Bicycling Monterey provides resources and inspiration for people who bike anywhere and serves as an Information Hub for Biking Monterey County. A grassroots volunteer effort founded 2009, Bicycling Monterey is a Local Partner of the California Bicycle Coalition. Below is an overview about the Bicycling Monterey site and projects—plus photo galleries of some of the many visitors and residents who bike in Monterey County.

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About Bicycling Monterey

See what people say about the Bicycling Monterey work. Bicycling Monterey includes numerous bike advocacy projectsBicycling Monterey is renowned for accurate, reliable information. This website features nearly 800 pages of original content, including thousands of original photos. 

Why we do what we do: Bicycling helps reduce the environmental impact of transportation, including carbon emissions. Bicycling improves public health, strengthens communities, and has multiple other benefits. Besides, biking is fun!

Bicycling Monterey collaborates on local, regional, state, national, and international bicycling advocacy efforts.

As 2024 begins, there is not yet an official bicycling coalition for Monterey County, or for the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region. Bicycling Monterey helps fill that gap, including with its 35-section directory of Monterey County Bicycling Resources / Bike Community Leaders.

How else does a place become more welcoming for people who bike? See “Helping visitors, and residents, use sustainable transportation.”

Valued by a wide mix of people, Bicycling Monterey is a trusted resource linked by local, regional, state, and national organizations, e.g., the California Bicycle Coalition, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County,  Cruz511 – Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation CommissionUniversity of California at Berkeley’s CATSIP, League of American Bicyclists, People for Bikes, and many others.

Since founded in 2009, the work of the founder on this website and on all Bicycling Monterey projects has been done as an unpaid volunteer. That’s still the case as 2024 begins. For how Bicycling Monterey began, click here.

We are grateful to all who have pitched in to help support the Bicycling Monterey work with volunteer hours, project supplies, or financial contributions.

Sharing this site with friends? Refer them to https://bikemonterey.org.

Alternate domain names to reach this site are https://bicyclingmonterey.com, https://bicyclingmonterey.org, and https://tipsfortourists.com.

As reported by Kera Abraham in “The Change Agent” in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue in 2011: “What started as [the founder, Mari’s] personal blog two years ago quickly evolved into an umbrella website for all things two-wheeled in Monterey County.”

NOTE: If unsuccessfully attempting to access any post or page of this site via the original domain name, marilynch.com/blog, substitute bikemonterey.org for the first portion of the URL for that post or page.

Ways to Support the

Bicycling Monterey work

1. Contribute financially: click here for how to contribute, and FAQs.

Who has already helped? See all financial contributions.

2. Contribute supplies: contact Bicycling Monterey to find out what is most needed at this time.

Who has helped? See all contributors of project supplies.

3. Contribute time: for examples of volunteer tasks, click here; or just contact Bicycling Monterey.

Who has helped? See a list of site and project volunteers, and people who help spread the word.

Questions? Contact Bicycling Monterey.

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