The Riviera Youth Bike Team (RYBT) creates a long-term positive impact on the health and fitness of ‘at-risk’ 10-13 year old children by developing and fostering a connection to cycling. We cater to those struggling with obesity, low self-esteem, financial hardship, and learning differences. Our goal is to give children the tools they need to reach and maintain their health and fitness goals in a fun, organized, and supportive team environment, while learning about longterm resources in various cycling communities. We provide high-quality coaching and individual attention to all children on the team, so that they can become responsible and safe cyclists. Family support is imperative to making lasting changes, therefore parent participation is encouraged on all rides and in the RYBT final events. It is not required for riders to own their bicycle; accepted applicants will have the ability to earn their bike through the program at no additional cost.
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We offer two team programs per year; The RYBT Gibraltar Team Program (March), and The RYBT Rider SB100 Program (August) “geared” for new riders and the Santa Barbara 100’s 34 Mile Event. Please consider supporting our next August program! We are a program registered with Echelon Santa Barbara, a 501(c)3 organization.
RYBT Gibraltar Team Challenge & AMGEN Tour (March): The RYBT March program focuses on the RYBT Gibraltar Challenge ride every May. Select participants who complete the Santa Barbara 100 34 mile ride in the previous August program, are accepted to ride from the base of Gibraltar Road, 4 miles up, to RYBT Point in a one-day event with support from Echelon Cycling Club, UCSB Cycling, Mad Fitness, Titan Strength Performance, PhysioPhyx, Easy Lift Transportation, and Hazards Cyclesport. RYBT Riders train side-by-side with CALM Fitness participants, and local cycling groups.
RYBT “Earn Your Bike” & Santa Barbara 100 Program (August): The RYBT August program focuses on training & coaching for the Santa Barbara 100’s 34 Mile event in October. Participants do not need to know how to ride- all materials, including bikes, helmets, clothing, and accessories are provided to them from our amazing community supporters. The August RYBT Applications are available July 1st.
– Program Schedule, Workouts, Cost Information –
Programs begin in March and August, consisting of workouts every Tuesday (Gym), Thursday (Spin), and Saturday (Coached Road Rides), until the grand events in May or October. Those wishing to keep their bike must complete the following Saturday Series for 5-10 weeks, depending on the program.
Rider Cost varies per program – Scholarships are always available upon application
– 2016 RYBT Sponsors –
Echelon Cycling Santa Barbara – Hazards Cyclesport – MadFitness SB – Titan Strength Performance – The Santa Barbara 100 – PhysioPhyx Sports Nutrition – Isla Vista Screen Printing – Riviera Multisport – BigSpeak Inc.
Funded through generous donations, sponsors, and supported by other non-profits, RYBT leads up to grand cycling events in May & October. The team program gives underprivileged children ages 10-13 the opportunity to take a big first step in the right direction, teaches teamwork, instills a strong work ethic, and brings out the best in each child that goes through it.
Send us a note through the below field and let us know how you’d like to help. We welcome: funding donations, volunteers, fund raising, sponsoring a child, equipment donations like bikes and other cycling equipment. (Information below will not be published.)