• April 29, 2013 2:44 PM | Christine Bourgeois (Administrator)
    Last week, for their Global Day of Impact, seven Citrix employees built bikes to be used in our local youth education programs. Everybody worked hard and had a great time.
  • April 25, 2013 12:52 PM | Ed France (Administrator)

    Velo Vogue: Bicycle Fashion Show

    Thursday, May 2nd, 5:00 - 7:30 PM 

    Paseo Nuevo Mall at De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara  

    Velo Vogue features bicycle fashion from local, national, and international designers and retailers. The show celebrates fashionable and functional Santa Barbara cycling, inspiring the fashion conscious to bike with style. This is the CycleMAYnia kick-off, and an event you don't want to miss. Enjoy pre-show activities including live music, Brat Haus beer garden and food, and Telegraph brews. The live fashion show starts at 6:15 PM.


    Immediately following the fashion show will be Bike Moves, a fun themed ride. For May 2nd, dress in "Bike Prom" attire and meet at De la Guerra Plaza at 7:30 PM. The ride will end at Bici Centro for a party and fundraiser for the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition from 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM, at 506 E. Haley St.  

  • April 25, 2013 11:57 AM | Ed France (Administrator)

    What: Screening local filmmakers’ new documentary Singletrack High

    When: Thursday May 16, 7 p.m.

    Where: Lobero Theater

    Why: Raise funds for the SB Bike Coalition’s mobile trailer project


    We’ve told you about Singletrack High, the documentary showcasing the high school
    mountain biking movement that will help SB Bike bring the joy of biking to more local
    youth. Tickets are now available (link above) for the May 16 screening at the Lobero.

    Funds raised will help SB Bike purchase and stock a trailer full of tools, spare parts, and
    mountain bikes. The trailer will allow us to bring our programs to local schools, as well
    as get kids who might not be able to afford a mountain bike out on weekend rides in our
    front and backcountry.

    Singletrack High explores positive outcomes of keeping youth on bikes at an age
    when many are “trading in two wheels four,” as one of the documentary subjects puts it.
    The film, which has enjoyed multiple sold-out screenings on the first leg of its coast-to-
    coast tour, takes an insider's look at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s
    (NICA) NorCal High School Cycling League, following a diverse group of students
    through the 2012 high school mountain bike racing season.

    Santa Barbara-born filmmakers, Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, are excited to bring

    their documentary “home to the place where we first fell in love with mountain biking.”

    Jacob adds that the film was definitely inspired by the after-school mountain bike club

    he and his brother started as students at San Marcos High School in 2004.

    The screening will be made possible with the generous support of Montecito Bank

    & Trust (Golden Hub Sponsor), the Towbes Group, Inc. (Silver Spoke Sponsor),

    and Bronze Bearing Sponsors: American Riviera Bank, Bartlett Pringle & Wolf,

    Hazard's Cyclesport, Agility Capital, and Santa Barbara Middle School.

    Supporting Sponsors include Santa Barbara High School Don's Net Cafe, Santa

    Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, and the Santa Barbara Bicycle
  • April 18, 2013 11:01 AM | Ed France (Administrator)
    Earth Day banner  

    Come Car-Free to Earth Day!

    April 20-21, 2013 at Alameda Park


    Start your Earth Day the car-free way! CEC's annual Earth Day Festival is this weekend, April 20-21. Lace up your walking shoes, pump up your bike tires, check your bus schedule and head on over to Alameda Park. When you arrive car free, you will enjoy special prizes drawings, such as Amtrak Coast Starlight® tickets to Portland or Seattle if you register at the Santa Barbara Car Free booth near the bike valet. 

  • April 18, 2013 10:58 AM | Ed France (Administrator)

    Bike Challenge Logo

    Hop on your bikes and tell all your friends!

    The Bike Challenge is coming!


    Registration is now open! Experienced and beginning riders alike are invited to participate in the Traffic Solutions Bike Challenge, which runs May 1-31. Form a team of five and compete for fame, fitness, and to raise money for local charities. Businesses also get a chance to show off their biking prowess in the challenge. New this year - Get a member of upper-management on your team and earn 10 bonus points!


