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Bike Buzz: Summer 2021 news from Bicycling Monterey

We’ve accepted the invitation of Bike School administrator Martha Boyd of El Paso, Texas to join the Bike School Board of Education—a team of volunteers serving as guest professors for this weekly online bike chat, Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

The Twittersphere is where Bike School takes place. Learn more at http://lovingthebike.com/bikeschool. @BikeMonterey is scheduled to serve as guest prof on August 12 and September 23.

Follow @bikemonterey on Twitter anytime (or just scroll our Twitter stream) for frequent buzz on such topics as: what Salinas resident Eric Petersen thinks about chip sealing with regard to Vision Zero; updates on California Bicycle Coalition efforts regarding the Safety Stop Bill and other legislation; why our Monterey Bay neighbor, young Justin Peck, earned national recognition; the new addition to Guided Rides and Tours (VineCycle!) in the Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide; some local and national buzz about bicycle theft, and about voluntary or required bicycle registration; how two Santa Cruz County bicycling organizations are positively impacting the lives of some North Monterey County youth; crosswalk confusion, in New York and in Monterey; plus many other topics.

Got questions—about Twitter or anything else—that we may be able to answer? Feel free to phone us anytime.

Some highlights from our Monterey County bike calendar:

Who’s calling?

Best way to reach Bicycling Monterey at this time is by phoning. See Contact page.

Among callers this week are people with questions about ebike regulations, high school mountain bike teams, where to bike, bicycle touring, Sea Otter Classic, bike apps, and more.

If we don’t know the answer to your question, we can usually refer you to someone who does!

Who was biking in City of Monterey recently? Residents from around Monterey County as well as visitors to the county. Take a look.

Tourism has definitely picked up! It remains critical to stay abreast of pandemic-related directives of the Monterey County Health Department (or health officials in locales where you live or visit). Refer to https://bikemonterey.org/covid-19-advisories-for-monterey-county-california-and-beyond.html

As staff writer Pam Marino reported in the Monterey County Weekly on July 19 (“Monterey County joins other California counties in recommending masks indoors, even if vaccinated against Covid-19“): Monterey County Health Officer Edward Moreno has joined health officers of Napa, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties in recommending that people wear a mask indoors in public settings as well as in crowded outdoor settings, even if fully vaccinated. The rise of Delta variant is the main reason for the recommendation.

Kim Neill of Idaho, a former Monterey County resident and a Bicycling Monterey supporter, was passionate about the Great Outdoors! We are among those saddened by Kim’s death, from cancer, on June 15, 2021. And we were honored to receive this month a contribution in Kim’s memory.
https://bikemonterey.org/about/financial-donations/donors

In your time on this beautiful planet, may supporting bicycling advocacy be among the ways you choose to make a difference.

This post was published on 21 July 2021.

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