Pedal 100 Miles in Gorgeous Chester County: French Creek Iron Tour Bike Ride
If you like long bike rides and cheap massages, this event was made for you: Registration just opened up for the 13th annual French Creek Iron Tour bike ride on Sunday, June 14th, a choose-your-own-adventure-style ride through Chester County with seven courses to choose from, ranging from 11 miles to 100 miles in distance. At the end of the ride, cyclists will get free lunch, and professional massages will be available for 10 bucks. Yes, please!
The rides will leave from Kimberton Fire Company Fairground in Phoenixville. The 11-mile ride is geared toward families and riders getting back in the saddle after a bit of a break, while the 20-mile trek is a bit tougher and has more hills – but the historic covered bridges it takes you over make trudging up the hills totally worth it. The distances of the rides — and the difficulty of the courses— go up from there, with 32, 50, 62, 75 and 100-mile options to choose from. You can check out a rundown of all the courses here.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be water and snacks at rest stops along the way. Registration is $45 before May 29th, and free for kids. After that, it shoots up to $55.
Proceeds from the Iron Tour go to the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, which preserves and protects endangered land and natural resources in northern Chester County.
You can find out more and register here.
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