About the QCBC
The Quad Cities
is a group of cities, Davenport, Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline, Rock Island in Illinois, straddling the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois border.
It is the mission of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club to promote, encourage, and support the safe participation in bicycle riding of all ages and abilities, as well as to anticipate and address needs and interests of all aspects of bicycling in the Quad Cities area.
The QCBC has over 1200 members from 28 states and 2 countries. 85% of our members live in Iowa and Illinois.
A 13 member Board of Directors
including 4 Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) and 9 Directors governs the QCBC. The Board meets each month from September through May on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm at the Bettendorf Public Library. The Board is responsible for achieving QCBC goals while managing an annual budget. The QCBC is exempt from federal income tax as a 501c (4) corporation. It is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Iowa with a December 1 through November 30 fiscal year. It operates in accordance with bylaws adopted in September 1987
and as amended.
The QCBC has Budget and Community Service committees that develop and propose the club's annual operating and community service budgets respectively. It also has a Nominating Committee to nominate Officers and Directors.
The QCBC holds annual meetings in March and October for all members. These meetings include a short Board meeting followed by a planned program and refreshments. The election of club officers is held at the beginning of the October meeting. We also hold our Annual Dinner in November that is open to all members.
The QCBC publishes an annual membership directory, a monthly ride schedule
and a monthly newsletter
for its members entitled Pedalwheeling. It also has a public web site, http://qcbc.org.
The QCBC schedules rides throughout the year for riders of all capabilities and ages.
- Wednesday morning rides
- Weekend Leisure, Mid-Paced and Fast-Paced rides
- Family rides
- Spring Tailwind Century Ride
- Summer evening rides
- TOMRV in June
- Heartland Century Ride in September
- Fall Foliage Ride in October
- Organizes and Sponsors The Quad Cities Criterium in May