Oakland, California

Oakland Taco Truck Bike Tour

with Cyrus F.

2 reviews

Cyrus F.

A few years ago, I started doing a few "Tours de Taco." I was even voted as the East Bay Express' "Best Bike Tour" back in 2010—then I moved to Germany for two years. (Serious! See: http://bit.ly/ZszktY)

Come ride with me from a downtown Oakland BART station to East Oakland, and I'll show you three of my favorite taco spots. We'll sample different styles, (I'll teach you some taco truck Spanish too, if you like!), and we'll wrap up near Fruitvale BART at the best ice cream place you've never heard of. The ride itself is pretty easy.

Bring: $10-$15 cash for food (depending how hungry you are), and a bike (duh).

"I'm just a guy that likes to ride bikes and eat tacos!"

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Cyrus F.

Cyrus [suh-ROOS] is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, and is also an author and radio producer. His book, "The Internet of Elsewhere" – about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea – was published by Rutgers University Press in April 2011. He previously was the Sci-Tech Editor, and host of "Spectrum" at Deutsche Welle English, Germany's international broadcaster. He has also reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times and many others. He’s also survived three VfDs on Wikipedia. However, on a 4th VfD attempt in February 2007, he was, in fact, deleted. He’s still waiting for someone to add him back. Full profile


2 Reviews

Matthew L.

Cyrus loves cycling and he loves tacos, and when he combines these two passions he creates this - a personal, unique, off-the-beaten-track food tour including the best Mexican grub in the Bay Area. And bikes. Actually, I was only visiting town so I didn't have a bike, but that wasn't a problem; we walked around Fruitvale and devoured tacos (pollo, carnitas, carne asada, lengua...) seafood tostadas and Salvadorian pupusas. Fruitvale rocks. Cyrus is a super-nice, enthusiastic guy; a well-travelled tech journalist with tons of diverse interests (and a healthy appreciation of British satire), and a great person to spend a couple of hours with.

Belen G.

This tour is great if you are looking to eat delicious Mexican food and enjoy a leisurely bike ride. Cyrus was a great guide and a lot of fun to talk to. I have already recommended this tour to my friends who also live in the Bay Area.


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