Event

Bike Tours | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10 am
Sunday, September 17, 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.

The two tours offered this Sunday are:
 
Brooklyn Tour
This tour will take you through the historic town of Brooklyn (1856–1872) which was situated in what is now part of Oakland, just east of Lake Merritt. This tour proceeds to the area south of Lake Merritt. Crossing Peralta Creek in times past was over the bridge built by Mayor Mott, but is now accomplished on what bicyclists lovingly call the worlds shortest freeway. The tour features some of the finest examples of 19th Century architecture including homes, churches, and other buildings, built in styles such as Dutch Stepped Gable, Queen Anne, Mission Revival, Colonial Revival, and Gothic Revival.
 
Downtown Tour
Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland’s history. Explore colorful characters and infamous incidents. 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. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water. For more information and to make a reservation (recommended but not necessary), call 510-318-8470 or email docentcenter@museumca.org.