Event

Bike Tour | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10 am
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Explore Oakland’s diverse and rich patchwork of neighborhoods by cycling through them with an experienced guide from OMCA. On the third Sunday of the month, through October, OMCA Docents lead bike tours of this eclectic city; destinations include downtown Oakland, the port area, Lake Merritt, and Fruitvale.

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.

Choose from one of two tours this Sunday:

Downtown Tour
Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland's history. We'll 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! We'll discover architectural gems along the way. This fun adventure will cover about six flat miles over approximately two hours. Please join us!

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 leaves the Museum and 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. Learn more about Brooklyn and join the tour today!

For more information and to make a reservation, call 510-318-8470 or docentcenter@museumca.org.