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


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.


FRAME: E-Lux Newport, Aluminium

MOTOR: 800 Watts Peak, 600 Watts Continuous

BATTERY: Samsung 48 Volt 10AH Lithium-ion

RANGE: 30+ Miles


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

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