Ohlone Archery is an indoor range and pro shop that specializes in the needs of adult and teen Traditional Archers, Recreational Archers, and Beginners. The range has 6 lanes that are set up at distances from 10 to 15 yards for practice, league play, and fun tournaments. The pro shop carries an affordable line of beginner to intermediate traditional bows, gear, tackle, and other archery supplies. It would be my honor to help you select your first bow, set it up, and personally build you a set of custom arrows! I do not sell or service Compound bow equipment but know well those who do and am happy to put you in touch.
The range is located in a warehouse space - during nice weather months I open the 14 foot wide roll up door to make your shooting experience the next best thing to being outdoors. Ohlone Archery is an owner-operated business. Lessons, Practice Shooting and Open Shooting are offered throughout the week - see the Range Hours, Calendar & Registration page for the schedule.
I teach Beginner Archery Classes to over 1,000 people a year - my classes are very popular and fill up about 3-4 weeks in advance. The Calendar updates every Monday with the classes offered a month later; it is a "rolling" 30 day schedule. I offer classes one night per week and one one Saturday per month, usually but not always on the second Saturday. If you are eager to schedule a beginner lesson soon it's a good idea to check the schedule for cancellations - a full class today might have 2 openings tomorrow; the easiest way to check is to download my free App from the App Store or Googleplay - it has a direct link to the schedule from your mobile device.
The primary focus of Ohlone Archery is to provide an enjoyable shooting experience for the clientele I cater to; so I keep it fun and non-intimidating, but certainly offer plenty of opportunity for friendly competition and skill development. For most people it's most fun when you can shoot well - so I support that by providing ongoing coaching whenever you want it, and by helping you match and tune your Traditional equipment for optimum performance. Achievement and competition awards are available to those who shoot traditional bows without sights.
Ohlone Archery is named as a tribute to the indigenous people of the Central California Coast who roamed this area with the bow and arrow for thousands of years before us. The Ohlone Way by Malcolm Margolin is a good starting point reference to learn about their legacy. I make no claim to representing the Ohlone People or their culture, I am simply proud to create a place name in their honor in a geographic area where there is sadly minimal public reference to their history or existence. The website landing page photo was taken next to the monument dedicated to the Ohlone in Alameda’s Lincoln Park, the place where I learned of the Ohlone as a child.