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Rivian Adventures in Santa Barbara

Welcome to the Santa Barbara Rivian Club, a passionate community of electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts, adventurers, and trailblazers. Our mission is to bring together like-minded individuals who share a love for the great outdoors, sustainable transportation, and the innovative Rivian brand in the Santa Barbara area.

Creating memorable experiences

Our group is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for our members through a variety of activities, from joint road trips, “coffee & cars” meetups, to educational workshops and other networking events. We believe in fostering a spirit of camaraderie, collaboration, and environmental stewardship while promoting the adoption of electric vehicles as a means to explore our beautiful natural surroundings.

We aim to come together to share our knowledge, experiences, and tips on maximizing the potential of Rivian vehicles. As a member, you’ll have access to exclusive events, resources, and a supportive network of fellow adventurers, all united by our collective passion for sustainable exploration.


Whether you’re an experienced EV owner or new to the world of electric vehicles, we invite you to join the SBRC. Embark on this electrifying journey with us.

Connect with us!

Stay connected with our community by subscribing to our newsletter, attending our events, and engaging with us on our social media links below for our Facebook group, Instagram account, and Twitter/X. We look forward to sharing this exciting adventure with you!



"The scale of the challenge is enormous, but we're lucky to be a part of this — to be able to help solve how we shift our planet’s energy and transportation systems entirely away from fossil fuel."
RJ Scaringe
Founder & CEO Rivian
"To stop the carbonization of our atmosphere requires individuals and industries to come together in ways we never have before."
Frank Klein
Chief Operating Officer Rivian
"Our story is about people coming together with one mission in mind: to protect our planet and the cultures that inhabit it for generations to come."
Sarah O'Brien
Chief Communications Officer Rivian
Keeping Santa Barbara adventurous

Get to know the team behind SBRC


Marc Baumann

Founder & President

Marc is a Digital Marketing Executive with a background in journalism and a life-long passion for cars, photography, movies and the great outdoors. He lives by the words of wisdom by one of his all-time favorite authors Jack Kerouac: “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”


Leslie Patson

Vice President

Leslie is a Photo Producer and Casting Director with a deep love for design, fashion, literature, wining / dining and rescue cats. She shares the passion for exploring Santa Barbara with her husband Marc, and finds it the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy a sense of community.


You ?

Executive Team Member

As part of our efforts to grow our community, we are looking for Santa Barbara residents with a passion for Rivian and the time & interest to help us grow our club. A wide range of volunteer roles are available. Please reach out and become part of this exciting journey!