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2019 “Bikes to Books” Literary Adventure Ride | SoMa to North Beach

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm.

Jack London St | Jack London St. and South Park St., San Francisco, CA


Celebrate six years of Bikes to Books with the October anniversary ride.

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, you are invited to bring an excerpt to read along the 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.

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

Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration, “Bikes to Books” began as a 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.


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Cost: FREE*
*Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Bike It, History, Literature, San Francisco, Sports & Wellness, Walks & Tours
Address: Jack London St. and South Park St., San Francisco, CA

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