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Bike Community News: Latest notice to Bicycling Mo...

Bike Community News: Latest notice to Bicycling Monterey subscribers, plus updates

“The Wharf Marketplace is in HER Helmet Thursdays too, eh? Good to know!” For info about the each topic,  click on the links provided. Or just look over Bicycling Monterey’s home page. Questions? Contact me. Since the most recent email went out to Bicycling Monterey subscribers–providing a heads-up about the 17 topics below–these two additional...

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Pedal Pushers: Names of bike advocates and others ...

Pedal Pushers: Names of bike advocates and others who support the work of Bicycling Monterey

We are grateful to the people named below. Each one has taken the initiative to provide one or more financial contributions toward the Bicycling Monterey work. Some of them find the site and projects worthy of support because they bike in Monterey County. Others, because the site and its resources are useful to people who bike elsewhere too. And still others contribute because...

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Road Skills Trainings – (Also:...

Road Skills Trainings – (Also: Monterey County Bike Month archive 2014-15)

Would you like to attend a road skills training like the one held 5/30/15 (see...

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7th Year Begins for Bicycling Monter...

7th Year Begins for Bicycling Monterey (County) Website and Projects

Whether they are visitors or residents to Monterey County or bike elsewhere,...

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Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptio...

Bicycling on sidewalks: misconceptions and advisories

Is it legal to bike on sidewalks? Safe? And what about crosswalks? First,...

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18 or under? No car, no worries. A b...

18 or under? No car, no worries. A bike and $38 will get you nearly everywhere you need to go, June 1 through Aug 31.

How can eco-minded youth get around Monterey County? That’s right,...

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Remembering Kyle Beardshear (1994-20...

Remembering Kyle Beardshear (1994-2011)

Spring 2015 update: Please scroll to the end of this post regarding repeated...

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En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López,...

En memoria de Rogelio Vásquez López, 1982-2015

For update regarding the collision investigation and ways to honor the life...

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Youth Center – Teach Teens Wel...

Youth Center – Teach Teens Well: 4th year of Monterey County’s first high school bike tech class

Below, learn about The background of the class, which started its 4th year...

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Bike Safety with Frank Henderson

Bike Safety with Frank Henderson

Bike safety is the topic of the video linked below.  The video was produced...

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Luciano Rodriguez, Monterey County b...

Luciano Rodriguez, Monterey County bike community leader

Above photo of Luciano Rodriguez, May 2015, courtesy of Richard Lake. Luciano...

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Assistant to Bike Class Coordinator ...

Assistant to Bike Class Coordinator Needed for Monterey County Youth Center

The Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center bicycle repair and...

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We’re All Heroes on This Bus

We’re All Heroes on This Bus

The League of American Bicyclists (AKA Bike League) highlighted Bicycling...

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The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt

B is for Bi(pedal)ism: The Bike Jones of Mindy Surratt Guest post by Susan...

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Why stop now? The Elders of Monterey...

Why stop now? The Elders of Monterey County’s Bike Community

Sexism, racism, lookism, ageism…. None of the -isms serve a community...

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Master Calendar for Bicycling Monter...

Master Calendar for Bicycling Monterey County

Bicycling Monterey’s master calendar includes many activities not found...

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June 15: Wayfinding input deadline. ...

June 15: Wayfinding input deadline. Plus other Transportation Agency updates: (1) Via Salinas Valley – Pathway to Health; (2) Wayfinding Signage and Updated Bicycle Map; (3) Bike and Skateboard Parking and a Bike Repair Station Coming!

Hmmm….What Wayfinding sign design would be best for people who bike and...

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June 17 and more: Twilight Rides at ...

June 17 and more: Twilight Rides at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The Twilight Rides are “a safe and relaxed atmosphere for families to...

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June 19: Ciclovía Salinas Summer You...

June 19: Ciclovía Salinas Summer Youth Internships application deadline

“I wish I could bike in the street, mama!” You can–on Open...

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June 26-28: Bike the Bay – San...

June 26-28: Bike the Bay – Santa Cruz County Teens Bike from Santa Cruz to Monterey

This post has been updated for June 2015. A version was previously published...

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July 5: Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986...

July 5: Honoring Adrian Garcia (1986-2014)

July 5, 2015, an Adrian Garcia memorial bike ride and BBQ will be held. This...

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July 11: Kiddie Capers and Colmo del...

July 11: Kiddie Capers and Colmo del Rodeo (Night Parade)

People on bikes are part of the fun leading up to the 2015 California Rodeo....

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July 18 – Aug 1: Bike to Bach,...

