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Tips for Bicycling Monterey County

A 20-Section Guide

Tips for Bicycling Monterey County

This guide and the Bicycling Monterey website were created by Mari Lynch, a county resident since 1981. The work was honored with a Transportation Excellence Award from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County. Learn more about Bicycling Monterey and its projects:

Since its launch in 2009, Bicycling Monterey content is made available to everyone, without pay wall. It is provided as a courtesy to Monterey County’s visitors (estimated to be  8.4 million people annually), our approximately 428,000 residents, and others, for personal use. For all other use, refer to the copyright information page.

Included in the guide are links to nearly 500 posts and pages of Bicycling Monterey’s original content, along with links to other carefully selected resources. There are no paid links on this site. All information is provided as a public service.

Please consider making a contribution to help maintain and expand these resources.  A contribution in any amount is meaningful and appreciated.

Access the 20-Section Guide here.

Click on any title below to go to that section of Tips for Bicycling Monterey County.

Overview of the Guide (with Index)

1. Why Bike: The Many Benefits of Bicycling

2. Once You Start: Bike Maps and Other Tools for Finding Your Way

3. Bicycle Riding Skills, Bike Safety, and CA Bicycle Laws–for Children, Teens, and Adults

4. Where to Shower and Change

5. Bike-and-Ride Options: Bicycling Needn’t Be All or Nothing!

6. Bicycle Security, including Unique List of Places to Go

7. Local Bike  Shops in Monterey County–and Tips on New and Used Bike Purchases

8. Repairs and Maintenance for Bikes–and Bikeways–Including DIY

9. Bike Rentals in Monterey County–plus Self-Led and Guided Tours

10. Where to Bike in Monterey County

11. Cycling to Monterey County’s History Spots

12. Shopping by Bike

13. Bike Valet and Other Bicycle Parking–including Etiquette and Laws

14. Hotels, Entertainment, Educational Venues, Restaurants

15. More Bicycle Safety: High Visibility

16. What to Do in Salinas, the Monterey County Seat

17. Farmers Markets

18. Serious Cyclists: MTB, Road, BMX, Touring (Clubs, Group Rides, Camping, More)

19. Biking in the Dark

20. Bicycling and Ecotourism/Good Earthkeeping Right at Home

Also on this site:  A wealth of local biking information!

As the 20-section guide’s  Overview and Index further indicate, links in the guide lead you to a large volume of Bicycling Monterey content, along with some links to other resources, such as:

Here are just a few of the many other resources on the Bicycling Monterey website:

For tips on navigating this site, click here. Questions? Contact me (831-375-6278).

Photo above:   Irene and Jeff Dibble of Sonoma County.  Irene and Jeff found that biking to the Aquarium was a great way to skip traffic and parking concerns, while having much more fun too!

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This guide was first published on this site May 15, 2009.