The 2020 TREE Fund Tour des Trees is scheduled for Colorado, “Rollin’ the Rockies”, and covers 350 miles over five days of riding. TEAM ASLA is recruiting riders for this year’s event. The annual tour is the principle fundraiser for the TREE Fund’s research efforts, raising over $385,000 for research in 2019. The TREE Fund supports research and education for and about urban trees. Last year, TEAM ASLA riders raised $14,582 with $14,300 designated specifically for the Tree and Soil Research Fund (TSR Fund). The TSR Fund endowment targets the specific research needs of landscape architecture in the area of urban trees and soils.
The tour is a well-supported, exciting ride with a great goal, supporting research for urban tree research. Riders will arrive in Denver Aug. 29 for the team dinner and depart the next morning. The Tour arrives back in Denver on the afternoon of Sept. 3 after riding through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. Though the Tour mileage is shorter this year, it more than makes up for miles with three days of climbs to elevations between 8,000 and 9,000 feet. You may choose to register for partial or full tour, depending on your training and schedule. TEAM ASLA is developing connection logistics to join the tour after it leaves Denver.
To register click here.
Day 1 – Aug the 30th – Denver to Boulder (77 miles) with climb to 9,000 feet
Day 2 – Aug the 31st – Boulder to Estes Park (52 miles) with climb to 9,000 feet
Day 3 – Sept the 1st – Estes Park to Fort Collins (56 miles) downhill from 9,000 feet
Day 4 – Sept the 2nd – Fort Collins to Boulder (79 miles) climb to 8,000 feet
Day 5 – Sept the 3rd – Boulder to Denver/Aurora (57 miles) along the base of the Front Range
The interactive tour route map and route elevation information is at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31798302
This fundraising effort originates solely from TREE Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is NOT a request from ASLA for assistance. Team ASLA is a project of the Indiana Chapter of the ASLA.