South Coast Composite Mountain Bike Team racers. (Courtesy photo)

The South Coast Composite Mountain Bike Team (SCCMBT) a Santa Barbara area youth mountain biking program, is looking for new members. Training rides start in November and races begin in March.

An introductory meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Bicycle Bob’s, 320 S. Kellogg Ave., and an Introductory Fun Ride is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ellwood Mesa, across from Ellwood School.

SCCMBT is open to middle and high school students in the greater Santa Barbara/Goleta/Carpinteria area. The team is administered by a group of volunteer coaches, including parents, teachers, former professional riders and avid cyclists.

Coaches undergo extensive training, background checks and first aid/CPR certification to provide a safe, fun environment for the team.

SCCMBT promotes safe cycling, environmental stewardship, good trail etiquette; and respectful, kind, supportive behavior at all times. SCCMBT is affiliated with Echelon Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara’s largest and most recognized cycling club.

SCCMBT is sanctioned by NICA https://www.nationalmtb.org/ and competing in the SoCal League http://www.socaldirt.org/.

To learn more, email southcoastcmbt@gmail.com.

— Betsy Meagher for South Coast Composite Mountain Bike Team.