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Oaklavia! Car-free streets around Lake Merritt

Oaklavía is a bike-skate-pedestrian event where three miles of streets circumnavigating Lake Merritt will be closed to car traffic for Love Our Lake Day.

The route is accessible by BART (Lake Merritt, 12th Street/City Center, 19th Street stations) and several AC Transit bus lines*. More info on getting to the event, route and activities at

Let's meet at Haddon Hill Cafe which is accessible from the Lakeshore side of the lake at 10:40 AM. After gourmet coffee and locally-made breakfast pastries, we'll roll out at 11:00 AM.

This is a social ride! We'll do a couple leisurely laps around the lake and enjoy the car-free liberty, then people will have a chance to go off on their own, or stick together and join us for lunch and check out the many music and activities happening around the lake on this special day.

Let's get to know how beautiful Lake Merritt is now that all the construction is complete!

*If you're coming from afar and wish to drive to the lake, you can exit 580 on Grand/Lakeshore, go up MacArthur and turn right on Wesley. You will avoid the blocked off streets this way. Make sure to check a map so you can meet up with us before we set off!

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  • Ruth H.

    I was a nice, relaxed feeling to have all the streets for the bikes.

    June 9, 2013

  • ruth g.

    Excellent! perfect day to ride around and check out different local groups, thanks!

    June 9, 2013

  • ruth g.

    Sounds great, I will try to meet up at the cafe. Not certain if I'll be BARTing of driving over.

    June 8, 2013

  • Ruth H.

    HI there, I am happy to join the meetup tomorrow, sounds like a nice social event for my first meetup. See you tomorrow, Ruth

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Until what time? Anyone know? thanks.

    June 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Rei, the car-free streets last until 4pm. I don't think we'll be riding more than an hour, maybe less depending on what people want to do. We'll do a couple of laps, more if people want, and then enjoy the other activities around the lake that are planned for that day. More info at

      June 4, 2013

  • Gregg

    A definite maybe.

    June 1, 2013

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