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The Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride Success.

By Gary Hedden

Several adventurous GreenTown members gathered in Los Altos on December 22, for our first ever Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride.

Ready to ride!

Scott Vanderlip and Gary Hedden led the 12 mile bike ride to Palo Alto.

Riding from Los Altos to Palo Alto to check out the holiday lights was the night’s expedition. Impressively, the group of 15 adults and kids made it all the way to “Christmas Tree Lane,” the famed street loaded with bright Christmas lights.


Using back roads picked out by event organizer Scott Vanderlip, the group avoided most of the car traffic though couldn’t avoid the rain. That didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits one bit!

Enjoying a well deserved hot chocolate to charge up for the ride home!

The hot chocolate stop at Starbucks helped warm everyone up for the leg back.  Along the way a stop at our friend Sven Thesen’s house to sing a happy rendition of “Jingle Bells” was an energizing and welcome treat.

Fearless riders Margie Suozzo and Maddy McBirney insisted, “Let’s do this again next year.”  Scott opined, “Why wait, how about next month?” which is now under consideration because we’re always up for a fun biking adventure. Won’t you join us next time?

#Biking #BikinginLosAltos #NightBikeRide #WinterSolstice

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