Subscribe Subscribe | Subscribe Comments RSS
running biking athletics training swimming exercise

Archives for the day Monday, June 28th, 2010

Oakland’s inaugural Oaklavia event took place over the weekend, with several major streets in the city closed to those on two wheels.  Oaklavia was put together with the help of the City of Oakland, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Oakland YMCA, Cycles of Change, Oaklandish, and other great sponsors.

Here’s what Karen Hester, Oaklavia coordinator, said to the Oakland Local.

“I think we accomplished our goals – we experienced the freedom and profound joy that come from being in the heart of an urban city and seeing it anew, moving through it at a speed where we can take in the sky, the architecture, the people smiling at every corner,” Hester told Oakland Local.  “We could be like the children around us, relaxed and present in the beauty of the moment, with the fear of  cars the furthest thing from our minds.”

Here is some reading material:

I’m disappointed the event didn’t get more coverage, as Oakland and the East Bay has a strong cycling community.