This page includes info about contacting and subscribing to Bicycling Monterey, requesting permissions for reuse of material, and more:
  • contact by postal mail
  • contact by phone
  • submit a calendar listing
  • HER Helmet Thursdays updates or new signups (for businesses or organizations)
  • subscribing to Bicycling Monterey
  • guest posts
  • online social media
  • permissions requests (for reuse of photos or other material from this website)
  • about products and services mentioned
  • contact by email

About Bicycling Monterey: Bicycling Monterey was founded May 2009 by volunteer Mari Lynch, a resident of rural Monterey County since 1981. From May 1, 2009 – May 1, 2017, the Bicycling Monterey website and all Bicycling Monterey projects have been provided by Mari as an unpaid volunteer who has given well over ten thousand hours of her time; click here to learn more.

Support Bicycling Monterey: Many people express their appreciation for the Bicycling Monterey website and other Bicycling Monterey projects. Such comments are heartwarming. If you appreciate Bicycling Monterey too, consider making a financial contribution, in any amount. Click here for ways to give and FAQs. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Postal mail

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

Phone calls

Phone calls are welcome. Before calling, please read 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.
  3. If Mari is unable to pick up your call, please leave a voice message and a callback number with a United States area code. She will be happy to return your call at her earliest opportunity.
  4. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number could not be understood, so please feel free to call again. (Especially if you are calling from a cell phone, sometimes poor reception means a message cannot be understood.) Also, make sure your voice-mail box is set up to receive messages.
  5. It is Mari’s pleasure to speak with people from outside the United States too. If you’re unable to reach her immediately and your callback number has a non-U.S. area code, alternatives are: (a) try calling her again; or (b) if you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey County, contact someone else from Bicycling Monterey’s directory of Monterey County bicycling resources.

Submit a calendar listing

Submissions for the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County are welcome.  To submit a listing, click here.

HER Helmet Thursdays updates or new signups

Businesses and organizations that are already HER Helmet Thursdays participants are urged to phone Mari with any updates—e.g., your business or organization is relocating to a new address, or is closing. Remember also to share a Staff Reference Sheet with your new staff members.
If you have a business or organization in Monterey County and you’re not yet participating but would like to, click here for the online signup form, or phone Mari.

If you’re outside Monterey County and would like to discuss the possibility of setting up a project where you are, phone Mari.

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.

Your email address will not be given, sold, or traded to others, as stated in Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy.

Although you are welcome to subscribe, emails are no longer sent to subscribers alerting them to every new post. Occasionally subscribers may receive an email alerting them that “Bike Buzz” / a newsletter is being posted on the Bicycling Monterey website. Click here for a sampling of newsletters, e.g., from May 2017March 2017November 2016September 2016August 2016June 2015, Spring 2014, Summer 2012.

Submit a guest post, etc.

If you have a guest post or bicycle art, photo, etc. related to biking in Monterey County, phone Mari in advance to inquire before submitting. Also refer to guidelines in how to submit a guest post, etc.

Online social media

Although Mari may post on social media, replies there cannot be promised. Also note that social media notifications are set to off, which means Mari will not receive immediate notification of communications sent via social media.
Twitter: Bicycling Monterey – @BikeMonterey
Twitter: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project – @HERHelmetThurs

You’re welcome to share links to Bicycling Monterey posts and pages on Facebook. If you’d like to share other text, or photos (beyond what’s auto-generated by Facebook when you share a link), click here for details on the copyright/permissions page or phone Mari.

Bicycling Monterey is not on Facebook. Mari Lynch became active on Facebook beginning December 26, 2015. Mari often brings attention to Bicycling Monterey resources, projects, and activities there. Sometimes she boosts that by featuring a Bicycling Monterey banner on her FB wall.

To help get the word out during Sea Otter Classic, the HER Helmet Thursdays Project took a temporary whirl in Facebook-land on April 19-26, 2017. (Facebook? Rather be biking!)

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 first or send your request via postal mail. (Phone number and address are provided above.)


About products and services mentioned

From May 1, 2009 to May 1, 2017, all information published on this website—including info about products and services—has been provided for your consideration solely as a public service. No free goods or services have been accepted by the founder in exchange for the many mentions and outbound links provided on this site.

It makes sense that the Bicycling Monterey website—with thousands of site visitors every month and widespread acclaim—is considered a desirable site for promotion. In this 9th year begun May 2017, Bicycling Monterey may, for the first time, join the ranks of bike advocates who accept free products or services in exchange for promotion. If so, only partnerships or sponsorships whose products or services are determined by the founder to be of significant value will be accepted. Click here for details.


You are welcome to email, but please be aware that since May 2016, the start of Bicycling Monterey’s 8th year, it is no longer possible to promise a response to every email. You may wish to phone instead. Refer to the phone number section above for details.
If you prefer emailing to phoning and you have general questions about bicycling in Monterey County (questions that are not about the Bicycling Monterey website and projects), you are encouraged to email one of the other Monterey County bicycling resources.
In order to receive any email notifications that go out to subscribers, it is necessary to provide your name and email address in the fields above.
Message to Mari (not a comment for posting). If you'd like a reply, please include a callback number with a U.S. area code, along with the hours you welcome a call. A reply by email cannot be promised.
If you provide a phone number with a U.S. area code, Mari will be happy to give you a call at her earliest opportunity.
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