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Bike Pacific Grove — PG’s HER Helmet Thursdays spots

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When bicycling Pacific Grove, kindly note:
(1) Sidewalks. The City of Pacific Grove municipal code states “No person shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk.” For that and other Pacific Grove regulations related to bicycling, refer to
  • If you feel it might be more appropriate to revise that complete prohibition (for example, perhaps to specify “upon any sidewalk within the business district”), advocate for that with PG officials.
  • If the ordinance is revised to allow some sidewalk riding, PG officials may want to include language reflecting that sidewalks aren’t designed for the speed bicycles normally travel; they’re designed for pedestrian speeds. Language could be included similar to that in Salinas and Monterey codes, e.g., “Any permitted bicycle riding on sidewalks must be done with due caution and reasonable speed. Bicyclist must yield to all pedestrian traffic and give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian.”
  • Also refer to Bicycling Monterey’s 9o-second audio and much more in “Bicycling on Sidewalks: Misconceptions and Advisories.”
(2) Other areas of PG. Also note some specific areas where bicycle riding is prohibited in PG, e.g., Perkins’ Park:
(3) Multi-use trail. In the 20-section Tips for Bicycling Monterey County guide’s “Section 3. Bicycle Riding Skills, Bike Safety, and CA Bicycle Laws—for Children, Teens, and Adults,” note part 12, “Share the trails–for harmony and safety / share-the-trail etiquette and regulations.”
(4) E-bikes. Refer to Pacific Grove info in “Regulations for E-Bikes / Electric-Assist Bicycles and Other Non People-Powered Bikes.”

Did you know?

In Pacific Grove, there are businesses and organizations that participate in the HER Helmet Thursdays Project.

Pacific Grove’s first HER Helmet Thursdays participants

Before claiming a Thursday discount, please refer to their listing details in the HER Helmet Thursdays Quick Reference Guide: 9th Anniversary Edition – HER Helmet Thursdays Guide – Participants as of 23 November 2018. For FAQs, click here.
  1. Café Ariana
  2. China House
  3. First Awakenings
  4. Fishwife
  5. Happy Girl Kitchen
  6. Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages
  7. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History’s Museum Store
  8. Passionfish
  9. Peppers Mexicali Café
  10. Petra
  11. Point Pinos Grill
  12. Taste Café & Bistro
  13. Toasties Café
  14. Winning Wheels Bicycle Shop

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Archived note about May 3, 2019 activity

Among Monterey County 2019 Bike Month activities is a new event organized by Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, to be held as part of PG’s First Friday activities on the evening of May 3, 2019. People who bike are encouraged to bring their bicycles to Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove, then participate in a group ride around the downtown area. Members of Velo Club Monterey will be assisting with the ride; see There will also be a bicycle decorating contest, with prizes awarded. For details on the decorating contest and for all other info about Pacific Grove’s May 3 Bike Night, contact the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce at (831) 373-3304.

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