Submitted by: Dave Ring
The QCBC is honored to have Professor Steve McGuire who is Professor of Metal Arts and 3D Design, in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa as our guest speaker at our fall General Meeting.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday October 10th at Moe's Burger and Brew, 1524 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL.. The social hour will begin at 5:00 pm followed by a light dinner at 6:00 pm.

Most recently, Steve has created a handmade bicycle curriculum, teaching Fabrication and Design: Hand Built Bicycle I and II since 2010. The University of Iowa Hand Built Bicycle Program, comprised equally of art and engineering majors, emanates from the pedagogical belief that purposeful exploration is the best tool for teaching and learning skills, concepts and tools-in this instance welding, modeling, 3D concepts, fabrication tools, aesthetics and materials. The University of Iowa was the first academic institution to be selected to exhibit the work of students at the North American Hand Built Bicycle Show, the most prestigious venue of its kind internationally. Since 2014, engineering and art students have traveled annually to the North American Hand Built Bike Show (Charlotte, NC; Louisville, KY; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT) to exhibit the bicycles they built, in the process garnering national recognition for their quality work.

Steve's current project is, Blue Dot - Building a Bicycle and Racing the Iditarod Trail Invitational. This project is centered on building a bicycle for accomplishing a 350 mile winter endurance race in Alaska on the Iditarod Trail February 2018, and doing a video documentary of the building and racing of the bicycle.

In addition to Professor McGuire's presentation, election of offices and a short business meeting will be conducted. Additional information about the evening will be published on the QCBC Web Site as well as the QCBC Facebook page.

Questions can be directed to Dave Ring at dlr30269@gmail.com.