On Saturday May 10th from 8am - 1pm, come enjoy riding with family and friends along the newly connected 28 mile Trail LOOP.

Travel as much of the trail or as little of it as you want in either direction. Enjoy the outdoors as well as the views from places like the new Pat and Jack Bush scenic overlook. The trail passes through many beautiful parks and along the Beaux Arts Festival in the East Village.

If you need encouragement to take a rest during your ride, various hosts will be located throughout the loop from 9am - 1pm and will have refreshments available. This is a free event and no registration is needed. So please join us - after all, May is Bike Month!

If you need further information please contact:

Bettendorf Parks and Rec at (563)344-4113 or on line at http://www.bettendorf.org/parks
or
Davenport Parks and Rec at (563)328-7275 or on line at http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks.

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Congratulations on being selected as a recipient of the Network: Young Professionals of Quad Cities 4th Annual YP Community Impact Awards.

The Quad Cities Bicycle Club has been selected for our 2014 Livability Award. This award recognizes the QCBC's commitment to making the Quad Cities a more accessible, livable, and attractive place to call home.

The Network - Young Professionals of the Quad Cities
QC Times Article

Bike Overnight Self Supported Touring Ride along the Great River Trail,

Fri Apr 25 - Sat Apr 26, 2014

Davenport to Thomson Causeway Recreation Area and return.

Do you have a touring bike but do not have the time for a long self supported bike tour? Then we have the perfect overnight bike tour for you. We plan on riding the Great River Trail from Downtown Davenport to the Thomson Causeway Recreation Area in Thomson, IL. The route in 50 miles each way, is relatively flat and mostly along the GRT bike path.

For details please contact Leonard Jefferson at (563) 209-7715 or email at jefferslx@msn.com.

The Quad-Cities Criterium has a new location in the Village of East Davenport, and now it has embraced a charity that will be helped by the event.

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation will be the recipient of proceeds of this year's event, set for the Memorial Day weekend. That's the first time in nearly 50 years that the Criterium has had such a beneficiary, said John Harrington, the president of the Quad-Cities Bicycle Club, which organizes and hosts the racing event.

This year will be the first time the Criterium has been held in Iowa. It orginated in Moline and has been held in recent years in downtown Rock Island.
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A cycling event to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research. All proceeds from the event will go to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

The purpose of this event is to remember the life of Ed Longstreth of Muscatine. He was a community minded individual and a bus driver for the Muscatine school district. Ed succumbed to this terrible disease in October of 2013.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and this bike ride is to honor the memory of Ed and others who have lost the battle to Pancreatic Cancer as well as to raise funds to help better understand this disease.

For now we ride for a cure, but one day we will ride in celebration of finding that cure.

June 28, 2014
5 Mile Ride - 9AM
20 Mile Ride - 8AM
40 Mile Ride - 7:30AM
80 Mile Ride - 7AM
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Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Start Location: 11th Street Precinct, East Village, Davenport, Iowa
Check-in Time: 10:00 a.m.
Ride Start: 11:00 a.m.
Distance: 30 miles'ish
Pace: Leisure
Registration: Go to The 11th Street Precinct Face Book Page and click join the Just for Fun Pub Ride!

The 11th Street Precinct will host the first ever JUST FOR FUN Pub Ride. This 30 mile ride will start at 11th Street Precinct in the Village of East Davenport and head across the Government Bridge at the Rock Island Arsenal and north up the Great River Trail to The Edge in Rapids City, IL where a way party awaits.
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Sag stops include TGIF, Captain's Table, Cycle Therapy at Beacon Harbor and The Edge. All stops offer food, beverages, restrooms and at Cycle Therapy you will find bikes, bike supplies and repair services. See attached ride map.

The Just for Fun Pub Ride will provide Sag Wagon support from noon to 6:00 p.m. Sag Wagon information available at check in. Riders will also be given a bingo card at ride start and be eligible for prizes if bingo card is full upon return to 11th Street Precinct. Bingo card prizes compliments of Wolf Beverage.

The 11th Street Precinct will open at 10:00 a.m. on day of Just for Fun Pub Ride and offer beverages. The ride will launch at 11:00 a.m. and is open to all who want to ride just for fun!

To sign-up for this ride go to The 11th Street Precinct Face Book Page and click join the Just for Fun Pub Ride!

There is no registration fee - the ride is free.

kathymacbeth5@gmail.com
515.802.55766

There is no rain date for this ride

NOTE: The Get Me Registered link, in the email that was sent out, was in error. This is the correct link.

Come join us for 2014 Spring Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, May 3rd.

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. Please bring a blanket to cover/protect your bike during transportation.

There will be two buses, with a limit of about 90 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 $25. 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.

If you are planning on riding, please sign up at Get Me Registered.

Tailwind Committee

Dave Thompson
Janette Harrington
Don Luth

How much do you really know about bike safety techniques and state laws? Try LIB's interactive quiz-based lessons to test and expand your knowledge. Spread the word to others about the Adult Bicyclist, Child Bicyclist, and Motorist quizzes.

March 12, 2014. The Quad Cities Criterium (QCC) bicycle race, contested each year on Memorial Day, will be moving to a challenging new course in the Village of East Davenport. The Criterium will be celebrating its 49th edition in 2014.

The course start/finish line will be located in the heart of the Village business district on 11th Street ascending into the hills of McClellan Heights before plunging back down 12th Street to the finish for a total distance of 3/4's of a mile. Criterium race director Tom Schuler stressed that "cyclists are always looking for hilly, challenging courses that test their strength and endurance and this will be a very tough and exciting venue as we approach the 50th anniversary of the event".

The Criterium is owned by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club and has previously been contested in both Moline and the District of Rock Island. Each year 600 participants travel from around the Midwest often competing in a full weekend of bicycle races in Burlington, Muscatine and the Quad Cities, providing significant economic impact to the area and local businesses. Paul Schnell, Vice President of the Village of East Davenport Business Association, summarizes that "the Village is pleased to have such a quality event like the Criterium locating here. The long history of this fine race combined with the unique setting of the Village of East Davenport should provide a fun and entertaining family event for many years to come".
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Additionally, the Criterium will be partnering with the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness and support for the NPCF mission of serving patients with pancreatic cancer and their families. All profits from this year's race will be donated to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. NPCF Founder and National Director Rhonda Hatfield states that "The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is extremely excited to be partnering up with the Quad Cities Bicycle Club. This is a great opportunity to ride together on this journey to increase awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer."

For more information:
About the Village of East Davenport:
Founded in 1851, the Village of East Davenport invites you to discover our unique blend of history, shopping, confectioneries, galleries, pubs, dining, lodging, events & celebrations, along with our scenic parks that overlook the mighty Mississippi River. The Village invites you to shop, eat, drink, and play! www.villageofeastdavenport.com

About the Quad Cities Bicycle Club:
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club (QCBC) is the sixth largest bicycle club in the United States with more than 1200 members. The club mission is to promote safe bicycle riding for cyclists of all ages and capabilities. The QCBC offers more than 200 organized rides each year open to members and non-members alike. For more information contact John Harrington at jwhjkh@gmail.com or the Quad Cities Bicycle Club at info@qcbc.org

About the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
The NPCF strives to provide quality of life, sustainability and dignity to those we serve. Through our donors and volunteers we provide an opportunity of hope and caring for those afflicted by this devastating disease. We also provide the opportunity for those family members to help fight the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. There is no known cure, however, there are new developments every day to prolong and sustain patient quality of life. www.pancreaticcancerfoundation.com


 
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