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Sharing and supporting bike advocacy efforts — list of 2009-2017 contributors

Happy New Year!

Nearly two years ago, we 10 women (names below) launched a fundraising campaign for the Bicycling Monterey website and projects. At this time, we ask that—even if you cannot contribute—you SHARE a link to this post with others.
When sharing, you may want to include a personal message, as the people in the examples below did.

If you are able, please also make a repeat, or first, contribution in any amount to the Bicycling Monterey work. For ways to give and FAQs, click here. Consider setting up an automatic monthly contribution too, via PayPal.

Scroll down for why support this fundraiser, and for the list of 2009-2017 contributors.

Thank you, from the women who launched the campaign,
Laurel Thomsen
Charlotte Rozier Manis
Holly Heimer
Jacquelyn Smith Woodward
Kay Magenheim
Kathi Lares
Misty Koger Ojure
Sandi Overstreet Laney
Terrill Keeler
Also endorsed by Henrietta Stern, local bike advocate


Bicycling Monterey provides inspiration and resources for people who bike anywhere and also serves as an Information Hub for Bicycling Monterey County. As comments show (click here), it’s appreciated by a wide range of people locally, regionally, statewide, nationally, and even internationally.

From 2009-2017, Bicycling Monterey founder Mari Lynch Dehmler, a resident of rural Monterey County since 1981, has donated well over 10,000 hours of her time to the Bicycling Monterey work. It’s been a labor of love for her county, country, and the planet we share.

As Kera Abraham reported in the Monterey County Weekly’s first special bike issue, May 12-18, 2011: “What started as Dehmler’s [Mari Lynch Dehmler’s] personal blog two years ago quickly evolved into an umbrella website for all things two-wheeled in Monterey County.”  Abraham described Mari  as “The Change Agent“— with a DIY ethic: “If there’s something in your community that needs doing, you don’t wait until all the pieces are in place. You just jump in and do it.”

Monterey County and the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region do not yet have any official bicycling coalition or alliance. Bicycling Monterey helps fill in that gap, e.g., by compiling a directory of

When Mari was selected as a national finalist for the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm Award in 2014 , the Alliance noted:  “Mari doesn’t wait until all conditions are right and funds are available. She just dives in and gets things done!”

Bicycling Monterey is a grassroots community collaboration and receives no local, state, or federal government funding. It’s appreciated by many government officials, municipal and business leaders, and others. Some people volunteer time or contribute project supplies, which are appreciated.

As for financial contributions, individual amounts have ranged from $5 to $1,000, and every amount is helpful. However, although there are thousands of website visitors each month—and countless others who benefit from other Bicycling Monterey projects—not enough people are contributing.

From May 1, 2009 through December 31, 2017,  all financial contributions totaled $9,561. That averages to just $3 per day.  This means — in addition to donating over 10,000 hours of her time — Mari has personally paid all expenses not covered by that $3/day.

Every contribution is included on the Bicycling Monterey website’s financial contributors page. When a contributor prefers it, they are listed as Anonymous.

Have other questions? Phone Bicycling Monterey.

Maybe you bike yourself. Or maybe you don’t, but you recognize the benefits for EVERYONE when more people bike (such as reduced carbon emissions, reduced traffic congestion, improved public health, strengthened communities,  and benefits to the economy). There are multiple benefits of bicycling!

Whatever your reasons for supporting the Bicycling Monterey site and projects, your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Laurel Thomsen
Charlotte Rozier Manis
Holly Heimer
Jacquelyn Smith Woodward
Kay Magenheim
Kathi Lares
Misty Koger Ojure
Sandi Overstreet Laney
Terrill Keeler
Also endorsed by Henrietta Stern, local bike advocate

Photo below: Mari in 2009, the year she founded Bicycling Monterey .

The Bicycling Monterey website and projects are award-winning work, as honored again in 2017.

List of 2009-2017 Contributors

From May 1, 2009 – December 31, 2017, the following people have made a financial contribution to help support the Bicycling Monterey work. Click here for the amount of total financial contributions and other details (e.g., contributors listed by year of contribution).

An asterisk (*) below indicates that contributor has made more than one contribution. Special thanks to Edith Frederick for setting up an automatic monthly contribution.

Thank You, 2009-2017 Contributors

  1. Adam Deleon
  2. Anna Thomsen, L.Ac. Integrative Health Care
  3. Anneke Prins*
  4. Anonymous*
  5. Benjamin Sun
  6. Bette Harpster
  7. Bettina Hotelling
  8. Beverly Prowell*
  9. Bill and Debby Lynch
  10. Brian Tomasini
  11. Cammie and Steve Lynch
  12. Cath Tendler-Valencia*
  13. Catherine Crockett
  14. Chris Flescher*
  15. Danielle Shillcock*
  16. Delana Schneider
  17. Drew Pearce, Drew Pearce Creative Services
  18. Edith Frederick*
  19. El Migueleno Restaurant
  20. Ellen Tucker
  21. Floann Lynch Martinez
  22. Geoff Arnold
  23. Grapes ‘n’ Grain, Salinas
  24. Hans Ongchua*
  25. Hebard and Peggy Olsen
  26. Henrietta Stern
  27. Holly Heimer Natural Veterinary Rehab
  28. Ivan for Mi Pueblo Supermarket, East Salinas
  29. Jack Lamon
  30. Jack Long and Janet Beaty*
  31. Jacky Luna
  32. Jacquelyn Woodward*
  33. Jan Valencia*
  34. Jeff Lindenthal
  35. Jeff Richman
  36. John Shillcock
  37. Judy and Ron Allen
  38. Judy Marsalis
  39. Julia Slater
  40. Kathleen A. of Maui, Hawaii
  41. Kathleen Jones*
  42. Kay and Sieg Magenheim*
  43. Keith DeFiebre
  44. Kera Abraham
  45. L. Robin Brody*
  46. Lynn Hamilton
  47. MacGregor Eddy*
  48. Mary Conway
  49. Matthew Sundt
  50. Megan Tolbert
  51. Michael Sestak*
  52. Nancy Sleeth and Matthew Sleeth, MD
  53. Nathan Dehmler*
  54. Nathan Pierce
  55. Pebble Beach Company Foundation*
  56. Renee Hardenstein
  57. Rob Garcia
  58. Robert Moon
  59. Rosaleen Trambley
  60. Sandi Laney
  61. Scott Shillcock
  62. Sherry Volmar
  63. Sierra Dehmler*
  64. Stephen Bloch
  65. Steve Cutcomb
  66. Steve Matheson of All Things Promise Rings
  67. Steve McShane
  68. Terrill and Robin Keeler*
  69. The Go Fund Me Team
  70. Tiffany Nicole Lynch
  71. Tori Armen
  72. Twisted Roots, Monterey
  73. Valley Bikes, Salinas
  74. Velo Club Monterey*
  75. Vera and Jim Noghera*
  76. Vid Raatior
  77. Virginia Peterson

This post was published on 12 December 2017. One or more changes last made to this post on 4 February 2020.

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