Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!
Join us and other bike clubs on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.
|Thursday Night Gravel Ride||7:30 PM||Our Thursday night Gravel Rides are winding down, commencing Oct. 26th with a ride across town to Van's Pizza for food, beverages & good times! Like usual we'll have two different routes--30 & 40 mile options which includes the 7 mile bike path trip from Van's back to the shop. We'll start a bit earlier than usual, 7 pm.||The store||563-332-5145|
Here are some cycling related events happening in the Quad Cities area:
|Oct 21, 2017||QCBC Chili Ride||Bettendorf's Middle Park Lagoon at 2098 Parkway Drive||This year's Chili Ride will be held Saturday, Oct. 21st and will start and end at Bettendorf's Middle Park Lagoon shelter (2098 Parkway Drive Bettendorf, Iowa 52722). Fast and mid paced rides will start at 10 a.m. Leisure/social ride will start at 11 a.m. The club will provide chili, wild rice chicken soup, drinks, and cookies at 1pm. If you plan to ride, please let me know as early as possible by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This really helps me know how much food to order. The QCBC will pick up cost of this event.|
|Oct 21, 2017||World Bicycle Relief 50k Gravel/Road Ride||Rustic Ridge Golf Course, Eldridge, Iowa||World Bicycle Relief is awesome and hits home. Sometimes we forget our blessings and the awesome bikes we have . Here is your chance to give, impact, and share through the power of bicycles. All cyclists and/or individuals that want to support a great cause are welcome (You don't have to ride). The plan is to head out from Rustic Ridge golf course at 10 AM (bloody Mary's and pregame fun starts at 9am) and take gravel or road to Green Tree Brewery (they are opening early for us). Gravel and road maps are posted below. The plan is to be back by 3pm to Lynns BBQ for the fun. We will have live music, $5 pull pork baskets and a guest brewery https://www.facebook.com/kalonabrewingcompany/ taking over the taps. In honor of this event, we are trying to raise $1470.00 for 10 bikes (147.00 a piece shipped) for the World Bicycle Relief Organization. This is a free event, but we are asking everyone to try to donate at least $25 towards this initiative. Please donate to link prior or cash don|
|Oct 21, 2017||Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day||Westbrook Park, DeWitt, Iowa||FORC is once again participating in IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Bike Day, only a few weeks late. The goal of this FREE world wide event is to get kids outdoors and active by introducing them to mountain bikes and off-road trails. Participants will go over basic bike skills and maintenance items in a short MTB-101 type class and then hit the trails for a beginner paced group ride with emphasis on putting the previously learned skills to use. Meet at the Lions Shelter to the south of the ball diamonds by 10 am. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided for participants after the ride. This event is free to all! Recommended for ages 6-16. Parents are welcome to participate! Helmets are required for participation. Twenty helmets were donated by the Dewitt Community Hospital Foundation and Genesis Medical Center to be given away to those in need.|
|Oct 22, 2017||Fatties at Five part Deux||Healthy Habits 3441 Devil's Glenn Road Bettendorf, Iowa||We did it once and now it's time to do it again! Fatties at Five part Deux will roll out from the shop at 5 pm Sunday, Oct. 22nd and cruise the bike path toward a yet-to-be-determined hydration destination. Depending on how long people hydrate, you're encouraged to bring lights for the ride back to the shop. We're not racing, we're parading and enjoying the wonderful fall season! If you don't have a fat tire bike, see us about securing a possible demo.||563-332-5145|
|Nov 5, 2017||QCBC Annual Benefit & Recognition Evening||Camden Centre, Milan, Illinois||Guest speaker professor Chris Sweet from Illinois Wesleyan University will be the clubs featured speaker at the Sunday November 5th QCBC Annual Banquet at the Camden Centre in Milan, Il. The event will kick off with a social hour from 4-5 pm followed by a buffet dinner from Bridge's Catering of Rock Island. Professor Sweet will present "The History of Cycling in Illinois." In addition, Steve Depron, owner of Bike & Hike of Rock Island, will have a display of vintage bikes at the banquet. Following Professor Sweet's presentation the club will recognize club members who rode their first Century, Award of Merit, Volunteer of the Year, as well as the Hall of Fame recipient. Registration will be on "Get Me Registered" beginning September 15th. Cost is $15.00. For additional information contact Dave Ring at email@example.com|