Street Skills (also called Traffic Skills 101 by the League of American Bicyclists) is a series of three informative, fun and FREE classes! All levels of riders (age 16 +) are welcome; non riders can join too!
Check out some of our videos and read about the law to get started. You can also test your knowledge with our online Ride Safely Quiz. Para Español Aquí
Part 1: Get Your Bike Ready to Ride! (no bike needed)
Learn all the important aspects of basic and responsible bike usage: fixing flats, ABC quick check, bike fit and some safety considerations.
Hosted at Bici Centro, 434 Olive St (gate between Haley & Gutierrez St).
Part 2 & 3 are sometimes combined into one longer session (A bike in working condition and a helmet are required)
Part 2: Become a Confident Rider
Understand your rights & responsibilities as a driver operating a bicycle safely and legally on public roadways. Most importantly, develop the ability to identify unsafe traffic situations and make decisions that can prevent crashes and collisions (classroom session at 506 E. Haley St).
Part 3: Bike Handling Skills & Group Ride
The group will ride to Santa Barbara Junior High to practice handling skills on the blacktop for about an hour. Then, our League Certified Instructors (LCIs) will lead a fun no-drop group ride around Santa Barbara.
For liability reasons, our LCIs cannot accept participants who didn't attend "Become a Confident Rider."
The Online Waiver can be printed and filled out or completed at the class.
Testimonial from participants:
"Thank you for offering FREE Traffic Skills 101 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. TS101 classes are a terrific mix of classroom demonstrations, simple bike maintenance, and cycling. It was also great to learn more about the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and the excellent work you are doing." Kate Faulkner
Adult Bike Education is supported by Measure A, County of Santa Barbara, City of Santa Barbara, City of Goleta and City of Carpinteria