Our second annual GreenTown Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride was a great success!
We had 28 riders, including a few who by serendipity saw our colorfully decorated bikes and decided to go along for the ride with us. Literally.
Starting off from Peet’s on State Street, we rode to Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto, checking out a lot of beautiful lights along the way. Riding at night is a great way to see the lights as long as you are bundled up against the cold, and it was c-o-l-d. Wearing heavy duty ski gloves, wool socks and thermal underwear, this rider had no problem.
This was a family-friendly ride and our youngest rider was Audrey, only 8 and she rode the entire way, all 14 miles, still going strong at the finish. Her brother Nolan, age 10 enjoyed it so much that he’s ready to sign up for our next night ride. And why not, it’s exciting and there aren’t many cars on the road.
We made it back to Peet’s for hot chocolate and after our ride, it tasted really, really good!
A big thank you to Scott Vanderlip for helping to lead the ride, Tim Kelly for being our stalwart sweeper, Suzanne Ambiel for supplying some extra lights for folks, and Maddy McBirney for the hot chocolate.
Such a nice holiday treat. Hope we see you next time!