Word on the Street: October 2016 - Time to Celebrate 10 Yrs of WOBO, Keep on walking/biking
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Vampires, werewolves and ghosts...What a fright!
It's time for a costume party this Halloween night! 


Join us for a Spook-tackular early Halloween Party on October 27 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at Oakland SPUR. Costume contest, auction, dinner, cash bar and goosebump-raising fun. 

Prices start at $30 (kids 12 and under free), and go up $5 per person at the door, so get your tickets now.

Every dollar raised at this event will be used to bring high quality programming to the community, such as: 

 Championing high quality, protected and connected bikeways 

 Leading free WOBO Weekend walks and rides with Oakland Urban Paths and Oakland Museum of California 

 Presenting Oaklavía Open Street events 

 Continuing our successful Ride Like a Girl women's bicycling workshop series

 Facilitating Parklet pilots, and finding the pilot program a permanent home 

 Championing well-designed public streets that enhance walking and bicycling experiences for people of all ages and abilities

Contact us if you can help sponsor our event with a cash or in-kind donation. We could also use a few more volunteers for the evening.


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

We're shaking things up this month where both walking and biking tours are happening on Saturday, October 8.


Oakland Urban Paths: Exploring the Hayward Fault


SATURDAY! October 8, 10:00AM Oakland Urban Paths brings us back to the hills to visit sites on the Hayward Fault, led by local historian, David Evanosky.

Admission is free, but registering online is required. Sign up here
Meet up at: Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Ave, Oakland 94619 

As always, wear good walking shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen as needed, and bring drinking water.

Check the OUP website for updates on future walks. 

San Leandro Creek Tour

SATURDAY (not SUNDAY)! October 8, 10:00AM  We follow the San Leandro Creek by foot or by bike and learn about the San Leandro Creek Trail Feasibility Study. 

Did you know that several miles of trails run along a creek from the Bay through East Oakland neighborhoods of Columbia Gardens, Brookfield, Sobrante Park and Lions Creek all the way to Chabot Park via San Leandro BART? This is an important path that could serve as a great connector for residents and visitors from Shoreline to the Hills.

Admission is free, but RSVP is appreciated Sign up here
Meet up at the intersection of Acalanes Dr. and Catron Dr., Oakland. There is a gate 

For more info or if you would like to carpool, contact Yamelith Aguilar at (510)-992-4636 or email

Last Ride Like a Girl Workshop of 2016: November 13 - Bridge To Treasure Island

We saved the most interesting for last - A Winery tour edition (Bay Bridge and Treasure Island - with an alternate route in case the opening of the bridge path  is delayed)
10am to 1pm

As with all of our workshops, we'll dedicate the first part of the workshop for a basic safety check of your bike and dive a bit deeper, learning  techniques for riding comfortably and confidently.  At this workshop, we'll be focusing on some basics of bike touring, that is getting rolling on self-supported longer distance rides.  League certified instructor, Rose Johnson, will give helpful pointers on how to ride happy in the long haul.

We meet at Bikes4Life Cafe in West Oakl
and (1600 7th St. Oakland CA. 94607, near West Oakland BART)

Then we practice rolling on one of our most iconic bike paths on the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island and take our first break at Purity Winery. We'll hop back on the bike to roll past at least 4 other wineries and stop for a brief picnic. The ride home is quick and slightly downhill all the way for a total of ~20 miles roundtrip.

Bring water and something to snack on.

The workshop fee is $15 (sliding scale, WOBO and Bike East Bay members ride free).  You cover your own purchases of wine or tastings.

Register here. WOBO and Bike East Bay members, sign up by emailing your name and phone number to

Women Bike Happy Hour Mashes Up with Oaktown Ghosttown. Thursday October 27th @ 1544 Broadway (SPUR Oakland)

Check out the above info on
Oaktown Ghosttown and
purchase tickets here

Did you know WOBO also co-produces Sunday Streets Berkeley? Here are three ways to support the October 16 Open Streets in Berkeley!

1. Go to the event's fundraiser this Thursday 10/6 at Spats (1974 Shattuck Ave, 6-9pm). 

2. Volunteer to help at Sunday Streets Berkeley on 10/16. Sign up now! Oh, yeah, if you can bring teams of 10 friends to volunteer at Sunday Streets Berkeley, we'll offer a $50 stipend.  20 friends, $100 stipend.  But you must sign up in advance.

3. Donate to the cause to keep open streets open in Berkeley

#YouCanBikeThere - Ways to Bike to great events throughout Oakland

10/14: Free secure bike parking at the 19th St Bike Station till midnight at the Oakland Symphony's Opening Night of the Season. Your Symphony tix are 20% off regular price using the code BIKE20.

10/16: Walk, bike, skate, dance and play at Berkeley Sunday Streets. The event is right at Downtown Berkeley BART.

10/20: Latham Square comes alive Thursday evening. The last of 2016's Third Thursday parties hosted by Oakland Central features live music, capoeira, food trucks, beverages, and more.

10/27: Our end of the year spooktacular fundraiser! Oaktown Ghosttown 

WOBO Wants You!  

WOBO is Seeking Board members: How could you resist? Be a part of this amazing team of public health, urban planning, advocacy and policy, landscape architects and marketing specialists.

We're looking for talented, self-motivated folks to take us through our adventures in 2016 and into 2017.  Love working with community members? Got some organizing chops for events like Love Our Neighborhood Day and WOBO Weekends? Have some mad people skills and are comfortable using contact and donor management databases? Learn more on our VolunteerMatch posting.

Want to be a stipended Fellow?: We have been nurturing future community champs through our 6 months to 1 year fellowships for a while now and have room for another fellow, 10-15 hours per week.  Inquire with us

We'll See Ya There!

10/8: San Leandro Creek Tour
10/8: Oakland Urban Paths
10/14: Oakland Symphony Opening Night

10/16: Berkeley Sunday Streets
10/20: Third Thursdays at Latham Square
10/27: Oaktown Ghosttown: A Costumed Fundraiser
11/11: Ride Like a Girl 
Let's Get Together! Sign up!

10/16: Berkeley Sunday Streets
10/20: Third Thursdays at Latham Square 
10/23: Oakland Gran Fondo
10/27: WOBO End of the Year Fundraiser + Costume Party
Ongoing: 2016 Quick Wins Campaigns. Email us where you'd like to see a campaign.
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!
Oakland Pride Parade a Success!
With bikes and bells a plenty, the Bike East Bay contingent rolled down Broadway loud and proud
Twitter Highlight:
MLK Cafe, along with many other businesses helped make Park(ing) Day 2016 a Success!
Quote Of The Month:
“Last year, our nation lost over 35,000 lives in fatal traffic crashes.... With your help, the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Safety Council, and a coalition of safety advocates will lead America toward the Road to Zero traffic deaths."

- US DOT & National Safety Council, "Road to Zero"
Don't be shy...

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Oakland, CA 94612
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