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.


Forge Partner
Bentley Systems
Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd.
Iron Master
Dunleavy & Associates
The John and Shirley Nash Foundation
Iron Miller
Alliance Environmental Systems
Customized Energy Solutions
Hankin Foundation
Kase's Corner
Peter Zimmerman Architects
Sila Heating & Air Conditioning
West Pharmaceuticals
West Vincent Township  
Iron Forger
Chris Stoner, Keller Williams, Agent, Exton
Lentz, Cantor & Massey, Ltd.
Old York Advisors of Raymond James
Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust
Iron Apprentice
East Pikeland Township
Macadam Company, Inc.
Downingtown Bicycle Shop
LoweRiders Bikes and Boards
Riverbend Cycles
Trek Bicycle Pottstown
Twisted Cog
The Velo Shop
Velofix Philadelphia
A. J. Blosenski Trash & Recycling
The Colonial Theatre
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Foresta’s Country Meat Market
Herr Foods Inc.
Sapphire Band
Liberty Union Bar and Grill
Videon Chevrolet
Kimberton Whole Foods
Liberty Union Bar & Grill
Martin’s Potato Roll
Kimberton Whole Foods
Road ID
Sopema Trading Co.
St. Peter’s Bakery
Victory Brewing Company
Yellow Springs Catering
Sunnybrook Cycling Club for Road Marking
Chester County ARES/RACES - Radio Operators
Kimberton Fire Company, Fire Police and Fairgrounds
Ridge Fire Company
Twin Valley Fire Company
West End Fire Company #3
Norco Fire Police
Glenmoore Fire Police
West Vincent Township Police
Hibernia Park
Hopewell National Historic Site
North Coventry Elementary School
Vincent Meeting House               
Ray Slavinski Photography
Warwick Furnace Farm
Annual Sponsors of French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust
Cary Leptuck & Nancy Corson   



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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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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