This page includes how to reach Bicycling Monterey by phone and postal mail.
Listed too is info about submitting a calendar listing or a guest post, etc., how to subscribe, and info for businesses and organizations regarding HER Helmet Thursdays updates and sign-ups. Also below is info about social media accounts and email.
If you find Bicycling Monterey of value, as many people do, consider making a contribution.
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. Note below the advisories effective June 2016.
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Phone calls are welcome. Before calling, please refer to the 5 tips below.
- This is a landline phone. Voice only, no text messages.
- You are welcome to phone any day or hour that is convenient for you.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey, PO Box 3041, Monterey, CA 93942-3041
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Please note below
advisories effective beginning June 2016.
Why the change? From May 2009-May 2016, Mari has given well over ten thousand hours of time, entirely unpaid, to the Bicycling Monterey site and projects. This has required much personal sacrifice of her. To help the Bicycling Monterey work 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 of one dollar and thirty-three cents ($1.33) per day. (The total of all financial contributions from May 1, 2009 through December 22, 2015 was $3,236, or $1.33/day.) However, the total contributions during the campaign period were still far short of the fundraising goal.
The amount provided for Bicycling Monterey’s 8th year was twelve dollars and seventy-three cents ($12.73) per day. As a result, it is necessary that time and other resources devoted to this work be severely reduced in this 8th year. Forthcoming contributions will be a determining factor in what will still be possible.
Every contribution is helpful and appreciated. Click for payment options and FAQs.
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Submit a calendar listing
Submissions for the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County continue to be welcome and appreciated. Advisory: Beginning June 2016, if submitting a calendar listing, please confirm it can be posted, and by the time you desire. How? (1) Phone Mari first, and (2) submit it well in advance. Thank you. 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.
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, if you are communicating via email, to ensure a response, please phone Mari to alert her you are sending an email. 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. However, be aware that very few new sign-ups are being accepted at this time. Please phone Mari first to inquire before signing up. If she confirms you can be accepted into the project now, click here to use 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.
Submit a guest post, etc.
Advisory: Beginning June 2016, very few new posts will be published. You are welcome to phone Mari if you have any questions about this change.
See guidelines for how to submit a guest post, etc.
All ages, locals and visitors, are welcome to phone 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.
Advisory, beginning June 2016: You are still welcome to subscribe. However, it is not planned to send notices of any new posts, or any newsletters, to subscribers. You are welcome to phone Mari if you have any questions about this change.
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.
Online social media
Advisory: Beginning June 2016, as part of reducing Mari’s volunteer hours in Bicycling Monterey’s 8th year, social media accounts will not be attended to for now. Although Mari may still occasionally post something on social media, replies there cannot be promised at this time. You may wish to check later for any possible updates.
Twitter: Bicycling Monterey – @BikeMonterey
Twitter: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project – @HERHelmetThurs
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. Beginning June 2016 there will again be no Bicycling Monterey activity on FB (as with other social media), at least for now.