Bicycling Monterey Site & Projects

$6,270 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 38 months
Laurel Thomsen
on behalf of Mari Lynch Dehmler
 MONTEREY, CA

In 2019, why support this fundraiser? Founded 2009, Bicycling Monterey ( www.bikemonterey.org and other https://bit.ly/BikeMRYProjects) are widely acclaimed. We 10 women (names below) launched this Volunteering and Service crowdfunding campaign in Dec 2015 to help bring to the public's attention that founder Mari Lynch Dehmler's Bicycling Monterey work is as an unpaid volunteer. To provide this public service, she has donated well over 12,000 hours of her time through Dec 2018. Three dollars a day ($3/day) is the total of financial contributions received 2009 through 2018—including $6,270 crowdfunding at Go Fund Me plus $4,241 additional contributions made via PayPal, check, or cash (see https://bit.ly/GiveFAQs ).

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!

“Consistently advocates for bicycling. Major kudos
to Mari for all her great work," wrote the California Bicycle Coalition. CalBike knows that, as 2019 begins, Monterey County and the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region still have no official bicycling coalition or alliance—and that Bicycling Monterey helps fill that gap, including by serving as a local ally of CalBike.

Bicycling Monterey provides inspiration and resources for people who bike anywhere along with serving 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.

A contribution in any amount is appreciated. And SHARING this page is appreciated too, even if you can't make a contribution. 

Founder Mari Lynch is a resident of the Monterey Bay Region since 1976 and a resident of rural unincorporated Monterey County since 1981. 
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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 [marilynch.com/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."

The Bicycling Monterey website and projects are award-winning work. (Scroll to the end of this page for earlier awards and recognitions.)

Bicycling Monterey is a grassroots community collaboration and as 2019 begins, has received no local, state, or federal government funding since 2009. The Bicycling Monterey work has received words of praise, as well as awards, from government officials 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, not enough people are contributing, so please SHARE this page to encourage others to give. 

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

Contributions made via Go Fund Me are automatically listed on this GFM page. If you prefer to contribute via PayPal or by check (click here for payment options and FAQs) and would like your contribution listed on the GFM page too, we'll be happy to add it at your request. (GFM refers to such contributions here as an "offline donation.") If you'd like that, simply include a note if mailing a check, or if contributing via PayPal, include a message there: "Please list my contribution on Go Fund Me too."

Have other questions? Phone Bicycling Monterey

Thank you from the women who launched this 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




JUST A REMINDER why we launched this fundraising campaign: 

As the Sustainable Monterey 2009 Facebook post  (below) indicates about Bicycling Monterey's HER Helmet Thursdays Project, Mari has been doing the Bicycling Monterey work since 2009—as a volunteer. She remains unpaid for the work of the Bicycling Monterey website and all Bicycling Monterey projects !


Below, some AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS received by Mari for her Bicycling Monterey volunteerism since 2009.

Note: None of these awards or recognitions included any monetary award or other financial compensation.



Notice below that the only person receiving that  Transportation Excellence Award who was unpaid was Mari Lynch, Bicycle Advocate.




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Thanks again to all supporting  Bicycling Monterey's fundraising campaign by contributing and/or sharing. 
From the women who launched this 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



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Thank you to all 2018 financial contributors to the Bicycling Monterey work — https://bit.ly/2018ContributorsBikeMRY . Contributions may be made by debit or credit card here at Go Fund Me. Or, contributions may be made via PayPal or by check. See ways to give and FAQs for details: https://bit.ly/GiveFAQs

Thanks for your support. Happy 2019!
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Final issue of Bike Buzz—Bicycling Monterey's newsletter—until 2019: https://bit.ly/Nov2018BikeBuzz

From beautiful skies to fresh produce, there are so many things to be thankful for. If bicycling and bike advocates are on your gratitudes list, please make a contribution to Bicycling Monterey this Thanksgiving. Thank you for your consideration and support. Sharing this page is appreciated too!
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September news from Bicycling Monterey, on Open Streets and more: https://bit.ly/Sept2018BikeBuzz

Now in its 10th year, Bicycling Monterey remains a grassroots public service, with www.bikemonterey.org and other https://bit.ly/BikeMRYProjects provided by an unpaid volunteer, founder Mari Lynch. Your support for this work, in any amount, is appreciated.

Thank you!
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Midsummer news from Bicycling Monterey: https://bit.ly/Midsummer2018BikeBuzz

Now in its 10th year, Bicycling Monterey remains a grassroots public service, with www.bikemonterey.org and other https://bit.ly/BikeMRYProjects provided by an unpaid volunteer, founder Mari Lynch. Your support for this work, in any amount, is appreciated.

Photo below: a touring couple from Germany, biking California Highway 1 in Moss Landing. For more people traveling by bike, see https://bit.ly/TouringCyclists
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$6,270 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 38 months
Created December 22, 2015
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HS
$100
Henrietta Stern
3 months ago
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I support Mari's good work and community education.

JW
$50
Jacquelyn Woodward
13 months ago
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Bicycling is one important way to contribute to a more healthy environment.

EF
$10
Edith Frederick
13 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
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EF
$10
Edith Frederick
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

[For options on setting up an automatic monthly contribution as Edith has done, see https://bit.ly/GiveFAQs ]

EF
$10
Edith Frederick
16 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1
EF
$10
Edith Frederick
16 months ago (Offline Donation)
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EF
$10
Edith Frederick
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2

Thank you, Mari, for all you continue to do for so many!

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