Resources / Los Recursos

Bicycling Monterey, a local ally of the California Bicycle Coalition, was founded in 2009 as a public service. In addition to this website, the Bicycling Monterey work includes many bike advocacy projects
This site provides inspiration and resources for bicycling anywhere. It also serves as an information hub for bicycling Monterey County. As of September 2017, its content includes 575 original posts and pages, including thousands of original photos. Where to begin? Perhaps start with these 8 pages, or others at the bottom of this page.
  1. There is not yet an official bicycling coalition for Monterey County—or for the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region—as of the start of Bicycling Monterey’s 9th year. To help fill in that gap, Bicycling Monterey compiled a 32-section directory of Monterey County Bicycling Resources / Bike Community Leaders.
  2. Bicycling Advocacy: What you can do offers ways to be a positive changemaker on the national, state, and local level, helping to impact bicycle infrastructure, legislation, and other issues that affect people who bike. Scroll it to see a gallery of photos featuring visitors and residents who bike in Monterey County.
  3. información en español sobre las bicicletas, created in 2010, was the first compilation of Spanish-language biking resources of its kind in the USA. Why invest time in researching and compiling those resources? Besides benefiting people in other places, to benefit Monterey County residents. From the U.S. Census report on Monterey County: “Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-2015: 53.6%,” and that’s mostly Spanish.
  4. Other Languages and related resources includes a sampling of biking info in a variety of languages, and a bit more en español. Also featured is info on Monterey County’s love for languages, and a Guess-Their-Country Game, which highlights people from various nations biking in the county, along with additional language resources on this site.
  5. An intro to bike-and-ride options, the portal to this site’s detailed bike-and-ride section. Why? Because bicycling needn’t be all or nothing. Any mile of biking beats a mile of driving. When stamina, schedule, infrastructure, or other factors aren’t conducive to biking all the way to your destination, consider bike-and-ride.
  6. Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County features local biking and bike-related activities, events, and meetings open to the public, including auto-feeds from local road and mountain bike clubs. To submit a calendar listing, click here.
  7. Portal page to Posters, fliers, logos, and more, including California bike law summaries and Monterey County tips, including HER Helmet Thursdays and more.
  8. Monterey County’s Open Streets features Ciclovía Salinas resources and history, along with a heads-up about other Open Streets locations in Monterey County.
Every month there are thousands of visitors to this website. If you’re among those who haven’t yet made a financial contribution to this work, please contribute any amount today.
Thank you to all who have already contributed, and special thanks to the repeat contributors.

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Did you know? Bicycling Monterey was founded as a public service by volunteer Mari Lynch, a resident of rural Monterey County since 1981. To prevent broken links, the root URL for posts and pages remains the original URL, marilynch.com/blog. The founder has donated well over 10,000 hours of her time from May 2009 – May 2017, in addition to covering all expenses not covered by contributions received to date (which have averaged just over $3 per day). Contributions to help support this work are appreciated.

Other Bicycling Monterey content to explore

Consider starting with…
Bicycling Monterey’s original audios and videos.
Tips for Bicycling Monterey County, the 20-section guide that includes information useful for people who bike elsewhere too.
The HER Helmet Thursdays Project, which helps HER / Mother Earth by encouraging people to bike. If you’re outside Monterey County, catch the vision. Within the county, make use of the hundreds of discounts for people who bike. And if you have a Monterey County business or organization that would like to participate, note that new participants will be included in the 8th anniversary edition of the HER Helmet Thursdays guide if they sign up by November 1, 2017.
Or scroll the sidebar, which includes the usual search options by categories and month, along with search tips. Sidebar widgets change from time to time. They include such things as: Bicycling Monterey’s tweets (no need to have a Twitter account), and tips about various Monterey County communities, beaches, wineries, upcoming special events, an audio about sidewalk riding, and more.
Questions or comments? Contact Bicycling Monterey. Phone calls are welcome.