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Safety alert: Woman biking was repeatedly accosted on Robinson Canyon Road, Carmel Valley

Remain vigilant, even if someone is arrested in response to this horrific incident.
If you have any information that might help with this investigation, please contact the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office:
Watch the video below from KSBW.
The woman accosted on Robinson Canyon Road commented afterward that she had read Gavin de Becker’s book The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence. She stated, “It was thanks to this book that I flipped around and started descending the climb! I kept telling myself that it would be fine to continue up, but I remembered the first illustration/story in de Becker’s book.”

Bicycling Monterey’s Bike Calendar has Important Notes for calendar users. The #1 note includes a reference to de Becker’s book Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe, and Parents Sane.

To read a transcript of KSBW’s story, go to

Update: Additional details have been published on the KTVU site,

This post was published on 24 May 2018. One or more changes last made to this post on 17 March 2019.

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