Adult Cycling Classes

Are you comfortable riding in traffic? If not, we have classes for you!

SBBIKE + COAST is offering adult education programs to learn more about cycling safely and confidently on the streets.

Confident City Cycling

We have all the basics to cover about traffic laws, crash avoidance, and lane positioning, but can go into more or less details based on the group. This 2-part class will include an online presentation and an in-person skills practice and group ride around town on the following day. (minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 12 participants)

Learn to Ride

We also offer classes for new riders. Our instructors can teach you how to ride a bike in a small group with other learners. In this class we will spend our time on the blacktop away from car traffic while we cover starting and stopping in a straight line, shifting gears, multi-use path etiquette as well as skills for weaving, avoiding hazards, and stopping quickly. (minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 6 participants)

E-Bike Skills and Safety

If you recently received or gifted an E-bike, we have a class for that too. With us you can learn E-bike handling, understand your rights and responsibilities as a driver operating a bicycle, and review safety tips and laws for riding on public roadways. This 2-part class will include an online presentation and an in-person skills practice and group ride around town on the following day. (minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 12 participants)

Learn to Lead Group Rides

Whether leading children on rides to school or adults for special events, there are some important skills to learn and practice in order to keep the group safe. We can arrange classes with a group of parents, staff or interested adults to cover the necessary points and do group ride practice so you feel more confident while leading a group of riders from one destination to the next.

Group Classes: You Pick the Date

If any of these general classes are something you would like to have your group, neighbors, organization, or company utilize, we can also hold classes on other dates to accommodate the whole group schedule.

DETAILS

  • Cost: $10 minimum suggested donation.
  • If there are not enough participants, the class will be canceled (or postponed) and you will be refunded.
  • RSVP online for full course information

Testimonials

"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

Calendar

  • April 9 (Learn to Ride)
  • April 12 & 14 (Confident City Cycling)
  • May 13-14 (E-Bike Skills & Safety)
  • June 4 (Summer Volunteer Training/Assist with Youth Ed)
  • June 11 (Learn to Ride)

Email Diana for more information.

Your Pre-Workshop Homework

Test your knowledge with our ride quiz.
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Check out California's Top 10 Bike Laws.

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

Before participating in any group activities with SBBIKE, please fill out the appropriate Adult Waiver (online or printable PDF) and/or Youth Waiver (online or printable PDF).

Questions? Ask our Adult Ed Programer for more info.

Bicycle Friendly Business

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047
Santa Barbara CA 93190
(805) 845-8955
Tax ID: 77-0395986

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Santa Barbara: 434 Olive St (805) 617-3255
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