Thank You, CHARTER PARTICIPANTS of the HER Helmet Thursdays Project

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Charter Participants led the way

toward a more bike-friendly county.


The HER Helmet Thursdays project was launched Thanksgiving Week 2009; click here to read how it began. Charter Participants are those who joined in the first year.
These early leaders are visionaries. They recognize that HER Helmet Thursdays is a long-term project, not a short-term discount promotion.

They help make Monterey County one of the most bike-friendly places in America, as they help sustain the environment and economy. Because of their early leadership, the 7th Anniversary was observed in 2016!


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Charter Participants HER Helmet Thursdays – Final List

Below, click on the names of any of the Charter Participants to go to their HER Helmet Thursdays listing.

For all participants, plus FAQs and map, click here.

Allegro, Carmel
Aquablue Skin & Body Spa, Salinas
Austino’s Patisserie, Monterey
Bahama Grille, Salinas
Big Sur River Inn Restaurant, Big Sur
Breakfast Club, Seaside
Britannia Arms, Monterey
Bullwacker’s (now known as Cooper’s Pub), Monterey
Cafe Fina, Monterey
Cafe La Strada, Monterey
Cafe Rustica, Carmel Valley
Cantinetta Luca, Carmel
Carmel Belle, Carmel
Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel
Carmel River Inn, Carmel
China Garden, Pacific Grove (now China House)
Courtyard by Marriott, Salinas
Cozumel, Salinas
Cypress Inn, Carmel
Domenico’s On the Wharf, Monterey
East Village Coffee Lounge, Monterey
El Torito, Monterey
Elli’s Great American Restaurant, Salinas
Em Le’s, Carmel
Epsilon – Fine Greek Restaurant, Monterey
Erik’s DeliCafe, Seaside
Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro, Pacific Grove
First Awakenings, Pacific Grove
First Awakenings, Salinas
Fishwife at Asilomar, Pacific Grove
Fishwife, Seaside
Forest Lodge, Carmel
Forge in the Forest, Carmel
Fox CaliforniaTheater, Salinas
Gilbert’s Red Snapper/Seafood Grill, Monterey
Gino’s, Salinas
Golden Fish, Salinas
Great Wall Chinese, Monterey
Happy Dragon, Monterey
Haute Enchilada Café & Gallery, Moss Landing
Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room, Monterey
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
International Market & Deli, Monterey
Island Taco, Carmel
Jabberwock Inn, Monterey
Jose’s Mexican Food, Seaside
Koko’s Cafe, Monterey
Krua Thai, Monterey
Kula Ranch, Marina
La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-East Salinas (Bardin Rd)
La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-East Salinas (N. Sanborn Rd)
La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-Gonzales
La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-Greenfield
La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-Soledad
La Plaza Bakery & Cafe-West Salinas
La Sala’s Bi-Rite Deli, Monterey
LALLA Lounge, Salinas
LALLAgrill Contemporary California Cuisine, Monterey
LALLApalooza Big American Dinner House & Martini Bar, Monterey
Lamp Lighter Inn, Carmel
Le St. Tropez, Carmel
Lemon Grass, Moss Landing
London Bridge Pub, Monterey
Loose Noodle, Monterey
Lopez Taqueria (formerly La Casa Bodega),Monterey
Los Laureles Lodge, Carmel Valley
Loulou’s Griddle in the Middle, Monterey
Maha’s Lebanese Cuisine, Monterey
Marisco’s Puerto Nuevo, Seaside
Marisco’s Puerto Nuevo, Soledad
Merlot Bistro, Carmel
Michael’s Grill and Taqueria, Salinas
Monterey Fireside Lounge, Monterey
Monterey Hostel, Monterey
Monterey Hotel, Monterey
Mountain Mike’s Pizza #2, Salinas
Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Marina
MY Museum/Monterey County Youth Museum, Monterey
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
Papa Chevo’s,  Monterey
Parker-Lusseau Pastries, 539 Hartnell Street, Monterey
Parker-Lusseau Pastries, 731 Munras Ave, Monterey
Passionfish, Pacific Grove
Peppers Mexicali Cafe, Pacific Grove
Petra, Pacific Grove
Pico de Gallo, Monterey
Pierce Ranch Vineyards, Monterey
Pino’s Cafe, Monterey
Plaza Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Carmel Valley
Plume’s Coffee House, Monterey
Point Pinos Grill, Pacific Grove
PortaBella, Carmel
r.g. Burgers, Carmel
r.g. Burgers, Monterey
Residence Inn by Marriott, Salinas
Rosa’s La Villa Restaurante, Seaside
Rosie’s Country Store(AKA Rosie’s Cracker Barrel), Carmel Valley
Round Table Pizza, Castroville
Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Monterey
San Ardo Cafe, San Ardo
Sanctuary Beach Resort, Marina
Sandbar & Grill, Monterey
Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, Monterey
Scheid Vineyards Estate Winery and Tasting Room, Greenfield
Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge, Carmel (formerly Monterey)
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar (formerly Schooners Bistro on the Bay), Monterey
Seventeenth Street Grille /17th Street Grille, Pacific Grove
Spa at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley
Sweet Elena’s, Sand City
Taqueria del Mar, Monterey
Taste Cafe & Bistro, Pacific Grove
Terry’s at the Cypress Inn, Carmel
Toasties Café, Pacific Grove
Trailside Cafe, Monterey
Turtle Bay Taqueria, Monterey
Turtle Bay Taqueria, Seaside
Vista Blue Spa at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey
Wickets at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley
Wild Plum Cafe & Bakery, Monterey
Will’s Fargo Dining House & Saloon, Carmel Valley
Yangtse’s Taste of Thai, Salinas


A few charter participating spots have since closed and have been deleted from the above list.

ARCHIVE: Curious about the first posts about the project?
  1. Introducing HER Helmet Thursdays:  An Ecology-Economy Partnership
  2. HER Helmet Thursdays, Part II – Early FAQs
  3. Partner Up with HER Helmet Thursdays Ecology-Economy Leaders


Charter Participants’ listings are also archived in their original formats; if you’re curious to see the old format,  click here.