Youth become "drivers of a bicycle" · Learn basic bike mechanics
Bike skills for 10-14 year olds
Bring your bike in working condition and a helmet on the first day of class. Please use this form to check your bike before the first day.
Learn & Earn
Registered participants who don't have a bike can earn a refurbished mountain bike from Bici Centro, a new helmet, and a lock at the completion of the program. Earning a bike requires attendance and milestones accomplishment throughout the program. All participants will learn to become "drivers of a bicycle" with the guidance of certified League Cycling Instructors.
Non-refundable registration fee: $20. Scholarships available.
During field trips on the streets, Pedal Power instructors are always looking for experienced riders who can be role models and "extra eyes" for our teens. Volunteers are required to take our Confident City Cycling class (FREE for educators and volunteers).
Want to help out? Contact our Education Director.Volunteer
Pedal Power is offered at several schools and community centers in Santa Barbara County: check the calendar to find upcoming classes.
For more information or questions about offering a Pedal Power program at your site, or if you have a teen who doesn't know how to ride a bike, contact our Education Director.
Give the gift of a youth bike
Many youth can't ride because they don't have a bike. If you have a youth bike collecting dust in your garage, donate it to Bici Centro or you might also consider making a financial donation to sponsor a Pedal Power participant (course valued at $250).
"THANK YOU SO MUCH! We are so grateful for the program. Serena has gained the confidence to ride, and more importantly, she enjoys riding. We can't wait for our younger daughter to participate next year!"
—parent at Goleta Valley Junior High
"Thank you so much for the incredible Pedal Power program. My son just finished his last day of the program at La Colina: he was so sad it was over. Before Pedal Power he was apprehensive about bike riding and not entirely comfortable. He summed it up perfectly today, as he said, 'Before I liked my bike, but now I love biking!' He is a much safer and confident rider: thanks to the amazing teachers! They did an amazing job teaching, encouraging and inspiring the kids."
—Kathy Mintzer (La Colina Junior High)