Santa Barbara county is definitely a tourist destination for cyclists and everybody else. You’ll find lots of free advice and brochures at the locations we list.
You can obtain a free copy of the excellent county Bike Map in Spanish and English, in additon to lots of other helpful maps that help you get around. For books, here are some that explicitly deal with biking around our area, but others offer tourist attractions for all to enjoy.
You already know most of this, but here are some things that may refresh your knowledge.
All kinds of bicycling news items have been documented in “Quick Release,” the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition’s countywide newsletter that started in 1991. We offer those since 2003 if you’re interested.