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9 Soledad Drive
Suite A Monterey, CA, 93940
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Items purchased for in-house consumption at Layers (not, e.g., items purchased to take out for your entire workplace). :)


Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
Before claiming discount, refer to FAQs and project details, including date restrictions, in "LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays" at

ABOUT THIS PARTICIPANT:Family-owned, third-generation entrepreneurs, Layers has been renowned in Monterey for decades for their sensational cakes and more. In 2001 they opened their first retail location, with sweet and savory offerings. Delicious! And served by friendly, caring staff.

In 2017, Layers joined the HER Helmet Thursdays Project. Yes, people who bike to Layers now get a discount on Thursdays! Note that the HER Helmet Thursdays discounts are for food or beverages purchased for in-house consumption (not, for example, to purchase a large quantity of items to take back to your workplace for the whole staff). :) So relax at a Layers table to enjoy, e.g., coffee and pastries, and be rewarded by Layers with a HER Helmet Thursdays discount on that purchase.

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HER Helmet Thursdays is a long-term project with no scheduled end-date. Layers joined the project on November 1, 2017. Please give them a warm welcome.

Bike Tips:

Picture window and tables out front make Layers a popular stop for touring cyclists and others who want to keep an eye on their bikes because they're loaded with gear.

The bikeways to Layers are appropriate for adults and older teens. (This destination is not considered to have suitable biking infrastructure for children pedaling.) Here are two examples of how to reach Layers:

People biking near the Del Monte Shopping Center will appreciate taking a side trip on Soledad Drive to Layers. Refer to the Monterey County bike map:

People biking the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail portion in the City of Monterey (also referred to here as the Monterey Coastal Recreation Trail / coastal trail), here are tips for one option for biking to Layers: Exit the coastal trail at Custom House Plaza near Old Fisherman's Wharf a.k.a. Wharf I. Pass through Alvarado Mall and Portola Plaza. (Unfamiliar with this area? For photos of Custom House Plaza, Alvarado Mall, and Portola Plaza, type "plazas" in search window at Coming out of Portola Plaza, make an immediate right onto Del Monte Avenue, and continue o to first traffic signal, Calle Principal. Make a left off Del Monte onto Calle Principal. Continue on Calle Principal. After you pass a stop sign, you'll pass historic spots (see them on your right) Larkin House and Casa Gutierrez. Just after Casa Gutierrez, you'll reach an intersection with a small "island." There, turn right onto Madison Street; just fyi, now the City of Monterey Public Library will be the landmark on your left. At the first traffic light--at the corner of Madison and Pacific Streets, turn left onto Pacific Street. Now the City of Monterey police station and fire department will be on your right. Continue on Pacific Street approximately 1 mile, to Soledad. (NOTE: Pacific Street has some sharrows in some sections, to remind motor vehicle drivers that people who bike are sharing Pacific Street. Exercise caution, as always.) Once you reach Soledad, turn right. Layers will be on your left, in the little shopping center.

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Bicycling Monterey website,