Frederick’s Sustainability Committee and The Bicycle Escape will host Tour de Trees on April 8 in honor of Earth Day.

This leisurely 6-mile nature bike ride is presented by the Green Initiatives Team and The Bicycle Escape. Jenny Willoughby, the city’s sustainability manager, a master arborist, will share facts and anecdotes about trees along the way. The ride will meander through Baker Park, along the bicycle pedestrian path in Waterford Park and parts of downtown, as cyclists seek out and find some of Frederick’s unique trees.

Participants will hear about ash, elm, ginkgo, beech, magnolia, pecan and a few others along the way.

Registration is open on The Bicycle Escape’s website,

The Tour de Trees will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Baker Park Gazebo, and the ride will last about two hours. Cyclists must wear a helmet. The Bicycle Escape’s Facebook page,, and shop, 301-663-0007, will have information in case of bad weather.

Additional information is also available from Willoughby at 301-600-2843 and

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