Tour de Taco, Oak Cliff Style
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff held their first Tour de Taco on April 11th. The ride snaked through Oak Cliff stopping at spots that were off the beaten path and some of the neighborhoods finest assortment of taqueria’s. If you haven’t been to Oak Cliff, it’s a neighborhood south of downtown full of life and cultural diversity. It’s in a flux of gentrification, but still keeping the history and traditions of it’s longtime residents.
There were about 25 bike riders on all different kinds of bikes who started the ride at Wild Detectives in Bishop Arts. We rolled out onto the Oak Cliff streets on one of the most perfect days of the year so far. Drivers in the neigborhood are usually super friendly and accommodating to bike riders. That day was no different and all the riders on the tour were following rules of the road. Patience and teamwork were key to scoring tacos at the 5 stops we made on the tour. Most of the places were tiny and couldn’t fit all of us in the restaurant at the same time. The menus were also in Spanish which I interrupted as heck ya good tacos. Justin and I took turns standing in line at each place and being surprised at what the other chose. It was a good way to sample flavors we wouldn’t have normally ordered.
After the 5th stop, we were taco’d out. It was a fun day eating local and riding local with a great group of people who became new friends.