Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have raced before to be a member of the team?

There is no experience necessary to start riding with the club.

How much does the program cost?

The program is free of charge to juniors and includes a team uniform.

What equipment is necessary?

Riders must have a bike that fits and a helmet.  The Echelon coaching staff can advise on suitability of equipment. Use of a heart rate monitor is encouraged.

What kind of commitment is required?

There are no minimum attendance requirements.

However riders who wish to race are encouraged to attend both the Wednesday and Saturday workouts, plus ride at least two other times during the week.  To be a competitive junior in our district, expect to train between 6-12 hours per week year round.

Can parents join the team training rides?

Parents are welcome to join the rides.

Where are the races?

There are races held throughout Southern California from February through September. More information online at

Echelon Santa Barbara is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P.O. Box 30846, Santa Barbara, CA 93130