Contact

This page includes how to reach Bicycling Monterey by phone and postal mail, and how to submit a calendar listing.

Listed also is info about online social media, how to subscribe to Bicycling Monterey, and info about submitting a guest post, etc. This page also includes info regarding updates or new sign-ups for HER Helmet Thursdays businesses and organizations. For anyone who would like to send an email, refer to the bottom of this page.

If you find Bicycling Monterey of value, as many people do, consider making a contribution.

Note below the advisories effective June 2016.

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Phone

Phone calls are welcome. Before calling, please read these 5 tips:
  1. This is a landline phone. Voice only, no text messages.
  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 U.S. area code. She will be happy to return your call at her earliest opportunity.
  4. Especially if you are calling from a cell phone, sometimes poor reception means your message cannot be heard clearly. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number could not be understood, so please call again.
  5. It is Mari’s pleasure to assist people from outside the U.S. too, whenever possible. If you’re unable to reach her immediately and your callback number has a non-U.S. area code, an alternative for general questions about bicycling in Monterey County is to contact another Monterey County bicycling resource.

Postal mail

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

Submit a calendar listing

Submissions for the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County continue to be welcome and appreciated. Click here to submit a listing.

The calendar is intended for bicycling or bike-related activities, meetings, or events that take place in Monterey County.  If yours only begins or ends in Monterey County, you’re welcome to inquire.

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Please note below

advisories effective beginning June 2016.

Why the change? Bicycling Monterey was founded May 2009 by volunteer Mari Lynch. As the 8th year began in May 2016, Mari continues to provide the website and all other projects entirely as a volunteer. From May 2009-May 2016, Mari has given well over ten thousand hours of time, entirely unpaid.

To help Bicycling Monterey continue, ten women launched a fundraising campaign that ran from December 22, 2015 through May 31, 2016. The campaign did increase contributions from the previous average $1.33 per day to $12.73 per day. However, this is still far short of the fundraising goal. As a result, it is necessary that time and other resources devoted to this work be reduced in this 8th year.

Forthcoming contributions will be a determining factor in what will still be possible. Contributions in any amount are helpful and appreciated. Click for payment options and FAQs.

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Online social media

Social media notifications are set to off. For a prompt reply, phone instead.
Advisory: Beginning June 2016, social media accounts may not be attended to for now. Although Mari may still post on social media, replies there cannot be promised.
Twitter: Bicycling Monterey – @BikeMonterey
Twitter: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project – @HERHelmetThurs
Instagram:  https://instagram.com/bikemonterey/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marilynch93942

Note: Mari was not active on Facebook until December 26, 2015, when she began to post Bicycling Monterey news on her FB account linked above. 

Subscribe

Advisory, beginning June 2016: You are still welcome to subscribe. However, it is not planned to send notices of new posts to subscribers, and any possible newsletters are anticipated to be infrequent. 

Curious about the newsletters, which subscribers received an email alerting them to? They are news summaries like this, this, or this. A June-August 2016 one is here.

If you still wish to subscribe, so you’ll receive any future communications sent to subscribers: (1) provide your email address using the form at the bottom of this page, and (2) check the “Subscribe” box.

Your email address will not be given, sold, or traded to others. (See privacy policy.)

Submit a guest post, etc.

Advisory: Beginning June 2016, few new guest posts will be published. Please contact Mari in advance to inquire. Also refer to guidelines for how to submit a guest post, etc.

All ages, locals and visitors, are welcome to contact Mari about the possibility of submitting a guest post, story, essay, poem, art, photo, or other material about bicycling in Monterey County. Also welcome are bike news tips, links to media coverage, press releases, or similar info.

In addition, some bike news and events related to other parts of the Monterey Bay region (San Benito County and Santa Cruz County) are published on the Bicycling Monterey website. Monterey Bay neighbors, please feel free to ask.

Updates or new sign-ups for

HER Helmet Thursdays

Advisory, beginning June 2016: All communications from businesses and organizations that are already participating will continue to be very much welcome and appreciated. This includes, but is not limited to, any updates, such as: if your participating business or organization is relocating to a new address, or is closing, or if you wish to change the percentage of its discount. However, beginning June 2016,  please phone Mari to alert her if you are sending an email, to ensure timely attention. Thank you.
If your business or organization is not yet a participant in the HER Helmet Thursdays project and would like to sign up, your interest is appreciated. Sign-ups are for businesses and organizations in Monterey County who will offer discounts on Thursdays to males and females who bike. Please phone Mari before signing up. Click here for the online sign-up form.

If you’re outside Monterey County, feel free to phone Mari about the possibility of setting up a project where you are.

Email

You’re still welcome to send an email. However, kindly note this advisory, beginning June 2016: As part of reducing Mari’s volunteer hours in Bicycling Monterey’s 8th year, it will no longer be possible to reply to all emails. You may wish to phone Mari instead.
If you have general questions about bicycling in Monterey County (not about the Bicycling Monterey website and projects) an alternative to emailing Bicycling Monterey is to email another Monterey County bicycling resource instead.
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