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March 12, 2013

Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation
Sunday, March 17, 2013


Tour de Houston logoThere is still time to sign up for the 2013 Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation. Ride with Mayor Annise Parker and Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston 77002. Funds benefit the RE-Plant Houston Program managed by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD).

With three distance options, the Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation is the perfect outdoor event for all cyclist levels, from the leisure rider to cycling competitors and is a recommended BP MS150 training ride. The distance options include a 70-mile route starting at 7:30 a.m., a 45-mile route at 8 a.m. and a 20-mile route at 8:30 a.m.

The last day to register online is Friday, March 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. However, you can register in person on Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Sun and Ski Sports, 6100 Westheimer, Houston 77057, or on Sunday, March 17, 6:30 a.m., at the event itself.

Registrants for the bike ride will automatically be entered to win a Sun and Ski bicycle and two Southwest Airlines tickets. If you are already registered, pick up your packet early and go directly to your lineup position on the day of the event.

For more details on the bike ride, including registration and packet pick-up locations, visit For more information about HPARD, visit

Free Tax Preparation Assistance for Those Eligible
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities Available upon Request

Free tax preparation assistance is available to families earning up to $70,000 and single individuals earning up to $50,000 at 15 locations throughout Greater Houston during March and April 2013. For a complete list of tax preparation sites, dates and times, visit or call the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE (2-1-1).

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by calling 2-1-1 at least 48 hours in advance. Additional sign language interpreters will be available to provide communication access assistance on March 16 and 23, at Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center, 6500 Rookin, Houston 77074.

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) will also be distributing free visual fire alarms and registering persons for other services such as legal clinics and volunteer accessible parking enforcement training.

For questions email or call 832.394.0814. To learn more about MOPD, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, visit For more information about DON, visit

This free tax service is provided through a partnership between DON, Neighborhood Tax Centers and United Way of Greater Houston.

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