TREE Fund announced that this year’s Tour des Trees will be held in Iowa, September 3-10. The Tour des Trees is an annual long-distance cycling adventure which serves as the primary public outreach and community engagement event for TREE Fund.
Since 1992, Tour des Trees riders have cycled through communities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., planting trees, educating children and shining a light on the work done by arboriculture professionals and the importance of science-based tree care.
The Tour des Trees serves to advance TREE Fund’s mission to explore and share the science of trees contributing to the lives of people, communities, economies, and the environment, and of the planning, planting, and sustainability of urban and community trees. TREE Fund has been able to award more than $4.8 million in grant and scholarship funding since 2002, and the Tour des Trees has been a key component in the organization’s ongoing success.
This year’s Tour des Trees will cover 440 miles through Iowa, starting in Des Moines and finishing in Nebraska City, Nebraska. 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-day ride options are available to fit your schedule.
The ride is fully supported, and TREE Fund set up all the hotel and meal details, thanks to the support of its partners. Riders will also receive custom bike jerseys, teeshirt, helmet, water bottles, and goodie bag. All riders will set up a fundraising page and TREE Fund will help provide tools to help you reach your goals.