The Annual  
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.

Our Major Sponsors


The John and Shirley Nash Foundation









Bike Shops Providing SAG Support



The 2016 Iron Tour Jersey - order one when you register or on the Jerseys page

Recycle A Bike!

Clean out your basement or garage, put your old bicycles to good use, and help a worthy cause – all at the same time!  

Bring your used bikes to the French Creek Iron Tour on June 12, 2016 to help the Boys and Girls Clubs.  

Visit for more information.


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

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

Warwick Furnace Sign

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