I'd like to thank you for the shared efforts and memories we've achieved together with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and Bici Centro. Over 12 years, I've grown a whole lot, and so has our organization. As I depart, I'm filled with appreciation for this fine organization and community that we've built together.
It’s the end of an era – our Executive Director is leaving for a new role here in Santa Barbara.
Please join the SBBIKE board, our staff & volunteers, and the bicycling community at-large in offering a hearty farewell and congratulations to Ed France.
A profound Legacy
During Ed’s tenure, SBBIKE and its programs have grown substantially; his strong leadership and passion for biking have benefited our community immensely. We look forward to leveraging his legacy, to move the organization to new milestones and expanded scope.
These are big shoes to fill and as we begin recruiting for Ed's successor we ask for your patience during this transition.
While this is a big change, our commitment remains the same. Our future mandates we find cleaner, sustainable transportation alternatives and many think the bicycle, in one form or another, will be how we sustain our environment and assure our own good health. We're busy fine-tuning our Strategic Plan to meet these ends.
Join us in celebrating Ed and sending him forth with our deepest appreciation and best wishes. A party is planned to celebrate Ed as well as our volunteers. RSVP here.
Thank you Ed France, for everything you have contributed to Santa Barbara.
Great prizes? Rating your city? Giving your opinion? All reasons to take the PlacesForBikes (PFB) City Rating survey, yes. But the benefits to our entire county when enough people-that means you, please-take the 5-minute survey are numerous and significant, says Dr. Daniel Fishbein of Dr. Dan's Health Corner (QR page 11) fame.
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.
This general climate strike movement is an assertion by youth that those of us in the working world, the private sector, public sector, government and academia, are simply not making the change that is necessary to slow the acceleration of the greenhouse effect and climate change.
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.
Check out the route description, download the map and cue sheet at cycleCalCoast, then get going.
It's summertime and the the days are long – it's the perfect time for a bike ride with the whole family.
Our sister site, cycleCalCoast, has published two new routes worth your consideration:
Both are family-friendly and fun.