Wisconsin Selected for 2014 STIHL Tour de Trees Cycling Event
Mar 03, 2014 04:49PM
photo by Jeanette Martin
The STIHL Tour des Trees, a cycling tour that takes place in Wisconsin from July 27 through August 2, provides an opportunity for residents to get fresh air and exercise while raising money for arboriculture and urban forestry research and education. Each cyclist on the 585-mile trek commits to raising $3,500 for the Tree Research Education and Endowment (TREE) Fund, which supports sustainable communities and environmental stewardship by financing scholarships and grants for research and education in forestry and arboricultural programs.
The tour stops in Stevens Point, Madison, Door County and Green Bay, and concludes in Milwaukee with the International Tree Climbing Championship. Partial tour options are also available.
Since Tour de Trees began in 1992, more than $6.6 million has been raised. Previous tours were held in Canada, New York, Virginia and Oregon. Since 2009, chainsaw and outdoor power equipment manufacturer STIHL, Inc., has been the title sponsor of the annual excursion.
Cost: $100 registration fee, includes meals, lodging, a custom apparel kit and mechanical support for the week. For more information or to register, visit StihlTourdesTrees.org.