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Cop Alert: Cops alert for the needs of people who ...

Cop Alert: Cops alert for the needs of people who bike

Here’s to community-oriented policing becoming the norm, with every community having the leadership and necessary resources—especially the right number of well-trained officers—to make genuine community-oriented policing possible. Among the benefits of community-oriented policing is that cops—constables of the peace—are empowered to recognize and proactively...

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Local ordinances on sidewalk riding and more: Mont...

Local ordinances on sidewalk riding and more: Monterey County cities and unincorporated areas

“Riding Skills, Safety, and Bike Laws” includes for many Monterey County cities— i.e., Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, and Soledad—and for unincorporated Monterey County too, local ordinances about bicycles on sidewalks. Why? Because California law leaves sidewalk riding, and...

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Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey: New bik...

Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey: New bike parking – Plus sidewalk riding and other tips for bicycling Monterey County

Sometimes good things do come to those who wait: like no more parking hassles...

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Monterey-Salinas Transit: What to do...

Monterey-Salinas Transit: What to do when bike racks on buses are full, or when there’s no rack on an MST trolley. Plus many more MST tips!

Sometimes you may want to take your bike on a Monterey-Salinas Transit...

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Watchful Eyes: People bicycling help...

Watchful Eyes: People bicycling help, by seeing what people driving miss

People on bicycles are the eyes, and ears, of their communities, a valuable...

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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

Hot upcoming dates on Bicycling Monterey’s Master Calendar for Bicycling...

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Sept 2016: Rewards for Bicycling Mon...

Sept 2016: Rewards for Bicycling Monterey contributors

Thanks to the providers of 95 optional rewards for contributors to Bicycling...

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Oct 1: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Da...

Oct 1: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA)

Isn’t mountain biking just for rough-and-tumble kids? Not if...

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Oct 5 and more: Twilight Rides at Ma...

Oct 5 and more: Twilight Rides at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Get details here on 2016 Twilight Ride AKA Twilight Cycling dates, hosts,...

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Oct 9: Barricade volunteers for Cicl...

Oct 9: Barricade volunteers for Ciclovía Salinas

Ciclovía Salinas barricade volunteers must be age 18 or older. To be a...

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Oct 21-23 League Cycling Instructor ...

Oct 21-23 League Cycling Instructor (LCI) training – plus prior bike safety classes

September 10 and 24, 2016 (choose either): Free bike safety training, for ages...

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21-23 octubre: educación seguridad d...

21-23 octubre: educación seguridad de la bicicleta

¿tiene una pregunta o necesita ayuda? Virginia Murillo, Asistente de...

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Oct 24, Nov 8: Register and Vote! De...

Oct 24, Nov 8: Register and Vote! Democracy is not a spectator sport.

Bicycling Monterey extends deepest respect to everyone who takes the time to...

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Nov 8: Measure Z / Protect Our Water...

Nov 8: Measure Z / Protect Our Water, Ban Fracking and Limit Risky Oil Operations

This website was established to encourage biking and other earth-friendly...

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April 20-23, 2017: 27th Annual Sea O...

April 20-23, 2017: 27th Annual Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling

The 27th Annual Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling that includes...

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Aussies and others: What people say ...

Aussies and others: What people say about Bicycling Monterey

For the comments in this post plus additional comments, click here for...

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Audio: Radio Bilingüe – Alza T...

Audio: Radio Bilingüe – Alza Tu Voz / Speak Out – Youth as Community Leaders

Listen in. The hour-long interview is in English, accompanied by a few Spanish...

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Audios Playlist: Bike Scene in Monte...

Audios Playlist: Bike Scene in Monterey County

From biking on sidewalks to Open Streets, these five 90-second to 2-minute...

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Bicycling Monterey’s Videos

Bicycling Monterey’s Videos

Be uplifted by the love for biking, and for beautiful Monterey County,...

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Bicycling Monterey News: End of Augu...

Bicycling Monterey News: End of August 2016

This post is a summary of Bicycling Monterey news for the period of June 18...

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Bicycling Pebble Beach

Bicycling Pebble Beach

Many people like biking Pebble Beach and appreciate the free gate access...

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Bicycle Maps: Monterey County 2016 B...

Bicycle Maps: Monterey County 2016 Bike Map and Other Local–and Non-Local–Bicycle Maps

The 2016 Monterey County Bike Map is available, free of charge, in both print...

