About & History

The Riviera Youth Bike Team (aka RYBT or “Ribbit“) creates a 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 kids struggling with issues such as obesity, low self-esteem, bullying, 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 long-term resources in various cycling communities.RYBT provides programs engaging participants to health professionals, cycling coaches, cycling clubs and communities.

RYBT Riders receive 3 cycling-based workouts per week, including indoor gym classes, indoor spin classes, and an outdoor cycling class with curriculum from the League of American Bicyclists. Staff includes certified Instructors from the League of American Bicyclists, Spin and Strength Coaches, sponsors from local bike shops and businesses, and an active volunteer board.

The Riviera Youth Bike Team is one of the fastest-growing nonprofit programs in Santa Barbara County, and has gained support from several key organizations. Starting in 2015 as a 4-month trial program sponsored by Riviera Multisport, the Bialis Family Foundation and the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, RYBT has now grown into a year-round cycling team program sponsored by Echelon Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara 100, Easy Lift Transportation, and many others. Thank you to our Pilot Sponsors!