Posted by

More Bike-Friendly Lodging in Monterey County

Traveling to Monterey County?  Some local lodging providers find two out of three guests bring bicycles, or rent them. Why?

For some, it’s because of lodging discounts (for visitors, or for locals on staycation). Lodging and other discounts are provided on Thursdays year-round–just because you ride a bike in Monterey County! (See how to get a lodging discount.)


Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages, Pacific Grove

It’s also because of the  many great places to bike here, including our Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, Fort Ord Public Lands, South Bank Fork of the Carmel River, CSUMB campus, Salinas Valley, and many other beautiful places.

And it’s because of all the information and support for biking in Monterey County, including from lodging providers like Mike Deighton of Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages in Pacific Grove (more on Mike below).

A guest at Lighthouse Lodge, who was very happy
to find  a bike pump on hand for guests who forgot their own. 

Mike Deighton is a “Real-Life Bicycling Concierge.” As an avid biker himself, his availability on site for assistance with bike maps and suggested rides, along with restaurant recommendations and such–like Best of Monterey County tips, or where to bike for sustainable seafood–provides added value for cyclists staying at Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages.

Sometimes the littlest things are big things! Need air in your tires and don’t have a bike pump with you? No worries. Just ask at Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages,  and a pump will appear for your use.  The property also has a bike storage room for guests. Oh, and ask Mike to tell you about actor Steve Martin’s enjoyment of bicycling.

Didn’t bring your own bike? Many bike rental options are available.  And Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages even has some bicycles for rent on site, provided by Adventures by the Sea.

Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages is approximately one mile from Winning Wheels Bicycle Shop in downtown PG, which sells and services bikes, along with carrying bicycle apparel and accessories. Winning Wheels celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011.

Where to find other “extra bike-friendly” lodging

Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages is booked full?  Check out other bike-friendly lodging providers.  While they may not all have the same bike-friendly amenities, all HER Helmet Thursdays lodging providers provide discounts on Thursday night stays, year-round (some date restrictions may apply).

Welcome to bicycling friendly Monterey County!


This post was published on 8 December 2011. One or more changes last made to this post on 3 December 2012.

Leave a Reply