Word on the Street: April 2016: Ride Like A Girl, Volunteer Opps at Bike To Work Day, Love Our Neighborhood Day & Telegraph Ave. Seriously.
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The first of our 3-part women's bicycling workshop series kicks off this Sunday, April 10th!


Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, with generous support from Bike East Bay, presents RiDE LiKE A GiRL, a 3-part bicycling skills workshop series designed for every woman who wants to ride. This first workshop (April 10th) focuses on commuting basics, just in time for Bike Month (May) and Bike To Work Day (May 12, 2016).

Meet us at Fruitvale BART Bike Station around 12:30 for safety checks. Workshop begins at 1pm. We will dedicate the majority of our time on the road to practice on all kinds of bikeways and turning movements.  Bring your bike + helmet, stories of biking past and a smile.

Meet EMiLY, our 2015 RLAG All-Star!

This is a photo of Emily Wheeler just one year ago in our very first RiDE LiKE A GiRL workshop.  That day she said she wanted to “go from being someone who mostly drives to someone who mostly bikes.”

We can’t take all the credit, but Emily is out there on the road today, pedaling away; and we love to see her face at bike events around town.

Read about all about EMiLY and RiDE LiKE A GiRL!
How Bay Area bike groups are putting more women on two wheels – KALW

Every woman is warmly welcomed at our workshops! Suggested donations accepted here:
If you're already a WOBO or Bike East Bay member, it's on us.

Get more info on our first workshop on our RLAG Facebook page.

Future workshop dates:

June 12 - focusing on choosing the right bike(s); and a 10-12 mile flatfish ride. 
November 13 - how to prepare for going on longer rides, say like touring local the secret Bay Area spots we'll take you to during the 20-ish mile ride (details still in the works but stay tuned)

Love spending quality time with other women who ride bikes?  Join us for our second ever Women Bike Happy Hour at Bar César (4039 Piedmont Ave.) the fourth Thursday of the month, April 28 from 5:30 on.   Tell your friends!

Telegraph and Grand Ave Bike Lanes Coming--really!

Strap on your helmet and saddle up to take a roll through the hottest new bike lanes in Oakland before Bike To Work Day.

Before May 12, Bike to Work Day, new bike lanes should be striped on Telegraph Avenue in the KONO District and Grand Avenue in the Grand Lake District. The new lanes on Telegraph are parking-protected bike lanes, Oakland's first of this kind. This project is a signature project of ours and has been many years, too many years, in the making. And while we are not satisfied the Grand Ave bike lanes stop at Mandana Blvd., getting these lanes on the ground will build more support for their completion to existing bike lanes west of 580.

Join Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, Bike East Bay, countless volunteers and, hopefully, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmembers and Public Works Agency staff on May 9th (date is tentative) for a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration, complete with bike ride and happy hour at Telegraph Beer Garden!

Bike East Bay is looking for some friendly volunteers to help folks acclimate to the new look and feel of Telegraph Ave. (one hour shifts with other fun people).
Sign up to become a Street Ambassador!

To find out more about the Telegraph Ave. project just click on these great links:
City of Oakland - Telegraph Ave. Complete Street Implementation Plan
Bike East Bay - Telegraph Ave Protected Lanes Coming
StreetsblogSF - Oakland Council Approves Protected Bike Lanes on Telegraph Ave.

Bike To Work Day, May 12th! 

Pedal Pools, Pancakes and People on bikes, Oh my!  

Fingers crossed for beautiful sunny skies on May 12, Bike To Work Day.  WOBO is once again hosting the baddest (and freest) pancake breakfast at City Hall (Frank Ogawa Plaza). And we're bringing in 20 to 30 of our closest transportation agency friends and bike-friendly businesses to make it a blast!
Mark it on your calendar and schedule a spring tune-up because Bike Month will be here before you know it.
Sign up to help us out this year. We're looking for bag handlers, pancake flippers, bike ride leaders, and extra pairs of hands to set up and table with us. (A sure way to score one of those coveted "Volunteer" T-shirts...)

Got a bike-friendly activity or bike commute tools and tips to share? Let us know

Every 2nd Saturday & the following Sunday of the month! 


The April  Oakland Urban Paths walk will be Hiller Highlands and the Claremont Hotel!  We’ll be exploring part of the hills near the Berkeley border and getting some different looks at the classic Claremont Hotel.

This is a hilly walk, and includes a number of long staircases.

The walk begins at 10AM at the Firestorm Memorial Garden near the Bentley School at 1 Hiller Drive. Be prepared for variable conditions and bring drinking water.

