Bike Tours | Brooklyn and Downtown

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10 –1 pm
Sunday, July 15, 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 are Oakland’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood and Downtown. 
Brooklyn Tour

This tour leaves the Museum and proceeds through the area just to the south of Lake Merritt. Brooklyn was formed from parts of the Clinton, Lynn, and San Antonio neighborhoods, and is named after the ship that brought the first Mormons to California to escape persecution in the United States, only to find themselves back in the United States. This area features some of the finest examples of 19th century architecture in Oakland. Discover these historic homes, churches, and other structures—as well as Oakland's oldest building!—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 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. 

This is a free event. 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.