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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County: Activities, events, meetings, deadlines, and more

Scrolling Bicycling Monterey’s home page will bring some special dates to your attention, such as Bicycle Leadership Conference, California Trails and Greenways Conference, Sea Otter Classic—a four-day Celebration of Cycling, and more.

But unless you visit the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County (click here)you may miss other happenings. The calendar includes many activities, events, bike-related deadlines, and more that may not be found elsewhere on the Bicycling Monterey website.

If you have a biking or bike-related activity, event, meeting, etc. that takes place in Monterey County and is open to the public, you’re welcome to submit it for the bike calendar.

 

The calendar can help you meet low-riders, road cyclists, fixie riders, families who bike, mountain bikers, and others. Whether you’re into social rides, racing, beach cruising, bike commuting, touring, or anything biking or bike-related, the master calendar, along with Bicycling Monterey’s main resources / bike community leaders directory, can help you find fun happenings.

Who to tell about the bike calendar?

Everybody! Such as…

People eager to socialize with other bike advocates

CA by Bike in Monterey 11-12-13

People who enjoy meeting other families teaching their children bike skills–like this family was doing, on the Class I bike/multi-use trail behind Creekbridge Shopping, Salinas.

A family at Creekbridge

People who want to do what the locals do…

“That was a really fun evening. So glad you know how to scope out the local activities!”–Italian honeymooner

Tell new residents, ready to make new friends who share their love for biking

Eric of L&M on 12-22-13

Or longtime residents with a new addiction to biking!

Salinas couple 12-22-13

Social riders, like these gathering in Oldtown Salinas

Burrito Ride 5-19-13 Salinas - gathering

Including those who love night rides, like these biking Salinas…

Recumbent riders wondering if there are any group rides specific to their wheelsLeo Kodl local avid cyclist and bike advocate rides many types including recumbent

People of all ages and abilities looking for the coolest community-building events

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People looking for parties and other social occasions where they can meet others who bike

Piano scene

People like the happy trio below, out biking the River Road Wine Trail near Salinas. The trail includes three HER Helmet Thursdays wineries as of 4/1/14.

Happy trio on River Road wine trail, Feb 2014

People who want to get involved in improving local bike infrastructure and opportunities, in local cities or countywide…

James Serrano - Salinas planner

People like Dennis, touring with his faithful companion, Sally

Dennis and Sally cropped

People looking for bike-related volunteer opportunities

Cerney mural at Monterey County Youth Center

People who want to help kids–their own or others–learn bike skills

People who keep on biking well into their retirement years

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People like this Sacramento visitor

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And these Australian visitors

Australian visitors just rented bike on Cannery Row 22 Dec 2013

Tell people who want to know how to get more bike parking, bike lanes, and other infrastructure improvements…

2015 Sept 17 Del Monte Beach bike racks(Can’t read the sign? Click image to enlarge.)

What’s up with those posts? They’re for locking up your bicycle above Del Monte Beach near Tide Avenue and Surf Way, Monterey. They’re evidence of increasing recognition that—even when they’re not headed to a bike-related activity or event—more people are biking in Monterey County, including people who bike to the beach. To advocate for bike racks, bike lanes, and other bicycling infrastructure, check the calendar for any action alerts that may have been submitted. Also reach out to the infrastructure contacts on the main resources / bike community page.

 “Biking to the pier to go fishing is nice, Dad, but do you think we could also find some other bike things to do?”
“Sure, sweetie. Let’s look over the Bike Calendar and see what’s going on.”

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Thursdays year-round), discounts are available from HER Helmet Thursdays businesses and organizations. Those 10-50% discounts, for males and females who bike, are available from hundreds of spots, in 19 Monterey County cities and unincorporated communities.Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 9.36.45 PM

KKUP’s “Bike Life” interview with Mari, which happened 2/7/16, is an example of what you’ll find on the Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County that may not be found elsewhere on the Bicycling Monterey website.

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Whenever you’re looking for bike-related things to do, start with the Bike Calendar.  It lives under the “Resources/Los Recursos” tab at BikeMonterey.org AKA BicyclingMonterey.com.

You can also access the calendar by using this short link:  http://bit.ly/BikeCalendar

Children, teens, and adults of all ages, locals and tourists, benefit from bicycling. The calendar has activities for all of them, and most are free.

A grassroots effort established in 2009, the Bicycling Monterey site and projects are provided by Mari Lynch in partnership with the community. To help maintain and expand these resources, contributions are appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and support.
  1. Sam Ornelas says:

    Thank you for a WONDERFULLY informative site.

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