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.

Relive the 2019 French Creek Iron Tour through the photography of Ray Slavinski and Jim Moffett Photography! We are so thankful to Ray and Jim for sharing their talents with us!

Click on the links below to view photos from the Iron Tour:

https://rayslavinski.zenfolio.com/p810074972

https://jimmoffettphotography.zenfolio.com/p934095858

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.










































Chris Stoner                    Exton








FCIT 2019 Warwick Valley Aerial

Call to Action

Preserving the Valley

In 2015, French & Pickering undertook the largest land preservation project in its history — preserving the valley through which the South Branch of the French Creek flows. We were able to secure significant contributions from various governmental bodies and non-profits. In addition, generous conservationists stepped up to purchase — with easements — the bulk of the property, eliminating 100 building lots. However, we absorbed over $1,200,000 in costs. Saving the valley from a massive housing development, with the cars and traffic it would bring and the environmental damage it would cause to the important South Branch of the French Creek, was too important not to proceed.

Iron Tour cyclists enjoy riding through the scenic valley and stopping for refreshments at the site.  Imagine how different their view would be if the valley hadn't been saved.  

Now we must seek help to move forward and strengthen our financial reserves in expectation of other opportunities that may arise. We are starting a campaign to raise the amount needed and have already received some pledges to build a matching gift fund.

Please help us continue to preserve, steward, and connect people to the land in northern Chester County by donating below.  We thank you for your contribution.  Please enjoy the vistas as you ride past them on the Iron Tour.

                                                                                                                                                                  

     

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Photos of 2019 French Creek Iron Tour

Relive the 2019 French Creek Iron Tour through the photography of Ray Slavinski and Jim Moffett Photography! We are so thankful to Ray and Jim for sharing their talents with us!

Click on the links below to view photos from the Iron Tour:

https://rayslavinski.zenfolio.com/p810074972

https://jimmoffettphotography.zenfolio.com/p934095858

Questions?

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

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

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