Confident City Cycling · Clase de Ciclismo Urbano

Are you comfortable riding in traffic? If not, this class is for you

A 2-part bilingual workshop

¿Te sientes cómodo montando en el tráfico? Si no, ésta clase es para ti!

Confident City Cycling is a 2-part workshop for those age 16+ who know how to ride a bike and are looking to build skills and confidence while learning more about traffic laws, crash avoidance, lane positioning, and basic bike maintenance. This is a prerequisite class for educators interested in League of American Bicyclists certification. Contact our Education Director for scholarship opportunities.

February Class Postponed
Enroll for May 1 & 2, 2020

Part 1: Learn bicycle basics: fixing flats, ABC quick-check, bike fit, and review safety considerations. No bike is necessary for this Part 1 session.

Part 2: Understand your rights and responsibilities as a driver operating a bicycle safely and legally on public roadways. A bicycle in good working condition and a helmet are required for this session. Need a helmet? Get one for $20 at Bici Centro.


  • The workshop takes place every other month, rotating between Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Goleta, and Carpinteria. Check the Education Events Calendar.
  • Part 1: 6:30-8pm
  • Part 2: 9am-1pm the following day
  • Rain will cancel the workshop
  • Enrollment includes a free SBBIKE Membership, a $30 value
  • Scholarships are available for potential LCIs and SBBIKE volunteers
  • Participants must be at least 16 years-old
  • Limited to 12 participants
  • Don't delay – registration closes 24 hours prior

Sign the waiver

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


"Thank you for offering this workshop to the community. I attended with friends of differing experience levels riding on city streets. We all learned new safety tips about riding comfortably in traffic. I most appreciated the short group ride 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

"I was an avid cyclist – as a kid I road my bike everywhere. To my surprise, after taking the SBBIKE Confident City Cycling class, I felt much more confident on the road. I knew my rights as a cyclist, how to safely navigating streets with vehicles. I highly recommend this class – you'll become a better cyclist and you can impart bike riding knowledge to kids."

—Kim Stanley-Zimmerman, Director, Safe Routes to School

Your Pre-Workshop Homework

Test your knowledge with our ride quiz. Para Español aquí

Check out California's Top 10 Bike Laws.

Interested in becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor? Confident City Cycling is a pre-requisite.

Questions? Ask our Education Director for more info.