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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 Seven-Year Anniversary Ride

Because of current public health guidelines we can only take 10 people on this tour, and you must be ticketed through eventbrite. We will open a waitlist once tickets are sold out (but please don’t just show up). Masks and social distancing will be required.

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.

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.

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