Looking Forward - A Statement from SB Bike Board of Directors
November 1, 2019
SB Bike, aka The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, is a countywide organization with a long history of success working toward building healthy and vibrant communities by promoting bicycling for all; advocating for better bicycling conditions; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
On October 31st the long serving Executive Director of SB Bike, Ed France, will be moving on to new opportunities here in Santa Barbara. But the managers of our great programs -- BiciCentro, Volunteer Events, Advocacy, and Education will continue with coordination being provided by Christine Bourgeois.
To ensure a smooth transition to the next chapter, the Board of Directors has initiated the hiring process for an interim executive director. The interim will serve as a bridge to the future while we pause and do an organizational assessment and perform an exhaustive search for a permanent replacement to carry on the organization’s rich legacy.
Over the coming months we’ll challenge ourselves as we consider how to best execute our core mission, and carefully plan for selecting the right person to help us achieve these goals and make this organizational change successful.
Our volunteers, dedicated staff, and community partners are the heart of this organization and we want to hear from you. Transformation won’t be as easily achieved without broad support and involvement from our community.
If you would like to be interviewed as part of the process, please email info@SBBIKE.org.
For future information, look to the SB Bike webpage for regular updates during this transition.
Thank you for your support!
SB Bike Board of Directors
Thinking of a weekend getaway?
Pinot Noir and biking go together well in the Santa Ynez Valley. Take in a movie, too?
Make it a wine, movie, and bike celebration getaway, October 18-20th at the Sideways Fest hosted by Sta Rita Hills.
If you're going, bring the bikes – ride the Sideways bike route along Santa Rosa Road. Find more details at cycleCalCoast.
Prefer riding off-road?
Try this route to Goleta's Winchester Canyon – you'll enjoy the peaceful off-road trails that take you there; this is a great route for those who want to avoid riding with cars.
From Downtown Santa Barbara it's a comfortable 30-mile round trip. Locals will begin at Goleta Beach Park where there's plenty of parking most mornings. Either way you get here, head to the Maria Ygnacio Trail, a great north-south trail that takes you under Hollister Ave and the 101 Fwy to the North Goleta Route which travels through quiet neighborhoods on your way to Lake Los Carneros and beyond.
Off-road trail at UCSB
Check out the route description, download the map and cue sheet at cycleCalCoast, then get going.
Two of the many great aspects of Bici and the community bike shop model is the capacity to bring people together and to inspire undertakings perhaps not otherwise imagined.