Registration for 2024 Tour du Rouge is open!
Click here to REGISTER for 6 day Tour


A three day Tour option has been added!
Ride just the last 3 days of the Tour; Lafayette to New Orleans.
All the other benefits remain the same. DETAILS for 3 day Tour.

This is a 540 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.

  • 6-day cycling experience; over 500 miles averaging 90 miles daily, biking on back roads and along the Gulf Coast.
  • 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 comaraderie 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 16th Tour du Rouge from the Bayou City to the Crescent City, May 5-10, 2024. 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 one of our prior Tours. 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 2024 Tour du Rouge.

To provide an excellent experience to all our riders, we limit registrations to 150 riders.