2018 Monterey County Bike Month


2018 Monterey County Bike Month Poster (EN)

2018 Bike Month Poster (Spanish) – COMING SOON

TAMC Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee Meeting

Curious about where and when the next big bike projects will be in Monterey County?  Come to the May TAMC Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee meeting and find out!

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee meetings are open to the public.  Attend and speak up about ways to make bicycling and walking more accessible and enjoyable in your community.

When:  Wednesday May 2 @6pm

Where: Gonzales Council Chamber (117 Fourth St, Gonzales)

For more information visit: www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831-775-0903

MORCA Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride

MORCA (Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association) is pleased to offer riders new to Mountain Biking escorted rides into the trails in & around the Ford Ord Public Lands. The rides will be along trails that are suitable for the novice/beginner Mountain Bike Rider to introduce you to the sport at a comfortable level. The rides will be “No Drop”. This means the group will stay together at the pace of the slowest rider. When there is a significant climb or descent the group will wait for all to regroup before continuing on. Led by experienced MORCA Members familiar with the Fort Ord Trails.

When: Saturday May 5 @9am – 12pm

Where: Start from 8th & Gigling in Marina

Admission: Free

More info at: http://www.morcamtb.org/beginner/

Take it Outside Salinas

Take It Outside California! and iVamos Afuera California! is a statewide initiative by the California Council of Landtrusts, to get Californians outdoors and connected to parks and natural lands through fun and engaging activities.

Check out the Bike Blender smoothies by Green Pedal Couriers and Monterey County Health Department booth for free helmets and a fun Bike Rodeo!

Balance Bike Camp – May Sessions

Families of Color Monterey County + Family Biking Monterey County host year-round Balance Bike Camps, open to all families. Balance bikes are the ideal partner to introduce your young child to the concept of two wheels. Due to the extremely low step-through entry point and the high cockpit, little ones can enjoy two wheels as soon as they can start walking. Please note: We are a not-for-profit organization. 100% of all fees go directly back into supporting the program and providing scholarships for low-income families.


When: May 6, 13, and 20 @ 10am

Where: Ord Terrace Elementary, Seaside
Event link: https://focmc.org/bike-clinics/

National Bike to School Day (Wednesday May 9)


Tips and resources for biking to school and starting a Bike/Walk program at go831.org and bikemonterey.org

CANCELLED – Dads Read At The Little Kid Block Party: National Bike Month

National Bike to Work Week (May 14 – 18)

Tips and resources for biking to work at www.go831.org and bikemonterey.org.  National Bike to Work Day is Friday May 18.

HER Helmet Thursdays

Discounts for people who bike, available at participating locations countywide. Details on bikemonterey.orghttps://bit.ly/HHTdiscounts

When: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Quick Reference Guide

AMGEN Tour of California & Kids Bike Rodeo

Stage 3 Men’s Start in King City and Men’s Finish at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  King City will host a community festival at the start of the AMGEN Tour of California Stage 3.  Transportation Agency for Monterey County in partnership with Monterey County Health Department will provide fun and free activities for kids to help them learn safe bicycling and walking including a bike skills course!

When: Tuesday May 15 @8:30 am

Where: Downtown King City

Additional Info at https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/route-2018/2018-route-overview

Twilight Cycling Rides


What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track?

Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides are open to all levels of cyclists.  Helmets are required.


When: May 17 @5:30pm -7:30pm

Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Host: Bay Bikes and Light & Motion

Admission: $10 per rider.


More info at: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/twilight-cycling