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Celebrate 5 years of Bikes to Books, San Francisco’s site-specific Literary Cycling tour!*

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Celebrate five years of Bikes to Books with our October anniversary ride!

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. This anniversary ride marks the thirty-year anniversary of the naming of the original twelve streets.

The resulting 7.1-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, all from the comfort of your own bicycle seat! For fans of specific authors, we invite you to bring an excerpt to read along our route, or anecdote to share. Check out the full map for route info and authors represented here.

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. Maps and our expanded poster version will be available for purchase.


Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jack London Street
@ South Park
San Francisco, CA United States
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*Events not officially sponsored or organized by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an asterisk. We post events that might be of interest to our SF area members; we do not necessarily endorse any particular group or perspective you may find represented here.

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