2020 Tour des Trees
Following the successes of the 2019 Tour des Trees in Tennessee and Kentucky, TREE Fund is pleased to announce that next year’s Tour will be held from August 29 to September 4, 2020 in beautiful Colorado with a target distance of ~425 miles over five full days of riding. ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter will be collaborating with TREE Fund on the 28th annual staging of our most important community engagement event.
Next year's opening check-in and dinner will be on Saturday afternoon/evening, August 29, with a closing dinner celebration on Thursday, September 3 followed by top fundraiser awards, check-out and bike shipping on the morning of Friday, September 4. Registration to ride the Tour will open on January 15, 2020.
Full-time riders will again commit to raising $3,500 for research and education programs, with Tour expenses (including six double occupancy hotel nights, 16 meals for each rider over the course of the Tour, Tour apparel, plus ancillary support and program activities) defrayed by TREE Fund’s generous corporate partners. This structure allows funds raised by riders to be fully applied to TREE Fund’s 2021 year budget for new research and education awards, payments on multiple year research grants, and/or endowment gifts to fund future research or education. Part-time riding options will be available.
This event is an extraordinary rolling celebration of community that participants often describe as “life changing” . . . so we hope that this early announcement may inspire veteran and new riders alike to begin planning, training and fundraising for the next installment of our epic annual adventure.