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Veterans Day: Monterey County tips for Veterans Day weekend

Veterans Day

Even when they must leave children and other loved ones behind, military service personnel respond when called to service. We extend our gratitude to all presently serving in the U.S. military, and all who have served.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Nov 9-11, 2019 offer for veterans!


Aquarium directions and parking tips, no matter your mode of transportation.

Tips for Bicycling Monterey County

Check Bicycling Monterey’s master bike calendar for biking and bike-related happenings open to the public!

Exploring the county? Besides Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, a 20-section guide, there are 700 posts and pages of original content—including thousands of original photos—on this site.

Among those are special tips for bicycling to HER Helmet Thursdays locations as well as other local attractions, such as beacheswineries, and sustainable seafood dining spots.

The Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide includes the following info especially helpful to visitors:

Lodging, camping, and showers for day visitors:

Autumn activities

Besides the biking happenings on Bicycling Monterey’s bike calendar, also consider pedaling to other activities, events, and attractions. Find them via…

Local news sources

Voices of Monterey Bay is nonprofit, multicultural news source launched by veteran local journalists Mary Duan, Joe Livernois, and Julie Reynolds Martinez in October 2017.

The solar-powered, local, independent Monterey County Weekly is the largest circulation newspaper in the county. It comes out late Wednesday nights and is available free at newsstands, on the Weekly’s website, and in a mobile edition. Check their calendar listings.

Monterey County Herald is the daily, a Digital First paper.

Gannett publishes the Salinas Californian and the weekly Off 68, along with the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol

The above have online as well as print editions.

Additional Monterey County Visitor Information

The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s See Monterey website is helpful, and their provides timely MCCVB tips.


Weather updates:


For general questions about biking in Monterey County, contact Bicycling Monterey.

The photo above was from a January 2010 KSBW interview with Mari about the HER Helmet Thursdays project, which marks its eighth anniversary Thanksgiving week 2017.

Can’t reach Mari immediately and have an urgent question?

Avid bike commuters Jan Valencia and Frank Henderson (below), along with contacts listed in Bicycling Monterey’s 33-section directory of bike community leaders, can also be contacted for local biking information and support.

Jan Valencia

Velo Club Monterey Answer Man Jan Valencia.  On Twitter – @jvalen – or email Jan via the Velo Club website.

Frank Henderson

League of American Bicyclists instructor Frank Henderson.  Best way to reach Frank on a holiday weekend is by email

Down Memory Lane

Photo at the top of this post: Back on Veterans Day 2012, active-duty military and veterans were among those who greeted U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, here to celebrate the opening of Monterey-Salinas Transit’s new rapid transit linesClick here for details and a gallery of photos.

Above: Vera Noghera on Veterans Day 2012 at the bike rack of a new MST Jazz bus.

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