Contact / Subscribe / OSM

This portal page includes how to contact us, as well as how to subscribe, connect via online social media (OSM), submit a calendar listing, request permission for reuse of photos or other content, and submit a guest post. Also here: our privacy policy, and policy about products and services mentioned.

Thank you for your interest in Bicycling Monterey. Best way to reach us is by phone (see below). Prefer emailing? Refer to end of this page.


For over a decade, this website and all other Bicycling Monterey projects have been provided as an unpaid public service by Bicycling Monterey’s founder. To make a financial contribution to the Bicycling Monterey work via PayPal, click the Donate button below. To contribute via check, and for FAQs, click here.

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Phone calls

Phone calls are welcome anytime and are the best way to reach us. Before calling, note the 5 tips below. 
  1. Voice calls only. (No text messages.) Phone 831.375.6278.
  2. You are welcome to phone any day or hour that is convenient for you.
  3. If a call isn’t picked up immediately, please leave a voice message that includes callback number with a United States area code. Your call will be returned at our earliest opportunity.

    (Sometimes we may be available immediately and—to avoid spam calls— may not be picking up because the caller ID doesn’t include a name or number that we recognize.)

  4. If you do not receive a callback, perhaps your callback number was unclear, so please feel free to call again. Also, make sure your voicemail is set up to receive messages, and that your voicemail box is not full.
  5. If you have no callback number with a United States area code, alternatives are: (a) try calling again later; or (b) if you have a general question about bicycling in Monterey County, try reaching someone else from Bicycling Monterey’s directory of Monterey County bicycling resources.

Postal mail

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

Online social media (OSM)

(1) Following: Where to find Bicycling Monterey on social media
  • Twitter: Since 2009 @bikemonterey / Bicycling Monterey has been active on Twitter. In addition, although less active, there’s a separate account for the HER Helmet Thursdays Project / @HERHelmetThurs.
  • Instagram Bicycling Monterey is minimally active on Instagram.
  • Facebook: Bicycling Monterey has no Facebook account. (FYI, in December 2015, founder Mari Lynch became active on Facebook for the first time, with a personal account. Mari devoted her FB account primarily to posts about bicycling.)
  • Youtube: A few videos created by Bicycling Monterey are posted on Youtube; click here. For all videos, refer to the Bicycling Monterey videos section of this site.
(2) Communicating via social media
  • All of our social media accounts have their notifications set to “off,” so replies may be delayed.
  • Also, replies to social media communications cannot be promised. Phone calls are welcome anytime.
(3) Sharing on social media
  • You are welcome and encouraged to share links to posts and pages of this website. For example, feel free to post a link to Bicycling Monterey on Facebook, Twitter, etc., to help more people find Bicycling Monterey resources.
  • If you want to share more than a link—that is, additional text or photos from this website, beyond what’s auto-generated by Facebook or other social media, it’s necessary to first request and receive written permission from us. Start by phoning us. To learn more, refer to our copyright page.

Submit a calendar listing

Submissions for the Bike Calendar are welcome.  To submit a listing, click here.

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 photos, text, or other material on this website, it is necessary to first request and receive written permission from us.
  • Phone us first 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.

Submit a guest post, etc.

If you have a story, photo, art, or other material that you hope can be published on the Bicycling Monterey website, please phone Bicycling Monterey before submitting it. Also, some guidelines are provided in how to submit a guest post, etc.

Policy on products and services mentioned

Since May 2009—and still the case as Bicycling Monterey’s first decade was completed—all information published on this website has been provided for your consideration solely as a public service. No financial compensation has been received for any references to other people, organizations, services, or products.

In 2020, this may or may not change. For any possible policy updates, or if you have any questions, please phone us anytime. For a related notice, click here.

Privacy Policy

We use your contact information only to contact you ourselves. In response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Bicycling Monterey’s privacy policy was expanded. To review it, click here.

Subscribe to Bicycling Monterey

Emails are not currently sent to subscribers alerting them to every new post. Instead, subscribers may receive an infrequent newsletter, “Bike Buzz”  (click here for a sampling), or other infrequent email communications.

To subscribe to Bicycling Monterey: 
  • Send an email to the following address. So we will know you’re not a spammer, please: (1) type “Subscribe” in the subject line; and  (2) in the body of your email, tell us your name and how you found out about Bicycling Monterey.
  • If you wish to, you’re welcome to tell us more—e.g., what your interests are in biking. However, if you’d like a response (other than being subscribed), please phone us. Thank you.
bikingmonterey AT gmail DOT com


  • Our available volunteer hours no longer allow responding to emails other than acknowledging requests to subscribe.
  • Instead of emailing, you are welcome to phone instead; refer to the phone number section at the top of this page.
  • Do you prefer emailing to phoning? If you have a general question or comment about bicycling in Monterey Countysomething not specific to the Bicycling Monterey website and projects—consider emailing one of the other Monterey County bicycling resources.