I am fairly new to cycling. I started cycling in the summer of 2010 because it offered a low-impact alternative to jogging, which was historically my go-to activity. I run in several 5k charity races each summer, and to augment my 5k training, my good friend and fellow Tour participant, Jeff Picher, encouraged me to start [...]
Time limits are necessary for a couple reasons. First and foremost is rider safety. Riders on the course late in the day experience more fatigue, less visibility, and often have more vehicular traffic to contend with. Requiring support staff to be on duty until dark compromises their effectiveness as the Tour progresses, and hinders their [...]
by Frazer Pehmoeller Photos by Alvin Gilens published in February’s Adventure Cyclist magazine. It’s 2:00 AM, and I have been sleeping like a dog for the past five-plus hours. My dreams are so clear, and all I can picture in my mind is an endless slide show of incredibly diverse landscape paintings, each flashing on [...]
Professor Elwood Pricklethorn, everyone’s favorite Certifiable Arborfessor, is back! The Prof, a.k.a. Warren Hoselton, (Toronto arborist and veteran of 10 Tours), has signed on as the children’s education presenter for the 2013 Tour. Sporting a white wig and matching lab coat, Pricklethorn actively engages kids in learning about trees and their care. The Professor is [...]
Registration’s open — are you ready to ride? Paul and Warren have conjured a dream Tour through upstate New York and Ontario. Photo ops include Niagara Falls, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, New York’s Finger Lakes (wine country!!), FOUR ferry crossings, Prince Edward County, Toronto Island and (of course) Cobourg, ON where Team Hoselton is planning [...]
More Than $520,000 Raised for Tree Research by Cyclists Cyclists Come Together in Week-Long Fundraising Event for TREE Fund PORTLAND – More than 100 cyclists trekked 585 miles during the seven-day journey of the 2012 STIHL Tour des Trees, raising more than $520,000 to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). The [...]
Browse through the photos from the 2012 STIHL Tour des Trees event! Day 1: Banks, OR to Seaside, OR Day 2: Seaside, OR to Grand Ronde, OR Day 3: Grand Ronde, OR to Wilsonville, OR Day 4: Wilsonville, OR to Government Camp, OR Day 5: Government Camp, OR to The Dalles, OR Day 6: [...]
Browse through the photos from the final day of the 2012 STIHL Tour des Trees event!
Browse through the photos from Day Six of the 2012 STIHL Tour des Trees event!
First-time cyclist Chuck Kellen is chronicling the STIHL Tour des Trees for the Huffington Post this week. Check out his update on the fourth full day of this incredible Tour: Cycling To Mt. Hood With The STIHL Tour Des Trees