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Raleigh's first taco bike hits streets this weekend

Posted July 22, 2016

Taco Bike

— It's a bike that carries authentic street tacos on the back.

El Taco Cartel, Raleigh's first taco delivery bike, will hit the streets for the first time on Sunday. The bike will be serving up authentic street tacos starting at 5 p.m. Sunday at William and Company in honor of National Tequila Day.

It's been a long road for the taco bike, which has been in development for more than a year. Investor Justin Miller, who is the founder of the popular WedPics app, said creating the bike itself was a tough task. The bike needed to be able to keep the tacos hot, be able to be cleaned and not weigh too much.

"Nothing like this existed, so there were no references," Miller said.

After failed development attempts, the bike now has a more streamlined design and incorporates a more Russian nesting doll style, so pieces from the taco box can be removed and cleaned much easier. The bike weighs about a third of the original prototype, Miller said.

"It's been a whirlwind of emotions. Up and down," Miller said.

After recently receiving permits to operate, the crew decided National Tequila Day was the best day to hit the streets.

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  • Landon Douglas Jul 22, 2016
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    Why does there have to be a national day for everything?