It’s with an extremely heavy heart we share that one of the founders of the French Creek Iron Tour, Eleanor Morris Illoway, passed away on Sunday, October 20. Eleanor will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Eleanor’s understanding of what was most important about the Iron Tour, and her unwavering and dedicated commitment to the details required to make it happen, created a community-driven event that continues to inspire the loyalty of both volunteers and riders. It showcases the scenic countryside of northern Chester County, thousands of acres of which will forever remain that way because of the work started by her parents and carried on through her passion.
We will miss Eleanor in all aspects of future Iron Tours. The 2020 Iron Tour t-shirt paid tribute to Eleanor, a determined and passionate friend to many people, northern Chester County, the land, and to the French and Pickering Creeks.
Go out for a bike ride in honor of Eleanor, and remember to appreciate the scenery.