Tag Archives: Bicycling

Hike or bike a car-free Prairie Creek on Saturday

Hike or bike a car-free Prairie Creek on Saturday

RNSP PRAIRIE CREEK – Beginning this Saturday, October 7, and continuing on the first Saturday of the month through May 2018, Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) will again be closing the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to all motorized vehicles. The parkway will close Friday night at 5

Steady progress on Humboldt Bay Trail

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA – A large portion of Arcata’s part of the Humboldt Bay Trail project may be finished by the end of October. The pedestrian path stretching from…. (You need to be a subscriber to read this article. Please click below to sign up today. If you are already a

Zacher rides for autism awareness

Cheryl Karnes Special to the Union McKinleyville – Dietrich Zacher began his 932-mile bicycle ride heading north from San Diego on Monday, Aug. 10. He rolled into Eureka on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to an enthusiastic greeting from friends and family. Among the crowd gathered to cheer him were his wife, Tamara, along with their two

Bike path, lighting may be sought for peninsula town

Jack Durham Mad River Union MANILA – Humboldt County Public Works and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are teaming up to apply for a grant that could bring major pedestrian and bicycle improvements to the sandy outpost of Manila. Ideas for improving safety in Manila include building a Class 1 trail – separated from

Cyclist gets doored on H Street

Union Staff Report PLAZA – A bicyclist sustained unknown injuries on the Plaza this afternoon, and was whisked away to Mad River Community Hospital by ambulance. The victim, an adult female, was riding between two parked Arcata Stationers box trucks when a door opened on one of them. The bicyclist, who wore no helmet, struck

99 Percenters

  THREE TWO-WHEELERS Bicyclist Dirk Spits, center, passed through Arcata Monday, Dec. 9 during his “99% Ride,” a journey from Alaska to Argentina. The purpose of the ride is fundraising for philanthropic projects throughout Central and South America. While pausing on the Plaza for a photo, who should happen along, separately and coincidentally, but two

McKinleyville’s Trails: Don’t Let The Dream Be The Enemy Of The Reality

(Rambling Jack column from this week’s opinion page.) Jack Durham Mad River Union Listening to last week’s presentation by the McKinleyville Organizing Committee, one could understandably get the impression that Mack Town is inherently dangerous for bicyclists and pedestrians. But that’s nonsense. Although there are a bunch of trouble spots, there are also lots of

John Mello, Lived To Ride

  MEMORIAL FOR A BROTHER From Team Bigfoot: In observance of the tragic death of his brother John Mello, the cyclist killed by an errant driver last Sunday on Highway 101 North of Trinidad, Arcata auto mechanic Joe Mello built a metal cross and erected it at the site of his sibling’s death. “Whenever something

Cyclist killed on 101

A McKinleyville man was killed Sunday, Feb. 24 after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101 near Big Lagoon. John Mello, 57, was pedaling his bicycle southbound on the shoulder just north of Patrick’s Point Drive at around 12:55 p.m. Humboldt County Parks employee Brian