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!

A 2-part workshop (bilingual when Spanish-speaking participants in the group)

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. Educators interested in getting a certification from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) are encouraged/required to attend this pre-requisite class that covers the LAB curriculum taught in the schools and in the community. Contact Education Director for scholarship.

Enroll in Confident City Cycling
September 20 & September 21, 2019

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 & 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 1-year SBBIKE Individual Membership upon completion. Scholarships are available for potential LCIs and SBBIKE volunteers.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years-old to attend.
  • 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.


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

"I was an avid cyclist- as a kid I road my bike everywhere and then started mountain biking in my 20's. To my surprise, after taking the Confident City Cycling class from SBBIKE, I felt so much more confident on the road! I knew my rights as a cyclist, safely navigating streets with vehicles. I highly recommend this class for you so that you can impart bike riding knowledge to kids, but also to help you become a better cyclist on your own!"

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

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