Pedal Power participants, 10 years old and up, learn bike mechanics, bike handling skills, signage, and go on fun field trips with new friends.
Bring your bike in working condition and a helmet on the first day of class. Please use this form to check your bike before the first day of class.
Learn & Earn
Registered participants who don't have a bike can earn a refurbished mountain bike from Bici Centro, a new helmet, and a lock at the completion of the program. Earning a bike requires attendance and milestones accomplishment throughout the program. All participants will learn to become "drivers of a bicycle" with the guidance of certified League Cycling Instructors.
Non-refundable registration fee: $20. Scholarships available.
For more information, or if you don't know how to ride a bike, contact SBBIKE Education Director.
Pedal Power is offered at several middle schools and community centers in Santa Barbara County: check the SBBIKE calendar to find upcoming classes.
Give the gift of a youth bike
Many youth can't ride because they don't have a bike. If you have a youth bike collecting dust in your garage, donate it to Bici Centro or a donation of $250 will sponsor a teen for Pedal Power.
During field trips on the streets, Pedal Power instructors are always looking for experienced riders who can be role models and "extra eyes" for our teens. Volunteers are encouraged to take our Confident City Cycling class.
"Thank you so much for the incredible Pedal Power program. My son just finished his last day of the program at La Colina: he was so sad it was over. Before Pedal Power he was apprehensive about bike riding and not entirely comfortable. He summed it up perfectly today, as he said, 'Before I liked my bike, but now I love biking!' He is a much safer and confident rider: thanks to the amazing teachers! They did an amazing job teaching, encouraging and inspiring the kids."
—Kathy Mintzer (La Colina Junior High)
"THANK YOU SO MUCH! We are so grateful for the program. Serena has gained the confidence to ride, and more importantly, she enjoys riding. We can't wait for our younger daughter to participate next year!"
—parent at Goleta Valley Junior High