Event

Bike Tours | Middle Harbor and Downtown

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10 –1 pm
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 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 June through October, OMCA Docents lead bike tours of this eclectic city. The two tours offered this Sunday Oakland’s historic Middle Harbor and Downtown.

Middle Harbor Tour
Gunslingers on the Oakland Waterfront! Learn about the history of the Transcontinental Railroad, follow the history of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the fight to break the their hold on Oakland’s waterfrontm and learn why the Southern Pacific was called the Octopus, and more on this bike tour. 

Downtown
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. 

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, call 510-318-8470 or email docentcenter@museumca.org.