Submitted by: Dave Georlette
Hello QCBC members.

It's time again for our 15th annual Christmas bicycle luncheon.

Date: December 13th 2017 (Wednesday).
Place: The Machine Shed Restaurant, Davenport Iowa.
Time: 11:30 AM

If you and or your significant other would like to join us for another Christmas lunch, please notify me by e-mail no later than December 6th at as I need to give a head count to the Machine Shed.

Come join us for a Christmas celebration lunch, where we can reminisce about 80 degree temperatures and clear blue skies....

Dave Georlett
Submitted by: Mark Doeckel
An evening for anybody and their families who love to ride a bike. Weather it's just around the block, riding in and out and around the Quad Cities, commuting, racing, triathlon, brevet or anything in between. Or maybe your thinking about wanting to start cycling. Come and enjoy with others who share the same passion.

429 E. 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801
Sunday January 21st

All are welcome.

Food and drinks available from menu.

Mark Doeckel
Submitted by: Dixon Novy
A Free Presentation by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club
  • Open to all area cyclists and/or clubs
  • For first time riders and veterans
  • Training advise & Safety Tips
  • Luggage and logistics
  • Bike maintenance demonstrations
  • Professional slide show
February 3, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807

Dixon Novy
Submitted by: Jim Hudson
Dear PeopleForBikes supporter,

The National Park Service recently announced a plan to increase the entrance fees at 17 of our most iconic national parks, including Yosemite, Canyonlands, and Acadia.

If approved, the new fee structure could pose a major barrier to Americans enjoying our public lands. If you arrive at one of these parks on your bicycle, your entrance fee may double from $15 to $30 per person.

This proposal comes at the same time that the administration has proposed to decrease the National Park Service's annual budget by $400 million.

Click here to let the National Park Service know that this fee increase is not the right approach.

Thanks for taking action.
The PeopleForBikes team
Submitted by: Dixon Novy
RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is a seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Entering its 46TH year, RAGBRAI continues to be the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.

The Quad Cities Bicycle Club RAGBRAI Charter provides quiet/family friendly campsites. Our reserved campsites for the week include cold beverages for sale, multi- tier charging stations, floor pumps, basic tools and our camp's own private, portable sanitation units (KYBOS) in-camp at each overnight town.

Entering our 46th year as hosts, the Quad Cities Bicycle Club RAGBRAI Charter Service will once again begin and end in the Quad Cities. Leave your vehicle in our local designated parking area and enjoy your "car" free vacation knowing you do not have to hassle with finding parking at either the beginning or ending town. We'll then transport you and your gear back to the Quad Cities where you will have your choice of three (3) interstates to take you back home. If you are flying in, our host hotel provides transportation to and from our own Quad City International Airport (MLI).

Submitted by: Don Luth
The riders who participated in this year's Chili Ride got treated to a sunny, windy and abnormally warm day for their ride.

Janette Harrington led the 16 leisure-paced riders with Dick Wolbers doing the sweep, they had two options either 18 or 25 miles on the Duck Creek bike path.

The 26 mid-paced riders rode west across the Duck Creek bike path, and then down Wisconsin Avenue and across Sunderbruch Park and then up Ricker Hill, Hwy 61, Utah Ave, Chapel Hill Road, Wapello Avenue, S Concord returning on the Riverfront bike path, they rode 37 miles with Ken Urban leading the ride.

The 16 fast-paced riders took the Duck Creek bike path east to Valley Drive through Pleasant Valley, LeClaire, Princeton, Mc Clausland, Scott County Park, Park View and back on Utica Ridge and 18th Street to Middle Park, this ride covered 51 miles.

Big thanks to Janette, Ken and Dick for leading and sweeping rides. When the riders return to Middle Park Lagoon shelter they were treated to chili, chicken and wild rice soup, and cookies catered by HyVee. Also, thanks to Becky Luth for manning the lunch stop as well as for making meatless vegetable soup, banana muffins and pumpkin bars. Thanks to all participating and helping make this a success.

Please plan to attend next year and enjoy the ride, fellowship and food.