Erik West


Sebastopol, CA
Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Member since:

November 13, 2006


I was a bike mechanic for 10 years then taught transportation alternatives for another 10. Now I teach bike repair/riding skills, staff training via The Bicycle Workshop. My day job is as the Bike Commuter Education Program director for GO MAINE.

What are you looking to get out of this group?

To help cyclists ride more and connect with the cycling community in general. They/ we are good people!

Where do you commute from and to, and how many miles round-trip is it?

For many years I commuted between home, work and school from Munjoy Hill to USM or around Portland. Now I live in Bath and unfortunately drive/ carpool to Portland or locations around the state several days a week. A cruel irony to be sure.

How long have you been commuting by bike?

Ten years in Pennsylvania, Five years in Tucson, AZ, Seven years in Portland, ME.

How did you find this group?

It called to me.

Do you have any ideas for meetups? Please let me know here and we can plan together!

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  • Bradley Brink

    Hi Erik,

    Just renting for now until I can make an intelligent decision about what will work for me. However, I could not believe how responsive the Felt bike was that I rented from Echelon. I would definitely be interested in meeting and discussing what you suggested. I live in the west side of Santa Rosa by the SR Country Club.

    Feel free to call C[masked], text, or e-mail [masked].

    Lets do it.


    Nov 11, 2013 8:25 PM
  • Jessie

    Hi Erik,
    Since you offered I'd love to pick your brain! We currently have a Schwinn trailer that I'm not that fond of. I was looking at the Chariot, but how many years do you think we can get out of it until the kiddos outgrow it (they're almost the same age as yours). any thoughts?
    How far do you commute in a typical day?
    Have you heard of good cargo bikes for kids that may be useful in Maine conditions? I've reviewed a few www.grovestreet­staion.blogspot­.com.
    Thanks for your help.

    Mar 29, 2010 12:46 PM

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