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!
|Thursday nights||7:30pm||Weather permitting, we aim for 22-28 miles of tasty gravel. Wear your helmet, bring your fully charged front and rear lights and prepare for an adventure! The goal is to return to the shop and enjoy beverages at Crawford Brew Works by 9:30pm. Follow our Facebook page for weekly ride details.||Healthy Habits 3651 Devils Glen Bettendorf||563-332-5145|
|Oct 20, 2018||6th Annual Quad-Cities Tweed Ride||Village Theater in the Village of East Davenport||Modeled after the original "Tweed Runs" of London, our Tweed Ride is a leisurely bicycle ride along the scenic Davenport riverfront. It will launch from the Village Theater in the quaint Village of East Davenport and meander downriver to Credit Island Park and the Seurat Statue Garden where riders can enjoy a picnic lunch, complimentary tea, cider and scones with live music provided by the Quad-Cities Ukulele Club. Following a group photo amongst the Statues, the riders will wind their way back to the Village Theater for the Awards Ceremony, Door Prizes and Tweed Bike Raffle. Cost to ride is free but a $20 donation will provide the rider with a warm fuzzy feeling, a souvenir armband and entitlement to the awards and prize giveaways. All funds raised help offset our costs with the balance donated to River Action to help with repair and maintenance of the privately funded Suerat Statue Garden.|
|Oct 20, 2018||QCBC Chili Ride||Middle Park Lagoon, Bettendorf. If you are driving to the start use Parkway Dr.||Ride bike path and then enjoy the club's Annual Chili Lunch at 1pm at Middle Park Lagoon. Please see details on website to RVSP for lunch.||Janette Harrington 563-343-0464|
|Nov 4, 2018||QCBC Annual Dinner featuring Andrea Cohen||Milan Camden Centre||The Quad Cities Bicycle Club Board of Directors is proud to announce Andrea Cohen formerly of Davenport will speak at the QCBC Annual Dinner November 4th at the Milan Camden Centre. In June Andrea competed in the grueling 2,745 mile Tour Divide, an annual mountain biking race traversing the length of the Rocky Mountains from Banff Canada to the Antelope Wells, NM. It is an ultra-distance cycling ride that is an extreme test of endurance, self-reliance and mental toughness. In addition, Andrea has competed in 5 Trans Iowas, 5 Dirty Kanzas, several Gravel Worlds and just about every other gravel and mountain bike race in the Mid-West. Andrea teaches bicycle-related classes and started the “gravel scouts” that introduces cyclist to riding gravel. Social: 4–5pm Dinner: 5–6pm Program: 6pm Direct any questions to Dave Ring at email@example.com. Club members can register in two ways: Mail-In deadline is Saturday October 27th. Cost is $18.00 QCBC Banquet % Leona Carlough|
|Nov 10, 2018||Trail Bike Demo with Specialized||Illiniwek (Sylvan if the trails are closed)||We’re really excited about the new Stumpjumper and Epic Evo here at the shop these days! And, we’re even more stoked to be able to share some ride time on these new bikes with you all! We have a Trail Demo Day planned for Saturday, November 10 at Illiniwek (with a backup plan of Sylvan Island if the weather is uncooperative). Come out and throw down on one of these new machines! I bet you won’t be disappointed! We’ll post some more updates as the event gets closer, like what time the bikes will be there, so check back from time to time!||563-332-5145|
|Dec 1, 2018||Global Fat Bike Day 2018||Freight House Market Place in Davenport||It's time to gather our regional fat-tribe for some world-wide group-fun. FORC will host the gathering of the wide flock starting at 11 am with the fat photo at High Noon before we roll along the Mighty Mississippi to Credit Island. This event is purely a grass-roots, community-based dealio. No sponsors, no entry fees, no t-shirts, no commercialization and no worries…..just one of the best times you've ever had on a fat-bike! Global Fat Bike Day (GFBD) isn’t owned or run by any commercial enterprise or Trail Advocacy Organization. GFBD belongs to everyone who has a fat-bike and wants to celebrate! All are invited to get together, join in the fun and STOMP!! FORC members and fattie enthusiasts will lead the annual group gathering of fat-bike amigos for a group ride from the Freight House after the Noon photo to Credit Island for an afternoon of stomping and romping and riding! This isn’t a competition! Every GFBD celebration is an opportunity to celebrating the joy of riding a|
|Jan 19, 2019||FORC 2019 Membership Drive & Chili Cook-Off||Stardust, Davenport||Join FORC in the new year to celebrate 2018 accomplishments and kick off 2019!!! Renew your FORC membership or join the club! Also, start working on those Chili recipes. Who wants to win the coveted 'Worst FORC'n Chili' award!?!?|