French Creek Iron Tour
Cycling for Open Space
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Join over 1,400 riders for scenic cycling through northern Chester County and celebrate the 300th anniversary of the iron and steel industry which started in Pennsylvania. No region in the nation can boast a longer history with, and connection to, the iron and steel industry. This part of America literally forged the nation. The French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust preserves open space where iron blast furnaces and forges served as cornerstones of industry in colonial Pennsylvania – hence “Iron Tour.”
When you ride in the French Creek Iron Tour, you have a direct impact on the preservation of the pristine countryside that surrounds you. Since 1967, the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has protected nearly 12,000 acres of open space in northern Chester County.
With courses ranging from 11 to 100 miles, there’s something for everyone – from seasoned riders looking for a challenge to families with kids in tow.
Registration will close at 1800 riders or at 5 p.m., June 9, whichever comes first. There will be no day-of-event registration. Registration is non-refundable, and the ride takes place rain or shine.