Tour de Houston
congregates roughly 5,000 participants for their choice of the 20-, 43.55- or 61.45-mile routes that dip down into parts of Missouri City. Both events culminate with a post-race party, and proceeds from the rides benefit the Houston Parks Department and Houston’s reforestation efforts. Obie O’Brien, vice-president of governmental affairs for presenting sponsor Apache Corporation, endorses the events. “It’s really a chance to get out, get some exercise and see parts of town you’ve always wanted to get to.”
Bayou City Classic: 7:50, 8 and 8:10 a.m. March 18. City Hall, 901 Bagby. For information, visit bayoucityclassic.org
. $35 to $40. Tour de Houston: 7:30, 8 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. City Hall, 901 Bagby. For information, visit tourdehouston.org
. $20 to $40.
Grease the gears, it’s a bike rider’s paradise with back-to-back cycling events. Saturday’s Bayou City Classic features 5K and 10K tracks looping through downtown and along Allen Parkway. For the more athletically inclined, Sunday’s