Iron Cross iX will be staged at the Big Flat Parking Lot in the heart o' Michaux State Forest...25 minutes from Carlisle, 15 minutes from Shippensburg along Shippensburg Rd. Look for the signs and our friendly race volunteers!

Lodging Information

Big Flat Parking Lot Camping!

New for 2013 - Iron Cross offers camping right at the start/finish line for up to 200 of our best friends!  Look for reservation info on BikeReg - spots are available for only $8!  Post race party right there too. Done and done.

Just 15-20 min away at last year's start line at Pine Grove Furnace State Park you will find nice private State Park Campsites.  Pine Grove furnace offers 70 tent and trailer sites and shower house amenities (bring a sunshower or a jug if you're camping at Big Flat with us!).  Book online through the PA DCNR reservations site.



Lodging and Dining in Cumberland County

Carlisle is home to many hotels with most major chains represented at one of the exists of Route 81 in the vicinity of Carlisle.  Most of these hotels are within a 30 minute drive of Big Flat. Shippensburg and Chambersburg are your two closest towns to the Iron Cross start/finish.



Lodging and Dining in Franklin County


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