Today’s ride takes us off the pavement and onto the dirt to China Camp State Park in Marin County, located along the Southwestern edge of San Pablo Bay. The park and its extensive trail system offer sweeping views to the North across the water to nearby Mt. Burdell and the shores of Sonoma County and on a clear day, Mt. Saint Helena can be seen rising high above Napa. We’ll ride one of the sweetest four miles of single track the North Bay has to offer: The Shoreline Trail.
Get out and enjoy what nature has to offer under the guidance of ranger and photographer Craig Solin who is leading Macro Photography at Stafford Lake on Saturday. The short photo hike is the perfect opportunity to learn about the beauty of the Bay while picking up new photography tricks.
The city may be full of lights, but it’s no match for what the northern ‘burbs have in store during the Christmas season. This weekend, explore five extravagant, turn of the century homes decked out for the holidays during the Tour de Noël House Tour. Shuttles will drop you at their doorsteps where you can then meander between residences. Lunch will be available for purchase and all proceeds benefit various Marin charities. $40 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $30 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., tour departs from St. John’s Episcopal Church parking lot, 14 Lagunitas Ave, Ross.
The 44th annual Winter Open Studios launches this weekend at the ICB Art Center. Over 80 artists will exhibit sculpture, photography, jewelry and other artwork inspired by the musical theme of 4x4 time, and it all takes place in a historic World War II-era industrial building. There will be live acoustic music and a special group show in Gallery 111 that will highlight the influence of music on art called "Rhythm and Hues." Sat & Sun,10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Industrial Center Building, 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito.