A Plaza gives a town focus and brings people together. On "Bike to Work Day" a bunch of intrepid commuters showed up at the Arcata Plaza for a ride around town.
Suddenly a leader emerged and we were off!
We rode out to the Arcata Bottoms and then back to the Plaza. Proving? That Arcata richly deserves its newly won "Silver" status as a bike-friendly community.
Back in town Brio French Bakery was serving hot coffee and delicious goodies.
We parked out bikes outside.
Outside on the plaza we met two future cyclists. Their father is from Arcata, their mother is from Mongolia.
Further down the Plaza we met this Arcata cyclist. Need a poem? Just ask.
If you do plan a Plaza try to fit in some palm trees and a statue of president McKinley.