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8 Videos from Bicycling Monterey

Be uplifted by the love for biking, and for beautiful Monterey County, in eight Bicycling Monterey videos accessible below. You’ll see people of all ages and abilities who ride all types of bicycles. Where? In Big Sur, Carmel, Castroville, Del Rey Oaks, Greenfield, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, and other Monterey County locations.
Seven are slideshow compilations set to music (by Taylor Kropp or Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen) and/or bike-related essays, and one is an interview snippet from a local bike commuter. Thank you to everyone who appears in the videos.

They inspire this bike advocacy work!

Respect copyright. For permission to reuse videos, photos, or music, contact Bicycling Monterey.

“It’s a New Day”

(For full-screen viewing, click icon at lower right).

Video credits and descriptions

Special thanks to the musicians, who generously contributed rights to soundtracks:

All photos were taken in Monterey County from 2009-2017, with one exception: the fourth photo in the 17-min video (and its 2-min, 45-sec excerpt) was taken in 1991; it includes the late Eugenia Lynch, mother of Bicycling Monterey’s founder, in whose memory that video is dedicated.

All photos were taken by Bicycling Monterey’s founder, Mari Lynch, with the exception of: (1) in the “Why Stop Now” video, one photo by Christine van Burken; and (2) in the “Monterey County Bike Community Leaders” video, two photos were provided by Erik Thurman of Castroville Library, and two provided by the Donnell family.

1. “Bicycling Monterey County: Visitors and Locals, 2009-2015” – 17 mins – Features over 250 scenes. All music performed by and copyright 2013-2015 by Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen, Songs featured are “It’s a New Day,” Thomsen/Frechette; “Rough 96,” Laurel Thomsen; “New Song of Beauty,” Dan Frechette; “Tales from the Labyrinth,” Thomsen/Frechette; and “Vagabond Heart Mountain,” Dan Frechette.

2. It’s a New Day”  – 2-mins, 45 secs (an excerpt from the 17-min video #1). Music, “It’s a New Day,” performed by and copyright 2015 by Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen,

[viewable at the top of this post]

3. “The Joy Factor / We’re All Heroes on this Bus” – 2 mins. Audio written and recorded by Mari Lynch (click here for transcript), produced by Guy Lasnier for KUSP in 2009.

4. Click here for “Why stop now?” – Grey hair isn’t about to keep them from bicycling!
5. Click here for “Monterey County Bike Community Leaders.”
6. Click here for “Doris Chen: A Steward of the Earth.”
7. Click here for “Bike Date in Monterey County,” music by Taylor Kropp.
8. Click here for “Bike Buzz.”

9. NO LONGER AVAILABLE. [We deleted this video to make room for newer videos on Bicycling Monterey’s video platform.]  “Sampling of HER Helmet Thursdays Businesses and Organizations” – 6 mins  Audio written and recorded by Mari Lynch (click here for transcript) introduces HER Helmet Thursdays, one of many Bicycling Monterey projects. Audio produced by Guy Lasnier for KUSP in 2010. Music, “Saturday Night Will Be Rocking,” performed by and copyright 2015 by Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen, All photos were taken by Mari Lynch with the exception of: Rich Tanguay provided the Heller Organic Estates photo, and Carey Beebe provided the Carmel Bach Festival photo;

For Bicycling Monterey audios, click here.

This post was published on 16 February 2016. One or more changes last made to this post on 12 April 2023.

  1. Thanks for sharing, Mari, great resource for bicycling!

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