French Creek Iron Tour

Thank you!

Thank you to all of the riders, sponsors, volunteers and staff for making the 17th Annual French Creek Iron Tour a very successful event. The proceeds directly support the mission of the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust to preserve, steward, and connect people to the land in northern Chester County. We hope the riders enjoyed seeing the ‘Preserved Forever” signs placed on the lands that have already been protected by French & Pickering. Because of your involvement, more “Preserved Forever” signs will appear in the future.

Over 1,000 riders registered for the 2019 Iron Tour, from thirteen states and Washington, D.C.   We are giving extra credit to our volunteer who had "order perfect weather" on their to-do list.  Like all of the Iron Tour volunteers, they did a fabulous job.

Mark your calendars now.  

We look forward to seeing you next year on 

Sunday, June 14, 2020 

for the 18th Annual French Creek Iron Tour.

FCIT 2019 Warwick Valley Aerial

For over 52 years, French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has worked to preserve over 12,500 acres of beautiful northern Chester County. As a private nonprofit, we count on your support to fund our work to keep our air and water clean, preserve our most special places, and provide healthy ways to enjoy the fruits of our labor through programs and events like the French Creek Iron Tour. 

To make a tax-deductible donation to allow us to continue our work, please click here:





"Zak Andrews Reports on Gravel Grinding" - Review of the Iron Tour's Inaugural Gravel Route

Read Zak's review that was posted June 11, 2019, on the Doylestown Bike Works' website.

Comments on the 2019 Tour

Here’s what some riders had to say about their 2019 Iron Tour experience: 

"I must say that every volunteer I encountered had a great attitude, was very helpful and extremely friendly!  This was a very well organized event from start to finish. The roads were marked excellently, leaving no doubt as to the course. The rest stops were well stocked and had plenty of variety.  I rode with three other friends on the 50 and we also had three friends that rode the 62-mile course. We all had a great day.  I am so glad I participated!"

"I do not have any suggestings for making it better because it really is great already.  Thank you for continuing this amazing event.  The rest stops are great, the course is well marked, the after party food and drinks are awesome. The beer is a GREAT addition!  I will do this as long as it keeps going. It is my favorite biking event of the year! All the volunteers are really nice.  I cannot believe there are so many wonderful supporters for open space in Chester County! Thanks again!"

"Excellent ride! Thanks for a great ride! Appreciated the well-marked turns, the gorgeous scenery, and the perfect weather!"


Refer to the FAQ page or contact French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust at 610-933-7734 or by email 

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust
 511 Kimberton Road
 Phoenixville, PA  19460

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