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Scroll down this page for how to contact Bicycling Monterey, subscribe to Bicycling Monterey newsletters, submit an item for the bike calendar, sign up for the HER Helmet Thursdays Project, request permission for reuse of material, and more, including about online social media (OSM). 



 

To make a financial contribution to the Bicycling Monterey work via PayPal, click the Donate button above. To contribute via check or crowdfunding, and for FAQs, click hereBicycling Monterey is a grassroots public service. 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 12,000 hours of time to this website and other Bicycling Monterey projects. To see others who’ve helped, click here.

 

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. We’re happy to pick up calls immediately when possible. (Exception: If your caller ID includes no name and we don’t recognize your number, the call won’t be picked up immediately, due to the high volume of spam calls.)
  3. If a call isn’t picked up immediately, please leave a voice message and a callback number with a United States area code. Your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.
  4. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number was unclear, so please feel free to call again. Also, make sure your voice-mail box is set up to receive messages, and that your voice-mail box is not full.
  5. If your callback number has an area code outside the United States, and your call could not be answered immediately, alternatives are: (a) try calling again later; or (b) if you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey County, try reaching someone else from Bicycling Monterey’s directory of Monterey County bicycling resources.

Postal mail

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

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.

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.

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

Submit a calendar listing

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

Online social media (OSM)

Sharing on social media
  • You’re encouraged to share links to posts and pages of this website. The social share buttons on this site make sharing easier.
  • Or, share manually. You are welcome and encouraged to post a link to Bicycling Monterey on Facebook, Twitter, etc., to help more people find Bicycling Monterey resources.
  • 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, first refer to copyright page. Questions? Phone Bicycling Monterey.
Communicating via social media
  • 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.
Following: Where to find Bicycling Monterey on social media

Our available volunteer hours mean online social media must take a back seat to other https://bit.ly/BikeMRYProjects. However, Bicycling Monterey does have a few social media accounts. In addition to this website, here’s where to find us online:

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 Bicycling Monterey before submitting it. Also, some guidelines are provided in how to submit a guest post, etc.

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 Lynch, Bicycling Monterey 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.)

The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

Since 2009, HER Helmet Thursdays is one of many Bicycling Monterey projects.

Monterey County businesses and organizations not yet in HER Helmet Thursdays

Sign up online to become a HER Helmet Thursdays participant (click here)Questions? Phone Bicycling Monterey.

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 your employees (e.g., post on employee bulletin board). 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)
  • If you have an important update about your business or organization—e.g., if you’re relocating to a new address—contact Bicycling Monterey, so we can update your listing.
  • 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 now updated annually, published by November 30th. The deadline to sign up is November 15th.
Visitors and residents who bike in Monterey County

No need to sign up to get HER Helmet Thursdays 10-50% discounts at hundreds of Monterey County businesses and organizations! Refer to LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays.

Outside Monterey County and want a HER Helmet Thursdays Project where you are?

Catch the Vision! Phone Bicycling Monterey to learn more.

About products and services mentioned

Since 2009—and still the case as 2019 begins—all information published on this website, including (but not limited to) information about HER Helmet Thursdays businesses and organizations, has been provided for your consideration solely as a public service. No monetary compensation has been received for any mentions on this website or other Bicycling Monterey materials.

This may or may not change in 2019. For any possible policy updates, or if you have any questions, please phone us anytime. For a related notice published May 2017, click here.

Privacy Policy

In response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy was expanded. European visitors to this website, and interested others, can review the privacy policy by clicking here.

Email

To subscribe to Bicycling Monterey newsletters: Simply provide your name and email address below, and click the subscribe box. Thank you.
Other emailsSince founded in 2009—and still the case as 2019 begins—Bicycling Monterey is provided by an unpaid volunteer. Contributions to this work average $3/day 2009-2018. We wish available time and resources allowed responding to every email. Since that isn’t the case, you are encouraged to phone instead; refer to the phone number section at the top of this page.
Note: Do you prefer emailing to phoning? If you have a general question/comment about bicycling in Monterey Countysomething not specific to the Bicycling Monterey website and projects—consider emailing one of the other Monterey County bicycling resources.
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