Mark your calendars for the
2021 French Creek Iron Tour – June 13!
Here we are in 2021 and unfortunately still coping with Covid-19. The Iron Tour was one of the first rides in 2020 to be forced to go virtual due to the pandemic, but thanks to our loyal riders, it was a success. The Iron Tour Committee is at work preparing for whatever format(s) we are able to present for this year’s Iron Tour. We are certainly hoping we can return to what we know best and enjoy most, an in-person ride. Please check back for more details.
Comments from 2020 Iron Tour riders:
“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 2021 Iron Tour Sponsors:
For over 53 years, French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has worked to preserve over 13,000 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.