Event

Bike Tours | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10 am
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Explore Oakland’s diverse and rich patchwork of neighborhoods by cycling through them with an experienced guide from OMCA. On select Sundays from May through October, OMCA Docents lead bike tours of this eclectic city. Make a day of it with an adventurous excursion that dives deep into our local history—and gets you on the move.

The two tours offered this Sunday are:
 
Fruitvale Tour
 
The Fruitvale tour travels from the Museum through the old Clinton neighborhood, crosses over to the Embarcadero, then along the Embarcadero to Fruitvale Avenue, up 35th Avenue to the Peralta House, then back through Jingletown and along East 12th St. to the Museum. Along the way, you might hear about Moses Chase, Thomas Badger, Gale Wagner, Ygnacio Peralta, Charles May, and C. Thomas Patten.
 
Downtown Tour
 
Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland's history. Explore colorful characters and infamous murders. We’ll hear the story of Horace Carpentier and how he committed the most lucrative crime in Oakland's history! Discover architectural gems along the way. This fun adventure will cover about six flat miles over approximately two hours. 
 
Free. Meet in front of the Museum’s Oak Street entrance at 10 am. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water. Bike tours are generally around 5-6 miles unless otherwise noted and last about two hours.
 
For more information and to make a reservation, call 510-318-8470 or docentcenter@museumca.org.