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Must-Try Oakland Bike Beer Tour

Pedal your way through Oakland’s beer scene.


Courtesy of Velocipede Tours

Forget the party bus, and ditch the limo—the coolest way to drink and ride is by bike. Oakland’s Velocipede Tours, which launched in May, is 100 percent engine-free and 100 percent fun: Beer is your gas, and your feet are the motor.

by Rachelle Cihonski

The bright blue 14-passenger bike starts its two-hour journey at Independent Brewing Company, a kitschy brewery and taproom covered in Warriors paraphernalia just minutes from Jack London Square. Enjoy a brew (or two) before setting out for Beer Revolution, The Trappist, and Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon on the waterfront.

For a workout, grab one of the 10 saddles with pedals. For an easier ride, two saddles and a rear bench are pedal-less. And don’t forget your playlist (the bike has a sweet sound system) and some snacks for the ride (because you’re working out, duh). $27.50, oaklandpedaltours.com.

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