Friday Night Bike Date at Murrieta's Mexican Restaurant

I thought this week would never end. Then BOOM! Friday came and went. My husband and I thought, what better way to usher in the weekend than a date night at one of our favorite restaurants?

This hill is where the 250 feet of elevation gain tacks on to my route. It's a killer after over 9 miles already!

This hill is where the 250 feet of elevation gain tacks on to my route. It's a killer after over 9 miles already!

John had just finished his workout on the bicycle trainer in the garage as I pedaled up to the driveway. Then he was ready to go after a quick hop in the shower (wish it was that easy for me). And down the hill we rolled on our bicycles!

Downhill we go towards the Reno valley below.

Downhill we go towards the Reno valley below.

The restaurant was not far from our house. Less than a mile away and quick to get to. Especially downhill (it's coming back up that is the challenge).

After we arrived at Murrieta's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, we locked up our bikes together. There's not a bike rack to be seen but since it was a gorgeous summer evening, we planned to sit outside where we can keep an eye on our bikes.

No need for a bike rack if we can chain our bicycles together and sit on the patio where we can see them.

No need for a bike rack if we can chain our bicycles together and sit on the patio where we can see them.

We ordered a pitcher of margarita to sip on before starting our dinner. One of my favorite dish is the Carnitas Rancheras. Tender carnitas in salsa verde, served with guacamole, jalapeno, pico de gallo and flour or corn tortillas. It is served sizzling hot and tastes oh-so-good!

With our bellies full and thirst quenched, we pedaled together slowly up the hill towards home. I love our bike dates because there's always good food, fun on our bicycles and quality time spent with each other!

What are some bike dates that you like to do? I'd love to hear about them!!