BIKE-AND-RIDE Options: Transportation for You and Your Bike

“Sure, these big guys got us here, but now we’re gonna leave them parked.  We came here to bike!” Many visitors find bike-and-ride is a great option. And so do local residents; at the end of this page, read one woman’s account.

It’s easy to overlook the many occasions when bike-and-ride transportation is a great choice! 
Read some of those reasons, and get lots of details about who will transport people and their bikes in Monterey County.  “Click here for the “Bike-and-Ride” section of the 20-section Tips for  Bicycling Monterey County guide. You’ll find info about using…
  1. A bike rack for your car (quickly removable type or more permanently installed)
  2. Monterey-Salinas Transit system (MST) – “The Bus” (including multiple out-of-county transit connections) – Jump here for some popular MST tips.
  3. Train (train, and train-bus combo system)
  4. Taxicabs
  5. Hotel shuttles
  6. Airport shuttle
  7. Corporate aviation
  8. Rental cars

If you don’t have a bicycle, refer to “Local Bike Shops” or “Bicycle Rentals.”

If you have a bike but it needs some work, see “Bicycle Repairs and Maintenance.”

A Monterey County resident at the MST transit plaza in downtown Monterey.

Monterey-Salinas Transit is a popular bike-and-ride option. For details, see the MST info in Bicycling Monterey’s bike-and-ride section, or start with popular MST tips.

One woman’s bike-and-ride account

A Carmel resident who teaches at Monterey Peninsula College shared the following experience:

Commuting to work by bicycle is not feasible for me, but I’m always thinking about ways to reduce my carbon footprint. A couple weeks ago I had an afternoon appointment that was about 4 miles from my work. I planned ahead and loaded my bike on my car, then I biked (in a skirt no less!) to my appointment. It was so liberating to know that I could get around without my car.”