Bike Tour | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10 am
Sunday, September 21, 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.

Choose from one of two tours on September 21:

Downtown Tour
Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland's history. Explore colorful characters and infamous murders. 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.

The Alameda Tour
Beginning at the Alameda side of the Fruitvale bridge at 10 am, this tourstops at the oldest building in Alameda, follows up Central Ave. to the Park Ave. business district and its historical buildings, goes over to the estuary side for review of the shipping history, back to Central and the old Neptune amusement park site, along the bay side, back along Grand Ave and the Gold Coast and ends at the most elaborate Queen Anne house on the island. Tour leader may offer variations depending on interest; possible options include a carpenter Gothic church, the St. Joseph Basilica, or the story behind the lagoons. Please note the different starting location for this bike tour.

Free. Bring your own bikes, helmets, repair kits, and water.

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