Tour du Rouge

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    The ARC of Greater Houston

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About the Ride


The Tour du Rouge was developed in 2008 and was originally planned to for October of that year. However, Hurricane Ike had other plans and the inaugural Tour was rescheduled for May of 2009. Many of the communities along the route were devastated by the storm as was witnessed by our original group of 63 riders. They saw firsthand their reason for riding.

News & Updates

The Cause

The Cause

Sep 28, 2016 | No Comments

Your participation in the Tour du Rouge supports the ARC of Greater Houston.

Route and Training

Route and Training

Jan 30, 2015 | No Comments

Route The Tour du Rouge is a 6 day 533 mile cycling tour from Houston to New Orleans. The Tour averages 90 miles per day. Daily mileage and overnights are listed in the Itinerary section of the Travel Info page. Maps of the overall route and each day’s rest stops are in this document. Training […]

Training Tips

Training Tips

Dec 30, 2014 | No Comments

Tour du Rouge is six consecutive days of long rides. Since most of us don’t usually ride that far, we recommend that you train.

Rider Testimonials

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    “It was great having our room key ready when we arrived and our luggage already in the room!”


    - Jackie Coleman-Hypolite, Missouri City, TX

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    “Thanks again for a wonderful tour. The crew and volunteers were magnificent.”

    - – Patrick Berkebile, Baltimore, MD

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    “It was a good route and I liked the varying scenery. The signage and support were exceptional!”

    - Dawn Quinlivan, Austin, TX

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    “I’ve been on other multi-day rides and never had this level of service. Amazing.”

    - Keith Sams, Springdale, AR

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    “The route cards were EXCELLENT and held up well. I especially liked the second card that contained specific route warnings.”


    - Paul Landry, New Iberia, LA

Tour Basic Information

• Ride Dates: May 7-12, 2017
• 533 miles total, average ride of 88 miles per day
• Rest Stops every 20-25 miles
• Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks provided
• Double occupancy motel accommodations provided starting May 3rd
• Fully Supported with SAG vehicles, Mechanical and First Aid Support
• Bus trip back to Houston provided
• Bicycle transport back to Houston provided
• Limited to 200 riders

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