On this page are details for contacting Mari by phone, postal mail, online social media, and email. Also on this page: how to submit a calendar listing, guest post, etc.; how to subscribe; and how businesses and organizations can sign up for The HER Helmet Thursdays Project.

Phone calls from everyone are welcomed. Many people are without Internet access; please let them know Bicycling Monterey welcomes phone calls.

Bicycling Monterey was founded May 2009 by volunteer Mari Lynch. As of May 2016, Bicycling Monterey, Mari continues to provide the website and all other projects as a volunteer. If you find Bicycling Monterey of value, consider helping in one or more ways. Click here for options.

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(831) 375-6278 – Please note the following about phone calls:

  • 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 I am unable to pick up your call, please leave a voice message and a callback number with a U.S. area code. I will be happy to return your call at my earliest opportunity.
  • Kindly note: 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 heard, so please call again.
  • It is my pleasure to assist people from outside the U.S. too, whenever possible. If you’re unable to reach me immediately and your callback number has a non-U.S. area code, an alternative is to contact another Monterey County bicycling resource.

Postal mail

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

Online social media

Replies to online social media may be delayed.

Twitter: Bicycling Monterey – @BikeMonterey
Facebook –

As of 12/26/15, you’ll find the Bicycling Monterey presence on Mari Lynch Dehmler’s FB page. (Prior to 12/26/15, Mari was not active on FB.)

Twitter: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project – @HERHelmetThurs


Submit a calendar listing

Click here to submit a listing for the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County.

The calendar is primarily for bicycling or bike-related activities, meetings, or events that take place in Monterey County. If yours begins or ends in Monterey County, it can be considered too. Questions? Please phone me.

Submit a guest post, etc.

See guidelines for how to submit a guest post, etc.

All ages, locals and visitors, are welcome to contact me 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.


To subscribe, send your email address using the form at the bottom of this page and check the “Subscribe” box.

NOTE: At this time, email notices are not usually sent to Bicycling Monterey subscribers when each new post is published. Instead, infrequent “bike community news” summaries (e.g., like this, this, or this) are sent.

If you’d like to receive an email notice of all new posts, or if you would find more frequent summaries helpful, please let me know.

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

Sign up for

HER Helmet Thursdays

Sign-ups are for businesses and organizations in Monterey County who will offer discounts on Thursdays to males and females who bike. 

Click here to go to the online sign-up form, or phone me. If you aren’t sure whether your business or organization is appropriate for the project’s H-E-R categories, just ask me.

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


To prevent spam, it is requested that a first email be sent using the form below. Or, phone me to ask for an email address. Thank you. This is a volunteer effort. If by chance you do not receive a timely reply, please email again, or phone.
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