STAFF REFERENCE SHEET for businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays

The Staff Reference Sheet (below) is for Monterey County businesses and organizations already in the HER Helmet Thursdays Project.

Launched 2009, HER Helmet Thursdays is a long-term ecology-economy sustainability project that helps HER / Mother Earth by encouraging more visitors and locals to bike. This project has no scheduled end-date and reached its 11th anniversary Thanksgiving week 2020.

Special note regarding special event week restrictions: The impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic mean many of the usual Monterey County special events for 2021 will be postponed or cancelled, as also occurred in 2020 due to the pandemic.


Staff Reference Sheet

Please complete the following 4 steps, so your staff will be ready to give people who bike a special welcome on Thursdays.
1. Download PDF of the Staff Reference Sheet by clicking link below:
2021 Staff Reference Sheet – HER Helmet Thursdays
2.  Print a copy.
3.  Fill in the areas highlighted in yellow. If you forgot what your percentage and alcohol policy are, refer to your listing in the guide right here: HER Helmet Thursdays Guide – Listings as of January 2020  (As noted on the 11th anniversary page, the guide and database are not being updated for now, due to the pandemic—so simply refer to your January 2020 listing. Questions? Phone us.)

a. All establishments: Fill in your percentage discount and—if you serve alcohol—your include/exclude alcohol policy.

b. All establishments: Check any dates for special event weeks, or Thanksgiving, that you do want to restrict. (This is simply for your staff’s reference. You do not need to tell Bicycling Monterey these preferences.)

c. All establishments except lodging providers: Check the box indicating your preference whether to require a helmet as evidence. (This is simply for your staff’s reference. You do not need to tell Bicycling Monterey this preference, unless you would like it noted in your listing; if you’d like that, phone Bicycling Monterey.)

4.  FINAL STEP: Share filled-in sheet with your staff.

Post your filled-in Staff Reference Sheet on your employee bulletin board. Or make a copy of your filled-in sheet to distribute to your staff. And remember to include mention of HER Helmet Thursdays when you are training new staff.
Questions? Contact Bicycling Monterey .

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View the 2021 Staff Reference Sheet below.

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If you need a Spanish version,
please phone Bicycling Monterey.

And if yours is one of the very rare places (e.g., the annual Carmel Bach Festival) that need a customized version, please phone Bicycling Monterey.

Thanks for participating!

For 2-minute video/audio intros, media reports, history, and more, see the project portal page. If you have an appropriate Monterey County business or organization and aren’t in the project yet, sign up by phone; details here