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Bikes to Books 2019 Events!

San Francisco literary history bicycle tour and mapping project, Bikes to Books rolls out our sixth season with a new appearance and a new tour, plus our signature Bikes to Books bicycle tour, scheduled for Spring and Fall.

Bikes to Books Spring Ride

  • Saturday, April 27, 12:45-4:00 p.m.
  • North side of Jack London Alley, in South Park, SF
  • Tour ends in North Beach outside City Lights Books.

 

Our sixth annual Spring Ride is the perfect way to shake off any lingering winter woes. Our signature 7.1 mile bicycle tour of literary San Francisco, connecting the twelve streets named for authors and artists on a proposal from City Lights Books in 1988, 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, all from the comfort of your own bicycle seat! Bring anecdotes or snippets of work of the featured authors to share, or just come learn their stories as we ride through the city.

Meet us on the north side of Jack London in South Park at 12:45. Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm. This is an urban ride of moderate difficulty, recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.

 Event is Free, with maps and posters available for purchase.

https://burritojustice.com/bikes-to-books-spring-2019-ride/Bikes to Books Spring Ride!

 

Boots to Books Literary Walking Tour

Saturday, August 10, 12:45-3:00 p.m.
Meet outside City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, SF

Tour ends in Jack Kerouac Alley, next door to City Lights Books

Join us for our newest iteration—a walking tour of literary North Beach! Finally a tour for all the folks who have told us “I’d love to come, but I just don’t bike.” This one-mile excursion through literary North Beach visits some of our favorite Bikes to Books locations and authors and a bunch of new ones, visiting over sixty years of literary history in a two-hour tour. We’ll be handing out complementary copies of our companion sixteen-page minizine and showing folks how to fold them as well!

Event is Free, with maps and posters available for purchase.

https://burritojustice.com/boots-to-books-walking-tour/

 

Bikes to Books Six-Year Anniversary Ride

  • Saturday, October 12, 12:45-4:00 p.m.
  • North side of Jack London Alley, in South Park, SF
  • Tour ends in North Beach outside City Lights Books.

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 Books founder and former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in which 12 San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home. Since 2013, we’ve been leading our signature 7.1 mile tour of literary San Francisco from South Park to North Beach, Jack London to Jack Kerouac, and we’re excited to celebrate our anniversary with you! Bring anecdotes or snippets of work of the featured authors to share, or just come learn their stories as we ride through the city.

Meet us on the north side of Jack London in South Park at 12:45. Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm. This is an urban ride of moderate difficulty, recommended for riders 16 years of age and older.

Event is Free, with maps and posters available for purchase.

https://burritojustice.com/bikes-to-books-six-year-anniversary-october-ride/

 

 

 

 

 

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