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Bicycling on Sidewalks: Misconceptio...

Bicycling on Sidewalks: Misconceptions and Advisories. Also: Crosswalks, and “What Pedestrians and Bicyclists Want Each Other to Know”

“Get off the sidewalk!” then “Get on the sidewalk!”...

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Roundabouts! And the Holman Highway ...

Roundabouts! And the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project

Roundabouts help reduce traffic congestion, thereby reducing carbon emissions,...

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Shopping Farmers Markets by BikeR...

Shopping Farmers Markets by Bike–Have you hugged an organic grower today?

Yum! Melons, peaches, tomatoes, berries, and so much more are in season....

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Camping in Monterey County

Camping in Monterey County

If you and your companions haven’t had Scouting or other experiences where...

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Soberanes Fire: Reliable information...

Soberanes Fire: Reliable information resources on closures and more, plus how to help

With deep gratitude for Robert Oliver Reagan III coming to our assistance in...

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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

When I biked through my ninth month of pregnancy, I found  drivers ...

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Children and Teens Growing Up Bikewi...

Children and Teens Growing Up Bikewise

From tots—like the little one who’d biked to HER Helmet Thursdays spot...

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Santa Cruzans–and Many Faces o...

Santa Cruzans–and Many Faces of Bicycling on the Monterey Bay

Maybe this guy will bike to Monterey County’s history spots another...

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Castroville Library: A Resource for ...

Castroville Library: A Resource for People Who Bike

What’s new in Castroville? A new collection of bike-related materials at...

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Trucks, buses, and other big vehicle...

Trucks, buses, and other big vehicles sharing the road with bicycles: Tips for commercial drivers and people who bike

Four brochures below provide tips for drivers of large vehicles and for people...

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In school zones and everywhere in CA...

In school zones and everywhere in CA, law requires motorists to give bicyclists three feet for safety

Thanks to Officer Rios of the Monterey branch of the California Highway Patrol...

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Bike to School: Elementary, middle, ...

Bike to School: Elementary, middle, and high schools in Monterey County

Elementary, middle, and high schools around Monterey County are featured in...

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The Bully, the Bullied, and the Byst...

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander and other resources for parents and educators from Barbara Coloroso

“The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander:  Breaking the Cycle of...

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Youth Center – Teach Teens Wel...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 5th year of Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

Below, learn about Background of Youth Center bike class, which began its...

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Back to the Books–and Bikes...

Back to the Books–and Bikes–in Monterey County: Tips for College Students

Free up time for studies and fun! Save yourself research by reviewing the tips...

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Falling in Love with Bicycling

Falling in Love with Bicycling

Bicycling West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz with my friend Gerri Dayharsh. How did...

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Tips for dog-lovers biking Monterey ...

Tips for dog-lovers biking Monterey County, and elsewhere

Biking with “human’s best friend” requires extra care, for...

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Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: I...

Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: It’s a multi-pronged effort

Whether at special times of year–like Monterey County Bike...

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Moss Landing, North Monterey County:...

Moss Landing, North Monterey County: Infrastructure update

The Salinas Californian’s May 5, 2016 “We Could Car Less”...

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Lodging Providers Show Monterey Coun...

Lodging Providers Show Monterey County Is a Bike-Friendly Place

Coming to Monterey County and bringing or renting a bike?  You’ll get a...

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Monterey Regional Airport: Bike Loc...

Monterey Regional Airport:  Bike Lockers, Bike-Friendly Restaurant and Jet Center, and Airport-to-Bike-Path Tips

It’s an easy bike ride from the Monterey Regional Airport to the...

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Best of Monterey County 2016 –...

Best of Monterey County 2016 – Award-Winning HER Helmet Thursdays Participants

Congratulations to the many HER Helmet Thursdays participants who won Best of...

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Wine-ding your way along Monterey Co...

Wine-ding your way along Monterey County’s bikeways

The pleasures of cycling from winery to winery There are celebrated cycling...

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Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

These visitors know that recumbent riders can sometimes be as difficult to...

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Natividad Medical Center employees t...

Natividad Medical Center employees to youth: “Bike! It’s health-building and fun! And first, clip this on…”

First, a couple postscripts to the story below about how Natividad Medical...

