Sharing the Road
"Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle." California Vehicle Code Sec. 21200
A summary of the California Vehicle Code sections related to bicycles, bicycling and bicyclists from the California Bicycle Coalition
Safety tips for road users
Ride Better Tips from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
Ride Better Tips in Spanish
EXCELLENT RESOURCE from the League of American Bicyclists:
Traffic Skills 101 (English) Traffic Skills 101 (Spanish)
Traffic Skills 201 (English)
Test your knowledge with a FREE Online Bicycle Education class.
Guide to bicycle commuting
Why commute by bicycle? From the League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
"The simple answer is that it’s fun, it’s good for you, and it’ll save you a lot of money! Even better, it’s good for the environment, the economy, the community you live and work in, and for your employer"
Read more on Commuter Student Manual
Bicycling Street Smart by John S.Allen. This compact tutorial, available as a 46-page booklet and in an online version, will increase your safety and confidence while bicycling on any road, whether you are a beginner or an expert.
Available in several languages (send mail to John S.Allen)
Santa Barbara Bike Map is available HERE
Available in English and in Spanish.
The Rights and Duties of Cyclists
AVOIDING THE RIGHT HOOK
It is one of the most startling and infuriating conflicts that cyclists experience -it's called the Right Hook. The Right Hook occurs when a motorist makes a right turn directly in front of you, cutting you off. It's particularly surprising because it seems like the driver should have seen you. Read more
Lane Position is one of the most powerful traffic integration tools available to us. You Can think of Lane Position as a kind of cyclist's body language: without saying a word, your Lane Position speaks volumes. Read more