City of Houston Mayor's Office of Communications 

Mayor's Press Release

Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation Adopts New Start and Finish at Discovery Green

March 15, 2024 -- This week, Mayor John Whitmire and the Apache CEO John Christmann, announced new details of Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation, Sunday, April 7th.

The 17th annual ride will begin and end at Discovery Green and the new Avenida Plaza.

Tour de Houston Group Photo

“Tour de Houston is important to our community, and I am excited we are hosting the event this year in partnership with Houston First.  The city’s premier biking event will have a new start and finish this year with an elevated post-ride celebration, thanks to the continued support of the Apache Corporation and sponsors,” said Mayor Whitmire.  “Tour de Houston is the perfect opportunity to experience the unique attributes of our city - from Downtown to the Bay Area while raising funds for Re-Plant Houston - and I encourage cyclists of all skill levels to join the ride.”

With three distance options, the ride is an optional MS 150 training ride. Distances include 60-miles starting at 7:30 a.m., 40-miles starting at 7:45 a.m. and 20-miles starting at 8 a.m.  Along each route and at Discovery Green/Avenida Plaza, riders will find added seating and valet bike racks, support from bicycle mechanics, police and medical teams as well as fully stocked rest stops at the Houston Botanic Gardens, the Lone Star Flight Museum and Clear Lake Park.

“Apache is honored to partner with the City of Houston to support this annual tradition,” said Apache CEO, John J. Christmann IV. “The Tour de Houston bike ride showcases our city’s historic neighborhoods and benefits the Houston Parks and Recreation Department directly supporting reforestation and the enhancement of green spaces throughout our community. Since 2005, the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program has provided more than 5 million trees for planting throughout the U.S. with 450,000 going to the greater Houston area. We look forward to seeing our fellow Houstonians and Apache team members along the route.”

The ride culminates with a post-ride party for participants and volunteers with curated entertainment,  expanded culinary options provided by Houston Inspired Catering and Levy Restaurants, along with added seating at Avenida Plaza / Discovery Green for a fitting celebration of a successful ride.

Registration is open. Avoid the lines and sign up online at All major credit cards are accepted. Registered participants may pick up packets and ride information:

  • Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at City Hall (901 Bagby, ZIP 77002) from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at Sun and Ski (6100 Westheimer, ZIP 77057) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Discovery Green

Tour de Houston sponsors include: Title Sponsor-Apache Corporation, Houston First, Michelob Ultra, Sun and Ski Sports, Radio One, Raising Cane’s, Peak 1 Sports, Tampico, H-E-B, Momma’s Tamales, Salata, Kolache Factory, Electrolit, VALOR PepsiCo, Latin Specialties Produce, The Pickle Juice Company and multiple City Departments. For more information call 832.393.0868 or visit

Mayor John Whitmire and Apache CEO, John J. Christmann IV

Mayor John Whitmire and Apache CEO, John J. Christmann IV

About Apache
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Apache is a wholly-owned subsidiary of APA Corporation. APA posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website,