The one thing about Santa Barbara is that it is relatively flat. Perfect for riding a bicycle wherever you need to go. For some, a single speed will do. For others, many gears are required to get to their destination if it is on the top of one of the few hilly parts we have around here. The core of downtown is filled with commuters. There are many people who find using a car in such a small city ridiculous. However, Santa Barbara has its share of casual drivers who don’t give any relief to cyclists out on the road. This is due, in part, to our transient student population and the insane amount of tourists with rental cars. Surprising that such a convenient town for cycling is wrought with motorists who just don’t care.