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Bike for Mother Earth

Short link to this post: https://bit.ly/EarthDayMRY

Bicycling is helpful to people even if they do not bike. The many and diverse benefits of bicycling include such things as strengthened communities, boosts to the economy, reduced traffic and parking congestion, and environmental benefits! 
The Monterey County Weekly asked Bicycling Monterey’s founder to write an Earth Day story about how the HER Helmet Thursdays project began. Did you miss that April 2010 story? See “Wheel the Earth: HER Helmet Thursdays cuts carbon emissions and costs.”
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Who’s the perennial pedaler above? If you’ve read “Bicycling and Earth Care—Where You Live and Where You Travel,” you may have read about the military veteran above, Don Williams.

Some related posts at Bicycling Monterey

Remember: Biking need not be all-or-nothing. Consider bike-and-ride options. Any mile of biking beats a mile of driving!
Another transportation choice that many people are embracing, benefiting the environment and their personal health, is an electric-assist bicycle. See From e-bike snob to “won me over”: Pedaling Monterey County with a boost-on-demand from e-assist.

Below: The California State Senate recognizes that among bicycling’s environmental benefits is cleaner air.
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Bicycling Monterey’s 10th year begins May 2018. Click here for ways to contribute and FAQs.

Headed to Sea Otter Classic

—Monterey County’s 4-Day

Celebration of Cycling

on Earth Day weekend?

Sea Otter encourages making use of refillable water stations to reduce the use of single-use plastic. Many people bring their own tableware too; see “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” in SOC’s Brews & Eats section. Bike valet stations are available for those who bike or bike-and-ride. See “Directions by Bike,” “Complimentary Bike Valet,” and other transportation tips in SOC’s “Getting In and Around” section.

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