Photos: Easter Morning Pre-sunrise Ride Up Mount Tamalpais

There’s a long-standing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area motorcycle community: the annual ride up Mount Tamalpais on Easter morning. The idea is to get to the top before sunrise to catch the view as the sun comes up. It’s a pretty big deal: I’m not sure exactly how many bikes there was, but it was a LOT.

I somehow managed to drag myself out of bed at 4 AM to make it to the meetup point by 5:20 AM. I’m glad I did. It was cold, but worth it to see the sun come up on the Bay Area from Mount Tam. I’m not much of a group rider, but the few I’ve gone on—like the annual Halloween Friday night ride in SF—have been enjoyable and interesting.

I took a lot of photos. Miraculously, a few came out ok.

One Reply to “Photos: Easter Morning Pre-sunrise Ride Up Mount Tamalpais”

  1. I did that ride on a borrowed Triumph one year. We got up at 3 am to get ready. There we were, ready to roll out and I couldn’t find the start button.

    Because that old Trumpet was ‘kickstart only.’ Then it got weirder. We had to off-road it around the gate to the top, because the ranger hadn’t arrived. Got to the top and pissed off a bunch of witches.

    I loved San Francisco!

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