This year's Chili Ride will be held Sunday, Oct. 19th and will start and end at Bettendorf's Middle Park Lagoon shelter. All rides will start at 9 a.m.

The club will provide chili, drinks and cookies at noon. Cost is $7.

If you plan to ride, please sign up at Get Me Registered between September 3rd and October 14th.

If you have any question please contact Don Luth at

2014 Fall Tailwind Century

Come join us for 2014 Fall Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, October 4th.

We'll start to load bikes at Ben Butterworth Parkway at 6:30 a.m. and leave at 7 a.m. for our starting destination. There will be one bus, with a limit of about 45 people. The drive normally takes about two hours. Once there, we'll unload the bikes and send you on your way after handing out cue sheets. We will have a secure area (probably a locked trailer) for any gear you don't want to haul back on your bike. The entry fee is $30. There will be a basic sag stop about 50 to 60 miles into the ride, with water, Gatorade, sub sandwiches and other goodies. Every route has plenty of small towns with services along the way if you need a full lunch.

Bike Overnight Self-Supported Touring Ride from KOA Campground, Lena, IL to New Glarus Woods State Park, WI Sat Aug 16- Sun Aug 17, 2014

Do you have a touring bike but do not have the time for a long self-supported bike tour? Our next overnight bike tour is 42 miles each way.

For details please contact Leonard Jefferson at (563) 209-7715 or email at

The next Bike overnight is scheduled for 20 and 21 September from Davenport, IA to Thomson, IL.

August Campout Ride, Fri, Aug 22 thru Sun Aug 24th
Hosted by Darlene Moritz at Country Side Camp

We will setup the tents and have a campfire on Friday night. Bring your tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs, coolers of food and drinks. You will need food and drinks for Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday night. Showers will be available for campers.

You can come out Friday night to camp and have a campfire, or come out Saturday morning to start our ride.

If you are not a camping person, you may choose to stay at Savanna's Super 8 (815) 273-2288 or the L&M Motel (815) 273- 7728 rooms are limited, all located in Savanna.

Cost is $6.00 per person to help pay for expenses (the Porta Potty, charcoal, etc.). We will have grills available to cook your food and a campfire.
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Saturday morning we will take off at 8:30 as a group on a 65- mile loop ride. We will have lunch in Mt Carroll, then return to our campsite and have a cookout and campfire.

Sunday we will head out for breakfast at 8:30 on our bikes to a local restaurant and then ride a 50-mile loop back to our campsite. Tents should be dry and ready to take down to break camp.

Don't miss the fun. For information of address for the camp, and to make your reservations, contact Darlene Moritz at (563) 386-3499 (leave a message with your phone number) or email

I need to know if you are camping or staying at the Hotels in Savanna. Please let me know which hotel you will be staying at.

Now is the time to make plans to join Deb and Dean Mathias and others for the 2014 QCBC Fall Foliage Ride in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, on October 4th and 5th. The ride starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4th from the Military Ridge Bike Trail parking lot and will be 50 to 60 miles. The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday from the same location and will be 40 to 50 miles. The Mathias' will drive to Mt. Horeb on Friday, October 3rd.

We realize that this weekend is in conflict with the Fall Tailwind Ride this year. The ride had to be moved up a weekend due to a conference that will occupy Mt. Horeb the second weekend in October.

With ride season finally here and everyone is planning which rides to put on their schedules. I hope you will consider doing the Challenge Ride this year. If you have ridden it before, we can only hope you will be back to ride again as we try to make this event even bigger. Last year we changed the date to a warmer weekend and we ended up with 75 + riders, for our biggest turn out ever. Last year we raised $ 4800, which exceeded the amount raised once again at their annual golf outing. Way to go Bikers. This year the Challenge will be held, August, 16, to catch the warmer weather and hopefully fairer skies.

Just a reminder, the QCBC posts rides and tours you might be interested in. These rides can be found by clicking the "Rides/Tours" link on the left side of our page.

Please note: The QCBC does not assume any responsibility for these rides and provides these listings as a service to our members.


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