After-school Youth-Earn-A-Bike program (School year 2013-2014)
Pedal Power: "Driver Education" on your bicycle! (AGE: 10 +)
Tommie Kunst Junior High (Santa Maria) is starting on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 (click for more information & online registration).
Second session at Tommie Kunst Junior High is starting on Monday, March 17th, 2014.
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Pedal Power participants learn bike mechanics, bike handling skills, signage and go on fun field trips with new friends. Bring your bike in working condition and helmet on the first day of class.
Please use this form to check your bike before the first day of class. Registered participants who don't have a bike, can earn a refurbished bike from Bici Centro at the completion of the program.
If you don't know how to ride a bike or if you want more information, please call Christine: 805 699 6301.
Non-refundable registration fee : ONLY $20 (for a course valued at $250!)
Pedal Power is offered through the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition's Bici Centro project.
Testimonials from Parents:
"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)
"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!" (Goleta Valley Junior High)
Article published in Long Beach about Pedal Power: How successful after-school youth bike programs have positive impact on the community in Santa Barbara county?
SUMMER CYCLING CAMP: Age 10-14.
Get your 6th grade graduate ready to bike to Junior High
Hosted at two locations:
Goleta Valley Junior High: June 9-13, 2014
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (click to register)
Santa Barbara Junior High: June 16-20, 2014
Monday- Friday: 9am-12pm (click to register)
Registration fee: Only $50/student (for a course valued at $200)
What parents say about the camp: "Thank you to everyone involved with this wonderful program!!! After completing the camp, I am confident that my son, Chris, has all the tool necessary to make him a safe cyclist. He had a great experience and made some new friends. Anyone considering having their child bike to junior high should enroll in this program" Amy Abbott
"My daughter Allyse enjoyed the camp a lot. No problems getting her up in the morning for the camp which says a lot in my family and she had lots to talk about when she came home. I hope you continue this camp next year for my son to enjoy. Thank you!" Lena Kang-Birken
"Thank you for providing such a worthwhile camp. My son learned a lot and is a more confident and skilled cyclist."
Photos from Cycling Camp 2013 (GVJH)
Photos from Cycling Camp 2013 (SBJH)
SBHS BIKE CLUB: SBici Centro
Every Thursday: 3:00-4:30PM (open to all SBHS students, teachers & staff)
Location: Gate on Canon Perdido & Nopal Street
Need to work on your bike? A Do It Yourself (DIY) bike shop is available for YOU. It is FREE!
The student run after-school bike club is learning to refurbish donated bikes for the community. Regular club members will have the opportunity to build a bike for themselves and to earn a SBici hoody.
SBici is recruiting riders to create a Dons MTB team.
Private Bike Tutor: no age restriction
Need help with your children? Never learned how to ride a bike? Want to hire a qualified League Cycling Instructor (LCI) to help you discover the joy of cycling.
Interested to see more youth offerings at a site you are affiliated with?
Contact Education Director
Youth Bike Education is supported by Measure A, County of Santa Barbara, City of Santa Barbara, City of Goleta and City of Carpinteria.