Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley
June 11-12 2016
We leave on Saturday from Bettendorf, Iowa (106 miles) or
from Goose Lake, Iowa (69 miles) and travel to Clarke University in Dubuque,
Iowa. The next day we return using a different route to Bettendorf (90
miles) or to Goose Lake (46 miles). The route is varied and scenic, using
lightly traveled paved roads. There are many views of the Mississippi
River as we ride along it, over it on bridges, and through it on
causeways. The route is hilly near Dubuque, with 6,000 feet of climbing
on Saturday and 4,000 feet on Sunday
You will have top-notch support services
on the tour. The Quad Cities Bicycle Club
provides many rest stops on the way with
free food and refreshments. Additional food
is sold along the route by civic and church
organizations. Upon arriving at Clarke, the
legendary TOMRV banquet is waiting for
you. Clarke University opens their dormitories for our
This is TOMRV, a tradition of good riding,
good scenery, challenging hills, good food,
and an overall good time. So if this is for
you, then plan to ride with us this year.
- TOMRV provides emergency bicycle repair on the route
and at Clarke University.
- There is a free secure bike lock-up area at
Clarke University with an overnight guard.
- Massage tables are available at Clarke on
Saturday afternoon for a separate charge.
- After your Saturday ride, relax at the
Clarke Beer Garden. Each year we have live music.
- There will be a drawing for door prizes.
- A breakfast buffet is available on Sunday
morning at Clarke for a separate charge.
- Showers are available at Goose Lake and at
Bettendorf at the end of the ride.