Tour de Houston bike event helps reforest the city

Ride routes for Tour de Houston

March 18, 2012 10:51:38 AM PDT
Thousands of cyclists rode through the streets of Houston on Sunday for the annual Tour de Houston bike ride.

Participants rode through Houston's east end, Brady's Landing, Ellington Airport, Johnson Space Center and back to city hall on 20-, 40- and 60-mile rides.

The ride was brought back this year by Apache Corporation after a lack of funding kept it from happening last year.

Funds raised from the ride will go to reforestation projects in the city, which are needed because of the recent drought.

Tour de Houston is also a recommended ride for training for the BP MS-150 ride from Houston to Austin.

You can read more about this event and see photos on the River Oaks Examiner website, one of our Houston Community Newspapers partners.