5 Bikes 5 Museums: Orange County Museum of Art

The Orange County Museum of Art is comprised of over 3,000 works of modern and contemporary art. At the museum, you can leave your bike at the parking towards the lot entrance.

Orange County Museum of Art with the E-Lux Newport Cruiser

Exhibitions

The Orange County Museum of Art is comprised of over 3,000 works of modern and contemporary art through mediums that include; painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, and digital art, that is produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. At the museum, you can leave your bike at the parking towards the lot entrance. Current exhibits include; the American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eye of Duncan Phillips, Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Li Hui: V, and The Pacific Project: Zheng Chongbin.

Free Admission

Admission is free for all on Fridays between 11 am and 8 pm, and the museum also offers free family days that are seasonal programs with family activities in the galleries and workshops.

Bike of Choice

The ELux Newport cruiser eBike is a product of ELux Electric Bikes in Costa Mesa. Their office is just 6 miles from the OCMA, and the Newport is a perfect bike for riding comfortable and quickly through the streets and trails of the Orange County Coast. With an easy to use cycling computer, multiple power modes, and throttle, this is an excellent e-commuter option, coming in at just $1,895.

Read our in-depth review of the ELux HERE

Getting There

You can get to OCMA via the Mountains to Sea Trail and exit onto San Joaquin Rd. Another option is to take HWY 1 and exit on Jamboree. The museum is shaded by trees and office buildings on San Clemente Drive, with signs that point to the building.

Ed Note: there is a planned relocation of the museum, that will move it from Newport Beach to a donated section of land adjacent to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The move to Segerstrom, slated for 2017, will provide enough space to accommodate OCMA’s permanent collection, which is too big to display at the Newport Beach location.

Specs

FRAME: E-Lux Newport, Aluminium

MOTOR: 800 Watts Peak, 600 Watts Continuous

BATTERY: Samsung 48 Volt 10AH Lithium-ion

RANGE: 30+ Miles

TOP SPEED: 20 MPH

DISPLAY: Speed, Distance, Battery Life, Power Mode, USB Charger

DRIVE TYPES: Throttle, Pedal Assist, or Both

GROUPSET: Shimano Tourney 7-speed

E-BIKE CLASS: Throttle on Demand (Class 2)

WARRANTY: 3 Year Frame, 3 Year limited Battery, 1 year Motor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like
() Project One ICON | Trek Bikes
Read More

[VIDEO] Trek Bikes Releases Six New Colorways Under Project One ICON Moniker | ‘Black Gold, But Without The Oil’

Project One ICON is a collection of premium paint schemes that represent the highest level of artistry in custom bicycles. These bespoke designs are about more than colors that stand out: they’re filled with texture, depth, and mood. Each ICON showcases a mastery of brush and paint and reflects the passion the most experienced Project One artists bring to their craft.
Read More
Read More

(Richard Cunningham) Review: Niner RIP 9 RDO | One Model, Two Dedicated Frame Designs Supporting 29 and 27.5 Wheel Sizes

Niner is releasing one RIP 9 RDO model dedicated to 29-inch wheels, and a separate design for 27.5-inch wheels, but also under the same model moniker. This is a divergence from previous strategies seen in the industry, but may set the standard going forward. [email protected]
Read More
Read More

The 24-Hour Bike Overnight: The Bike Considerations and Provisions To Make The Most Of Your Time On and Off the Saddle

An experiential guide using the Poseidon ‘X’ adventure bike as the muse for a 24-hour overnight trip over suburban landscapes, steep grades, fire roads and wilderness trails. Wherever your journey will take you, please consider these suggestions for making the most of your time in the saddle.
Read More
Read More

Back on the Road Again – This Time with the First Avenue Trike Recumbent

The First Avenue Trike, a relatively new model from Avenue Trikes, was the next model up for review as I continued my apprenticeship with this very unique cycling discipline. After several hundred miles of riding, the first and most important aspect of the First Avenue was that it didn’t take several hundred miles of riding to feel comfortable on the machine.
Read More
YESCOM Conversion Kit
Read More

DIY E-Commuters: Get Started on Building Up Your Own ‘Franken’ ebike

Many excellent bike shops in Southern California already sell e-commuters, with more retailers adding them their inventory every month. So then why would anyone want to assemble a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-bike when there are scores of superb OEM models available? The reasons, many and varied, include the cost savings, the assurance that the conversion of a bike that already fits you perfectly will continue to do so as an e-bike, a new hobby, the feeling of accomplishment and an intimate knowledge of the functional parameters of your bike.
Read More
night shot of the brooklyn roebling bicycle in a tunnel on bike path
Read More

Brooklyn Roebling: The Steel Commuter Ready For Touring And Adventure

The utility and functionality of Brooklyn Bicycle Company’s Roebling hybrid is impressive. With a design inspired by the father-son Roebling engineers of the Brooklyn Bridge, this bike offers a solid frameset and platform for heavy commuting or light touring. The 4130 steel frame is light but strong, providing a comfortable riding position for hauling gear.
Read More
FELT FR2
Read More

Felt Bicycles: FR2 Road Bike

Recently, I got my hands on one of Felt Bicycles’s newest releases, the FR2. Built from the history of their flagship F-Series bikes, the new FR model boasts lightweight performance and precision handling that exceeds expectations on all fronts. The FR2 is responsive and stable while riding at high speeds; it’s certainly a bike that I could ride for either a short local criterium or a long training ride. I took the bike out for a mixed terrain ride with fast flats, steep ascents, and screaming descents with no objections and eager anticipation imbued by the FR2.
Read More
Read More

Dahon Speed D7: Dr. David Hon and His Dahon Folding Bike

During the “Space Race” of the 1970’s when the SoCal aerospace industry was in full swing, Dr. David Hon was a leader in the field of laser technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from USC he was recruited by Hughes Aircraft, where he worked on many of the breakthroughs in the laser systems used in missile guidance and anti-aircraft guns.
Read More
Read More

Riding Enchanted Lands at the Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance

Nestled in the Northeastern corner of Arizona’s Superstition Wilderness at an elevation of 3,300 feet, Reevis Mountain lies to the south of Roosevelt Lake. Reevis Mountain is owned by Peter Bigfoot, local master of self-reliance. He is best known for his solo trek across the Sonora desert in July 1976, in which he covered 85 miles in 15 days, surviving the journey by foraging.
Read More
Paso Robles Bicycle Rally
Read More

Great Western Bicycle Rally: A Memorial Weekend Tradition in Paso Robles

Paso Robles, CA–The Great Western Bicycle Rally has been a recurring Memorial Day tradition for bicyclists from all across California who descent on Paso Robles for Memorial Weekend. The four days of the festival include guided rides every morning and afternoon, route-maps for self-guided exploration of the central coast, and a multitude of family-friendly activities scheduled throughout the 4-day weekend.
Read More
dimond-shop-bikes-race-1
Read More

By Design: SANS Seat Stay

Changes to the rules of the international sanctioning body of cycling (UCI) now allow designs to eschew rear seat stays (frame component connecting rear fork and seat tube) -in search of added gains to the aerodynamics and increased internal storage of race-day food and tools.
Read More
Read More

Big Bear MTB Without the Ski Lift

When you think about mountain biking in the Big Bear area, a first thought may be of riding up the chairlift at Snow Summit for some downhill action, or riding the famed Santa Ana River Trail. While these are great ways to spend a day in the local mountains, many lesser known riding options are worth exploring.
Read More