Bikes to Books

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 12 San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home. Over the past six years we’ve created a 7.1-mile bicycle tour connecting all 12 streets, a companion map, an expanded poster version, and a new walking tour and minizine of literary North Beach, sharing our passions for San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration with locals and tourists alike.