Mark your calendar now for next year’s

French Creek Iron Tour

on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Thank you to all of the riders, sponsors, volunteers and staff for making the 16th Annual French Creek Iron Tour a 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.

About 1,000 riders registered for the 2018 Iron Tour, from nine states, including Arizona and Idaho. The weather forecast kept some riders away, but many who rode said the conditions were ideal – cool with no wind or blazing sun. Mother Nature did greet the last of the 100-milers with rain, but all of the riders made excellent time in returning to the fairgrounds for lunch.

We look forward to seeing you next year.


Our mission is to preserve, steward, and connect people to the land in northern Chester County.



Comments on the 2018 Tour

Here’s what some riders had to say about their 2018 Iron Tour experience: 

The course was a little challenging at times, but the scenery was magnificent as we rolled thru the beautiful countryside with the old farms, little villages and covered bridges. Each rest stop was staffed by a terrific bunch of volunteers who were extremely helpful.

I love this ride. Excellent markings, great roads, yummy frequent treats, and plentiful happy helpful volunteers. One of my favorite rides.

Thanks for everything! This is the most beautiful ride I do. Thanks for doing everything so well.

Thanks to all the volunteers and everyone who made it happen. A date always marked on my calendar for the last 5 years and next year will be 6!

Awesome! I loved everything about the tour! It was incredibly well organized. The volunteers were terrific, the course was beautiful and very well marked. There were ample supplies at the rest stops. The fire police at the busy intersections were an added bonus. And the post ride food was delicious. I liked that you had your conservancy signs on the protected property along the route. It made me feel good to see so much permanently protected land. I look forward to attending again next year.

Photos of 2018 French Creek Iron Tour

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

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