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Tour de Houston hits the road Sunday

HOUSTON – The annual Tour de Houston will be held this year on Sunday, beginning and ending at Houston City Hall.

The program offers attendants the opportunity to tour the city and see all Houston has to offer while raising money for Houston's Reforestation Program, according to the city's website. This is the seventh year that Apache has been the main sponsor of the program.

The mayor's office of special events is planning for an estimated 5,000 riders, according to a press release. 

The event will begin and end in Hermann Square at City Hall, 901 Bagby St. A post-ride party will also be held, including live music, free food and beverages, according to the city's site.

The weekend of the tour will also feature the Bayou City Classic on March 17, a run/walk. 

Mayor Turner said the routes will include districts I, D and E.

The route, will take riders downtown, though Midtown, pass UH to Emancipation park, to Eastwood, to the Second Ward and to Magnolia Park for a break. The route will then lead riders to Clear Lake Park, then to finish at City Hall.