Get Out and Enjoy Herself in Oakland

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Grab a bike, lace up your inline skates or just plain meander over  to downtown Oakland to partake in dozens of events on car-free streets at  today's Oaklavia event.
     Pronounced Oak-la-VEE-ya, the event aims to transform roadways  into public spaces for strolling, cycling, roller skating, dancing, classes  and group activities, and is similar to the San Francisco Sunday Streets  event that attracts tens of thousands monthly.
     The route runs from 22nd Street and Broadway to Jefferson Square  Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and is accessible by the 12th Street/Oakland  City Center and 19th Street BART stations.
     Planned activities include a scavenger hunt and face painting. But  watch out for dancing zombies - a contingent with "Thrill The World" will  perform the choreography from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at 11 a.m. in  Frank Ogawa Plaza.
     The event is organized by several Oakland organizations, including  the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the volunteer-driven Walk Oakland Bike  Oakland, or WOBO, which strives to improve neighborhood livability, vitality  and sustainability.
     A route map and scheduled activity information can be found at

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