Solstice night bike ride Saturday in Los Altos

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With the winter solstice rapidly approaching, marking the beginning of winter and the shortest day of sunlight for the year, one West Valley group is marking the occasion in a unique way.

GreenTown Los Altos is hosting a 12-mile night bike ride on Saturday evening, bringing a community activity to what can otherwise be a dark night.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., the ride meets at Peet’s in Los Altos before making its way to Palo Alto’s Christmas Tree Lane for a look at the festive holiday lights. A hot chocolate stop on the ride home will help warm attendees.

Organizers remind folks to check their lights and helmets before riding. A GreenTown leader and sweeper will help keep the group on track. The organization’s mission is to educate and inspire on actions for more sustainable communities.

For more information on this ride, which should wrap up by 9:30 p.m., click here.