Oaklavia – Come Play in the Streets of Oakland

"In the last three years, Sunday Streets events in San Francisco have proven to be incredibly successful – growing from two events in 2007 to nine events planned for 2010, due to the popularity among residents, business owners and local government.

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland is excited to give Sunday Streets some Oakland flair – Oaklavía will take the concept of street festival to the next level, allowing residents to experience the city’s best natural and architectural assets, outdoor activities, and arts in some of our most well-loved and unique streets and neighborhoods.

There will be organized activities spaced out along the route. Explore the vibrancy of Old Oakland dancing to live Latin music, and enjoy the urban landscape of West Oakland with circus arts at Kinetic Arts Center.  You’ll also find dance classes provided by the YMCA, bike repair classes by Love Your Bike,  bike safety classes led by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and food carts."


Oaklavia Will Open the Streets of Oakland This Weekend

Oakland will become the latest city to temporarily liberate city streets from car traffic this weekend with its first ciclovia event. Oaklavia will open the streets from Uptown through Downtown and West Oakland to cyclists, walkers, skaters and strollers, artists and performers. Kids on their first tricycle will wander across the lanes in safety, games […]

Streetfilms: Thousands Play in Oakland’s Streets at First-Ever ‘Oaklavia’

On Sunday, June 27th, downtown Oakland opened two miles of its streets to fun and activities—zumba dancing, circus arts, BMX bike competitions and performances from local musicians. Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) partnered with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Oaklandish, Oakland YMCA, Cycles of Change, and other civic organizations to create the East Bay’s first […]


From Walk Oakland Bike Oakland: WOBO is queuing up some of Oakland’s finest local bands, activities hosts and local merchants to line 3 miles of the Oaklavia – Love Our Lake Day route.  We are going to bring some surprises to the line-up this year, even shake up the route a bit.  Stay tuned with our latest updates on facebook @oaklavia. […]

Oaklavia – Love Our Lake Day

From Oaklavia: Come play in the streets surrounding beautiful Lake Merritt at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland’s 3nd Annual Love Our Lake Day Sunday, September 20, 11a-4p. The free event offers two car-free miles of human powered fun! Walk, bike, skate, dance, stroll, play and experience Lake Merritt – the nation’s first wildlife refuge – in […]

With Help From Mayor Quan, Oaklavia Returns With a Bang

When Walk Oakland Bike Oakland hosted the city’s first Ciclovia-style event in downtown Oakland in 2010, onerous city fees meant plans for a second Oaklavia that year proved too ambitious for the small organization. “We thought we wouldn’t be able to do it again,” said Jonathan Bair, WOBO’s Board President. Three years later, the city brought Oaklavia back, closing […]