I’m going to miss those cranes.
Bikes to Books 2017 Beer Social!
Wednesday, Jan 25, 7-9 pm
Benders Bar and Grill
806 S. Van Ness, SF
Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for our first 2017 beer social where we’ll be talking up our collaborative mapping project and tour and generally geeking out with fellow amateur historians, bicycle enthusiasts, and readers, while enjoying some tasty adult beverages at our fave neighborhood watering hole.
No bike required for this little get-together, just an appreciation for bikes, books, maps, or beer!
Blue & Green, You’re at 16
Yellow & Brown, Burritos Abound
Special action shot!
Rocky & Stark, You’re at Glen Park
Concrete Below-a, You’re at Balboa
(also, a set of alternate names for kids)
Sunday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bikes to Books Three-year Anniversary Bicycle Ride! (co-presented by LitQuake)
Join urban mappers and literary enthusiasts Burrito Justice and Nicole Gluckstern for the three-year anniversary of their Bikes to Books project. Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration, “Bikes to Books” began as an homage to the 1988 street-naming project spearheaded by City Lights founder and former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in which twelve San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home.
The resulting seven-mile tour is a diverting and unique way to celebrate both the literary and the adventurous spirit of San Francisco. Learn about the authors and neighborhoods that made San Francisco a known literary hub, from South Park to North Beach, Jack London to Jack Kerouac.
Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm. This is an urban ride of moderate difficulty, recommended for riders sixteen years of age and older.
Meet at 12:45 p.m. at Jack London Street (at South Park in San Francisco)
Ride will commence at 1:00 p.m. sharp
Ride will end at approximately 4:00 p.m. in North Beach, outside City Lights Books
Hey look I made a map!
Click on the animated version NOW
The D3 code and GeoJSON is here. It is based on Noah Veltman’s example of the California coast. Thanks Noah!
I generated the borders of contiguous San Francisco (man we have a lot of islands) via the shapefile from SFgov and a lot of clicking in QGIS. (It included piers that no longer exist!)
Here’s the rotated version.