Photos: Easter Morning Pre-sunrise Ride Up Mount Tamalpais

The view from Mount Tamalpais at dawn on Easter 2012.

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.