May is Bike Month (And Other Spring Goodness)

The Bike Kitchen will be open 11-2 PM Saturday May 20 for the Bike Expo. Please stop in to say Hi. We’ll have folks on site to check out your bikes!

Bike Month Events (via Northcoast Environmental Center)

  • May 7-13: Bike to Work Week in Arcata and there are some sweet deals that week for biking to Bike Friendly Businesses.
  • Thursday May 11: Bike to Work Day Arcata. Start with an Energizer Station at Arcata Co-Op 7am-9:30am and Noon Rally at the Plaza 12pm-1pm.
  • Friday May 12: Bike-thru Breakfast at Revolution Bikes Arcata store, 7am-9am. 
  • Saturday May 13: Fortuna Bike Rodeo, 10am-1pm Newburg Park. Contact Emily Apodaca at
  • May 14 – 20: Bike to Work Week Eureka 
  • Tuesday May 16: Eureka Mural Ride, departing at 5:30 pm from under the Samoa Bridge. Take a loop around Old Town and up to Henderson Center to enjoy some of Eureka’s murals.
  • Thursday May 18: Bike to Work Day Eureka. Energizer Station at Eureka Co-Op 7am-9:30am
  • Friday May 19: Bike-thru Breakfast at Revolution Bikes Eureka store, 7am-9am. 
  • Saturday May 20: Bicycle Celebration and Expo at the Jefferson Community Center Park (1000 A Street, Eureka) 11am-2pm. See poster for details of group rides.
  • Saturday May 20: Arcata Bike Rodeo Creamery District, 10am-12pm. Contact Jak Kirchubel
  • Memorial Weekend: Follow along the human-powered Kinetic Sculpture Race or join the Bigfoot Big Life ride.
  • More info Northcoast Environmental Center | Bike Party Humboldt(FB) | Bike Month Humboldt (FB)

And over at the Bike Kitchen we’re fixing up donation bikes and getting them back out into the community. We are no longer requiring masks be worn at the BK. We’ve had a big uptick in folks coming in to work on their own bikes. We’re also seeing more of our bike mechanic friends coming by in their spare time to help with the backlog of donation bikes.
We’re hoping to recruit a few more lead mechanics and concierges so we can open another day or two but it won’t be long now before the Bike Kitchen is back in full swing.

Winter Goodness

Thanks to all our volunteers, donors and patrons!
As spring approaches we anticipate increased demand for your used bikes. If you’ve got one sitting in the garage you’re not using, please consider donating it to the Bike Kitchen!
We’re also always on the lookout for volunteer bike mechanics and also concierges–the folks who greet you at the door and take care of paperwork.

Looking for fun, easy, family-friendly group rides? Check out Bike Party Humboldt. Facebook Instagram.

Happy Pi Day! Also upcoming group rides.

Two rides coming up!
Friday March 25, Arcata Critical Mass (last Friday of every month). Meet at the Arcata Plaza at 6PM.
(Easy group ride, all ages welcome. Keep tabs on upcoming group rides here: )
Also – Weather permitting!!
Saturday April 2, Eureka Arts Alive ride. Meet at Jefferson School (behind 1000 B St) at 5:30 for Bocci Ball. Then a leisurely ride through Eureka Old Town stopping for art and events (we’ll take turns watching bikes while visiting galleries). With perhaps a stop at a beverage establishment for an end of ride quaff.
Happy Pi day!

Summer’s Here And The Time Is Right…

For riding in the streets! A picnic and group ride through Arts Alive!

Update! No potluck! (Bring your own snacks.) Saturday August 7th. Bocce Ball court at 5:00 and then group ride at 6:15 to Arts Alive where we’ll stop and check out galleries and mural making. @thejeffersonproject (where the Bocce Ball court and Bike Kitchen are located) is a no-alcohol, no-smoking area. Tell your friends! And follow #BikePartyHumboldt for more group rides.

We remain closed to the public for the time being but are accepting donations and selling refurbished bikes by appointment. You can keep an eye on what bikes we have available on our Craigslist page here: If you depend on your bike for transportation and have an emergency repair needed, you can also contact us for drop-off repairs.

The incomparable Gus Clark @clark.augustus has once again graced the Bike Kitchen with his legendary artistry. Wow! Awesome Gus! Thanks too to the indefatigable Heidi, at The Jefferson Project @thejeffersonproject for your support!

Left: Nice! Laura, of @humboldtsmokehouse stopped by to pick up a MTB for her son! Thanks for supporting the Bike Kitchen (and also Jefferson) Laura!
Right: Carson nabbed that beauties Cannondale today. Thank you Carson! Thank you awesome bike donators, and thank you volunteer mechanics who keep the wheels moving! We’re still closed to the public but taking appointments for donations and urgent repairs.

More Spring Goodness

Thanks to all the folks who donate the bikes we fix up and get back out into the community. Here’s some recent matchmaking.


Team leader since the Bike Kitchen’s inception, Emily Sinkhorn is leaving our parent non-profit, RCAA, to take a job as Environmental Services Director for the city of Arcata.
It has been a privilege to work with Emily. She’s led with grace and kindness.
We’ll miss you Emily, but we’re happy to see you in such an important and responsible position.

More from Lost Coast Outpost:
City of Arcata Selects Emily Sinkhorn as New Environmental Services Director