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
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.
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.
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.