Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Five Historic Houses Bike Tour

The Five Historic Houses Bike Tour will explore 5 homes that have preserved Oakland history, from East Oakland to West. The ride begins at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Fruitvale, then goes to Cohen-Bray House, Camron-Stanford House, the Pardee Home, and finishes at deFremery House in West Oakland.

The ride is about 6 miles, and we'll stop at each house to learn about the history of the house and the people who lived there. We'll also see Preservation Park, a collection of historical homes in Oakland. Then join us for an optional stop at the Linden Street Brewery taproom, or head over to the 100th birthday celebration for the 16th Street Train Station, for food, fun and more Oakland history.

The tour begins at 12:30pm at Peralta Hacienda, but if you want to get a tour inside the house you can show up at 11:45am for a free tour (though a $5 donation will be happily accepted.)

If you're joining us from further afield, note that Peralta Hacienda is near Fruitvale BART and deFremery House is near West Oakland BART. As for any ride, helmets, water bottles, and comfortable cycling gear are recommended. Bring a lock for your bike and money for snacks along the way. View the approximate 5 Houses Tour route on Google Maps.
•Peralta Hacienda - 2465 34th Avenue (start)
•deFremery House - 1651 Adeline Street (end)

The ride is free, and is sponsored by the East Bay Bike Coalition and the five houses. Special thanks to Heidi Wyckoff for the use of the paintings of the 5 houses from the Oakland Landmarks book.

Need an easy to remember URL to let people know about the event? Use 5houses.ouroakland.net, which will lead people to this page. Questions? Email gene@ouroakland.net or call 510-394-2564.

2 comments:

Andy K said...

Sounds great. Will have to miss - kids soccer rules the day

Gene Anderson said...

Hopefully it will be a success, so we'll have another one next year!