Submitted by: Dave Ring
Come join the QCBC Tour de France party on Sunday July 23rd at Roosters, 2130 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. The "Tour" party will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will continue until the Champions are crowned on the Champs-Elysees.

Wear yellow or your QCBC "colors" and make your prediction of who will win the final stage as the sprinters compete for final honors.

If you plan to attend, drop a note to Dave Ring at dlr52807@gmail.com by Friday, July 21st. Roosters would like to know the approximate number that will be attending so they are prepared.
Submitted by: Dave Kealey
Heartland Century Ride will be held Saturday, Sept. 16th, 2017 in the city of Geneseo, Illinois. Note the date has been changed.

It is planned as several small loops from the Geneseo Brewing Company in downtown Geneseo as "out and backs" averaging 25-35 miles. Riders are encouraged to ride as much as they wish, from 25 miles to a full century.

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Submitted by: Doug Truesdell
MANY THANKS to all of you for making TOMRV a great ride, our 40th year! Saturday was a hot day but a tailwind pushed riders in early. Sunday was similar but headwinds made for a tough ride. Riders reported a challenging trip back.

The rider count was 1,086 - first year riders were 30% of the total, 23% of riders were women, and 66% of our riders started at Scott. Thanks to you returning riders for telling your friends and bike clubs about our ride.

I know of one injury when a rider went down in a road crack. Overall the bike tour was safe this year.

Have a great riding summer. For those of you going on RAGBRAI have a fun week. For your other endurance events this year - good fortune. And of course have a great summer biking with your family, friends and bike clubs.

Doug Truesdell
TOMRV Coordinator