Santa Barbara Voted Top Cycling City in California!

Participants in the “Two-Wheel Town Hall Bike Ride” get ready to pedal in Solvang on Wednesday.

According to an article written by Nick Welsh of the Santa Barbara Independent “The City of Santa Barbara ranked first in all California cities when it comes to bicycle ridership for both commuting and recreation, bicycle safety, demographic breadth of ridership, and infrastructure improvements on the way.”

“The ranking was issued by PeopleForBikes, a bicycle advocacy organization made up of major players in the bicycle industry. Santa Barbara got an overall score of 3.1 for the year 2019, up from 1.9 the year before. Typically, the City of Davis has long dominated most surveys on bicycle-accessible cities, but ranking ahead of Davis this year were Ventura, Lompoc, Goleta, Santa Maria, Carpinteria, and Buellton.”

Click Here to read the full article to learn more about the recent summit and newly proposed bike paths! 

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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Another Accolade for Santa Barbara Foodies!

Dishes from the Santa Barbara Inn’s Convivo restaurant. Joe Schmelzer for The New York Times

The New York Times just announced its Top 52 places to travel in 2019, and it’s no surprise that Santa Barbara made the list at No. 3. With its many restaurants, shops, theaters, museums, and clean beaches, it is known as the American Riviera. Mentioned are restaurants like Bibi Ji, The Monarch, and Chaplin’s Martini Bar, as well as Convivo, Tyger Tyger, and Monkeyshine. Also mentioned are a few wine tasting rooms like Frequency, and Melville. Check out the article yourself and visit the fabulous places listed and let us know if you agree!

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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