Thank you to all of the riders, sponsors, contributors and volunteers who made the 15th Annual French Creek Iron Tour a success.  We hope the riders enjoyed seeing all of the "Preserved Forever" signs posted on the lands that the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has protected for ours and future generations.  We appreciate your being a part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Trust.  For information about other ways to participate in the celebration, click here.  We look forward to seeing you for the 16th Annual French Creek Iron Tour.

The 16th Annual

French Creek Iron Tour

Cycling for Open Space

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is the sole beneficiary of the Iron Tour.  The Trust preserves open space where iron blast furnaces and forges served as cornerstones of industry in colonial Pennsylvania - hence "Iron Tour."  The Trust's mission is to preserve, steward, and connect people to the land in northern Chester County.


Forge Partner
Bentley Systems
Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd.

Iron Miller
Alliance Environmental Systems
The Aranda Group
Customized Energy Solutions
Hankin Foundation
Kase's Corner
Saul Ewing, LLP
Sila Heating & Air Conditioning
West Pharmaceuticals
West Vincent Township

Iron Forger 
Lentz, Cantor & Massey, Ltd.
Macadam Company, Inc.
Pepper Medical
Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust
Iron Apprentice
Capacity for Change
Century 21
East Pikeland Township


Downingtown Bicycle Shop
Riverbend Cycles
Twisted Cog
A. J. Blosenski Trash & Recycling
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Foresta’s Country Meat Market
Giant Food Stores
Herr Foods Inc.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Kelly Chevrolet
Kimberton Whole Foods
Martin’s Potato Roll
Residence Inn Marriott
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 and Fairgrounds
Ridge Fire Company
Twin Valley Fire Company
West End Fire Company #3
Conlin’s Copy Center
Hibernia Park
Hopewell Furnace
North Coventry Elementary School
Vincent Meeting House    
Ray Slavinski Photography
Bob and Marilee Ward

Annual Sponsors of French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust 

Mark Willcox, III
Jim & Joan Moore
Eleanor M. & L. Stockton Illoway
Ann & Brad Dyer
Carter van Dyke Associates 
Cary Leptuck & Nancy Corson
James A. Cochrane, Inc. 
Donna Brennan & Jim Bergey
Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust 
Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd 
Sherpa Data 
The Colonial Theatre

Warwick Furnace Sign

Comments on the 2017 Tour

Here’s what some riders had to say about their 2017 Iron Tour experience: 

Excellent!  Our 4th year.  The century route is one of the best I've done.

I did the Iron Tour this year for the 6th or 7th time (I'll have to go count my shirts ...).  It is always an utterly enjoyable ride, but the one true constant is the volunteers.  They are just such a great collection of the most happy and enthusiastic people.  They never fail to make me feel special about what I am doing even though I truly believe THEY are the stars of the day.

Great event, thank you for putting it on.  I did 100 miles, aid stations were perfectly placed, well stocked, and for sure the nicest volunteers.  I loved the course and appreciated seeing the protected lands.

The ride was well-organized and the food and entertainment were great.  I loved the ice towel at the end of the ride.  The scenery was beautiful.

This event was super.  Volunteers did a great job.  I have ridden the tour at least 5 times and the organization continues to be superb.

I have ridden many organized bicycle rides.  I felt the ride was very organized and disciplined.  The rest stops were great and the after-ride meal/band was outstanding.  

Photos of 2017 French Creek Iron Tour

To view and/or purchase a special picture, view Ray Slavinski's photos at


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

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