[Audio] HSU alums make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 ; Humboldt’s last week of news

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week: Three HSU alums made Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, noting the Rad Power Bikes executives as young, up-and-coming powerhouses in manufacturing and industry. Marimar White Espin, Tyler Collins, and Mike Radenbaugh all went to college in Arcata, with the latter two graduating from South Fork High School.

Collins, Radenbaugh, and White-Espin

“I think that so many people we grew up with — their parents moved from other areas to Humboldt County to get a much different life experience,” said Collins, the electric bicycle company’s VP of Marketing and Sales. “We’ve known for quite a while that we wanted to do something different and something unique and I think that that’s helped shape Rad Power Bikes a lot.”

The Forbes nod has been a boost for company morale and they believe it will establish even more trust with their sizable and growing customer base. They also had some inspiring words for Humboldtians with big dreams. The story begins at 3:56.

Also covered: Lake Ferndale and the bus blunder, that insurance investigation, national recognition of local beauty, celebrity sightings, bypassing black cats, and more.

Humboldt Last Week features highlights from Humboldt’s last seven days of news.



  • Honeydew Bridge Chump

    E bikes are cool, but like bicycles, shouldn’t be on roads with cars.

    Some solution needs to be found so people can ride bikes, but not with cars.

    I feel for all the cyclists on 101 just south of CC. Surprisingly more aren’t run down by cars.

    • I agree with you it really is a serious issue, so dangerous, I cringe when I come around a corner and there is a bicyclist in the middle of the road, I see them on 36 and all the backroads in the county, most don’t even have a shoulder , I don’t have a solution but something needs to be done

  • Kudos to them. Important work reducing our dependance on fossil fuels, and fun too…

    Glad to see young people from the area recognized for something other than growing.

    They are to be admired…

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