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.
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.
"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