Map of the route

Heavy rain cancels, light rain - forge on. Check the OUP website for updates.
Note: This walk was scheduled for March, but rescheduled because of the weather.


April's WOBO Weekend ride will be our RiDE LiKE A GiRL event!  See above for all the details. 

SPOILER ALERT! May's WOBO Weekend Ride on May 15th
Because we are so totally excited about May's WOBO Weekend ride, we'll give ya a sneak peek.  
 We partnered up with the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) Bike Trippers program to bring you an authentic tour of East Bay's Punk History. Guided by punk musician and 924 Gilman Co-founder, Kamala Parks, and WOBO Volunteer, Tim Drew, we'll tour Oakland and Berkeley to the places where punk music blossomed and took hold of the East Bay.

Join us 
Sunday, May 15th, 1pm @ OMCA.  WOBO and OMCA Members ride free. Not yet a member? Throw down $10 to save yourself a spot.  On May 15, you can become a WOBO member for $35 AND get a OMCA membership at a 10% discount.  Tell all your friends!

If you want to come on this ride, you MUST register:


Calling All Volunteers! 

WOBO Volunteer Meet-ing coming to a Farley's near you (us).  

Join us for a WOBO Volunteer Meet-ing, April 19th!  We'll tell you all about the super fun volunteer opportunities coming down the lanes. And as a bonus you get to meet all the other super cool folks who volunteer with us and maybe make a new friend.  

This year we are moving our Volunteer Meet-ing to Farley's East (33 Grand Ave.) so we can all relax with a cup of espresso while we talk upcoming events.  We'll get things started around 6pm.

Business Partner Spotlight 

Kittelson & Associates is paving the way for safe biking and walking in the streets of Oakland!  

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. brings to communities transportation planning and engineering expertise to help them develop and implement projects and strategies that improve overall quality of life. "Our Oakland office is a League of American Bicyclists Bicycle-Friendly Business; and over 80 percent of our staff ride transit, walk, or bike to work. We share WOBO’s vision of a safe and connected city where people of all ages and abilities can get around easily and comfortably without a car. WOBO is a valuable part of Oakland with their “boots on the ground” group of volunteers supporting transportation improvements through advocacy campaigns and outreach. Kittelson & Associates, Inc. supports WOBO because we believe that by combining our technical skills with the education and engagement capabilities and opportunities that WOBO provides, we can collectively and collaboratively create a better walking and biking environment in Oakland."

Love Our Neighborhood Day! 

So close you can hear the ringing of bike bells. 

We know you'll want to be part of the best on-street playground party of the year. How could you not?  The local group in charge of all the heavy lifting has really stepped up its game this year and they need your help to make the magic happen!

Find us community-loving sponsors, share some of your time as a volunteer, and or come play in the streets with us.  All the juicy details at Love Our Neighborhood Day page.

WOBO Wants You!  

Take the handlebars by the horns and steer yourself to WOBO!  We are looking for some excellent folks to join our all-star team and we want you!

WOBO seeking Board members! Folks out there who want a great experience working hands-on with transportation leaders and visionaries, who are looking to listen, learn and collaborate with neighbors to bring great streets to Oakland, who can commit to at least a 2-year term to lead WOBO into its next phase of growth, learn more about this terrific leadership opportunity and sign on!
We'll See Ya There!

4/9: OUP Walk - Hiller Highlands & Claremont Hotel
4/10: RiDE LiKE A GiRL - Part I @ Fruitvale BART Bikestation
4/19: WOBO Volunteer Meet-ing
4/28: Women Bike Happy Hour @ Bar César
5/12: Bike to Work Day @ City Hall
5/15: East Bay Punk Rock History Ride 
6/04: OaklaviaLove Our Neighborhood Day
Let's Get Together! 

05/12: Bike to Work Day @ City Hall
06/04: Love Our Neighborhood Day, San Pablo b/w Ashby & Stanford
Ongoing: 2016 Quick Wins Campaigns
April - May: On-street bikeway ambassador: Telegraph Ave (sign up!)
Become a WOBO Member today with just the click of a button! Starting at $35 per year, you get a team of policy, community and advocacy champions who will stump for safe and accessible walking and bicycling in Oakland for all.
The Membership Button!
Our very first Women Bike Happy Hour at The Good Hop Bottle Shop
Miles the Mascot gets a makeover!  Orange is totally his color!
Instagram Highlight:
A perfect day for biking around Lake Merritt
Quote Of The Month:
“I love it, love it, love it when I make eye contact with the motorists and I get a smile back, a smile that says: ‘You know, I’m sharing the road. I don't mind sharing the road.”

- Emily Wheeler, 
RLAG All-Star
Don't be shy...

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