July 18 – Aug 1: Bike to Bach, as Carey Beebe does! Carmel Bach Festival

Carey Beebe was ahead of his time. He’s biked to Bach for 16 years! Read...

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Aug 25: Middlebury Institute of Inte...

Aug 25: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey welcomes MIIS students to bike-friendly Monterey County

College students like “Back to the Books–and Bikes–in Monterey...

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Sept 2-7: Monterey County Fair ̵...

Sept 2-7: Monterey County Fair – with bike valet service some dates

The 79th Annual Monterey County Fair dates are September 2-7, 2015. Check with...

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Sept 18-20: Monterey Jazz Festival &...

Sept 18-20: Monterey Jazz Festival – Free Bike Valet Parking, plus Pure Water Stations

Sept 18-20, 2015  is the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival.  Bike valet parking...

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Oct 3: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Da...

Oct 3: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day with Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA)

Most of the info below is still relevant for 2015. Please check with...

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KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Montere...

KUSP Playlist: Bike Scene in Monterey County

KUSP Central Coast Public Radio aired another spot about biking Monterey...

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Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop ...

Bilingual Spanish-English bike shop professionals in Monterey County, and other resources en español

Monterey County is fortunate to have many excellent locally owned bike shops....

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The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures...

The Alisal / East Salinas: Pleasures, Protests, and Promise

The post below includes: The Alisal’s first HER Helmet Thursdays spots,...

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Vacation, staycation: 16 sweet spots...

Vacation, staycation: 16 sweet spots in the Monterey County seat

Scroll down this post for tips on some Salinas favorites, whether you’re...

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Monterey Regional Airport: Bike Loc...

Monterey Regional Airport:  Bike Lockers, Bike-Friendly Restaurant and Jet Center, and Airport-to-Bike-Path Tips

It’s an easy bike ride from the Monterey Regional Airport to the...

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La joie de les bicyclettes: French v...

La joie de les bicyclettes: French visitors biking California’s Central Coast

Sylvie and Robert caught my eye as I was leaving a meeting at Cafe La Strada,...

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German Ingenuity: More Than One Way ...

German Ingenuity: More Than One Way to Travel by Bike

Visitors from Germany, Dieter and Nadja Binz, biked in Monterey, Seaside, and...

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Bike Love: From Holland to Monterey

Bike Love: From Holland to Monterey

This happy Dutch trio was heading out the door of the Old Monterey Cafe, where...

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Italian Honeymooners at the Custom H...

Italian Honeymooners at the Custom House Plaza

Emiliano and Katarina, honeymooners from Italy, paused for an embrace at the...

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Where the Plazas Are in the City of ...

Where the Plazas Are in the City of Monterey–and How to Preserve Their Charm

Visitors sometimes think that Cannery Row is downtown Monterey, but...

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Lodging Providers Show Monterey Coun...

Lodging Providers Show Monterey County Is a Bike-Friendly Place

Coming to Monterey County and bringing or renting a bike?  You’ll get a...

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Camping in Monterey County

Camping in Monterey County

Camping?  As this view shows, we have dry summers in Monterey County. Please...

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Shopping Farmers Markets by BikeR...

Shopping Farmers Markets by Bike–Have you hugged an organic grower today?

Yum! Lucky us! Strawberry season–and so much more. Ever frustrated by...

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Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: I...

Keeping the Local Bike Scene Cool: It’s a multi-pronged effort

Update: On 4/3/15 at 6:16 a.m., there was a felony hit-and-run in Monterey...

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Elementary Schools: Volunteers Neede...

Elementary Schools: Volunteers Needed for Bike Safety Trainings

For 2015, the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey...

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Santa Cruzans–and Many Faces o...

Santa Cruzans–and Many Faces of Bicycling on the Monterey Bay

Many of our neighbors from Santa Cruz County love exploring Monterey County by...

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Consider the Berries

Consider the Berries

Consider the berries in my yard. I don’t feed them or water them or...

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National recognition for Monterey Co...

National recognition for Monterey County bike advocacy: Alliance for Biking & Walking’s Advocacy Awards finalists

Monterey County is represented among the finalists for the Alliance for Biking...

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A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthu...

A Gratitude List for Bicycling Enthusiasts

Do you ♥ people who make biking better? Any time’s a good time to...

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Bike to Work – and a Bike-to-W...

Bike to Work – and a Bike-to-Work Winemaker!

Among Bicycling Monterey’s nearly 500 posts and pages, you’ll see...

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Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling ...

Fixies: Spinning Spokes and Telling Jokes – Fixed Riding in the 831

Jesse Martines This post was first published March 6, 2012, with subsequent...

