Ready to ride about 20 miles on a bicycle and eat tacos not on a bicycle? If not, you have three more days to train. If so, grab some gloves and ear warmers and prep that belly.
Bike Friendly Deep Ellum's Paul Adams is hosting el Tour de Taco, a soon-to-be-monthly group ride that heads out from St. Pete's Dancing Marlin this Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m. and finishes up at 4:30 p.m. The route isn't nailed down -- Adams is taking suggestions for future itineraries and acknowledges that turnout will dictate the stops. As he told Jose Ralat Maldonado over on Taco Trail, if there are 15 or fewer riders, the menu will likely be in Spanish, but if 40 riders come, the destination will be more mainstream.
The pace will be leisurely for the 20-miler (the equivalent of a little more than twice around White Rock Lake) and as the event page promises, no one will be left behind. If it's rainy or below 40 degrees, no ride.
Most impressive to those of us who ride here at Eater Dallas is Adams' statement on safety accessories (we're totally stealing "celebration lights" for future use):
"Every ride should end before the sun goes down but if you'd like to ride with us to the after ride celebration lights are highly encouraged. Also, I tend to think that my helmet looks pretty darn sexy so I rock one whenever I roll and I don't like tickets but that gamble's up to you."RSVP on the Facebook event page and for the love of tacos, stretch first.
The official el Tour de Taco starting point. [Photo: St. Pete's Dancing Marlin/Facebook]