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May 1: 10th Anniversary of the Bicycling Monterey Site and Projects

To recognize this decade of work

— 1 May 2009 – 1 May 2019 —

with a one-time or automatic monthly

contribution, see ways to give and FAQs.

Bicycling Monterey is a local partner of the California Bicycle Coalition. For ten years, the founder’s work on this website and on all other Bicycling Monterey projects has been done as an unpaid volunteer.

Bicycling Monterey helps improve public health and safety, reduce carbon emissions, strengthen communities, and more—including simply helps people have more fun! 

See what Anneke Prins of the U.K., and other people, say about the Bicycling Monterey website and projects.
Bicycling Monterey projects include the following. For project details, click here.
  1. Education and Advocacy Regarding Infrastructure and Other Local, State, and National Issues Affecting People Who Bike.
  2. Public Outreach to Increase Awareness of the Multiple Benefits of Bicycling.
  3. Discounts to Encourage Bicycling: The HER Helmet Thursdays Project.
  4. Bicycling Equity Efforts—Including Outreach to Spanish Speakers, to People Not Online, and to Low-Income Individuals.
  5. Foster Positive Relationships with Law Enforcement Professionals: Pro-Active Relationship Building between Law Enforcement Agencies and People Who Bike.
  6. Founded Bicycle Education Program for Incarcerated Youth, including Monterey County’s First High School Bike Tech Class.
  7. Provide General Bicycling Education for Incarcerated Youth / Bike Nights at the Youth Center.
  8. Serve as Information Resource and Support for People Anywhere, as well as for Monterey County’s Tourists/Visitors and Local Residents—By Phone and in Person, as well as Online.
  9. Build Community / Foster Relationships within and apart from the “Bike Community.”
  10. Website: Create and Provide over 660 Posts and Pages of Original, Carefully Researched Content.
  11. Promotion of Monterey County Biking or Bike-Related Activities, Events, Meetings, and More.
  12. Open Streets Support.
“She must be retired.” Not retired.
“Oh, then she must be tired!” Yes, and chuckles when people say, “She’s a tireless volunteer.”

The photo below is of Bicycling Monterey’s founder, Mari Lynch, in April 2009—the month before founding Bicycling Monterey. Mari is a resident of unincorporated rural Monterey County since 1981. Also known as Mari Lynch Dehmler, Mari is the mother of a son and daughter, both born and raised here. To learn more about the founder, click here.

For a little history, and a glimpse at how the founder ended up volunteering well over 12,000 hours since founding Bicycling Monterey, see “If you build it, they will come”: Helping visitors, and residents, use sustainable transportation.

Thank you to all who have contributed, 2009-2019.

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