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Why give? Bike advocacy benefits people and the planet!

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As the California Bicycle Coalition says, “Local bike orgs and CalBike need your help to get more people to bike.” There are so many benefits to biking—for individuals, communities, and the planet!
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People who support the work of Bicycling Monterey

Thank you to the people listed below
for their financial contributions toward the Bicycling Monterey work.
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To join these supporters in making a financial contribution—by debit or credit card via PayPal, or by check—click here.

To read what people say about Bicycling Monterey, click here

Bicycling Monterey was founded May 2009 by volunteer Mari Lynch, a resident of rural Monterey County since 1981. In addition to contributing her time, 2009-2015 expenses of the Bicycling Monterey website and additional Bicycling Monterey projects have been paid by Mari, with the exception of a total of $3,236 contributed (as of December 21, 2015) by the people listed below.

For updates to the total contributions amount and the names of contributors list, please refer to Financial Contributors page.

In addition to contributing financial support for this work, some of the financial contributors below have also contributed project supplies or volunteered time. This is likewise very much appreciated.

To see a few scenes from these first 6-1/2 years, scroll down this post.

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Every financial contributor

is deeply appreciated.

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2009

Nathan Dehmler

2010

Benjamin Sun
L. Robin Brody

2011

Velo Club Monterey Mireya and Vera at Wave Street Studios - Velo Monterey 2013 holiday party (2)

2012

Cath Tendler-ValenciaCath and Crew

Jan Valenciajan-the-answer-man

Nathan Dehmler

(at right –  photo courtesy of United States Navy)

Velo Club Monterey

(photo courtesy of Steve Anderson)

A little help from Velo Mtry for Harrisons

2013

Nancy Sleeth and Matthew Sleeth, MD

Stephen Bloch

L. Robin Brody

Terrill and Robin Keeler

Anonymous

L. Robin Brody

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Michael Sestak

2014

L. Robin Brody

Virginia Peterson

Kathleen Jones

MacGregor Eddy

(photo courtesy of MacGregor Eddy)

ME with bike at Dunes Park

Rob GarciaIMG_1036

Vera and Jim on behalf of Velo Club MontereyVera of VCM 12 Nov 2012 2439 (2)

2015

L. Robin Brody

Anonymous

Anneke Prins

(pictured here with her husband, Vince)Vince and Anneka in MRY April 2015

Steve Matheson of All Things Promise Rings

Anonymous

Anonymous

Vera and Jim Noghera

Anonymous

Anonymous contributor

Kathleen Jones

Hans Ongchua

Anonymous

Chris Flescher

Chris Flescher

Anonymous

Kay and Sieg Magenheim

For updates to this list (December 22, 2015 forward), including the total contributions amount and the names of contributors, please refer to Financial Contributors page.

Thank you

to all the above!

About Bicycling Monterey

Click here, then scroll to A Sampling of Comments to read what people say about the value of Bicycling Monterey. Mari Lynch, Bicycling Monterey received a Transportation Excellence Award from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County; was selected as a national finalist for the Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm Award by the Alliance for Biking & Walking (click here, then scroll down); and has been featured by the national Bike League/League of American Bicyclists. Bicycling Monterey is also recognized by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, City of Monterey, City of Salinas, City of Seaside, Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, Communities for Sustainable Monterey CountyMonterey County Convention & Visitors BureauMonterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Institute of International StudiesCalifornia State University Monterey Bay, Hartnell College, Stevenson School, Big Sur International Marathon, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, Sierra Club-Ventana ChapterMazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey-Salinas Transit, National Steinbeck Center, Monterey Off Road Cycling Association, Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club, Sea Otter Classic, Velo Club Monterey, California Bicycle Coalition, Bike to Work – Santa Cruz, and many others, and recommended and featured by media including KUSP Central Coast Public Radio, KSBW, the Monterey County Weekly, the Salinas Californian, and the Monterey County Herald.

Photos below: Salinas sunset on the day of the inaugural Ciclovía Salinas; Dutch visitors on Alvarado Street, Monterey; Greenfield girls at bike outreach booth, South County Health and Safety Fair; Castroville boy on the Class I bike path, Castroville; couple biking South Salinas; Okerblom memorial riders in the Alisal/East Salinas; Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Cycling Club expectant mother biking Pebble Beach; exit gate at Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center; young fashionistas biking their faith in Seaside; first Salinas Bike Party; youth and elder advocates on a ride with a traffic engineer following Seaside PAL bike fair; children biking in Carmel; young girl and her dad introduced to bilingual bike shop professionals and other Spanish resources compilation at a local bike shop; tourists learning about bike-and-ride tips and other Monterey County biking resources; in Carmel, one of the local cops on bikes; MIIS student learning about tips for college students; bike-to-school resources for elementary, middle, and high schools; world champ Catharine Pendrel at the Sea Otter Classic; one of many local meetings and events Mari attended about bike infrastructure; Monterey County Weekly’s first-ever bike issue; 5th anniversary of the HER Helmet Thursdays project; passion flowers along Mark Thomas bike lanes, Monterey.

Ciclovia Sunset - Salinas, Monterey County's 1st Open Streets - Oct 6 2013ByeGreenfield girl helping little ones learn bike helmet fit 2012You haven't bike Castroville yet 008Bike date - S. Main Salinas - 15 Apr 2012 (4)Okerblom - East Salinas - 15 Apr 2012 - cornerCerney mural at Monterey County Youth CenterBike to worship - Seaside young womenIMG_1040Ride with Rich Deal May 15 023Children biking Carmel - closeup - 017Sports-Ctr-Seaside-Air-for-lil-one CROPPEDDerrick Chao and Kyle Ingebretson with Tips posterCarmel cop - don't run that stop signBiker - Sue Kim MIIS in colorKammannSchoolSalinasMay2014 from SCEEFCatharine Pendrel of Canada - World ChampIMG_2585Spoke Word cover_r300x350HER Helmet Thursdays 5th Anniversary poster JQ2Bike and passion flowers

This post was published on 30 November 2015. One or more changes last made to this post on 3 May 2018.

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