Ride like the wind. It's fun and very rewarding to ride 100 miles with the wind at your back. A bus will take the riders out 100 miles and we will ride back to the Quad Cities. We currently offer 2 tailwind rides, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
Fall Tailwind CenturySaturday October 5, 2013 2013 Fall Tailwind Century 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. There will be one bus, with a limit of about 45 people, but we'll add another bus if there is enough interest. The drive normally takes about two hours. Please bring a blanket to protect your bike on the truck. 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. 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. There will not be a rain date. If we are rained out we will give you free entry into next year's spring or fall tailwind ride. There is no sag vehicle if you can't finish! It is 100 miles, so think about your fitness level before riding. The northern/western routes have a lot of hills and negate some of the benefit of the tailwind. All potential routes are on the QCBC website so you can get accurate info on the difficulty of each route. Registration information will be posted once it is available. Fall Tailwind Ride Committee