Whether you’re pedaling your beach cruiser along Santa Barbara’s famed ocean-side Cabrillo Boulevard, racking up big mileage on a winding road ride, or descending at full speed down perfect single track, Santa Barbara’s diversified landscape offers a route for all skill levels and modes of two-wheeled transportation. Don’t want to bring your bike, or don’t have your own? No problem. Beach-front retailers make it easy to rent and ride while you’re here.

We visit Santa Barbara often and have the best time leaving our car in the parking lot and biking everywhere!

– Eileen S.
 Santa Barbara is bike-friendly in every possible way. The bike path along East to West Beach is an easy, relaxing ride that routes the scenic coast and busy waterfront, and the perfect way for the family to get from Point A to Point B. Road biking is arguably some of the best in the country with an ocean breeze, the rolling foothills, steep, lung-busting Gibraltar Road and the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley being the most frequented routes.

Mountain biking Santa Barbara’s front and backcountry trails is as challenging as it is rewarding. Rides range from moderate to strenuous, and are a great way to experience the vast 875,000 acres comprising the Los Padres National Forest and its 1,257 miles of maintained trails.  The challenging terrain will test the very best with steep, rocky ascents and thrilling, technical downhill routes.

Biking in Santa Barbara

Wheel Fun Rentals

There's no better way to explore Santa Barbara than with Wheel Fun Rentals. We have two locations to serve you. Our flagship store at 24 E Mason Street is stocked with our iconic surreys, city bikes and other pedal powered fun, while our Electric…

Santa Barbara BCycle

Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara BCycle LLC delivers a best-in-class bike share system for the City of Santa Barbara and is committed to providing an environmentally sustainable transportation alternative for cities.…

Cal Coast Adventures

If you’re looking for a rental or tour of Santa Barbara or just something fun to do, you’ve found the right place! Cal Coast Adventures offers 10 different types of bike tours from electric bike tours of the city to leisurely mountain…

Additional Experiences

Gorgeous ocean views, diverse terrain and a delightfully mild climate make Santa Barbara an ideal place for a bike ride.
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