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.
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 [...]
$600,000! MANY thanks to our cyclists, sponsors and fundraisers for helping us reach our fundraising goal for 2013!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
View, download and share photos of the 2013 Tour taken by our invincible Tour photographer, Jeanette Martin. Enjoy!
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 [...]
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 [...]
We have traveled from Niagara, N.Y. to Kingston, Ontario so far. That’s around 360 miles of riding. We have been hugging Lake Ontario for most of the trip but we passed through Rochester and Syracuse. We saw a few of the Finger Lakes and they were gorgeous – Lake Onondaga being one of the more [...]