Suburban Assault

Riding el Tour de Taco

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Come To The End

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.

Here are some pics. Click here to see the entire set. You can also go to Biking In Dallas and Dallas Cycle Chic to read more about the ride and see more pics.

St. Pete's

Meet Up At St. Pete's

Through Deep Ellum

Starting Through Deep Ellum

Texas Star

A Loop Around Fair Park


Detour Through The Dallas Arts District


Cutting Through The Main Street Gardens Park

Reunion Tower

Cutting Through Downtown Dallas

Skate Park Break

Skate Park In Cedars

La Grange

Finish With Tacos at La Grange

Written by dickdavid

January 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

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  1. “My son had a blast and wants to do it again.”

    Home run, my friend.


    January 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

  2. […] I shared a few rides with my son. – I witnessed the opening AND closing of the Dallas Bicycle Cafe. – Suburban Assault got mentioned […]

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