ITNMontereyCounty to hold 25,000th Ride Celebration at BMW of Monterey of Monterey

TNMontereyCounty to hold 25,000th Ride Celebration at BMW of Monterey on Friday, August 5th

July 2016. Monterey, CA – Save the Date! As a special pre-kick-off event to 2016 Monterey Car Week, the community and media are invited to the ITNMontereyCounty (Independent Transportation Network Monterey County) 25,000th Ride Celebration! 

At a Glance:

What: ITNMontereyCounty’s 25,000th Ride Celebration 

The event will be catered with light appetizers by Eddison & Melrose.

The newest 2016 and 2015 BMW models will be available for viewing. 

NEW! In attendance will be Congressman Sam Farr, Erica Parker representing Assemblymember Mark Stone, Monterey County Board of Supervisor Jane Parker, City of Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson, City of Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio, City of Del Rey Oaks Mayor Jerry Edelen,

NEW! CHP Resource Officer Oscar Loza well be present with his emergency vehicle for the community to experience

NEW! Learn more about the Transporation Safety & Investment Plan measure on November's ballot and how approving this measure will provide $15 million for senior transportation options, independent travel for people with disabilities, and safer and more reliable senior transportation services.

Why: Area Agency on Aging has identified transportation as the #1 need for Seniors in many areas of Monterey County. ITNMontereyCounty, the local non-profit for transportation for seniors, is the only agency in Monterey County providing arm-in-arm; door-through-door 24-7-365 service.  It provides a higher quality of life by offering any ride for any purpose within the service area.

When: Friday, August 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Brief elected officials ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Where: BMW of Monterey, 1 Geary Plaza, Seaside, CA  93955. Valet parking will be provided. 

RSVP to or call (831) 233-3447 (Monterey) or (831) 240-0850 (Salinas).

About ITNMontereyCounty

Dignified transportation for seniors 

Beginning its service in 2012, ITNMontereyCounty ( is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides 24 hour/7 days-a-week transportation for seniors (age 60 and older) and visually-impaired adults (age 18 and older) to help them remain independent and active in their community. Supported by members and donors, ITNMontereyCounty is unique in that it provides arm-through-arm, door-through-door service. 

ITNMontereyCounty currently serves 325 members and has delivered over 25,000 rides in 12 local communities within the greater Monterey and Salinas areas. Volunteers have been trained and background checked, and drive at their convenience in their own cars that are insured and inspected. They give rides that are typically less than 20 minutes. The volunteer drivers find it rewarding, meet interesting people while helping others, plus they earn credits for themselves or a loved one, or receive mileage reimbursement. Seniors may also trade in their automobile for ITN transportation credits. The service, which may be used for any purpose, is often used to get people to and from medical appointments, personal care appointments, recreational activities, and social occasions. The organization, which does not receive any public funding, needs more volunteer drivers and donors. More than 70 million Americans – that’s 1 in 5 – will be over the age of 65 in 15 years, and may start to experience diminished capacity to drive safely.  

According to Aimee Cuda, Executive Director of ITNMontereyCounty, “We are so proud that ITNMontereyCounty is reaching the benchmark of providing its 25,000th ride and celebrating this achievement with the community. The local seniors we serve and our volunteer drivers enjoy a very special positive synergy. The volunteers develop close relationships with those they drive and derive enormous satisfaction of helping seniors live happier, more independent, lives. 

For more information, to donate your car and to volunteer as a driver, go to or call (831) 233-3447.  

About BMW of Monterey 

With a passion for the new BMW models which are their specialty, and a true commitment to the drivers in the community, the team at BMW of Monterey offers everything needed for a top rate automotive experience. Discover new BMW cars, used vehicles and a team of car service, parts and auto loan professionals at their Monterey area car dealership.

Some local favorites with drivers from Monterey, Seaside, San Jose, Salinas & Santa Cruz are the 2015 and 2016 BMW 528i, m3, x5, and 328i.  From the M Series to the 428 series, there are plentiful options for the most discriminating drivers. 

The state-of-the-art BMW service center is within driving distance of San Jose, Salinas, Santa Cruz and Monterey. They make it simple to order parts and schedule car service appointments online too. Their trained BMW technicians are on hand to answer any questions as well.

For more information, go to

NEW! About Eddison & Melrose

Karen Anne Murray of Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, Catering & Granola has provided catering, personal chef services and her award winning Karen Anne’s Granola to the Monterey Peninsula for over a decade. The Tea Room serves both Afternoon and High Tea (by advance reservation) and has become a favorite for locals and tea travelers who enjoy English born and raised Chef Karen Anne’s traditional scones and teatime fare. The Tea Room serves both Afternoon and High Tea (by advance reservation) and has become a favorite for locals and tea travelers who enjoy English born and raised Chef Karen Anne’s traditional scones and teatime fare.

Karen Anne’s Granola is currently sold at the Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, Whole Foods, Grove Market, Cornucopia, Nielsen Brothers, Brunos, Star Market and numerous California specialty grocery stores. There are currently five delicious flavors available with more on the way: Almond Pecan, Cranberry, Cranberry Harvest, Golden Walnut and Coconut Orange.   

For more information about Eddison & Melrose, go to