Posters, logos, and more – CA Bike Law Summaries, Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, HER Helmet Thursdays, etc.
Tip: Since people remember things differently, it can be helpful to know alternate URLs. Besides BikeMonterey.org, you can also reach this site via BicyclingMonterey.com, TipsForTourists.com, HERHelmetThursdays.org, and the original URL, marilynch.com/blog. Scroll to the end of About Bicycling Monterey for URL list.
Here are some popular posters, mini-fliers, etc. to print and distribute or to display. These downloadable PDFs are all formatted to be printed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Scroll down this web page for four sections of additional items.
Monterey County biking resources for hoteliers and others – 4-to-a-page mini flier (without mention of HER Helmet Thursdays–handy for those hotels, etc. that aren’t yet in the HER Helmet Thursdays project)
Be Cool, Be Safe – bike law summary (one 8.5 x 11 poster) (To learn more about this topic, see “Riding Skills, Safety, and CA Bike Laws–Tips for Children, Teens, and Adults.“)
The HER Helmet Thursdays Quick Reference Guide lists that project’s participating businesses and organizations, currently in 19 Monterey County cities and unincorporated communities. Here’s an example of the guide: HER Helmet Thursdays – Quick Reference Guide – as of 4 April 2016. The most current guide is posted on the Listings/How to Get the Discount/FAQs page.
Salinas HER Helmet Thursdays spots (for posters about the 5th and 6th anniversary of the HER Helmet Thursdays project, scroll down this page)
Pacific Grove HER Helmet Thursdays spots as of 5 May 2016 (Note: Volunteer to add the hyperlinks, so names listed on the PG poster are linked, as with the Salinas and Seaside posters. Contact me to volunteer for this or other tasks.)
Print materials from this web page,
or share links online,
to encourage more biking in Monterey County!
This web page includes
four sections of materials:
Section I – For Anyone: Posters, fliers, and minis
Section II – For Anyone: Web Links and Online Social Media
Section III – For HER Helmet Thursdays Businesses and Organizations: Staff Reference Sheets, Participants Posters and More (including logos that call out “Participant”)
Still have an old poster?
Laminated ones last a long time, as Trish Sullivan of Destination Salinas/Salinas 411 showed in October 2013, displaying a “Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey County” poster she’s had since 2009. If you need custom posters, like Trish–who is a resource for Salinas visitors–contact Mari.
These San Francisco Bay Area visitors, Derrick Chao and Kyle Ingebretson, were happy to learn about Monterey County’s bicycling resources and projects, including the bike-and-ride tips in the Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide.
All posters and mini-fliers are in PDF format, ready to download and print.
Questions? Please contact Mari (831-375-6278).
Section I –
Posters, Fliers, and Minis
Section I materials help people learn about:
- Tips for Bicycling Monterey County
- HER Helmet Thursdays and Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, including tips for bicycling Salinas
- Spanish-language biking resources
- Summary of California bicycle laws, and related posters/fliers
Note that Tips for Bicycling Monterey County posters are available with and without (Poster 3a and Mini 3b) mention of the HER Helmet Thursdays project. Those without are made for those H-E-R businesses and organizations not in the project (yet, anyway) who would still like to share tips on biking.
Posters 1a – HER Helmet Thursdays Anniversary Posters
The 5th anniversary poster can be printed on 9 x 12 paper (or card stock). However, it displays much better if enlarged and printed on 18 x 24 paper.
6th Anniversary HER Helmet Thursdays poster.pdf can be printed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper.
Poster 1b – Charter Participants in HER Helmet Thursdays (8.5 x 11)
Charter Participants deserve a special salute for being the first 100 leaders! These first-year participants joined between Thanksgiving week 2010 and Thanksgiving week 2011.
Quick Reference Guide – 1c – All Participants in HER Helmet Thursdays
All participants–numbering over 200 by 2012–are include in the HER Helmet Thursdays Quick Reference Guide. The most current version is provided in PDF format, to download and print, on the Listings page; click here.
Poster 1d – HER Helmet Thursdays spots in Salinas, the Monterey County seat
Poster 2a – Tips, including HER Helmet Thursdays (8.5 x 11)
Announces Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, the free online guide useful to both locals and visitors, and the HER Helmet Thursdays project.
