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 in May 2009 by volunteer Mari Lynch, a resident of rural Monterey County since 1981. Mari continues to provide the website and projects as a volunteer. If you find Bicycling Monterey of value, you may wish to help in one or more ways: Make a financial contribution. Contribute project supplies. Volunteer time. Share posters, web links, and other project resources. Or contact Mari regarding other ideas.

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(831) 375-6278

You are welcome to phone me any day or hour that is convenient for you.

If I am unable to pick up your call, please provide a call-back number with a U.S. area code, and your call will be returned at my earliest opportunity.

It is my pleasure to assist people from outside the U.S. too, whenever possible. If you’re unable to reach me immediately by phone and your call-back number has a non-U.S. area code, feel free to try again later. 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
Twitter: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project – @HERHelmetThurs

Bicycling Monterey and The HER Helmet Thursdays Project are not on Facebook, Google+, or other online social media sites. We’d rather be biking!

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 in 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 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 below, and state “Subscribe.”

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

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.

Sign up for

HER Helmet Thursdays

Sign-ups are for businesses and organizations who want to offer discounts on Thursdays to males and females who bike.

Click here to go to the online sign-up form, or phone me.


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.

In the seventh year of this volunteer effort, it is not possible to continue providing the same level of free support. This includes replies to emails. Although you are welcome to send an email, to be assured of a helpful response, you may wish to phone instead. If you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey County, an alternative is to email another of the Monterey County bike community resources. Thank you.

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