The bike ride is a week long ride that is 500 to 600-mile cycling adventure in D.C. This event had its inaugural ride in 1992, since then people from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. have cycled to plant trees, educate children and shine a light on the importance of tree care. Each cyclist commits to raising money for the TREE Fund to advance their mission “to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry.” Dick Rideout, former Urban Forestry employee, has participated in this Tour for many years. This year he said the weather was hotter than previous years, but it was still a good ride for a good cause.
For more information contact Ellen Clark (EllenA.Clark@Wisconsin.gov), Urban Forestry Communication Specialist, at 608-267-2774.