Welcome to Boston's second annual TACO TOUR!
Grab your bicicleta and get ready to pedal to the best taco joints that Greater Boston has to offer.
We listened to your feedback and added more route options this year! Check it out in the «Participating Taquerias» section.
How it works:
Buy tickets. Yes, this is a ticketed event. You're basically just pre-paying for the tacos + beer at the after party. We're not making any money off of you, this is just because we love bikes, tacos, & friends. If there happens to be a few extra bucks leftover at the end, it will be donated to the Boston Cyclists Union.
Buy tickets here: tacotour2017.eventbrite.com
Arrive at Copley Square on September 10th, 2017 at 12:30pm. Bring your ticket. Bring your bike. Bring all the things you need for riding a bike in the city. (bike lock, flat repair stuffs, LIGHTS, water bottle, phone, gps, jacket, gloves, etc, etc). We'll aim to depart Copley Square at 1:00pm.
We'll give you a list of taco joints in the greater Boston area, and you will ride your bike to the first taco restaurant on your list, eat a taco, then bike to the next location, eat a taco, and so on, until you've enjoyed all of your tacos.
To avoid mobbing these places and waiting in long lines to get your tacos, we will be splitting up the group into a few different routes. YES, you can ride with your friends. NO you don't have to ride with people you don't know. All we ask that you ride to the taco joints in the assigned order.
Each taco ticket is good for one delicious taco. Just hand the ticket to the taco restaurant, and they will hand you a taco. Hold onto your beer ticket, which can be used for the after-party at Flat Top Johnny's in Cambridge. YES you can buy additional tacos & beer at the menu price. YES you can (and should) drop some $$ into the tip jar. YES there will be a meat & vegetarian option at each taco stand. If you have any other food allergies or dietary restrictions, you can ask them to make a substitution for you, but we cannot guarantee that each taco stand can accommodate your needs.
After you've visited all the taco joints, make your way to Flat Top Johnny's in Cambridge for a celebratory beer (and a choco taco!) and to receive endless high-fives from your friends & fellow bike riders. Try hard to get there before 6pm to cast your vote for Best Taco in Bostonialand. At 6pm we'll announce the winner, and then you can hang out at Flat Tops until they close.
Why we are doing this:
We love bikes, tacos, friends, & Boston. This ride is all about supporting a local economy that in turn supports better transportation options. Eat tacos, Ride Bikes, Help make the Boston area better for biking and for local businesses!
*The Family Route*: A family-friendly route that takes you on a mini-tour of the Boston taco scene.
· Ole Mexican Grill (Cambridge)
· Los Amigos Taqueria (Brookline)
· El Pelon Taqueria (Fenway)
Route: (8 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24823453
*Standard Route*: (all 3 taquerias above plus 2)
· Chilacates Mexican Street food (Jamaica Plain)
· Tenoch Mexican (Somerville)
A (15 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24823674
B (16 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24824205
C (16 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24835601
D (19 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24835757
*Blazing Saddles Route*: (all 5 taquerias above plus 1)
· Angela's Cafe Orient Heights (East Boston) — Closes at 3pm on Sundays, so head here first!
Blue Line MBTA (18 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24836370
BIKE THERE! (32 mi) — ridewithgps.com/routes/24836577
Bonus taco (included with all tickets)!
· A Choco Taco from Honeycomb Creamery! (served at Flat Top Johnny's — Cambridge)
Everyone needs to start the ride at Copley Square to get your Taco Tickets. From there you can depart on your own OR ride with a guided tour. For the guided tours we'll divide people up into groups to avoid long taco lines.
ps: Please bike safely & follow all the rules of the road. It's not a race, it's a ride. There's no need to rush, the tacos will be patiently waiting for you to devour them.
pps: Yes, we are aware that Taco Stand XYZ is your favorite, and you SIMPLY CANNOT BELIEVE IT WASN'T ON THE LIST. We get it. Maybe we asked them and they didn't want to be a part of it, or maybe they ignored our email & phone call, or maybe we didn't ask them for some other reason. Just let us know, and we'll do what we can to make it happen next year.
ppps: We made a serious effort to include as many different neighborhoods as we could. If you feel we missed your neck of the woods, please help us connect with the taco stand in your area next year.
Be sure to read the whole description, including FAQ's on the ticketing website.