Mid Century Modern Architectural Tour by Bike

Saturday April 28th 10:30 am to 12:30 pm $25.00 per person/$15.00 for students 18 and older (Please reserve your ticket online below.)

Women On Bikes SoCal is very pleased to announce the local authors of "Long Beach: The Unexpected Metropolis" and mid century modern design specialists Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland will take us on an expert sight seeing tour by some of Long Beach's mid century modern architectural treasures all by bike!

This event is limited to 20 participants. This event is in support of our "Double the Women" campaign. As an initiative of the 501(c)(3) Bikeable Communities your donation is tax deductible. Ticket/Donation must be purchased online in advance (see below). With your ticket purchase you will become a "Basic" member of Women On Bikes SoCal!

Start: Marina Vista Park 5355 Elliot St., Long Beach 90803

Part I - The Alamitos Heights Neighborhood

Various examples of mid-century architecture by Paul Tay and Edward Killingsworth

Part II - The Park Estates Neighborhood

  • Alexander House (John Lautner)
  • Matlock House (Richard Neutra)
  • Moore/Hafley Twin Houses (Richard Neutra)

*As a bonus we'll be touring the inside of one of the Neutra houses!

Part III - California State University Long Beach

  • Master Plan (Edward Killingsworth)

For riders who would like to extend the tour on their own Cara and Jennifer recommend visiting the following homes in Naples:

  • Opdahl House (Edward Killingsworth), 5576 Vesuvian Walk
  • Frank House, CSH #25, 82 Rivo Alto Canal
  • Portofino/Toledo Tower (Hugh Gibbs & Donald Gibbs), 5400 The Toledo

A map will be provided of our route and the best way to ride to Naples. Please let us know if you need to rent bikes for the tour. For those coming from out of town we will also be recommending dining ideas.

Purchase Tickets

$25.00 Basic Membership/Tour Ticket

$15.00 Student Membership/Tour Ticket

About Our Guides


Cara Mullio is co-principal at Root Development, LLC, and a freelance writer and curator specializing in contemporary architecture. Previously she served as the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House and curatorial associate at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She holds a master of real estate development from the University of Southern California and a master of arts in architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer M. Volland is an independent writer and curator based in Long Beach. She is co-author, along with Cara Mullio, of Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2004). Volland and Mullio are currently collaborating on their second book, a monograph of Case Study House architect Edward A. Killingsworth. Volland is the co-curator Grand Hotel, an exhibition on the evolution of hotel design that will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery in May 2013