Welcome to the official website for the HBBCA. We hope you enjoy learning about the benefits of bicycle commuting. If you are not a member, please consider signing up! Just click here or on the sidebar for our Membership Application, fill it out and mail it to us with your dues (for local cyclists only, please). If you would like to chat with fellow commuters about issues that concern you, you may request to join humbike@googlegroups.com

An important message from one of our members:

Dear Humbike friends,
  I am Carman Gentile, a dues-paid member of the HBBCA.  I recently participated in an interesting research study at the Humboldt State University Kinesiology Laboratory where they are studying the oxygen consumption of older adults (over 65).  The subjects perform some moderate exercises on a treadmill, a hand crank upper body ergometer, and stationary bicycle.  The lead researcher there is an enthusiastic kinesiology student named Daniel Asian.  They need more male and female volunteers to participate in this program.
  The study is in particular need of women bicyclists over 65.  If you’re interested, contact Daniel at Daniel.Aslan@humboldt.edu or call the Laboratory at 826-5973.
  I invite you to join me in helping this worthwhile scientific effort.

Next Meeting:
The next regular HBBCA meeting will be held Monday, October 24th, 2016, 6pm at Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant, 13th and G Streets in Arcata. Dinner is optional. Agenda items may be suggested by emailing info@humbike.org.   

Following Meeting:
Monday, January 23rd, 2017, 6pm at Chapala’s Café, 2nd and C Streets in Eureka.

Bike Commuter Assistance

Anyone who would like advice or assistance with riding to work or school is encouraged to contact us at info@humbike.org. We can set up prospective bike commuters with experienced riders that can provide guidance about preparing your bike, what to wear, the best route to take, how long to allow, and what to do with your bike when you get there. 

 HBBCA’s 3-feet for Safety Campaign 

Bike Month Humboldt 2016 Photo Gallery









Why we commute by bicycle:

  • Improves our overall health
  • Saves us money
  • Makes our commute more enjoyable
  • Controls our weight without dieting
  • Energizes the body in the morning
  • Relaxes the body in the evening
  • Contributes to improving the environment
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Helps us train for events
  • Gives us time to think
  • It's fun!

What the HBBCA does for the community:

  • Promotes bicycle commuting through public events and the media
  • Works with local agencies to develop and improve bike master plans
  • Identifies needed bikeway projects, and help local agencies secure funding for implementation
  • Encourages establishment and maintenance of effective bike parking facilities.
  • Conducts BikeSmart Training for the youth of the region
  • Develops and distributes bike safety literature
  • Provides free helmets to those who need them
  • Works for improved roadway and bikeway maintenance and the correction of hazards
  • Promotes and conducts Annual Bike to Work Day rallies
  • Provides expertise in bikeway design to local agencies
  • Distributes bi-monthly newsletter
  • Promotes effective enforcement of bicycle laws