Date Restrictions

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Date Restrictions

Restricted dates are the federal holidays and local special event weeks listed below.

Some locations are unaffected by some of the special events, so they’re happy to waive a date restriction. It’s fine to phone ahead and ask them. (Some may have so advised their staff, via a staff reference sheet.) Phone numbers are included in the Quick Reference Guide, found on the listings/FAQs page.

Restricted holidays for every year

Federal legal holidays mean Thursday discounts do not apply on:

  • Thanksgiving Day (for example, Thurs, Nov 23, 2017)

Restricted Thursdays during special event weeks, 2017

Monterey County has special events throughout the year that impact many businesses and organizations in the various cities.  Normally, the Thursday discount does not apply during these especially busy weeks.  However, many individual establishments are happy to waive the date restriction.   Remember, it’s fine to phone ahead and check!

• Thurs, Feb 9, 2017 – due to AT&T Pebble Beach Nat’l Pro-Am
• Thurs, July 20, 2017 – due to California Rodeo
• Thurs July 20 and Thurs, July 27, 2017 – due to Carmel Bach Fest
• Thurs, Aug 17, 2017 – due to Monterey Car Week

What happens when lots of bicycle fans come to town?

Green light! No date restriction! Even if there’s another special event on that same Thursday.

As Sea Otter Classic knows, Bicycling Monterey and the HER Helmet Thursdays project love encouraging people to bike when they visit Monterey County, as well as encouraging locals to bike too.

We wouldn’t dream of restricting the HER Helmet Thursdays discounts on the Thursday that is the opening day of Sea Otter Classic!  HER Helmet Thursdays  discounts apply as usual. Monterey County will have our special red carpet out for people who bike!

Above below excerpted from SOC’s “Riding Your Bike” section, © 2017 Sea Otter Classic, Inc. All rights reserved. 

Lodging – some additional restrictions

In addition to theproject-wide date restrictions listed above,some individual participants in the H/Hotels/lodging category find it necessary to also restrict additional busy periods.  When this is the case, those added restrictions will be specified in the individual participant’s detailed listing.

Property blackout dates

With a very few participants, property blackout dates may apply, when the entire property is scheduled for a private event.  Check any individual listing for a cautionary reference – “Property blackout dates may apply.” Or, since it’s possible that they may have unexpectedly rented the entire property and did not have it noted in their listing, you may wish to phone ahead to ask about a specific date.