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Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride

The summer solstice was June 21, and GreenTown took a bike ride to see the sunset over the Bay. There were 28 of us and we entered the Stevens Creek Trail just off Sleeper Avenue in Mountain View. Once on the trail there are no more cars – what a treat, just bikes and the occasional jogger. We reached a spot overlooking the Bay and watched the sun set below the Coast Range at exactly 8:29.

We made it to the Bay!

Riders crossing the bridge over Stevens Creek Trail at Sleeper Ave.

The ride back in the gathering dusk was delightful. There is something very pleasant about riding as the sky gets darker and darker. A bit exciting. Everyone had good bike lights, so we were safe, and one adventuresome rider had the eye catching Monkey Lights on his wheels. That got some attention.

A dozen of us ended up at Mountain Mike’s for pizza and beer. Not a bad way to end a bike ride.

See you next year!

A beautiful sunset

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