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Bike to Worship

Bike to Worship

Bike to church, mosque, satsang, synagogue, or other place of worship. Many...

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Constables of the Peace – Cops...

Constables of the Peace – Cops on Bikes in Monterey County

Scroll this post, to see law enforcement officers on bikes in...

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A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthu...

A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthusiasts

Do you ♥ people who make biking better? Express appreciation through a thank...

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Bike to Work Week – and a Bike...

Bike to Work Week – and a Bike-to-Work Winemaker!

Bike to Work is celebrated nationwide as part of Bike Month. Among Bicycling...

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Distracted? Stay alert, whether driv...

Distracted? Stay alert, whether driving, biking, or otherwise getting about

  Here’s what California law says about distracted driving: And for...

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Distracted? Watch out. We’re a...

Distracted? Watch out. We’re all family!

Spotted biking Garden Road, Monterey, this girl and her dad might...

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Why stop now? The Elders of Monterey...

Why stop now? The Elders of Monterey County’s Bike Community

Sexism, racism, lookism, ageism…. None of the -isms serve a community...

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“Why stop now” video ...

“Why stop now” video – Bicycling Monterey County

Special thanks to all the people who appear in the video below and/or in the...

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California State Bicycle and Pedestr...

California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan – Also: CalTrans Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040)

In addition to the below, you may also be interested in the California...

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Plan para Bicicletas y Peatones del ...

Plan para Bicicletas y Peatones del Estado de California (CSBPP)

¡CSBPP EN ESPAÑOL! CSBPP ahora está disponible en español. “Caltrans...

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A Steward of the Earth: Doris Chen

A Steward of the Earth: Doris Chen

  The vibrant presence and joyful spirit of avid bike commuter Doris Chen...

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La joie de les bicyclettes: French v...

La joie de les bicyclettes: French visitors biking California’s Central Coast

On the day that I met French visitors Sylvie and Robert—see them and hear...

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German Ingenuity: More Than One Way ...

German Ingenuity: More Than One Way to Travel by Bike

These German visitors, spotted in Moss Landing, aren’t the only...

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Bike Love: From Holland to Monterey

Bike Love: From Holland to Monterey

This happy Dutch trio was heading out the door of the Old Monterey Cafe, where...

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Italian Honeymooners at the Custom H...

Italian Honeymooners at the Custom House Plaza

Emiliano and Katarina, honeymooners from Italy, paused for an embrace at the...

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Bike to the Beach in Monterey County...

Bike to the Beach in Monterey County – and Care for What You Love

Below, learn about Monterey County’s beaches–where they are, tips...

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Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop ...

Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop professionals in Monterey County, and other resources en español

Monterey County is fortunate to have many excellent locally owned bike shops....

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Bike Parking, Security, and Storage ...

Bike Parking, Security, and Storage Tips – Plus TAMC’s 2015-17 Free Bike Racks, Repair Stations, Lockers; and Skateboard Racks

Free bicycle parking racks, bike repair/maintenance stations, bike...

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Race Night on the Row, and related t...

Race Night on the Row, and related tips for Cannery Row and beyond

Welcome to Monterey County and the FIM Superbike World Championship, July...

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Where the Plazas Are in the City of ...

Where the Plazas Are in the City of Monterey–and How to Preserve Their Charm

Visitors sometimes think that Cannery Row is downtown Monterey, but...

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Cargo Bikes–for Children, Too!

Cargo Bikes–for Children, Too!

Bicycles of all types are on the bikeways, and in the Monterey Bay region,...

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Used Bikes for Sale: And better yet,...

Used Bikes for Sale: And better yet, from professionals at local bike shops!

In Monterey County, there’s a great way to buy a quality bike on a...

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Seven ways to support Bicycling Mont...

Seven ways to support Bicycling Monterey’s 8th year

Laurel Thomsen, Charlotte Rozier Manis, Holly Heimer, Jacquelyn Smith...

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Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick ...

Bike Maintenance Classes with Erick Chavez of Winning Wheels

Contact City of Monterey Recreation Department. Want to avoid risk of class...

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6th Anniversary of the HER Helmet Th...

6th Anniversary of the HER Helmet Thursdays Project

HER Helmet Thursdays is one of the many Bicycling Monterey projects. HER...

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Fort Ord Warhorse Cycling Tour

Fort Ord Warhorse Cycling Tour

Have you missed the annual Fort Ord Warhorse Day Rides each spring? Scroll...

