Event

Bike Tour | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10 am
Sunday, August 17, 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, from May 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 on August 17:

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!

Fruitvale Tour
Discover fascinating tales from Oakland’s own Fruitvale neighborhood. The route travels from the Museum, through the old Clinton neighborhood, crosses over to the Embarcadero, then along the Embarcadero to Fruitvale Ave, up 35th Ave to the Peralta House, then through Jingletown, along East 12th St. back to the Museum. Along the way you will learn about colorful characters that influenced these areas, such as Moses Chase, Thomas Badger, Gale Wagner, Ygnacio Peralta, Charles May, and C. Thomas Patten.

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