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Taco Ride

A fun group bike ride leaving from Council Bluffs
Repeats every week until Thu Sep 30 2010 .
Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 5:00pm
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Bikes lined up along the Wabash Trace Nature Trail for the Taco Ride

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Lewis Central Middle School
3820 Harry Langdon Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Price: $1 donation to the Wabash Trace Nature Trail (annual pass, $10)

The Taco Ride is an Omaha/Council Bluffs tradition, with hundreds if not thousands of riders taking part every Thursday night from early spring until late fall.

This friendly group bicycle ride is an out-and-back loop through the Loess Hills of Western Iowa. Beginning in Council Bluffs, the ride finishes at either the Mineola Steakhouse or farther on at the Silver Creek Saloon, with a mid-ride stop at Margaritaville. Bike shop Greenstreet Cycles hosts a longer version of the ride they’ve dubbed the Taco Ride XL.

The ride is approximately 10 miles of hard packed trail in each direction, with the shortest version being a 20 mile round trip. The ride typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour, depending upon riding speed and breaks, with the return trip featuring a slight downhill slope.

The Mineola Steak House features $1 taco specials on Thursdays, with $5 pitchers of beer and $6 margarita pitchers. This relaxed ride is a family friendly social event, but many do find themselves enjoying a few drinks at the steak house, leading to a convivial atmosphere on the ride back.

Helmets and headlights are strongly recommended.

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