Bike Week 2012 in Monterey County
- When: Sunday, May 13, 2012, time TBA
- Where: Monterey County,
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Outdoor, Community
So the Sea Otter Classic has rolled out of town, but the ode to bikes continues countywide this week, from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County. Bike to Worship encourages the faithful to flock to their place of worship by bike. Tuesday, the Bike Vs Car Challenge, a commuter race between motorists and bicyclists from Marina REI to Monterey Wharf #2 (sign up by Thursday, Mary 3). On Wednesday, Laguna Seca opens its track for its long-standing Twilight Rides. Don't put that kickstand down yet; there are a few more days of Bike Week rounding the corner. For Thursday, the Bike to Work and Bike to School offers free breakfasts 7-9am courtesy of TAMC at various locations for students and workers (see www.tamcmonterey.org) who show up on a bike. H-E-R Helmet Thursday offers discounts to bicyclists at various businesses and organizations (see www.marilynch.com for details). Bike Week takes a break on Friday, but then pedals up again with a new event 10am Saturday, the Intergenerational Ride along the bike trail starting at Fort Ord Dunes State Park, to reconnect 12:30pm for a brown bag lunch. Bike Week ends 8am Saturday with a morning ride with the Velo Club of Monterey for more advanced riders. But June 1, the Company Bike Challenge enlists you and your co-workers to form a team at www.redematch.511.org and compete with other workplaces to rack up the most bicycling commuting miles. Bike Week can last a lifetime. [WR]
Various days, times and locations throughout Monterey County. Free to participate. www.tamcmonterey.org/bikeweek, www.bike2work.com, 775-4413.