If you are interested in staying active this winter and are looking for an alternative to riding your bike on cold snowy days, consider joining other QCBC members on some "Winter Hikes" during January and February. In the past, we have hiked at: Scott County Park (Park View), Sunderbruch Park (Davenport), Blackhawk Historical Site (Rock Island), Loud Thunder Forest Preserve (Andalusia), Johnson Sauk Trail (Kewanee) and Starved Rock State Park (Utica, IL).
Other parks that would make for a good winter hike in the QC Area include: Credit Island (Davenport) and Illiniwek Forest Preserve (Hampton).
If you would like to lead a hike, just pick a Saturday or Sunday date, a start time and the park you'd like to lead the hike at. Then contact me at 563-355-2564 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting information for January Hike Dates is December 15th in order to appear in the January issue of the newsletter. Information on hikes for January and February will appear in the newsletter and on the club's web site.
Non-QCBC members, children, and dogs are welcome on these hikes as well. Bundle up and come join others who want to enjoy the outdoors during the "off" season. If there is enough snow on the Hike Dates, snowshoes work out really well as we will be hiking in hilly areas in the woods.
With this early winter weather, now is the time for QCBC members to apply for RAGBRAI.
Preferred Charter Registration is open for QCBC members only.
You must be a QCBC member by December 31st 2014 in order to qualify for our club rates. Our non-club member charter application will not be available until after the lottery results are released, approximately April 2015.
One of our new Board members, Lyndsey El-Bahi, won volunteer of the year from the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation for a ride that she ran this year.