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Three Feet for Safety Act is CA law ...

Three Feet for Safety Act is CA law as of 16 Sept 2014

“My job includes enforcing this new law. I still want you to be careful...

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In school zones and everywhere in CA...

In school zones and everywhere in CA, law requires motorists to give bicyclists three feet for safety

Thanks to Officer Rios of the Monterey branch of the California Highway Patrol...

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Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mo...

Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team

5/24/15 update: Congrats to the Cowboys on winning third place in state...

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Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monter...

Salinas Youth Lead the Way in Monterey County Bike Community Firsts

The 33 links below are just a sampling of Bicycling Monterey (County’s)...

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Biking-by-the-Bay, Cargo Style–...

Biking-by-the-Bay, Cargo Style–for Children, Too

Bikes of all types out on the bikeways in the Monterey Bay region, including...

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Bike Fashionistas: Dress-Up Challeng...

Bike Fashionistas: Dress-Up Challenge, or Anytime!

“I’ve got it wired. I know which shoulder bag I can carry that...

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Biking Chic á la Monterey County

Biking Chic á la Monterey County

In this post, see a sampling of people who bike sans spandex in Monterey...

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Bike for your mother: Make every day...

Bike for your mother: Make every day Earth Day

If not for yourself, bicycle for Mother Earth. Every time you ride a bike...

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Outstanding Women of Monterey County...

Outstanding Women of Monterey County 2015

The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women named ten Outstanding...

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Bike to School: Year-round Monterey ...

Bike to School: Year-round Monterey County school bike activity, for elementary, middle, and high schools

For bike news and scenes from elementary, middle, and high schools around...

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Back to the Books–and Bikes...

Back to the Books–and Bikes–in Monterey County: Tips for College Students

Free up time for studies and fun! Save yourself research by reviewing the ...

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KUSP: Bikes are taking to the street...

KUSP: Bikes are taking to the streets–and it’s not where you might expect

Listen A KUSP broadcast during NPR’s “Morning Edition” and...

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Caring for Chickens–and Wildli...

Caring for Chickens–and Wildlife Farther Afield

My niece learning to avoid the chicken’s beak. Haven’t slipped my...

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Distracted? Stay alert, whether driv...

Distracted? Stay alert, whether driving, biking, or otherwise getting about

  Here’s what California law says about distracted driving: And for...

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Distracted? Watch out. We’re a...

Distracted? Watch out. We’re all family!

Spotted biking Garden Road, Monterey, this girl and her dad might say,...

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Bikes, Trucks, and Buses: Share-the-...

Bikes, Trucks, and Buses: Share-the-Road Tips from Ecology Action

2/16/15: The 2/15/15 “We Could Car Less” column in the ...

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Signs of a Bicycling Friendly Monter...

Signs of a Bicycling Friendly Monterey County

x These photos from various Monterey County locations all say the same...

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Let’s Get Connected: South San...

Let’s Get Connected: South Santa Cruz/North Monterey Counties

Progress continues! Update from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation...

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Long-Term Project: 5th Anniversary o...

Long-Term Project: 5th Anniversary of The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

The first such discounts-for-bicyclists project and still the nation’s...

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What about SB 192, Mandatory Helmet ...

What about SB 192, Mandatory Helmet Law?  Also below: “It’s Not about Wearing a Helmet–The HER Helmet Thursdays Project”

Update, 4/10/15: “California 25th District Senator Carol Liu amended her...

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Monterey Composite High School Mount...

Monterey Composite High School Mountain Bike Team–for High Schoolers Countywide

5/16/14 update: Fall 2014 will be the start of Monterey Composite’s...

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Bike to Worship

Bike to Worship

Bike to church, mosque, satsang, synagogue, or other place of worship. In many...

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GU Energy Extraordinary Courage Awar...

GU Energy Extraordinary Courage Award winner: K.C. Fontes of Salinas High School Cowboy Racing Mountain Bike Team!

Monterey County has a winner of a National Interscholastic Cycling...

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Off to Make Music–by Bike

Off to Make Music–by Bike

Whether at the Old Monterey Farmers Market, an impromptu jam on Wharf I, or...

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Biking through Pregnancy

Biking through Pregnancy

When I biked through my ninth month of pregnancy, I found  drivers ...

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Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Recumbent Riders in Monterey County

Thanks to Leo Kodl for this 6/16/14 update: The recumbent-specific ride group...

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Constables of the Peace – Cops...

Constables of the Peace – Cops on Bikes in Monterey County

Scroll this post, to see police officers on bikes in Carmel-by-the-Sea,...

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Rain, Cold Temps, and More: Biking t...

