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Bikes to Books five-year anniversary October ride
October 13 @ 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: https://burritojustice.com/bikes-to-books-map/
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!