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.
|Wednesday Road Ride||5 PM||Tired of waiting through bridge traffic for an hour just to go and ride your bike? Then stay on the Iowa side of the river and join the Healthy Habits crew on a fast paced group road bike ride for advanced road riders. Expect around a 50 mile ride where most sections will be around 22-24mph average pace.||Our Store||(563) 332-5145|
|Thursday Night Gravel Ride||7:30 PM||Gravel Rides are back at Healthy Habits! Every Thursday night (weather permitting) we're going to be out getting some gravel miles in! Two rides, an A ride in the 30ish mile range, and a B Ride in the 20ish mile range! Check our Facebook page for any updates or weather-related cancellations.||The store||563-332-5145|
Here are some cycling related events happening in the Quad Cities area:
|May 28, 2017||Blessing of the Bikes||Davenport: Grace Lutheran Church, 1140 E. High St.||At 9:45 AM both bicycles and motorcycles will be blessed by local clergy.|
|May 29, 2017||Healthy Habits Faterium||Village of East Davenport||Bruce will once again send off the fatties for our 2nd annual Faterium along the QC Criterium course at 3:50! On-site registration only and there is NO CAP for this event. As always, it's free and fun and fatabulous!!!|
|May 29, 2017||52nd Annual Quad Cities Kwik Star Criterium||Village of East Davenport||Enjoy a full day of racing with the 52nd Annual Quad Cities Kwik Star Criterium on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th starting at 9am. The challenging and exciting course through the Village of East Davenport gives cyclists and fans alike a great day of racing and fun. Follow the criterium link for a full list of race start times.|
|Jun 10, 2017||40th Annual TOMRV (Tour of the Mississippi River Valley)||Bettendorf to Dubuque & back||TOMRV is the Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley, a Midwest cycling tradition since 1978. Every year 1,500 bicycling enthusiasts come to ride the TOMRV tour which offers a challenging ride on scenic roads through Midwest farmland and along the Mississippi River. This two-day event averages roughly 100 miles each way. See the Quad Cities Bicycle Club website for details.|
|Jun 17, 2017||Quad Cities Tri||West Lake, Davenport||In its 18th year, the QC Triathlon is a favorite sprint of the bi-state area. The event includes a 600 yard swim, 15 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run, all based in scenic West Lake Park. See website for more details.|
|Jun 24, 2017||Tour deCure||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Help raise awareness for research as well as local programming, education and advocacy while supporting a healthy lifestyle in a fun way! There are four routes from which to choose ranging from a Family Ride and 25 miles to a full 100 mile century.|
|Jun 25, 2017||FORC side Thrill Ride||Sunderbruch Park, Davenport||Sunderbruch offers a familiar Midwest singletrack experience with a twist. New for 2017 are the newly improved and reconstructed wood berms on the Jubilee trail. Trails feature plenty of man made technical features, roots, leg burning climbs and bone shaking downhills. The race course will be marked out and available for pre-riding late Saturday afternoon, June 24th, the day before the event. The Sunday racing schedule begins at 9 AM and concludes with the 1:04 PM Comp Race.|
|Jul 15, 2017||Z Tour Bike Ride||Princeton, Illinois||This recreational road ride provides you with a chance to enjoy some of the best paved roads that north central Illinois has to offer. The five routes ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles will feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, beautiful views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic. All proceeds benefit the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, Inc., a not-for-profit child care center.|
|Jul 23, 2017||RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa)||Iowa||RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Heading into its 45th year, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.|
|Aug 4, 2017||XX FORC Fest||Details are still firming up for this weekend-long celebration of 20 years of FORC!. Save the date for Aug. 4-6 and check the FORC website for details.|
|Aug 5, 2017||DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon||DeWitt, Iowa||Beginning at 8 AM at Lake Kildeer east of DeWitt. This event features 2 separate transition areas, one at the lake and the second at Central High School. Participants will complete a 500 yard swim, 15 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. See the event website for additional details.|