Tour Blog

Unforgettable scenery & camaraderie–ride to support TREE Fund

by Dick Rideout, captain, Team Wisconsin I can’t wait to welcome the 2014 STIHL Tour des Trees to my home state of Wisconsin. World-renowned for its cheese and beer, Wisconsin also attracts thousands of cyclists each summer with diverse terrain, challenging hills and gently rolling countryside. The Wisconsin Tour includes the best cycling in the [...]

Lori Brockelbank is ready to her blog!

Lori’s first STIHL Tour des Trees was.. exhilarating, exhausting and rewarding in countless unexpected ways. She’s looking forward to her second Tour this summer in Wisconsin.  Relive the 2013 Tour in Lori’s blog, and get inspired for this year’s TREE Family reunion: the 2014 STIHL Tour des Trees.

Survival tactics from a veteran Tour rider

Survival tactics from a veteran Tour rider Kittsley Andy Photo  Survival tactics from a veteran Tour rider

Signing up for your first Tour? The STIHL Tour des Trees is a non-competitive bike tour, but you’ll enjoy the experience more if you arrive physically and mentally prepared. The Physical part: The best way to prepare for a week on your bicycle is to log a lot of “seat time” before the ride. Seat [...]

Woo-hoo!! We did it!

$600,000! MANY thanks to our cyclists, sponsors and fundraisers for helping us reach our fundraising goal for 2013!

It meant a lot to me

I just wanted to thank everybody for the wonderful jersey with all of the autographs. I was very touched by it. I will frame it and hang it with my most prized things. I plan on riding next year and Hiedi plans to come with me to watch me ride and be some part of [...]

Way to go, O-HI-O!

Three cheers for the 2013 Tour’s top fundraising team! Team Ohio hit their “stretch goal” this week,  raising more than $40,000 for the TREE Fund in 2013 .  Kudos to team captain Beth Buchanan and her Ohio teammates!! The TREE Fund salutes you! Top row L-R: Chris Grant, Jeff McMullen, Dave Staats, Ward Peterson, Susan [...]

Fundraising Phenom: Steve Geist

Steve Geist, plant pathologist for Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Services, recently surpassed $100,000 in total funds raised for the TREE Fund (and its predecessor the ISA Research Trust) in 16 years of fundraising as a Tour des Trees rider. WOW!! Read more details here. Congratulations, Steve, and thank you!

STdT Photo album is online

View, download and share photos of the 2013 Tour taken by our invincible Tour photographer, Jeanette Martin. Enjoy!

Looking Back at the STIHL Tour des Trees

The journey was remarkable. Why shouldn’t it be? Seven days and 585 miles ago, 97 men and women in matching red, white and blue cycling jerseys milled about the lobby of the hotel – eager, anxious, excited, thoughtful about the coming week. What would the weather be – hot, rain, wind? How about the roads [...]

Advice from Veteran Cyclists & Excellent Support Team Makes Ride Great

I had an excellent ride earlier this week – 87 miles through the rolling countryside of upstate New York, featuring views of Lake Ontario. The day before, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to ride the next at all. About two miles from Monday’s first rest stop 33 miles out, my knee cramped up and [...]