Event

Bike Tour | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 10 am
Sunday, June 18, 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. Celebrate Father's Day with an adventurous excursion that dives deep into our local history—and gets you on the move.

The two tours offered this Sunday are:
 
Lake Merritt Tour
 
Bike around Lake Merritt and learn about its history and historical figures. Highlights include: the original site of the Holy Names University, the old Masonic Temple, the Shilling estate, the Gardens of Lake Merritt, the Cleveland Cascade, Calder sculptures, and much more.
 
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.
 
For more information and to make a reservation, call 510-318-8470 or docentcenter@museumca.org.