Many retail store windows, hotel concierge binders, employee and community bulletin boards, and other places throughout Monterey County already display posters. Join them!
Mini Poster/Flier 2b
Abbreviated announcement of both projects. These 4.25 x 5.5 announcements are formatted to print four-to-a-page on 8.5 x 11 paper (or card stock).
And here’s another, with an emphasis on tips but also including brief mention of HER Helmet Thursdays.
Mini Poster/Flier 2c
Poster 3a – Tips for Bicycling Monterey County (only) (8.5 x 11)
Announces Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide. This was especially created for those H-E-R locations—Hotels, Entertainment/education venues, and Restaurants—who are not yet in the HER Helmet Thursdays project, and nevertheless, are also enthused about sharing tips for biking with their customers and guests. (You may wish to ask if they’ve heard of HER Helmet Thursdays, and let them know that they are welcome to become a participant.)
Mini Posters/Fliers 3b
or another version, Bicycling Monterey – Tips – 4-to-a-pg mini – black-and-white
or another version, with orange outline Tips-for-Bicycling-Monterey-County-2015_x4
Abbreviated announcement of Tips for Bicycling Monterey County only (no mention of HER Helmet Thursdays). These 4.25 x 5.5 announcements are formatted to print four-to-a-page on 8.5 x 11 paper (or card stock).They are particularly helpful for concierges, front desk staff, parking attendants, and others at a non-HER Helmet Thursdays establishment that nonetheless loves to share cycling info with their guests.
Alternate Mini Poster/Flier 3c
Alternate Mini Poster/Flier 3d
Monterey County biking resources for hoteliers and others – 4-to-a-pg flier (without mention of HER Helmet Thursdays–handy for those hotels, etc. that aren’t yet in the HER Helmet Thursdays project)
Bicycling Salinas – Mini – 3e
Download PDFs (2 options)
Bicycling Castroville / North County – Mini – 3f
Poster/flier 4a – Laws/Leyes – Summary of CA Bike Laws in English and Spanish – en español y en ingles, 8-1/2 x 11
Note: PDF above has been updated since the photo below was taken. “Leyes…” now includes brake law too.
Poster/flier 4b – General info in Spanish / en español, 8-1/2 x 11, formatted 2-to-a-page.
Poster/flier 4c – “Be Cool, Be Safe – Know California Bike Laws”
Summarizes some of the CA bike laws and encourages safe riding practices and advocating for better infrastructure. Law enforcement professionals can also distribute this as part of their effort to “educate rather than citate.”
Email a poster link to others
Copy and paste the links from any of the above PDFs) and email to travel agents, cycling clubs, civic groups, friends or business associates planning a trip, and others. Please contact me for ideas or for help.
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Section II –
Web Links and
Online Social Media
In addition to the web link info below, you may want to spread the good news online via online social media.
Twitter: It’s easy to tweet about any page from the Bicycling Monterey website using the “tweet” button in the right-hand panel of this site. You may also follow @bikemonterey and @herhelmetthurs, then retweet or otherwise share news of interest.
Facebook: Bicycling Monterey and the HER Helmet Thursdays project are not on Facebook. You are welcome to post on your FB wall a link to this website, as noted on the copyright page. Please contact Mari (831.375.6278) with any questions.
Besides simple text links, if linking to
HER Helmet Thursdays info, you may wish to include the HER Helmet Thursdays general logo below.
If linking to the BicyclingMonterey.com home page,
or to the Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide, you may wish to include the Bicycling Monterey website banner image below.
I welcome you or your webmaster to contact me (831-375-6278).