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Transportation Agency updates: (1) V...

Transportation Agency updates: (1) Via Salinas Valley – Pathway to Health; (2) Wayfinding Signage and Updated Bicycle Map; (3) Bike and Skateboard Parking and a Bike Repair Station Coming!

By September 18, 2015, give input on Wayfinding sign design and and Bicycle...

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Sports Illustrated: K.C. Fontes of S...

Sports Illustrated: K.C. Fontes of Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team

“One-legged high school mountain biker KC Fontes defies the...

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Ciclovía Salinas Youth Internships &...

Ciclovía Salinas Youth Internships – Making the streets yours!

June 6, 2016 is the deadline to apply for a youth internship position. Help...

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Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FOR...

Fort Ord Rec Trail and Greenway (FORTAG)

Read David M. Schmalz of the Monterey County Weekly’s 12/17/15 update on...

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Amgen Stage 4 in Monterey County ...

Amgen Stage 4 in Monterey County – May 18, 2016

Amgen Tour of California will return to Monterey County in 2016! You may be...

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The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

B is for Bi(pedal)ism: The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt Guest post by Susan...

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Memorial Day: SPC Vilmar Galarza Her...

Memorial Day: SPC Vilmar Galarza Hernandez of East Salinas

We remember. U.S. Army Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, age 21, died May 26,...

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Shawn Carden, BMX Pro from Salinas

Shawn Carden, BMX Pro from Salinas

Shawn Carden of Salinas has been featured on the Bicycling Monterey website...

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Luciano Rodriguez, Exemplary Transpo...

Luciano Rodriguez, Exemplary Transportation Excellence Award winner and a Monterey County bike community leader

Congratulations to Luciano Rodriguez on receiving a Transportation Excellence...

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We’re All Heroes on This Bus

We’re All Heroes on This Bus

Mayor Clyde Roberson had just biked up the Eldorado Street hill when I spotted...

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Signs of a Bicycling Friendly Monter...

Signs of a Bicycling Friendly Monterey County

These photos from various Monterey County locations all say the same thing: ...

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KUSP: Bikes are taking to the street...

KUSP: Bikes are taking to the streets–and it’s not where you might expect

Listen A KUSP broadcast during NPR’s “Morning Edition” and...

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Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized...

Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized by Deadend Magazine

Deadend Magazine’s inaugural Salinas Burrito Bike Ride was May 19, 2013;...

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Assistant to Bike Class Coordinator ...

Assistant to Bike Class Coordinator Needed for Monterey County Youth Center

The Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bicycle repair and...

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Biking between Salinas and the Monte...

Biking between Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula: Monterey-Salinas Hwy 68, and Other Tips”

The first workshop for the California SR 68 Corridor Study was 4/21/16. You...

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Scenes from Sea Otter Classic 2016

Scenes from Sea Otter Classic  2016

Who’s that woman biking over the bridge now? A popular spot for...

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Eco Wisdom of a Bike-Friendly Faith ...

Eco Wisdom of a Bike-Friendly Faith Community

In April 2016, this church hosted Earth Stewardship gatherings: April 10,...

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News from Bicycling Monterey –...

News from Bicycling Monterey – January 2016

Bicycling Monterey subscribers received on January 22, 2016 a list of 22...

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Bicycling in Rainbow Weather

Bicycling in Rainbow Weather

Rainbows have made repeat appearances in Monterey County in Spring 2016,...

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Wheel the Earth, a Monterey County W...

Wheel the Earth, a Monterey County Weekly history of the HER Helmet Thursdays project

Missed the Monterey County Weekly’s story of how the HER Helmet...

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What about SB 192, Mandatory Helmet ...

What about SB 192, Mandatory Helmet Law?  Also below: “It’s Not about Wearing a Helmet–The HER Helmet Thursdays Project”

We personally wear a bicycle helmet about 99% of the time–partly...

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Bike Safety with Frank Henderson

Bike Safety with Frank Henderson

Bike safety is the topic of the video linked below.  The video was produced...

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Yearning for a Pump Track in Montere...

Yearning for a Pump Track in Monterey County

Before reading the original post here about pump track dreams, with regard to...

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Velo Club Monterey – Roadies w...

Velo Club Monterey – Roadies who love parties–and so much more!

