Rev your engines, yelpers! Er, we mean hop on your bike. We're takin' it to the streets to hit up some awesome centrally-located taco trucks! We will be riding out to the west side of Columbus and visiting 3-4 taco trucks. Bethia Woolf from TacoTrucksColumbus.com and Columbus Food Adventures is working with the trucks to make sure they are ready for throngs of hungry people. The ride will leave promptly at NOON so please be at Goodale Park by 11:45AM!
Registration for the ride is $10 (bring cash, please) and includes:
- Yelp swag-filled gift bag
- pint glass for use @ the after party
- discount coupons from participating sponsors
- guided bike tour from Goodale Park to participating taco trucks
- bike support along the route
Columbus Rides will be leading the cyclists to and from the taco trucks. Mileage from Goodale to the trucks and back is roughly 20 miles. The pace will not be fast, so don't let that stop you from joining us! The ride normally takes about 4 hours, so plan accordingly.
But the fun doesn't stop when we're finished riding! We've planned a righteous after-party at Hal & Al's!
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