The 2010 STIHL Tour des Trees, a cross-country cycling tour and fundraisinng event for tree research and education, will leave from Chicago’s Millennium Park on July 18. The 2009 Tour des Trees raised $441,000 in donation and sponsorships. Mike Nowak, host of WCPT’s The Mike Nowak Show, will be the MC for the on-site festivities and will be broadcasting from the park from 8 to 10 a.m. Get advice and tips on caring for your tree from The Davey Tree Expert Company and The Care of Trees. Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for a Rock ‘n Roll band you may have heard of called the Rolling Stones will be in attendance.
“I will interview him on the program that morning, mostly about his work as a tree farmer in Georgia,” says Mike Nowak.
Chuck Leavell will play a song, yet to be determined, as the bike riders head out of Millennium Park.