Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
Tour des Trees
Come ride with us along Pittsburgh's beautiful Three Rivers Heritage trail and join in the fun of Bike Pittsburgh's BikeFest, taking place August 8th to 24th. Tour des Trees will serve as Tree Pittsburgh's annual fundraiser this year.
Enjoy some outdoor exercise and learn about the riverfront ecosystem and current efforts to restore and protect it. Our guides include ecologists and foresters, as well as Tree Tender volunteers. You'll also catch views of restoration work along Pittsburgh's hillsides, and we've scheduled a special stop to check in on our famous Bald Eagle nest!
We have two rides planned for the day. For the seasoned rider, we've planned a 20-mile route along the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. For families, we've designed a 5-mile, fun and friendly "Family Ride" along the Monongahela River. All Family Ride participants will receive an interactive route map that will allow children to track their stops with stickers and earn a prize at the ride finish. Every participant, no matter the ride, will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Lead sponsorship for Tour des Trees provided by Duquesne Light and the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission, with additional support from Davey Tree Experts and Eisler Landscapes.
Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for kids (under 18). All proceeds support Tree Pittsburgh's efforts to protect our urban forest here in Pittsburgh.
Accessibility concerns and questions may be directed to nicole(at)treepittsburgh.org. Printed information about Tree Pittsburgh's work along the route is available for hearing impaired participants at registration.