Here are some examples…
- Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, a program of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association
- Big Sur International Marathon
- Bike Santa Cruz County’s “Brilliant Ideas” section
- California Bicycle Coalition
- California State University Monterey Bay
- Carey Beebe Harpsichords
- City of Monterey
- City of Salinas
- City of Seaside
- Community Alliance for Safety and Peace
- Cruz511 – Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
- Cycling the Pacific Coast
- Douglas Mueller, Filmmaker
- Fort Ord Bicycle-Equestrian Trails Assistance (BETA)
- Hartnell College
- KUSP Central Coast Public Radio
- Lamp Lighter Inn (example of HER Helmet Thursdays participant – text and logo)
- League of American Bicyclists
- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Monterey County Herald School Bytes
- Monterey County Weekly Local Blogs (rotates)
- Monterey Institute of International Studies
- Monterey Jazz Festival
- Monterey Off Road Cycling Association
- Monterey-Salinas Transit
- National Steinbeck Center (example of HER Helmet Thursdays participant – text only)
- Natividad Medical Center
- Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club (and calendar)
- Old Fisherman’s Wharf
- Paraiso Vineyards (example of HER Helmet Thursdays participant – calendar listing)
- Portola Hotel & Spa (example of HER Helmet Thursdays participant calendar listing and blog post)
- Sea Otter Classic
- Smart Growth America
- Stevenson School
- Communities for Sustainable Monterey County
- Tannery Arts Center
- Transportation Agency for Monterey County
- UC-Berkeley CATSIP
- Velo Club Monterey
- Ventana Chapter, Sierra Club
- Women’s Bike Blogs by Bikestyle Spokane
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Lalla Grill at the Del Monte Center, Monterey…
London Bridge Pub has a HER Helmet Thursdays mini in the window on their bar side, and a laminated HER Helmet Thursdays poster in the window on the wharf side–and often have fliers inside too.
The Fishwife in Seaside
On the wall inside their entrance, the Fishwife’s Turtle Bay in Monterey has framed a newspaper story about HER Helmet Thursdays. They also display a laminated poster in their front window, and in the restrooms too. Think they are proud to be a Charter Participant? You bet!
Peppers Mexicali Cafe, Pacific Grove is a charter participant whose HER Helmet Thursdays poster still graces their window as of summer 2016.
Section III –
For HER Helmet Thursdays
Businesses and Organizations
As shown below, a special “Participant” HER Helmet Thursdays logo is available for the participating business and organizations. The “Participant” logo is available in versions for websites, print, and other media. Just ask Mari to email what you need.
There is also a plain logo that anyone may use. In the photo below, see how the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club used it!
The NPS Foundation Cycling Club found a unique way to get the word out–at a Twilight Ride at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. The NPS Cycling Club also highlights HER Helmet Thursdays with links on their webpage and events calendar.
Staff Reference Sheet for Participants
Staff Reference Sheet is provided on a separate page. Please click here.
Ideas for posters or minis use: Laminate or frame and display. Some participants even print them on clear or white decal paper–voila! a window decal.
Certificate of Participation/Sign – for “H”/Hotels/Lodging venues
Many lodging providers add this 8-1/2 x 11 poster to their concierge binder, alongside a Tips for Bicycling Monterey County poster. A mini is also provided here….
Certificate of Participation/Sign- for “E”/Educational or Entertainment and “R”/’Restaurants and related places, such as wineries and spas
This 8-1/2 x 11 poster is for all non-lodging participants: It is for “E/educational/entertainment and “R”/restaurant participants, and related venues, such as wineries.
A mini is also provided here….
Poster Honoring Charter Participants (8.5 x 11)
This 8-1/2 x 11 poster gives a special salute to Charter Participants. Charter Participants are those who joined in the project’s first year (between Thanksgiving week 2010 and Thanksgiving week 2011). If you are a Charter Participant and your logo is not on this poster, please email me a jpg image of your logo, and I will be happy to prepare a custom poster for your location. Please contact me with any questions or special requests.
Displaying the posters prominently…
helps build a reputation for Monterey County as one of the most bike friendly places in the country! Your help is appreciated.
For Bicycle Shops
Poster about HER Helmet Thursdays (8.5 x 11)
Shows that “This bike shop is part of a bicycling-friendly Monterey County” and encourages others to join you on the bikeways on Thursdays–and any day!
Questions? Need help?
Contact Mari Lynch, 831/375-6278.
Make a window washer love you
Wonder where to get removable and reusable tape? It can be hard to find. One Monterey County store that has stocked it is Alpha Stationers, 221 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove; 831/372-4388. Call ahead and ask them.