We’re proud to announce the unveiling of Spoke & Word, a pedal-powered library made possible by an innovation grant by Friends! The book bike is a combination electric pedal assist bicycle and trailer that will bring the resources of the San Francisco Public Library to the people. “The Book Bike will be a great tool to connect the citizens of San Francisco to their Public Library, wherever they may be” said City Librarian Luis Herrera.
The book bike was uniquely designed to navigate the hills, wind and topography of San Francisco while doing it in style. The bike is fully equipped with Library resources: books, eMaterials, library cards, a Mifi hotspot… and a bubble machine!
The book bike will be seen throughout the City, anywhere people are congregating. Farmers markets, festivals, Giants games (say hi to Spoke & Word tomorrow!) the Pride Parade, Sunday Streets and others will all be on the to-go list for this new community resource.
Upcoming May Spoke & Word Appearances:
Family Biking Petting Zoo
Meet experts from The New Wheel, SF Bike Coalition and Vie Bikes to learn more about biking together as a family and electric pedal-assist bikes. Free test rides!
Saturday, May 16 11:30 -1:30 PM. Richmond Branch Saturday, June 19 4 -6 PM. Mission Bay
Bay Area BikeMobile
Bring your tired, rusty, and broken bicycles. The Bay Area BikeMobile team will fix your bike for free!
Saturday, May 10 from 1 -4 PM, Ortega Branch
Urban Bicycling Street Skills 101
SF Bike Coalition presents introductory training for all interested cyclists.
Saturday, May 9 from 11-12 PM, Main Library, 4th Floor
Bike Fix It Workshops
Local bike shop pros give an intro to bike maintenance.
Tuesdays, May 5 & 19, 7-8 PM, Main Library (Larkin Street steps) with Huckleberry Bicycles
Saturday, May 23 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Bernal Heights Branch with The New Wheel
Thursday, May 28 6 -7:30 PM, Ortega Branch with Swell Bicycles