Bike Tours | Bay Bridge and Downtown

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10 –1 pm
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:00am

Explore Oakland’s diverse and rich patchwork of neighborhoods by cycling through them with an experienced guide. On select Sundays from June through October, OMCA Docents lead bike tours of this eclectic city. The two tours offered this Sunday are the Bay Bridge and Downtown Oakland!
Bay Bridge Tour

Meets off-site
The starting location of this tour will be the Bay Trail entrance on Shellmound Street in Emeryville across from the IKEA entrance. The tour will delve into the history of the old and new Bay Bridges with interesting stories and colorful historical personalities. Please note this ride will be a little more challenging than usual, at about nine miles with a 150-foot climb onto the bridge. Meet in front of the Bay Trail entrance on Shellmound Street in Emeryville (across from IKEA) at 10 am. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water.

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. Meet in front of the Museum’s Oak Street entrance at 10 am. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water.

The Downtown Tour will be led by Oakland Public Library librarians. In addition, the tour will include a behind-the-scenes stop at the Oakland Main library. On this date, library cards will be offered free for California residents.


OMCA is proud to partner with the Oakland Public Library. 

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