videos created by Bicycling Monterey are posted on Youtube; click here. (For all videos, refer to the Bicycling Monterey videos section of this site.)
  • About Facebook: Bicycling Monterey is not on Facebook or additional social media. Rather be biking! From December 2015 to December 2017, Mari Lynch was personally active on Facebook, helping bring attention to bicycling issues and resources.
Communicating via OSM
  • Social media notifications are set to “off,” so replies may be delayed.
  • Also, replies to social media communications cannot be promised. Phone calls are welcome anytime.
Sharing on OSM
  • You’re welcome to post a link to Bicycling Monterey on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • If you want to share more than a link—that is, additional text or photos from this website, beyond what’s auto-generated by Facebook or other social media, refer to copyright page. Questions? Phone Mari.

Permissions requests

Respect copyright. All material on this website is copyright protected. The Internet has made theft of intellectual property easy; it has not made theft ethical, or legal. For any reuse of photos, text, or other material on this website, request permission in advance.  Click here to learn more.

To request permission for reuse, phone Mari first to discuss, and for an email address where you may send your written request. Alternatively, you may send your request via postal mail. (Phone number and postal address are provided above.)

About products and services mentioned

As 2018 begins, and as has been the case 2009 – 2017, all information published on this website—including info about products and services—has been provided for your consideration solely as a public service. For related policies, click here.

Email

Although you are welcome to email, please be aware it is no longer possible to promise a response to every email. Some legit emails may also mistakenly land in a spam folder and be deleted unread.
You may wish to phone instead. Refer to the phone number section above for details. 
If you prefer emailing to phoning and you have general questions about bicycling in Monterey County (questions that are not about the Bicycling Monterey website and projects), you are encouraged to email one of the other Monterey County bicycling resources.
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