Sacramento's Design Rides returns soon with a very fun-sounding tour of some local mid-century modern events, including a Ray Eames retrospective, a vintage trailer rally, street food, and a tiki bar. It's been a quiet summer since the last organized ride, but the next one on Oct. 6 should be well worth the wait.
The plan is to meet at their standard downtown rendezvous, Hot Italian, ahead of an 11:45 a.m. departure for the Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design exhibit at the California Museum. "This is a concise exhibit easily enjoyed in about 30 minutes," organizer Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates assures us via the Design Rides Facebook page.
Then it's on to the Del Paso Design District to catch the Mid-Century Mobile vintage trailer rally. That event promises open-house tours of vintage camper trailers, as well as a beer garden, tiki bar, and food trucks.
With the Central Valley heat abating slightly, Oct. 6 should be a good day for this ride. The forecast right now calls for "pleasantly warm" conditions in the 80s. The $10 ticket price includes museum admission and valet bike parking. Get your tickets here, before they sell out.