Winter Solstice bike ride set Dec. 21
GreenTown Los Altos’ annual Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 21, starting outside Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 367 State St. The family-friendly, 8-mile ride goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto and returns to downtown Los Altos by way of Starbucks near Stanford University for hot chocolate. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bicycles with twinkle lights and sing Christmas carols as they admire the holiday lights on the journey. Registration, which is free, begins at 6:30 p.m. For event and registration details, visit eventbrite.com and search “Winter Solstice Bike Ride.”
Local tree lots support high school sports
Tree lots benefiting athletics at Mountain View and Los Altos highs, respectively, are open for business. Proceeds from the Spartans Tree Lot go toward purchasing sports equipment and improving facilities at Mountain View High. Operating hours are 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends next to the football field at Mountain View High, 3535 Truman Ave. For more information, visit spartanstreelot.com. Proceeds from MVLA Trees, the Los Altos High tree lot, support the school’s sports programs and clubs. Operating hours are 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends in the Chase Bank parking lot, 749 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. For more information visit mvlatrees.com.