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IMPORTANT! Before enjoying our photo gallery and more below…

Heed this special message!

California is under a shelter-in-place order (Stay home order / Orden de quedarse en casa), to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Please refer to our sidebar for important info, including from https://covid19.ca.gov.

“Californians can walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods as long as they continue to practice social distancing [a.k.a. physical distancing] of 6 feet.https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/.

In addition, refer to updated order for Monterey County, issued because additional restrictions are necessary: UPDATED Monterey County Health Officer Shelter In Place Order – April 3, 2020. Other info from the Monterey County Health Department: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/health-officer-shelter-in-place-order

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About Bicycling Monterey

Bicycling Monterey provides resources and inspiration for people who bike anywhere and serves as an Information Hub for Biking Monterey County. This site features over 700 web pages of original content, including thousands of original photos. Valued by a wide mix of people, Bicycling Monterey is renowned for accurate, reliable information. 

Bicycling Monterey also includes numerous bike advocacy projects

Bicycling Monterey helps reduce carbon emissions, improve public health and safety, strengthen communities, and more, including simply helps people have more fun! See what people say about the Bicycling Monterey work.

To contribute to the Bicycling Monterey site and projects, click here.

Bicycling Monterey is a local partner of the California Bicycle Coalition and collaborates on local, regional, state, national, and international bicycling advocacy efforts. Founded in 2009 by a Monterey County volunteer as a public service, Bicycling Monterey has completed over a decade of bicycling advocacy

As of the start of 2020, there is not yet an official bicycling coalition for Monterey County, or for the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region. Since 2009 Bicycling Monterey helps fill that gap, including with its 33-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.”

Bicycling Monterey is a trusted resource linked by local, regional, state, and national organizations, e.g., the Monterey Bay Aquarium,  Cruz511 – Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation CommissionUniversity of California at Berkeley’s CATSIPPeople for Bikes, and many others.

Curious how Bicycling Monterey began? Check out a brief history.

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

Alternate domain names to reach this site are http://bicyclingmonterey.com, http://bicyclingmonterey.org, and http://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.” This site remains accessible via that original domain name, https://marilynch.com/blog.

Bicycling Monterey is a grassroots collaboration. We are grateful to all who have pitched in with volunteer hours, project supplies, or financial contributions.

The work of the founder on this site and on all Bicycling Monterey projects has been done as an unpaid volunteer for more than ten years.

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.

Did you want to click a drop-down page from the About/Support section but found the drop-down navigation difficult? For ease of reference, here’s a linked list of those pages:

As a public service, this website has been provided for personal use free of charge. For any other use, refer to the copyright information page.


No claim is made or liability accepted for use of this site.