ANNOUNCEMENT 1:   Registration for the 2019 Tour du Rouge is OPEN!

This is a 530 mile, six-day ride along the Gulf Coast. Each night you will enjoy good food and entertainment with your fellow riders. Most importantly you'll be helping The Arc provide needed services to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In addition - we have two 3-day options. Ride with us either the first 3-days or the last 3-days. Both include tested routes, experienced support and great food, drink and camaraderie. More information here (Tour Info -> Tour Details tab).

  • 6-day cycling experience; over 500 miles averaging 90+ miles daily, biking on backroads and along the Gulf Coast. Two 3-day options also available.
  • Visit historic Texas and Louisiana towns, landmarks and sites, such as Beaumont, TX, where the Texas oil boom started with the discovery at Spindletop, and Avery Island (home of Tabasco® Sauce)
  • Ignite your culinary senses with great Southern, Cajun and Texas foods
  • Uncompromising 15-member crew, SAG support, service, bike mechanics, accommodations and local volunteers
  • Enjoy cycling with and the comradery of riders from around the U.S.A.
  • Raise much needed funds to support the services provided by The Arc

Want more details (like dates, costs and places) on the Tour?
Click here (Tour Info -> Tour Details tab).

All fundraising proceeds support The Arc which is a national nonprofit organization providing programs and services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

More information is on the Why We Ride tab and on The Arc's web page:

Join us for the 11th Tour du Rouge from the Bayou City to the Crescent City, May 5-10. Last year's ride was a huge success and we've made changes to improve it. But don't take our word, read some of the comments from our Facebook page or watch this video, "My Tour Friends": from our last Tour. We travel with and visit Arc clients during the Tour. Ed, on the left, the video’s star and a client, traveled with us throughout the Tour.

2018 Tour du Rouge Cycling Tour from Houston To New Orleans
from Norine Jaloway Gill on YouTube.

Click HERE to Register for the 2019 Tour du Rouge.

To provide an excellent exerience to all our riders, we limit all registrations to 100 riders.