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Salinas Social Rides Close Out Monterey County Bike Month 2015

Two social rides will launch from Oldtown Salinas to close out Bike Month 2015 fun:

For May 30, Salinas Community Ride,  see tips on the
For May 31, Burrito Bike Ride, click here for tips.

Salinas is an increasingly happening place when it comes to social bike rides and more. Get started connecting by reviewing “What to do in Salinas: The Monterey County seat.”

Help keep the local bike scene cool by following California bike laws, Salinas ordinances, and safe riding practices.  See “Riding Skills, Safety, and CA Bike Laws–Tips for Children, Teens, and Adults.”  For a quick summary, see Be Cool, Be Safe – Bike Law Summary & Advocating for Biking or Leyes de ciclismo de CA – Laws for bicyclists in CA (Spanish, English) – Summary

Notice how no one is riding their bike on the Main Street, Oldtown Salinas sidewalk pictured below? That’s because those riders–part of the May 2013 Burrito Bike Ride gathering–were hip to Salinas sidewalk ordinances. It is not permitted to ride your bike on sidewalks in some areas of Oldtown Salinas, as indicated by posted signs. To learn more about sidewalk riding and local ordinances in Salinas and throughout Monterey County–along with the pros and cons of sidewalk riding–click here.

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The info below was previously published in 2013.
Scroll on down, then roll on down the streets of Salinas–and Toro Park, Salinas–at four great events this weekend.

Burrito Ride 5-19-13 Salinas - gathering

Please click the links for each of these events, so you know about each one’s specific guidelines for participants.
  1. 10/5 – Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Toro  Park, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch included.  Hosted by Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA).
  2. 10/5 – 10-Mile Family Ride for a Better Community departing from Old Stage Road; registration opens 7 a.m., ride 9-11 a.m. Lunch afterward included.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus.
  3. 10/6 – Ciclovia Salinas, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monterey County’s first Open Streets event–for people who bike, walk, skate, or use other people-powered travel–bridges Oldtown and East Salinas. Support local businesses before, during, and after. Get in the groove by knowing the Ciclovia Salinas etiquette, provided in English Ciclovia Salinas Etiquette/ Laws  (v6) and español Ciclovía Salinas – Reglas de comportamiento y la Ley (v2).  Sponsors of this youth-led initiative include City of Salinas, California EndowmentBuilding Health Communities-East SalinasHartnell College Foundation, Monterey County Health Department, with further support from Community Foundation of Monterey County, and Tri County Business Systems, along with many community volunteers and mentors, including barricade volunteers (see names here).
  4. 10/6 – Burrito Bike Ride, 1 p.m. ride, burritos after. Hosted by Deadend Magazine and friends.

Burrito Bike Ride

Deadend Magazine and friends put on a fun Burrito Bike Ride in  May 2013, as the photo above attests.

And they’re putting on another one Sunday, October 6, 2013. For a photo of this date’s Burrito Bike Ride meet-up location and their requests of participants, click here for the related page at

This post was published on 2 October 2013. One or more changes last made to this post on 4 February 2020.

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