Rain, Cold Temps, and More: Biking through the Seasons

Hey, there’s a drought here. We’re thankful to get rain...

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Best of Monterey County 2015

Best of Monterey County 2015

Whether you’re a visitor coming for the Sea Otter Classic or another...

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Clash of the Mallets, Salinas –...

Clash of the Mallets, Salinas – Monterey County’s First Bike Polo Tournament

Clash of the Mallets, the first bike polo tournament in Monterey County...

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4th Annual Intergenerational Ride fo...

4th Annual Intergenerational Ride for Monterey County Bike Month 2015

Free! Fun! Visitors and locals are invited to this social ride for all ages...

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Fort Ord Warhorse Ride – guide...

Fort Ord Warhorse Ride – guided Family Bike Ride

Missed this event? Scroll down for directions and do it with friends...

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Salinas Social Rides Close Out Monte...

Salinas Social Rides Close Out Monterey County Bike Month 2015

Two social rides will launch from Oldtown Salinas to close out Bike Month 2015...

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Males and Females – Discounts ...

Males and Females – Discounts because you bike in Monterey County – The HER Helmet Thursdays Project

What do art museums, whale watching, the hostel, resort hotels, elegant...

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Sarah Factor’s Bike Story̵...

Sarah Factor’s Bike Story–and Upcoming Music Shows, with Sierra Dehmler

For Sarah Factor’s birthday show at Rockwood Music Hall, scroll down. *...

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Pedicab Coolness! – Monterey B...

Pedicab Coolness! – Monterey Bay Region Celebrates Tannery Arts Center and Bike-Powered Taxi, Santa Cruz Pedicab

The party at the Tannery Arts Center opening was buzzing, and included in the...

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How to Avoid Crashes When Biking Mon...

How to Avoid Crashes When Biking Monterey County

Infrastructure plays a very big role in preventing collisions between cars and...

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Night Ride Home

Night Ride Home

Last night’s bike ride was a tad eventful.  I took off late, after a...

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Jan Valencia and Phil Yenovkian̵...

Jan Valencia and Phil Yenovkian–Caring far beyond the bikeways

Gold Helmet:  Jan Valencia Visitors and locals know that when serious...

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Devian Gilbert Honored with Golden H...

Devian Gilbert Honored with Golden Helmet Award

10/7/11 update: After working in Sonoma County from April to October, Devian...

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Frank Henderson, Golden Helmet Winne...

Frank Henderson, Golden Helmet Winner and League of American Bicyclists Instructor

Update, February 12, 2014: See Frank Henderson interviewed in “Bike...

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Biking between Salinas and the Monte...

Biking between Salinas and the Monterey Peninsula: Lupine Season on Monterey-Salinas Hwy 68, and Other Tips

Lupines in bloom on Monterey-Salinas Highway 68 are just one more reason Keith...

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Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized...

Salinas Burrito Bike Rides organized by Deadend Magazine

Deadend Magazine’s inaugural Salinas Burrito Bike Ride was May 19, 2013;...

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Velo Club Monterey: Roadies who love...

Velo Club Monterey: Roadies who love parties–and so much more!

For 2014 VCM party details, see 12/6/14 on the Bike Calendar. Mireya DelaVega...

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The Bully, the Bullied, and the Byst...

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander and other resources for parents and educators from Barbara Coloroso

“The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander:  Breaking the Cycle of...

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Scenes from the 25th Anniversary Sea...

Scenes from the 25th Anniversary Sea Otter Classic, and a Quick List of Monterey County Bicycling Resources

We love the all things bikes aspect of Sea Otter Classic. And world-renowned...

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Herald: Green Riders in Monterey Cou...

Herald: Green Riders in Monterey County, a Monterey County Herald intro to the HER Helmet Thursdays project

Notice that “Green Riders” newsclip on the wall at Turtle Bay,...

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Salinas Youth and Others for Bikes: ...

Salinas Youth and Others for Bikes: Bikes Make Life Better

When Gabe Alvizo is heading home from work and pauses to show his colors on...

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The Artists of Hijos del Sol: Bryan...

The Artists of Hijos del Sol:  Bryan Perez, BMX Rider

Teens in Soledad and Salinas sometimes feel there isn’t much to...

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Bicycling Children Growing Up Street...

Bicycling Children Growing Up Streetwise

Want a beautiful bike path in Carmel Valley where you can take little ones to...

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June 27: Watsonville Community Ride,...

June 27: Watsonville Community Ride, plus Pajaro/North Monterey County HER Helmet Thursdays spots

Monterey County and Santa Cruz County are in the process of being better...