Tour des Trees

 

Take the 321 challenge! Please join us–and challenge family, friends, peers, competitors, and more–as we Roll in Place virtually together!

Are you a dog walker, bike rider, runner, or pogo stick jumper? The challenge is simple: join the campaign, fundraise, and run/ride/exercise like you’ve never done before.

Traditionally Tour des Trees riders would spend a week riding through a state or region, engaging with communities and raising funds for TREE Fund. Instead of riding 321 miles in the Rockies this year, we challenge you to take on 321 your own way! Ride 321 km a month the entire duration of the campaign, run 3.21 miles a day, do 321 pushups a week, walk your dog 321 miles, pogo- stick jump to a new record of 321… you get the idea. 321 is the magic number!

The campaign will span through November 15. There will be livestream events, at-home challenges, and more, so watch for updates and new offers on our event calendar and via email.

What is the Tour des Trees?

The Tour des Trees is an annual long-distance cycling adventure which serves as the primary public outreach and community engagement event for Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (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 of supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry. TREE Fund research has produced better ways to plant and care for urban trees, making them more resilient, more resistant to pests, and less prone to failure. The Tour also supports education programs aimed at connecting young people with the environment and career opportunities in green industries. TREE Fund has been able to disburse more than $4.4 million in grant and scholarship funding since 2002, and the Tour des Trees has been a key component in the organization’s ongoing success.

Event expenses are defrayed by TREE Fund’s generous partners, so funds raised by riders can be applied to new grants, payments on multi-year grants awarded in prior years, or added to permanent endowment funds that will sustain research into the future.

The links below provide key information for riders, volunteers, donors, and those considering participating in or supporting the event. We hope to see you on the Tour this year!

General Information
Background and History
Resources and Reference
The Ride History Participant Resources
Registration Partners New Rider FAQs
Fundraising Photos Event Calendar
Donating Contact
Volunteering