2015 Criterium Volunteer Course Orientation Meeting
11th St. Precinct MOUNDS STREET ENTRANCE
Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.

Volunteers will meet their shift leader, hear about any changes in course set up/crossings, walk/ride the course, and learn about their crossing/corner.

Also, any volunteers who would like to help set up and tear down the course the day of the Crit, please join us!

Pizza and soft drink provided.

Thank you!
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The Time Trial has come back to the Quad Cities Bicycle Club roster of activities. The time trial is a race of various lengths, from 5K to 115 miles. The time trial is used in Road Racing and is the cycling portion of a triathlon.

THE QCBC will be hosting four Time Trials starting in May and continuing through August. The first 3 races are individual races the final race is a Team Time Trial
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We make the trek to RAGBRAI (Register's-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa) 2015's eighth and final overnight locale for the second installment of The Iowa Gallivant's scouting of this proud Iowa tradition. The late July hum of bike tires, the sunny glare off of colorful headgear, and the sound of craft beer taps hard at work will be hitting Davenport before you know it. So, while you're making your camping plans, reading product reviews about the best gel inserts for your seats, or figuring out how you're going to get one more 400+ mile journey out of your favorite jersey, take a few minutes to see what Team Goodvin is up to. We're scouting the great city of Davenport and it's vibrant downtown district!
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2015 QCBC Spring Picnic and Food Drive

This year's event will be held free of charge for members and guests at the Illiniwek Park Shelter in Hampton, Illinois on Sunday, May 3. Hy-Vee will prepare hamburgers, chicken breasts, brats, veggie burgers along with macaroni salad, cole slaw and a variety of sodas and water.

Please bring a dish to share and a non-perishable food item. All non-perishable food items will be donated to the Riverbend Food Pantry in Davenport. Let's show our QCBC generosity and see how many pounds we can donate!

Schedule
  • 9:00 Mid Paced ride. 35-40 miles, led by Kathy and Bill Storm.
  • 9:00 Fast Paced Ride. 50-60 miles, led by Don Luth.
  • 10:00 Combined Leisure/Beginner Ride. Up to 25 mile ride lead by Dean Mathias and Lyndsey El-Bahi. Beginners may choose to do a shorter ride with Lyndsey.
  • 11:00 Family Ride. 12 miles led by Brandy Howe.
  • 12:30 Lunch catered by Hy-Vee
Don't forget to invite a friend; especially one that might like to join the club.

Please email Darlene Moritz (dmoritz@access.net) to let her know that you are attending so that she can plan for the cookout.

Quad City Get Out And Trail (GOAT) Event

May is Bike Month! To celebrate, the Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island Parks and Recreation Departments invite you to participate in their annual GOAT event! This "Get Out And Trail" event will be held on Saturday May 9th from 8am - 1pm. Enjoy the many trails in the Quad Cities with your family and friends. The majority of the routes are on separated trails along the Mississippi River and Duck Creek in Iowa and the Rock River in Illinois.

We encourage you to walk, jog, bike, or rollerblade as much or as little of the many trails as you want and in any direction, starting from any location. Enjoy the outdoors as well as the many scenic views along the trails. The trails pass through many beautiful parks and other areas with a wide variety of amenities. If you need encouragement to take a rest during your ride, various hosts will be located throughout the trails from 9am - 1pm with refreshments available. There will also be raffle tickets given out to anyone visiting any of the rest stops, so be sure to stop by as many as you can to help your chances of winning great prizes!

This is a free event and no registration is needed. Maps of the routes are available at any of the web sites below.

If you need further information please contact
Bettendorf Parks and Recreation at (563)344-4113
Davenport Parks and Recreation at (563)328-7275
Moline Parks and Recreation at (309) 524-2424
Rock Island Parks and Recreation at (309) 732-7275

Tour de Brew QC is a bicycle ride of Quad Cities Breweries and Pubs along or close to the Mississippi River Trail in both Iowa and Illinois. The Inaugural ride was organized in 2014 to raise awareness and support for cancer patients and their families. All profits from last year benefitted the LIVESTRONG Foundation that gives back to our community through programs such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Gilda's Club. With the overwhelming support from the community that contributed to the success of lasts years ride, we are so pleased to be able to add two more organizations to the recipients this year: S.A.M. (Sharing America's Marrow) and the Camp Kessem/Augustana chapter.

We are excited to start the tour at a new venue, Rock Island Brewing Company in The District of Rock Island, Illinois, which will be opening early at 10 a.m. for Tour de Brew QC.
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After checking in for registration riders will journey across the historic Rock Island Arsenal bridge to a new stop on the tour, BREW in the Village of East Davenport, where they can choose between a wide variety of brews, both coffee and craft beers, or maybe even a glass of vino.

Since we had so much fun last year, we have ordered another round at Great River Brewery.

From there riders will follow the trail along the scenic Mississippi River out to The Edge Eatery and Drinkatorium in Rapids City, Illinois. This will be our lunch stop with food/drink specials AND LIVE MUSIC! Don't miss out on your first opportunity of the day to swab and become a potential bone marrow HERO/donor as part of our Donor Jam in support of S.A.M. and their 50 states, 50,000 donors in 2015.

The next stop will be Steel Head Tavern in Moline, where tour participants can gather on the plaza of Bass Street Landing. Don't forget that Steel Head Tavern will open at noon for Tour de Brew QC just in case riders get thirsty and choose to make a pit stop on the way out to The Edge.

As riders leave the trail, they will travel a few blocks to "Get Bent" at our favorite local brewery, Bent River in Moline. If you have never tried their Uncommon Stout, the brew that is responsible for making them famous and creating the friendship of the Tour de Brew QC ride organizers, we promise, you will not be disappointed.

SOUND LIKE RAGBRAI TRAINING YET?

Well, we are just getting started! The after ride party will greet you as Tour de Brew QC takes over the District. At RIBCO there will be all day festivities, including special beer tappings, raffles & silent auction at 6 pm, more bone marrow donor swabbing and LIVE MUSIC!!! Come early, stay late...you don't want to miss out!

Did we forget to mention that each destination on the tour will have a special raffle basket of BREW SWAG, you will receive those raffle entries in your registration packet, to disperse at each location throughout the day.

Come join us for 2015 Spring Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, May 2.

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.
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