Contact / Social Media / Subscribe, etc.

Best way to reach us is by phone. Also on this page: details on email, social media, postal mail, subscribing, reporting broken links, submitting a guest post, and more.

☎️ Phone calls

  1. You are welcome to phone any day or hour that is convenient for you.
  2. Voice calls only (no texts). Phone 831.375.6278. 
  3. We’re happy to pick up your call immediately if we’re available and either of the following apply:
    🚲 caller ID displays a name or number we recognize; or
    🚲 we hear a real person (not a robot) in the process of leaving a message.
  4. If we don’t pick up immediately and you’d like a return call, please leave your name, a callback number with a United States area code, and a message indicating the general nature of your call. Thank you.
  5. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number or message were unclear, or there was a technical failure. Please feel free to call again. You may also want to check that your voicemail is set up to receive messages and is not full.

🧑🏽‍💻 Email

  • Established email correspondents: Those of you who have already been communicating with us by email are welcome to continue emailing us your updates and other communications.
  • Contributors: If you choose to include an email (or postal mail) address with your contribution, we are happy to send you a written acknowledgement, as indicated in the contribution FAQs.
  • All others: We sincerely welcome you to phone us with your questions anytime. (We wish that our available time allowed responding to new inquiries via email; unfortunately, it doesn’t.)
  • Follow ups to phone conversations: Again, we welcome phone calls. Occasionally a follow up by email makes sense, for mutual ease; feel free to ask.
  • If you prefer emailing to phoning, and you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey Countysomething not specific to the Bicycling Monterey website and projects—consider emailing one of the other Monterey County bicycling resources.

* * *

🚲 From May 2009 – May 2023, Bicycling Monterey’s founder, who does this work as an unpaid volunteer, has given over 20,000 hours to this public service. If your circumstances allow, please help support the Bicycling Monterey site and projects with a contribution. For FAQs, and how to contribute, click here. 🚲 

* * *

Social Media

(1) Communicating via online social media (OSM):
Our social media accounts have notifications set to “off,” so replies may be delayed. Also, replies to social media communications cannot be promised. Phone calls are welcome anytime!
(2) Following on social media:
Where to find Bicycling Monterey on Mastodon, Instagram, Youtube…
  • Mastodon: Bicycling Monterey’s main social media spot, since Nov 2022, is Mastodon, a decentralized social network. Bicycling Monterey’s account is with a North American regional Mastodon service provider created for our neighboring San Francisco Bay Area; follow us at

    As stated on, no matter what Mastodon service provider (aka server or instance) you choose for setting up your account, “with one account you get access to a whole universe of social apps—the fediverse.” People new to Mastodon may find the following resources helpful: and

  • Instagram: @bikemonterey –  Bicycling Monterey is sometimes active on Instagram, a Meta company. Follow us at
  • YouTube: Bicycling Monterey has a channel on YouTube, a Google company. We post only some of our videos there; see 

    (For tips about Youtube and privacy, scroll down to “Cleaning up YouTube with Duck Player.” )

    Our favorite social spot? Talking directly with people, by phone or in person.

    What about other social media platforms?

  • X (formerly known as Twitter): Bicycling Monterey was active on Twitter @bikemonterey from November 2009 until November 2022. We don’t anticipate returning to that platform.
  • Facebook: There is no Bicycling Monterey account on Facebook, a Meta company. In December 2015, Bicycling Monterey’s founder became active on Facebook with a personal account, and whenever active there, primarily posts about bicycling.
  • Nextdoor, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat, TikTok: Bicycling Monterey has no account on those or other social media platforms. We welcome you to share there about Bicycling Monterey; however, please read the “Sharing” info directly below.
(3) Sharing on social media 
  • You are welcome and encouraged to share links to, or links to posts and pages of this website. 
  • If you want to share more than a link—such as Bicycling Monterey photos or text (beyond what’s auto-generated by Facebook or other social media platforms when you share a link)—it’s necessary to first request and receive written permission from us. Refer to Respect Copyright(click here).

📪💌 Postal mail

 Postal address:

Mari Lynch
Founder, Bicycling Monterey
PO Box 3041
Monterey, CA 93942-3041

📰 Subscribe to Bicycling Monterey

  • Emails are not currently sent to subscribers alerting them to every new post. Instead, subscribers receive an infrequent newsletter, “Bike Buzz” (click here for a sampling), or other infrequent email communications from us.
  • We enjoy hearing what subscribers’ bike-related interests are. However, if you’d like a response (other than being subscribed), please phone us. Thank you.
  • We use our subscribers’ contact information only to contact you ourselves, as our privacy policy states.
How to subscribe: From the address that you’d like subscribed, email us at the following address. To show us that you are not a spam-bot, please include: (1) “Subscribe” in the Subject field of your email; and (2) in the Message portion of your email, include your name and how you found out about Bicycling Monterey. Thank you!

SubscribeToBikeMRY [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Report a broken link

For how to report broken links, please refer to

✍🏽 Submit a guest post, etc.

If you’d like to submit a guest post—or photo, art, or other content—for the Bicycling Monterey website, please phone us before submitting it. 

©  Permissions requests

Respect copyright. All material on this website is copyright protected. The internet has made theft of intellectual property easy; it has not made theft ethical, or legal.
  • Before any reuse of Bicycling Monterey photos, text, or other material, phone us to discuss your need for reuse of material, and to obtain an email address where you may send your written request. 
  • To learn more, refer to our copyright page.

🔗 Policy on products and services mentioned

Since founded May 2009 and still the case in May 2023, all information published on this website has been provided for your consideration solely as a public service. There are NO Amazon affiliate links or other pay-per-clicks on this site. In addition, no financial compensation has been received for any references to individuals, organizations, services, or products. 

This may or may not change later in 2023, in order to help sustain this work. (Total financial contributions since 2009 average $3 per day, before fees and expenses.) If the policy changes, it will be in alignment with our values (e.g, no Amazon affiliate links). For any possible policy updates, or if you have any questions, please phone us anytime. For a related notice, click here.

♥ Thank you for your interest in Bicycling Monterey

  • To make a contribution in any amount to help support the Bicycling Monterey work, and for FAQs, click here.
  • To contribute project supplies, or to volunteer time, please phone us. Thank you.

Yes! Bicycling Monterey is happy to provide old-school phone support!