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Best of Monterey County 2016

Below are nomination ideas and voting instructions for 2016.

For the Best of Monterey County 2016 results, click here.
For bike-related winners from some previous years, see the following posts on the Bicycling Monterey website:

Best of Monterey County 2015

Best of Monterey County 2014

Best of Monterey County 2013

Best of Monterey County: 2012, 2011, 2010

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Vote by February 23, 2016 (Weekly’s voting page indicates Feb 24, but managing editor Mark C. Anderson’s post says by February 23) in the Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2016 survey.

Many of the Weekly’s “Best of Monterey County” categories include nominees who participate in The HER Helmet Thursdays Project. That means they encourage bicycling by giving 10-50% discounts on Thursdays year-round to males and females who bike.

Please keep these bike-friendy spots in mind as you vote. Not sure who they are? Download the current Quick Reference Guide for an alphabetical list of their names: HER Helmet Thursdays – Quick Reference Guide – as of 22 February 2016

 

Where to vote

Go to the Monterey County Weekly’s website: http://montereycountyweekly.wehaa-server4.com/survey-6-best-of-monterey-county%25C2%25AE-readers-poll-2016-nominations.html

 

The info below was previously published January 11, 2016. It was relevant to the nomination period, which ended January 29, 2016.

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Nominate BICYCLING

for Best Green/Eco Trend!*

More bike-related nomination ideas below.

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Nominations may be made now until midnight January 29, 2016 for the Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2016 awards.

Where to vote link is provided below.

Here are some

categories that bike-lovers will want to consider.

This list is organized in the order in which 
the categories appear in the Weekly’s survey. Examples are offered.

For more possibilities of people or places you might want to nominate, check out Bicycling Monterey’s main resources / bike community page.

  • Best Local Website – for example, bikemonterey.org (AKA bicycling monterey.com), or gears4good.org, morcamtb.org, tamcmonterey.org, vcmonterey.org, or other bike-related websites
  • Best Local Blog – e.g., bikemonterey.org (AKA bicyclingmonterey.com AKA marilynch.com/blog), or cccxraceblog.blogspot.com, pedal2empower.blogspot.com, xasauantoday.com/category/cycling, or other bike-related blogs
  • Best place to take visitors – e.g.,Fort Ord National Monument, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (AKA coastal trail), or another favorite place to bike
  • Best place to see and be seen – e.g., City of Salinas 95 miles of connected bikeways, Fort Ord National Monument, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (AKA coastal trail), or another favorite place to bike
  • Best event/festival – e.g., Sea Otter Classic, a Celebration of Cycling 750xNxheader-2016a.png.pagespeed.ic.SKMEbhX4eq
  • Best park – e.g., Andrew Molera, Toro Park or another park with at least sections of it open to bicycling (just a reminder: observe rules about sections of parks where bicycling is not allowed)Experience Carmel River sign - watch for cyclists and peds
  • Best place to bike / mountain bike – e.g., Fort Ord National Monument, Toro Park, Andrew Molera or another with at least sections of it open to biking
  • Best backdrop for a selfie – e.g., Bike lanes alongside Asilomar State Beach, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail or another favorite place to  bikeDad & Son trailabike Del Monte Beach - closeup - Mari
  • Best hangout for teens – e.g., Manzanita Park BMX, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail or another favorite place to bikeEast Salinas skate park across from Virginia Rocca Barton school
  • Best hangout for seniors – e.g., Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail or another favorite place to bikeIMG_8597
  • *Best green/eco trend – BICYCLING (and scroll down for related history)**Sign - press button for bikes to cross
  • Best bike shop – e.g., any of your favorite local bike shops; see list in https://bikemonterey.org/tips-for-tourists/need-something-maamJoselyns service - 12 Dec 2010 - 77
  • Best eco friendly business – e.g., Green Pedal CouriersChristian, Michael, JD of Green Pedal Couriers - 2
Thanks for keeping in mind these or other bike-related possibilities as you let the Monterey County Weekly know what your favorites are!
In addition, in a variety of the Weekly’s survey categories (i.e., lodging, educational/entertainment/dining/wineries, and more), remember your favorites of the hundreds of HER Helmet Thursdays spots. These are places that encourage bicycling by giving 10-50% discounts on Thursdays year-round. Download the current list of spots here, and refer to it as you fill out your survey. HER Helmet Thursdays – Quick Reference Guide – as of 11 January 2016

HER Helmet Thursdays guide as of Jan 11 2016

Where to vote

See the details and survey on the Weekly website: http://montereycountyweekly.wehaa-server4.com/survey-6-best-of-monterey-county%25C2%25AE-readers-poll-2016-nominations.html

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**Monterey County Weekly’s 2009 “Best of Monterey County” award for “Best Green/Eco Trend” was one of the many contributing factors inspiring the Bicycling Monterey work. Learn how in “We’re All Heroes on This Bus,” via a 2-minute audio (or its transcript). In the same post, you can also see one of our county’s bicycling mayors!

Related info on the Bicycling Monterey website

Best of Monterey County 2015

Best of Monterey County 2014

Best of Monterey County 2013

Best of Monterey County: 2012, 2011, 2010

This post was published on 11 January 2016. One or more changes last made to this post on 18 May 2016.

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