The 2024 Tour des Trees will take place from Sunday, September 22 thru Saturday, September 28 starting in Stamford, CT, towards and around Martha’s Vineyard, and ending in Providence, RI.
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 the public, 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 to explore and share the science of trees contributing to the lives of people, communities, economies, and the environment, and of the planning, planting, and sustainability of urban and community trees. 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 award more than $5.4 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 2024 Tour des Trees features both a live ride and a Virtual Tour des Trees at home event, so supporters can ride with us in person or support TREE Fund on their own time, in their own way.
See links below for registration and the Tour des Trees tab at the top of the page for key information for riders, volunteers, donors, and anyone considering participating in or supporting the event. We hope to see you on the Tour this year!
The 2024 ride will be roughly 425 miles and the schedule is as follows (subject to change):
- Riding Day 1: Stamford, CT to Middletown, CT- 82 miles
- Riding Day 2: Middletown, CT to Smithfield, RI- 82 miles
- Riding Day 3: Smithfield, RI to Falmouth, MA- 78 miles
- Riding Day 4: Martha’s Vineyard loop- 73 miles (ferrying to the island and back)
- Riding Day 5: Falmouth, MA to Providence, RI- 103 miles
Register and create your fundraising page for the Tour des Trees or Virtual Tour des Trees at home here: www.tourdestrees.org
Click here to make a donation to a rider or team: