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bike photoSome of the finest year-round bicycling in the U.S. is available on and off road in the Santa Barbara area. Well-marked bike paths not only cover the waterfront, but extend west to Goleta and the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. See How to be Car Free for some suggestions and itineraries. Some bicycle services even offer delivery and pickup at your hotel. See below for information on taking your bike on the train. See excursions for information on bike tours.


The Santa Barbara County Bike Map is available as a free iPhone app and Android app. A $2.95 printed map is available at County bike shops and the Downtown Santa Barbara Visitor Center. High-resolution pages can also be printed from the Traffic Solutions site.

Bike Rentals
  Cruisers Paradise 805-637-0579. Rents BMX and Cruiser bikes
  Isla Vista Bicycles 805-968-3338. In Isla Vista near the University, email
  Open Air Bicycles 805-962-7000. On State Street near the Arlington Theatre. Rental hybrid bikes.
  Santa Barbara Bikes To-Go 805-617-3364. Rent high-end and competitive road bikes or hybrid bikes.  Free delivery to hotel, residence or Amtrak station.
  Santa Barbara Pedicab 805-910-7334. Rent a bike and passenger trailer to pedal your own way and tote your friends and family along!
  Velo Pro Cyclery 805-963-7775. Downtown at State and Ortega. Daily rate bike rentals from SB store location only.
  Wheel Fun Rentals 805-966-2282. Rent a mountain bike, beach cruiser, tandem or 4-wheel surrey.
  Wine Country Cycling 888-557-8687, bike rentals in Santa Ynez Valley wine country. Also see Excursions and Tours.
Other Rentals
  Segway of Santa Barbara 805-963-7672. Rent a segway (stand-up electric motorized transportation)
Bicycle Advocacy & Information
  Commuter Bicycles Advocating cycling as a true replacement for automobile use. Focusing on effective, all weather, transportation cycles.
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

Wine Country Photo

Download bike tours inspired by the film "Sideways" from the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition website here.

An advocacy and resource organization that promotes bicycling for safe transportation and recreation in Santa Barbara County. 

Bike Rides: Each of these rides has a route sheet, map, and description of its  features. The rides show off tourist attractions as well as local bicycling facilities and various neighborhoods. They all start and end at the DoubleTree Resort downtown at the beach, but you can pick them up anywhere along the route.

Channel Drive  4.8 miles
Casa de la Guerra  3.9
Eastside Santa Barbara 5.0
Santa Barbara Mission  7.4
Montecito Village 7.9
El Presidio 6.0
City College 6.7
Westside Santa Barbara 4.6
Stearns Wharf 4.8
Eastern Montecito 8.8
South Coast Tour 26.5

  Bike Santa Barbara This website is dedicated to adventurers who want to explore Santa Barbara County by bicycle. Resources include do-it-yourself rides, info for touring cyclists, and more.
Bicycle Tours
  Adventure Company of Santa Barbara 805-965-1414  or 884-WAVE (9283). Adventure travel trips with a focus on experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
  I Bike Santa Barbara 805-705-7998 Single-day bike tours of Santa Barbara's beautiful wine country; includes transport, bike and helmet, knowledgeable guide, picnic lunch, wine tastings, and souvenir water bottle.
  Santa Barbara Fitness Tours 805-628-2444. Beginner, family, intermediate, and advanced mountain bike tours (including rentals and pick-up) all over Santa Barbara.
Bicycle Shops - Bikes, Gear, Clothing, Maps & More...
  Bicycle Bob's  805-682-4699. In Old Town Goleta on Kellogg Ave.
  Cranky's Bikes 805-963-RIDE (7433) Independent bike shop in downtown Santa Barbara (1014 State Street). Variety of bikes, specialty items, bike building and wheel building.
  FasTrack Bicycles 805-884-0210. Downtown on Canon Perdido Street.  Also lists local club rides.
Hazard's Cyclesport  805-966-3787. On Anacapa Street two blocks from the beach.
  Isla Vista Bicycles 805-968-3338. In Isla Vista near the University. 
  Open Air Bicycles 805-962-7000. At 1303 State Street near the Arlington Theatre. Family cycling equipment, full line of Giant bicycles.
Full-service second shop at 3516 State Street
  The Bike Stand 805-845-4336. 1221 State Street #6 (above Anapamu). Classic bike components and urban fixed-gear bikes.
  Varsity Bike Shop 805-968-4914. 6547 Pardall Rd in Isla Vista.
  Velo Pro Cyclery 805-963-7775. Downtown at State and Ortega.
805-964-8355. In Old Town Goleta on Hollister Ave.

Taking your Bike on the Train

You can bring your bike for free on all Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains if you make an advanced reservation when ordering tickets. Read more here.


Bicycle Clubs 
  Echelon Santa Barbara  
  Goleta Valley Cycling Club  
  Elings Park BMX  
  UCSB Cycling Club