by Gary Hedden
GreenTown led over 30 cyclists on this year’s Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride. We had a good group of riders, including one family and several members or former members of the Los Altos High School Green Team. The weather was perfect as we headed from Peet’s on State Street, turned north on Los Altos Ave. and continued to the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. The tide was up, there were lots of shore birds and sunset was spectacular.
We put decorative lights on the bikes and headed home by way of Stevens Creek Trail. The moonlight made it a very special ride. It was getting chilly, so several of us stopped at Cascal in Mountain View for hot chocolate. That was a welcome and tasty treat. It was after 10 when we got back to Los Altos, but well worth it. It’s a lot of fun riding in the dark!
Leaving Los Altos
Waiting at a traffic light