Contact / Subscribe / OSM

Best way to reach Bicycling Monterey is by phone (refer below). Looking for Bicycling Monterey’s online social media accounts, or how to subscribe? Scroll down. Prefer emailing? Please see note at end of this page.

Scroll this page for info on: postal mail, phone calls, permissions requests, online social media (OSM), submitting a calendar listing, subscribing to Bicycling Monterey, the HER Helmet Thursdays Project (including for participating businesses and organizations), guest posts, policy about products and services mentioned, privacy policy, and email.

For over a decade, this website and all other Bicycling Monterey projects have been provided as an unpaid public service by Bicycling Monterey’s founder. To make a financial contribution to the Bicycling Monterey work via PayPal, click the Donate button below. To contribute via check, and for FAQs, click here.

Postal mail

ADDRESS: Mari Lynch, Founder / Bicycling Monterey / PO Box 3041 / Monterey, CA 93942-3041

Phone calls

Phone calls are welcome and are the best way to reach us. Before calling, note the 5 tips below. 
  1. Voice calls only, no text messages. Phone 831.375.6278.
  2. You are welcome to phone any day or hour that is convenient for you.
  3. If a call isn’t picked up immediately, please leave a voice message including a callback number with a United States area code. Your call will be returned at our earliest opportunity.

    (Sometimes we may be available immediately and—to avoid spam calls— may not be picking up because the caller ID doesn’t include a name or number that we recognize.)

  4. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number was unclear, so please feel free to call again. Also, make sure your voicemail is set up to receive messages, and that your voicemail box is not full.
  5. If you have no callback number with a United States area code, alternatives are: (a) try calling again later; or (b) if you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey County, try reaching someone else from Bicycling Monterey’s directory of Monterey County bicycling resources.

Permissions requests

Respect copyright. All material on this website is copyright protected. The internet has made theft of intellectual property easy; it has not made theft ethical, or legal.
  • Before any reuse of photos, text, or other material on this website, it is necessary to first request and receive written permission from us.
  • Phone us first to discuss your need for reuse of material, and to obtain an email address where you may send your written request. To learn more, refer to our copyright page.

Online social media (OSM)

(1) Following: Where to find Bicycling Monterey on social media
  • Twitter: Since 2009 @bikemonterey / Bicycling Monterey has been active on Twitter. In addition, although less active, there’s a separate account for the HER Helmet Thursdays Project / @HERHelmetThurs, which includes tweets about project participants.
  • Instagram Bicycling Monterey is minimally active on Instagram.
  • Facebook: Bicycling Monterey has no Facebook account. (Mari Lynch became active on Facebook for the first time, with a personal account, in Dec 2015. Mari’s account was chiefly devoted to bicycling.)
  • Youtube: A few videos created by Bicycling Monterey are posted on Youtube; click here. For all videos, refer to the Bicycling Monterey videos section of this site.
(2) Communicating via social media
  • All of our social media accounts have their notifications set to “off,” so replies may be delayed.
  • Also, replies to social media communications cannot be promised. Phone calls are welcome anytime.
(3) Sharing on social media
  • You are welcome and encouraged to share links to posts and pages of this website. For example, feel free to post a link to Bicycling Monterey on Facebook, Twitter, etc., to help more people find Bicycling Monterey resources.
  • If you want to share more than a link—that is, additional text or photos from this website, beyond what’s auto-generated by Facebook or other social media, it is necessary to first request and receive written permission from us. Start by phoning us. To learn more, refer to our copyright page.

Submit a calendar listing

Submissions for the Bike Calendar are welcome.  To submit a listing, click here.

Subscribe to Bicycling Monterey

To receive any future communications that may be sent to subscribers, provide us with your name and email address (see “email” section at end of this page).

Emails are not currently sent to subscribers alerting them to every new post. Instead, subscribers may receive an infrequent newsletter, “Bike Buzz.” Click here for a sampling of newsletters.

As stated in Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy, Bicycling Monterey will not give, sell, or trade your email address.

The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

Since 2009, HER Helmet Thursdays is one of many Bicycling Monterey projects.

(1) Monterey County businesses and organizations not yet in HER Helmet Thursdays

To become a HER Helmet Thursdays participant, sign up (click here)

(2) Monterey County businesses and organizations that are already HER Helmet Thursdays participants
  • Have a new employee? Remember to share the Staff Reference Sheet with all your employees (e.g., post on employee bulletin board). This helps ensure that people who bike will be graciously welcomed on Thursdays. (“I have gone to businesses on HER Helmet Thursdays, and they are always gracious. Thank you for making such a great program work!”—Testimonial from Sam Poteete)
  • If you have an important update about your business or organization—e.g., if you’re relocating to a new address—contact Bicycling Monterey, so we can update your listing.
  • To see your current listing, click on your business/organization’s name in the Quick Reference Guide. The most current guide is published on the Listings/FAQs page.
  • When people click on your name in the guide, it takes them to your info in the HER Helmet Thursdays database. At your request, your info in the database can be updated anytime, year-round.
  • The Quick Reference Guide is currently updated annually, published by November 30th. The deadline to sign up is November 15th.
(3) Visitors and residents biking in Monterey County—how to get HER Helmet Thursdays discounts

No need to sign up to get HER Helmet Thursdays 10-50% discounts at hundreds of Monterey County businesses and organizations. Refer to LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays.

(4) Outside Monterey County and want a HER Helmet Thursdays Project where you are?

Catch the Vision! Phone Bicycling Monterey to learn more.

Submit a guest post, etc.

If you have a story, photo, art, or other material that you hope can be published on the Bicycling Monterey website, please phone Bicycling Monterey before submitting it. Also, some guidelines are provided in how to submit a guest post, etc.

Policy on products and services mentioned

Since May 2009—and still the case as Bicycling Monterey’s first decade was completed—all information published on this website, including (but not limited to) information about HER Helmet Thursdays businesses and organizations, has been provided for your consideration solely as a public service. No monetary compensation has been received for any references to other people, organizations, services, or products.

This may or may not change in Bicycling Monterey’s 11th year. For any possible policy updates, or if you have any questions, please phone us anytime. For a related notice, click here.

Privacy Policy

We use your contact information only to contact you ourselves. In response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy was expanded. To review it, click here.


To subscribe to Bicycling Monterey newsletters: Simply send an  email to the following address. So we will know you’re not a spammer, please: (1) type “Subscribe” in the subject line; (2) in the body of your email, tell us your name and how you found out about Bicycling Monterey.

If you wish to, you’re welcome to tell us more—e.g., what your interests are in biking. However, if you’d like a response (other than being subscribed), please phone us. Thank you.

bikingmonterey AT gmail DOT com
Note about other emails
  • Our available volunteer hours do not currently allow responding to other emails. What to do? Instead of emailing, you are welcome to phone instead; refer to the phone number section at the top of this page.
  • Do you prefer emailing to phoning? If you have a general question/comment about bicycling in Monterey Countysomething not specific to the Bicycling Monterey website and projects—consider emailing one of the other Monterey County bicycling resources.