CycleMAYnia - Free E-Bike Skills Class and Ride

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Program Description

The City of Santa Barbara and MOVE Santa Barbara County invite the public to attend an E-Bike Skills Class and Ride event in De La Guerra Plaza (Plaza) on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event includes safety checks for participants e-bikes, a skills course to practice safe e-bike handling techniques, and a group e-bike ride through the community to build confidence interacting safely with traffic while exploring new bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The Plaza will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event.

Event Timeline:

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. Check in at the Plaza (15 E. De La Guerra Street)
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. Self and bike safety checks
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m. Skills courses
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m. Free giveaways and ride prep
  • 11:15-1:00 p.m. 8.5-mile instructor led group e-bike ride throughout the City

To participate, attendees must be 10 years and older, provide their own e-bike, and wear a helmet when riding. Free giveaways for safer bike rides will also be available to participants!

The Community E-Bike Skills Class and Ride event is part of Santa Barbara County Association of Government’s CycleMAYnia.  CycleMAYnia is a public and private collaboration using community resources and South Coast Measure A Bicycle and Pedestrian funds to organize a series of community events, workshops, and rides to promote the benefits of biking, encourages active lifestyles, bike safety, and advocates for safer and more accessible cycling infrastructure.