Are you intimidated by the way motorists dominate the roads? If so, this is the class you've been waiting for...

Enroll in the 2-part workshop

Confident City Cycling (aka Traffic Skills 101 by the League of American Bicyclists) is a 2-part workshop for riders (age 16+) who know how to ride a bike, and are looking for instruction to build skills and confidence while learning more about traffic laws in California, crash avoidance, lane positioning, and basic bike maintenance.

1. On Friday evening, participants will learn all the important aspects of basic and responsible bike usage: fixing flats, ABC quick-check, bike fit and some safety considerations (no bike necessary).

2. On Saturday morning, they will understand their rights & responsibilities as a driver operating a bicycle safely and legally on public roadways. Most importantly, they will develop the ability to identify unsafe traffic situations and make decisions that can prevent crashes and collisions. A bicycle in good working condition and a helmet are required for the on-bike skills session on a parking lot and a group ride on the streets. New helmets are available at the low cost of $20. Contact SBBIKE Education Director if you need to purchase one for the workshop.

All participants or their guardians must complete and sign this waiver.


  • When: Workshop takes place every other month at different locations (Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Goleta & Carpinteria)
  • Time: 6:30-8:00pm on Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturday (rain will cancel the workshop)
  • Cost: $25 (include patch kit, tire levers & a bike map)
  • Limited to 12 pre-registered and paid participants
  • IMPORTANT: Class registration closes 24 hours prior (Thursday at 6:30pm). There is ONLY ONE REGISTRATION for the 2 workshops.
  • Registration is not complete without payment. Need a new helmet? Want to apply for a scholarship? Contact the Education Director


August 24 & 25, 2018 in Santa Barbara (Bilingual workshop)
Registro previo por la clase en Santa Barbara (24 y 25 de agosto, 2018)


Test your knowledge with our Ride Safely Quiz. You might change your mind and decide to register for our Confident City Cycling. Para Español Aquí

Check out Top 10 Bike Laws in California.

Interested in becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor (LCI)? Email SBBIKE Education Director for more info.

FYI: Confident City Cycling is a pre-requisite for candidates looking for certification during an additional 30 hour LCI training seminar.

"Thank you for offering this workshop to the community! I attended with friends with differing levels of experience riding on city streets. We all learned new safety tips about how to ride comfortably in traffic and really quick check-up we can do to keep our bikes running smoothly. I most appreciated the short group ride on Santa Barbara streets because we talked about every intersection and road situation both before and after riding through them. Confident City Cycling is a terrific mix of classroom demonstrations, simple bike maintenance, and cycling."

—Kate Faulkner, President, Channel Islands Bicycle Club


Adult Bike Education is supported by Measure A, the County of Santa Barbara, the City of Santa Barbara, the City of Goleta, the City of Carpinteria, and the City of Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
506 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103