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Media Release – Pricklethorn Tour des Trees 2017

Tour des Trees Pricklethorn Flyer


The 2017 STIHL Tour des Trees, a 7-day cycling adventure that is hosted in cities across the U.S. annually, is coming to National Harbor July 30-Aug 5.  The tour raises money for education and research around the importance and care of trees. The whole tour is about 500 miles, and begins with a 90-mile ride through Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland. (tour route – click here for a map).


The Accokeek Foundation is hosting the kick-off event here in Piscataway Park on Sunday, July 30. Approximately 80 cyclists will arrive at the Park at 8:45 am. There will be refreshments and a brief celebration before they depart around 10:15 am for the remainder of their ride through Southern Maryland.  Following the departure of the riders, there will be a brief children’s program to learn about the “secret life of trees” (flyer attached).


Can you share this with your networks? We would love to have a nice turnout for welcoming these cyclists at 8:45 am, as well as for the children’s program at 10:15 am. It’s all free.


Let me know if there is anyone special we should be inviting. Thanks!




Dr. Lisa Hayes
President and CEO

Accokeek Foundation

3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607

Direct Line: 301-965-9573  | skype. lisa.hayesman