hella local

This is Oakland Bike Tours strives to source locally for supplies and services, promote local businesses and destinations, and assist local folks while illuminating, revealing and building love of this wonderful city for its many residents and visitors.

Source Locally

Whenever possible, TIOBT sources right here in Oakland. We are proud to work with over a dozen Oakland businesses.

TipTop Bikes
James Barry Knox
Hard Knox Bikes

Promote Locally

There are still hidden gems and secret squirrel spaces to be discovered. We introduce riders to all the cool spots by accessing a local's perspective and the full knowledge-base available from those who live in, work in and love everything that makes Oakland, The Town.

Oakland Walking Tours
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
African American Museum &
Library at Oakland

Assist Locally

This Is Oakland Bike Tours strives to be the first of its kind: a values-based, socially-conscious GOOD time on two wheels! TIOBT does this through two distinct programs: Your Ride.Your Choice.Our Gift. and Teacher Tuesdays!

Your Ride. Your Choice. Our Gift

With every tour purchased, 10% of the cost goes to one of the charities that does great work here in Oakland. You ride with This Is Oakland Bike Tours; you choose which curated charity resonates with you; we give 10% of the cost of the tour/s purchased.

Homeless Action Center

Provides no-cost, barrier-free, culturally competent legal representation that makes it possible for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to access the maze of social safety net programs that provide a pathway to a better life.

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

Providing free integrative cancer care and critical support services to underserved women with cancer.

Beyond Emancipation

Supports Alameda County’s current and former foster and probation youth to make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently.

Teacher Tuesdays!

Select Tuesdays from June 1 to September 1 educators can tour for free and learn more about what makes Oakland special.