    Teams will be competing to earn charitable contributions for five organizations in SB County. 1st place is a $500 contribution, followed by a range of $400 to $25 contributions for the remaining top 50 ranked teams. Multiple prize drawings will also be held weekly forbike gear and gift certificates from local sponsors. View the color pamphlet for printing or sharing.
  • April 18, 2013 10:46 AM | Ed France (Administrator)
    Sign the petition here if you agree with this:

    Dear Gov. Brown: With the failing struggle to maintain sprawl draining our municipalities' budgets, we must do everything we can to promote bicycling for local travel, which will reduce wear and tear on infrastructure and alleviate road and parking congestion. Yet careless motorists frequently "buzz" cyclists, with often dire results--worse, we often see posts and comments erroneously claiming that cyclists have no right to the road, and that it is permissible to engage in this sort of intimidation against them.

    Your repeated vetoes of three-foot passing bills have sent a signal to the population that cyclists are expendable and that only drivers matter to you.

    Please support--or initiate!--the next safe passing bill to protect the thousands of cyclists who are doing their part to protect our environment and our economy both.

    Note: A proposed amendment to AB 1371 would effectively result in a safe-passing law if signed by Gov. brown.

  • April 18, 2013 10:42 AM | Ed France (Administrator)

    Our PR Problem: Self-righteous Spandex-wearing Scofflaws


    “Bicycles Also” signs like this should not really be necessary, for a lot of reasons.

    I can’t tell you how many times people complain about “cyclists” who run red lights, blow through stop signs, ride without lights at night or and don’t pay for the roads.  If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that cyclists should be taught the rules of the road and given a test like motorists, I could retire and move to Copenhagen where those things actually happen.

    But it surprised me to still hear these tired myths brought up in response to sincere requests to level the playing field when innocent people riding bicycles or walking are killed by someone driving a car who has been proven to be negligent. It is one thing to complain about “scofflaws” and quite another to tell someone who has lost a loved one or friend that anyone walking or bicycling deserves what they get because roads are meant for cars and all “cyclists” are self-righteous, spandex wearing law breakers.

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  • April 08, 2013 11:31 AM | Christine Bourgeois (Administrator)

    "SBBike offers wonderful, hands-on “Street Skills clinics that will teach you how to avoid common missteps and also some smart strategies for riding defensively. SBBike also offers workplace clinics, like the “Lunch and Learn” sessions in English or Spanish (Yardi, Deckers & Kitson hosted such clinics last week). Ask your employer to host one this spring!

    The seasons may not be as pronounced in Santa Barbara as they are elsewhere, but spring is still a time for increasing physical activity and working off extra pounds that might have mysteriously appeared during the winter months. Spring is also a time to clean out old ways of thinking about maintaining our bikes and riding on the road. Ride off into the summer sunset as a bike ambassador, with a bright front light and a rear blinkie flashing."

    Full Pedal On article written by Erika Lindemann

  • April 04, 2013 11:20 AM | Ed France (Administrator)

    YES, I want to be a race day volunteer for the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Barbara!

    We need your help to make this major event a success.  You can volunteer for the finish (May 15, 2013) or the start (May 16, 2013) or for both.

    If you want to Bike Valet, register here

    For Course Marshall interest, We will need between 300-350 volunteers for the finish and between 250-300 for the start to act as course marshals and other race-related duties. Please register here:  if you would like to be a race day volunteer.  For more information about volunteering contact the Local Organizing Committee Volunteer Director, Terry Dahl, at .

  • March 28, 2013 2:47 PM | Ed France (Administrator)
    Santa Barbara High's Dons Net Cafe, the Bicycle Coalition, and the shared project of the SB High Bike Club: SBici to be Recognized by Looking Good Santa Barbara. Congratulations! Santa Barbara High ROP teacher Lee Knodel and three of her students will be recognized at the Wednesday, May 8, Looking Good Santa Barbara awards ceremony at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge individuals and groups for their commitment to reduce waste (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost) and contribute to a clean community through graffiti and litter abatement. The Dons Net Cafe will be an award recipient in the Waste Reduction category for their joint venture with SBici and Bici Centro. At their workshop on campus, students learn to repair bikes, bike safety, and about environmental/community effects of riding instead of driving.
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, PO Box 92047, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
Bici Centro, PO Box 91222, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
located at 506 E. Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805 617-3255
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