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Bike Buzz: February 2020 News from Bicycling Monterey

Fixie love in the Monterey County seat

New posts, updates, and other buzz

Tips for 2020 Sea Otter Classic week — April 17 screening of “Ritual: A Congregation of Mountain Bike Films & Fanatics,” with info on the venvue’s hood and more.

Pioneros: la creativa historia detrás del ciclismo de montaña en Santa Cruz / Trailblazers: The Creative Story Behind Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz

Twilight Rides at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – 2020 schedule

Just a few of the many updated posts and pages:

“Información en español sobre las bicicletas: A compilation of bicycling resources in Spanish” 

The list of Monterey County’s local bicycle shops with bilingual Spanish-English speaking staff is much shorter currently, due to shop closures and staff changes. Local bike shops are urged to contact Bicycling Monterey with any additional updates.

“Regulations for E-Bikes / Electric-Assist Bicycles” (Note the new Pacific Grove ordinance, which addresses strictly people-powered bicycles too.)

2020 Elections: Vote! “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Tips for everyone, plus some endorsements from the California Bicycle Coalition.

Refer to the Bike Calendar for various activities.

March 4, 2020 meeting of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Advisory Committee was cancelled. April 1 is the next meeting. Public is encouraged to attend these meetings. And ICYMI in the January Bike Buzz, see “Why get involved in infrastructure planning.

One boy who attended both the December 2019 and January 2020 Bike Nights (part of the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bike ed program founded by Bicycling Monterey) was especially eager to also be part of the Bike Repair and Maintenance class. He was lucky to get a space in that class! Why? Because most of the boys—even those who would otherwise be eligible—can’t be in those classes, due to lack of reliable volunteers. Since we launched that class in 2012, there are only two extraordinary volunteers who have faithfully provided instruction. The program beginning its 9th year in April 2020 is because of those two dedicated individuals: https://bikemonterey.org/bike-ed-program-for-monterey-countys-incarcerated-boys-rolls-into-9th-year.html

Show some bike love! Monterey County bike community member Parker Susmann, a former rider with the Salinas High School Cowboys MTB team, had his CalPoly studies abruptly halted due to a cancer diagnosis. If you are able, please consider giving a boost to Parker and his family by contributing at the fundraiser organized by Brianne Spiersch: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-parker-sussman-and-his-family

Thanks to the first 2020 contributors to the Bicycling Monterey work. If you’d like to help support this website and other Bicycling Monterey projects, please refer to CONTRIBUTE TO BICYCLING MONTEREY— plus FAQs about contributing.

This post was published on 21 February 2020. One or more changes last made to this post on 26 February 2020.

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