2018 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach
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Celebrate both the literary and the adventurous spirit of San Francisco at the 2018 Bikes to Books tour on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
The 7.1-mile tour, which takes between two and three hours to complete, is admittedly not for the faint of heart nor those lacking gears — these streets were not chosen for their proximity to bike lanes, and there is plenty of traffic to dodge, hills to climb, one-way streets, and even a set of stairs.
Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm and meet at 12:45 pm at Jack London Street (at South Park in San Francisco).
Ride will commence at 1 pm sharp. Ride will end at approximately 4 pm in North Beach, outside City Lights Books. The event is free; maps will be available for purchase.
About Bikes to Books
Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration, “Bikes to Books” began as an bike ride 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.
First published in 2013 in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, and later in partnership with City Lights Books, the physical map can be found in many of San Francisco’s finest book emporiums, and is appropriate for use as a navigational tool, a history lesson, and a unique work of art in its own right.
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