Looking Back: History of the Bicycling Monterey site and projects

Bicycling Monterey’s 10th anniversary was May 1, 2019. Special thanks to a Santa Cruz County bike advocacy leader for his acknowledgement of this work (click here for a post that includes his message).
Bicycling Monterey has been a grassroots volunteer effort 1 May 2009 – 1 May 2019. If you’ve ever wondered how it got started, read on for a brief history. 

Looking back:

A summary of Bicycling Monterey’s 10-year history

compiled by the founder

Background: My first time to bicycle in Monterey County was when I biked here from Santa Cruz, where I lived 1976-1981. As I tell in “Falling in Love with Bicycling,” I’d biked since childhood, but Santa Cruz was where biking really won my heart. After moving to my present address in rural Monterey County in 1981, I continued to bike. But for many years, especially when my son and daughter were young, biking was most often limited to our own rural neighborhood or to the coastal trail. When I returned to biking regularly for transportation, and experienced again what a joy that is, I wanted to make it easier for others to bike here.

Photo at the top of this post was shot by Mari at Ciclovía King City, April 14, 2019.