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

Spring Forward!

Neighbors of mine have had both their vaccines. We’re by no means out of the woods but things are looking brighter! We continue to receive donations, refurbish and make bikes available. Also, especially for folks whose bikes are their main source of transportation, we’ve been booking repair appointments. Best way to contact us is via email or message us at our Facebook page.

Happy 2021!

Fingers crossed! Vaccines on the way. Picture a sunny day in May with the Bike Kitchen open! In the meanwhile, the Bike Kitchen is closed for January. If you have a (not rusty, runs more or less) bike to donate please contact us here in the comments, via email or phone (see sidebar) or through Facebook or Instagram. If you depend on your bike for transportation and need some help with an emergency repair, likewise contact us to set something up. Be well and safe out there!

Closed For December

Sorry folks, due to the current COVID situation the Bike Kitchen will be closed to the public for the month of December. Bike Kitchen elves will be hard at work fixing up donation bikes and making them available on Craigslist. But if you have a special request or need an emergency repair, you can contact us here.