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Below, enjoy photo galleries of people biking in Monterey County, and learn about the Bicycling Monterey website and projects.

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About Bicycling Monterey

Since founded in 2009, the Bicycling Monterey website and projects are provided as a public service.

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

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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.

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

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

As of the start of 2021, 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 CATSIP, League of American Bicyclists, People 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 can still be accessed via the 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 a decade. That’s still the case as 2021 begins.

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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