Posted by marilynch
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
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.
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
Or longtime residents with a new addiction to biking!
Social riders, like these gathering in Oldtown Salinas
Including those who love night rides, like these biking Salinas…
People of all ages and abilities looking for the coolest community-building events
People looking for parties and other social occasions where they can meet others who bike
People who want to get involved in improving local bike infrastructure and opportunities, in local cities or countywide…
People like Dennis, touring with his faithful companion, Sally
People looking for bike-related volunteer opportunities
People who want to help kids–their own or others–learn bike skills
People who keep on biking well into their retirement years
People like this Sacramento visitor
And these Australian visitors
Tell people who want to know how to get more bike parking, bike lanes, and other infrastructure improvements…
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.”
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.
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.
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.