Confident City Cycling · Clase de Ciclismo Urbano

Are you comfortable riding in traffic? If not, this class is for you!  ¿Te sientes cómodo montando en el tráfico? Si no, ésta clase es para ti!

Enroll in this 2-part bilingual 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, crash avoidance, lane positioning, and basic bike maintenance.

Part 1: 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).

Part 2: Understand your rights & 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 the on-bike skills session and the group ride on the streets. New helmets are available for $20 at Bici Centro.

All participants or their guardians must complete and sign this waiver. (Must be 16 years old or more to attend)


  • When: Workshop takes place every other month at different locations (Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Goleta & Carpinteria)
  • Time: 6:30-8:00pm for part 1, 9:00am-1:00pm for part 2 (rain will cancel the workshop)
  • Cost: $25 that includes free SBBIKE Membership after completion.
  • Limited to 12 pre-registered and paid participants.
  • IMPORTANT: Class registration closes 24 hours prior. 
  • Registration is not complete without payment.


Next session in Santa Barbara: March 1st & March 2nd (everybody is encouraged to attend both sessions: same cost if you attend only one session)

Stay tuned for the 2019 schedule


Test your knowledge with our ride quiz. You might change your mind and decide to register for our Confident City Cycling. Para Español aquí

Check out the Top 10 Bike Laws in California.

Interested in becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor? Confident City Cycling is a pre-requisite for candidates looking for certification during an additional 30 hour LCI training seminar.

Questions? Ask our Education Director for more info.


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.


"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

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