Thinking of riding a bike around town?


Take the plunge and join the welcoming and friendly SBBIKE Community Bike Rides posted on the calendar of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and led by certified League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). They are educational, fun and free for all current SBBIKE members.

The group will go for a casual ride starting at different locations on the South Coast. The ride will emphasize one key skill. All participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting at all stop signs & traffic lights. SBBIKE Community Bike Rides are no-drop rides meaning that nobody is left behind.

Please bring:

  • Your bicycle, in good running order and don't forget your helmet.
  • A set of night lights (white in the front, red in the back)
  • All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian.


Meet downtown Santa Barbara, at De La Guerra Plaza in front of City Hall.


Will be posted each month. Check the SBBIKE calendar for all last minute details.


All adult participants must complete & sign a waiver. A parent or legal guardian is required to sign this waiver for any minors participating in the ride.

Waiver in Spanish aquí. Youth waiver in Spanish aquí


If not, join online or stop by Bici Centro.


Are you intimidated and/or maybe feeling the need to refresh your knowledge about riding a bike in traffic? Watch videos then take the Ride Safely Quiz. Para Español Aquí


Doris Phinney, LCI #963, leads a monthly newcomers ride on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30am starting at Java Station, 4447 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara.

Pre-register for the rides on the Santa Barbara Cyclists – Goleta Valley Cycling Club. If you are new, please read and agree to the release and waiver of liability.


Youth 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.

Bicycle Friendly Business

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

Bici Centro Locations
Santa Barbara: 434 Olive St (805) 617-3255
Santa Maria: 310 Oak St (805) 623-5763
Santa Barbara City College: 721 Cliff Dr (east end of the bridge over Loma Alta Dr)