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Changing the Culture: SBBIKE's Education Dream

Ten years ago, when I started with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE), my vision was to teach bicycle education in schools countywide. I never thought I’d be able to do it. I didn’t think I could get support from the community. I’m grateful to Audacious for giving me the opportunity to realize my dream.

At SBBIKE, we know how to teach bicycling. We know that changing the habits of this generation of kids (who don’t know how to ride) means offering bicycle education from second through sixth grade at least. We know that, if we help kids discover the independence of bicycling, we’ll change the culture of the community. It’s a long-term challenge, because parents think biking is dangerous. Riding to school has declined since the ’70s.

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Bridging the Gap

Somewhere along the Coastal Route on Modoc Road, right about where the road's embankment steeply falls off the side into Arroyo Burro Creek, there's a little section of road that could have been so easily forgotten...

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Dream Big

Ode to San Jose.

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Money Awarded for Active Transportation in SBC

The state has just awarded another ~$13,000,000 in funding to our county for active transportation projects.

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SBBIKE's End of Year Appeal

Your time is now!

With your help we are realizing our vision through Advocacy, Education, and Engaging residents throughout Santa Barbara County. SBBIKE staff and volunteers educated and engaged through face to face support 9,275 aspiring bicyclists this year. Meanwhile our years of strong advocacy have yielded $85 million in bikeway projects currently underway! With future state funding recently saved, and ambitious bike plans rolling out, now is the pivotal time to grow cycling!

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Adding Bicycling to PE

A conversation with Michelle Cox, Principal at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Santa Maria, California. Originally published in the Audacious Foundation Newsletter Winter 2019.

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New Board President Frank Peters

For Mr. "Bicycling and Breathing," the cycling revolution's about building strong leaders and networking—with a dash of computer savvy and a sprinkle of humor.

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Bici Bids Farewell to Program Manager Ted Hamilton

During his brief time with Bici SB, Ted Hamilton enjoyed being a part of team effecting change. And he has advice for the next program manager. He'll be missed. SBBIKE wishes him luck!

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60 Bikes for Christmas!

The perfect combo = 60 Bikes4Christmas this year—and lessons. SBBIKE's education programs are providing knowledge, skills, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Ask Goleta Council Tuesday for a Strong Bike/Walk Plan

The City of Goleta needs you! Council takes up the BPMP for final vote Tuesday (Oct. 16, 6 pm). Join SBBIKE, COAST, and CEC to ask for changes that leave the status quo in the dust.

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Changing the Culture: SBBIKE's Education Dream

Ten years ago, when I started with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE), my vision was to teach bicycle education in schools countywide. I never thought I’d be able to do it. I didn’t think I could get support from the community. I’m grateful to Audacious for giving me the opportunity to realize my dream.

At SBBIKE, we know how to teach bicycling. We know that changing the habits of this generation of kids (who don’t know how to ride) means offering bicycle education from second through sixth grade at least. We know that, if we help kids discover the independence of bicycling, we’ll change the culture of the community. It’s a long-term challenge, because parents think biking is dangerous. Riding to school has declined since the ’70s.

Christin_with_Kiddo_840x1153.jpg

Read more
Read More

Adding Bicycling to PE

A conversation with Michelle Cox, Principal at St. Mary of the Assumption School in Santa Maria, California. Originally published in the Audacious Foundation Newsletter Winter 2019.

Read more
Read More

Bridging the Gap

Somewhere along the Coastal Route on Modoc Road, right about where the road's embankment steeply falls off the side into Arroyo Burro Creek, there's a little section of road that could have been so easily forgotten...

Read more
Read More

New Board President Frank Peters

For Mr. "Bicycling and Breathing," the cycling revolution's about building strong leaders and networking—with a dash of computer savvy and a sprinkle of humor.

Read more
Read More

Dream Big

Ode to San Jose.

SanJosepath_(news).jpg

Read more
Read More

Bici Bids Farewell to Program Manager Ted Hamilton

During his brief time with Bici SB, Ted Hamilton enjoyed being a part of team effecting change. And he has advice for the next program manager. He'll be missed. SBBIKE wishes him luck!

Read more
Read More

Money Awarded for Active Transportation in SBC

The state has just awarded another ~$13,000,000 in funding to our county for active transportation projects.

Read more
Read More

60 Bikes for Christmas!

The perfect combo = 60 Bikes4Christmas this year—and lessons. SBBIKE's education programs are providing knowledge, skills, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Read more
Read More

SBBIKE's End of Year Appeal

Your time is now!

With your help we are realizing our vision through Advocacy, Education, and Engaging residents throughout Santa Barbara County. SBBIKE staff and volunteers educated and engaged through face to face support 9,275 aspiring bicyclists this year. Meanwhile our years of strong advocacy have yielded $85 million in bikeway projects currently underway! With future state funding recently saved, and ambitious bike plans rolling out, now is the pivotal time to grow cycling!

Read more
Read More

Ask Goleta Council Tuesday for a Strong Bike/Walk Plan

The City of Goleta needs you! Council takes up the BPMP for final vote Tuesday (Oct. 16, 6 pm). Join SBBIKE, COAST, and CEC to ask for changes that leave the status quo in the dust.

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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)