Join us this September 10th for a century or metric century through Rock Island County farmland.

Starting point is Shuler's Shady Grove in Rapids city, with lunch in Geneseo, Illinois provided. The metric century returns to Rapids City from there, while the full century riders continue to Andover, Illinois to a second break stop, then return through Geneseo on their way back to Rapids City.

Featured will be over 250 riders for the Illinois State Qualifiers, plus a Cash Open race sponsored by Quad Cites Bicycle Club. Both races will include the fastest riders from Illinois and surrounding states.

Races kick off at 12:30PM and run though 4PM.

Spectating and parking near Rock Island County Fairgrounds are free!

For further information see

If you attended the Quad Cities Criterium you probably noticed the awesome shirts for sale by the QCBC. The club held a design contest opened to high school and college students and later to the general public. We received about 30 designs and of course we picked the best as our winner. We had the shirts printed at the Handicap Development Center here in Davenport.

Many of the shirts were sold at the Criterium but there are still some for sale.

There will be another (and probably final) On-Line Order Window September 2 - 30, 2016. You will be able to order items and have them ship directly to you. These orders will ship the end of November 2016. Payment will be by credit or debit card only and there is a $10 processing fee per order.

This has to end! No jail for driver who killed Iowa cyclist

Fellow QCBC members,

Please take one minute of your time to sign the Iowa Bicycle Coalition petition. Illinois has a safe passing law. Iowa needs one too.


John Harrington
Jim Hudson

Hi Friend

Since you are an Iowa Bicycle Coalition member, I want you to know about our new efforts before anyone else. On Monday, we will be launching a campaign to "End Fatal Bike Crashes in Iowa".

This is an ambitious campaign goal. The campaign combines much of our work on safe passing laws, bicycle facilities, and safety education, including presenting to driverŐs education classes.

We will make a public announcement on Monday, but feel free to start talking about the campaign.

One of the first actions we are launching is a petition. It would help if all of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition members signed the petition before we launch to the public. It takes less than a minute. You can sign the petition right now at

The petition needs show enough Iowans are sick and tired of traffic deaths and want to end fatal bicycle crashes. We will be collecting signatures following the Mile of Silence on RAGBRAI. But we will not get enough signature if you don't help. Please urge everyone you know to sign the petition.

We are also asking for donations to support the traffic safety efforts of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. Any amount of donation can help advance this campaign.

Thank you in advance for your help. I will keep you up to date on the campaign as it progresses.

Keep moving forward,

Mark Wyatt
Executive Director
Iowa Bicycle Coalition

A big thanks to all of you for making TOMRV a great ride this year! On Saturday the heat added to the challenge with an afternoon high in Dubuque of a muggy 88 degrees. Sunday's cooler temps and light breezes made for an awesome cycling day.

Our final rider count was 1,238, which is up over 100 riders from last year. First year riders were 29% of the total, women accounted for 24%, and the average rider age was 50. Our applause goes to the youngest rider who is 5 years old and the oldest rider who is 96 (ninety-six). Thanks to you repeat riders for telling your friends about our ride, TOMRV.

Hello - we handle the marketing for Amtrak Michigan Services and are reaching out to cycling enthusiasts and groups to share some good news. For the first time ever, bicycles are welcome aboard Amtrak trains on the Pere Marquette line. Passengers on the Pere Marquette can bring their bikes aboard the train for $10 each way. Up to 16 bicycles are allowed on a train. Reservations are required. The Pere Marquette operates daily between Grand Rapids and Chicago.

See the announcement made in Grand Rapids and an example of the bike car.

Amtrak the official bike policy.

We hope you can help spread the word!



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