Riding el Tour de Taco
Last Sunday, local bicycle group – Bike Friendly Deep Ellum – hosted their first el Tour de Taco. The idea for the run was simple: meet up for a bike ride, log 20 or so miles, find a taco stand and enjoy. You can’t plan a better ride. However, as the size of the group got larger, they opted for a slower, shorter more scenic ride – perfect for dragging my son along on the trailer.
The group met up at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin on Commerce, and the ride was a really nice tour of some great Dallas destinations. We started through Deep Ellum, took a lap around Fair Park, then back into town to ride through the Arts District. From there, we rode to Main Street Garden Park, cut through downtown Dallas, then headed south into Cedars. There, we stopped off at a really cool, urban skate park. After that, we rode by the Dallas Farmer’s Market, then back to Deep Ellum where La Grange had half priced tacos and a happy hour for us. I was amazed at how much we saw on such a short ride. The total ride was about 10.5 miles – perfect for a dad and his son on the tandem bike trailer.
My son had a blast and wants to do it again.