Thank you for a successful
French Creek Iron Tour 2020
French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is extremely grateful to the riders, sponsors and volunteers who made this year’s Iron Tour a success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Their understanding, appreciation and adaptability were heartening in these difficult times. French & Pickering will use the proceeds to further protect the natural resources of northern Chester County. Some of the riders’ comments are below.
“Spent Thursday morning riding the 75-mile route and enjoyed a rest stop at the Warwick Furnace. Don’t think there is a more beautiful stretch of road in Chester County, or one with more significant history to the area. What a treasure to have Preserved Forever.”
“On this past beautiful Sunday morning, my wife and I along with 5 friends rode the 32 (according to my Garmin 32.89) from Kimberton Firehouse. We stopped often for eating and talking, all at an appropriate “social” distance. We finished around 1:00, but it was such a great day I decided to keep riding to reach one of my goals — to ride my age and took off on my own route and finished around 4:45.”
“My sister and I have ridden this ride together several times..she has ridden solo more often but we love the feeling we have after completion…besides exhaustion, we are so grateful we can support the efforts of this tour. This year will be different as she will be riding in her home state of PA and I will be riding in my new home state of Maine! Riding together 8 hours apart. So looking forward to this unique bonding experience.”
“Got in my miles today at home in Boston for the French Creek Iron Tour! Traded in my gloves and hair net for clips and a helmet. I usually volunteer, but this year I got to be a rider! Had to celebrate with the customary hot dog and burger lunch post-ride.”
“What really makes me want to write is the extraordinary number of ‘Preserved Forever’ signs I passed on Warwick Furnace Road, Dampman Road, and James Mill Road. That entire valley seems to be under French & Pickering’s protection … an amazing accomplishment. Of course, I passed many more such signs, some of which seemed new to me. But riding along that valley has long been one of our favorite stretches of road. Thank you French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust SO much for protecting it.”
Our 2020 Iron Tour Sponsors:
For over 52 years, French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has worked to preserve over 12,850 acres of beautiful northern Chester County. As a private nonprofit, we count on your support to fund our work to keep our air and water clean, preserve our most special places, and provide healthy ways to enjoy the fruits of our labor through programs and events like the French Creek Iron Tour.