Event

Bike Tour | Oakland on Two Wheels

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10 am
Sunday, May 18, 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.

Two different tours will be offered on Sunday, May 18. Meet at the Oak Street entrance for both of these options:

Downtown Tour

Visit downtown locations that recall important figures from Oakland's history. Hear about infamous events, including 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.  

Fruitvale Tour

The Fruitvale tour travels from the Museum, through the old Clinton neighborhood, crosses over to the Embarcadero, then along the Embarcadero to Fruitvale Avenue, up 35th Avenue to the Peralta House, then back through Jingletown and along East 12th Street to the Museum. Along the way, hear stories about colorful characters, including Moses Chase, Thomas Badger, Gale Wagner, Ygnacio Peralta, Charles May, and C. Thomas Patten.

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.