Who needs a BMW? Mireya looks happy with a BMX! And Vera seems content on any...

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Bike to Bach, as Carey Beebe does: C...

Bike to Bach, as Carey Beebe does: Carmel Bach Festival

Carey Beebe was ahead of his time. As of 2016, he’s biked to Bach for 18...

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The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures...

The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures, Protests, and Promise

This post includes: The Alisal’s first HER Helmet Thursdays spots, and...

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NPS Provides Inspiration and Support...

NPS Provides Inspiration and Support for Biking in Monterey County

The bicycle corrals at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey are...

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Remembering Kyle Beardshear (1994-20...

Remembering Kyle Beardshear (1994-2011)

Spring 2015 update: Please scroll to the end of this post regarding repeated...

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Remembering Adrian Garcia (1986-2014...

Remembering Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

 Short link to this post: http://bit.ly/KiluGarcia Below, learn about Adrian...

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En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López ...

En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López (1982-2015)

For update regarding the collision investigation and ways to honor the life...

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Honor the life of Juan Angel Perez (...

Honor the life of Juan Angel Perez (1999-2015), including by taking action for violence prevention

Juan Angel Perez, 16, a student of Everett Alvarez High School… was...

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Three Feet for Safety Act is CA law

Three Feet for Safety Act is CA law

“My job includes enforcing this new law. I still want you to be careful...

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San Benito County: Rides, Maps, Ment...

San Benito County: Rides, Maps, Mentors, and More, including Advocacy Tips

The Monterey Bay Tri-County region is fortunate to have beautiful terrain for...

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Consider the Berries

Consider the Berries

Consider the berries in my yard. I don’t feed them or water them or...

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National recognition for Monterey Co...

National recognition for Monterey County bike advocacy: Alliance for Biking & Walking’s Advocacy Awards finalists

Monterey County is represented among the finalists for the Alliance for Biking...

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Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling ...

Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling Jokes – Fixed Riding in the 831

Jesse Martines This post was first published March 6, 2012, with subsequent...

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Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monter...

Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monterey County Bike Community Firsts

The 33 links below are just a sampling of Bicycling Monterey (County’s)...

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Bike Fashionistas: Dress-Up Challeng...

Bike Fashionistas: Dress-Up Challenge, or Anytime!

“I’ve got it wired. I know which shoulder bag I can carry that...

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Biking Chic á la Monterey County

Biking Chic á la Monterey County

In this post, see a sampling of people who bike sans spandex in Monterey...

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Let’s Get Connected: South San...

Let’s Get Connected: South Santa Cruz/North Monterey Counties

Bike Friendly Watsonville and bike-friendly spots in North Monterey County are...

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Open Streets in the Monterey Bay Reg...

Open Streets in the Monterey Bay Region and Beyond

Our Santa Cruz County neighbors had the first Open Streets event for the...

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Off to Make Music–by Bike

Off to Make Music–by Bike

Whether at the Old Monterey Farmers Market, an impromptu jam on Wharf I, or...

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Males and Females – Discounts ...

Males and Females – Discounts because you bike in Monterey County – The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

What do art museums, whale watching, the hostel, resort hotels, elegant...

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Ways to Avoid Crashes When Biking Mo...

Ways to Avoid Crashes When Biking Monterey County

Infrastructure plays a very big role in preventing collisions between cars and...

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Night Ride Home

Night Ride Home

Last night’s bike ride was a tad eventful.  I took off late, after a...

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What’s the Buzz on the Montere...

What’s the Buzz on the Monterey County Bike Scene?

Whew! Lots happening. And the Monterey County bike scene is diverse, as...

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Salinas Youth and Others for Bikes: ...

Salinas Youth and Others for Bikes: Bikes Make Life Better

When Gabe Alvizo is heading home from work and pauses to show his colors on...

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The Artists of Hijos del Sol: Bryan...

The Artists of Hijos del Sol:  Bryan Perez, BMX Rider

Teens in Soledad and Salinas sometimes feel there isn’t much to...

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Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, ...

Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, for Tourists and Locals

Bicycling is one of the best ways to get to know Monterey County....

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Monterey Jazz Festival – Free ...

Monterey Jazz Festival – Free Bike Valet Parking, plus Pure Water Stations

Sept 16-18, 2016  is the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival.  Bike valet parking...