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Bikes to Books 2020:  Lucky Number 7!

Friends and fans. Can you believe it’s been seven years since we debuted our mapping project and literary history tour in the pages of the San Francisco Bay Guardian and on the shelves at City Lights Books? Since then we’ve given tours, walks, talks, zine-folding workshops, beer socials, and more, meeting amazing people, and expanding our Bikes to Books “empire,” one free event at a time. Check out our calendar of events and save the dates. We can’t wait to continue to share our love of all things bookish and bikeish with you in 2020!

Bikes to Books Winter Beer Social

  • Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Benders Bar and Grill
  • 806 S. Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for an evening of socializing, beer drinking, and map chat—the first of a series of “Bikes to Books” events and meetups planned for 2020. Bicyclists, book-ists, beer-ists, urbanists, history buffs, transit nerds, and (honestly) anyone else are welcome! 21+ only (sorry kiddos).

https://burritojustice.com/bikes-to-books-map/bikes-to-books-winter-beer-social/

 

Bikes to Books Spring Ride

  • Saturday, May 2, 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 signature 7.1 mile bicycle tour of literary San Francisco combines San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration—a diverting and unique way to celebrate the literary and adventurous spirit of San Francisco. In 1988, twelve streets were renamed for artists and authors who’d once called San Francisco their home, on a proposal from City Lights Books founder, and former SF Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 2013, our homage, the Bikes to Books literary history bicycling tour and mapping project, was born. Ride with us, and 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!

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-map/bikes-to-books-spring-2020-ride/

Boots to Books Literary Walking Tour

  • Saturday, June 13, 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

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 stroll 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. All participants get a complementary copy of our companion sixteen-page minizine (and we’ll show folks how to fold them as well!)

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

https://burritojustice.com/bikes-to-books-map/boots-to-books-2020-walking-tour/

Bikes to Books Seven-Year Anniversary Ride

  • Saturday, October 3, 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.

Seven miles for seven years! Our signature 7.1 mile bicycle tour of literary San Francisco combines San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration—a diverting and unique way to celebrate the literary and adventurous spirit of San Francisco. In 2013 we created Bikes to Books 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’d once made San Francisco their home. Celebrate seven years of Bike to Books, and 150+ years of San Francisco literary history with us, from South Park to North Beach, Jack London to Jack Kerouac.

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-seven-year-anniversary-october-ride/

 

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