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Fall Tailwind Information Update

Wanted Trailwind Coordinator

2021 Fall Tailwind is still scheduled for October 

We are currently looking for a new Tailwind Coordinator to replace Don Luth who has resigned.  If you are interested please contact Dave Ring at  If you need more information on the responsibilities of the Tailwind Coordinator contact Don Luth who can answer your questions.  Contact Don at

Hopefully we will be able to resume the Tailwind events again in the spring of 2021.

Tailwind Committee
Don Luth
Janette Harrington
Dave Thompson

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Come join us for our 2019 Fall Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, October 5th. We'll start to load bikes at 6:30 am at The Bend. The address is 111 Bend Boulevard, East Moline, IL 61244. We will leave at 7 a.m. for our starting destination. Please bring a blanket to protect your bike during transportation. There will be one bus, with a limit of about 45 people. The drive normally takes about two hours. 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. The entry fee is $35. 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. You can register through the QCBC website  Registration will be open August 10th through September 29th at midnight. Hope to see you there. 

The Tailwind Committee

Dave Thompson,

Janette Harrington

Don Luth

Tailwind Century Maps

All Tailwind Century rides: Starting and Ending at The Bend.

QCBC assumes no liability for abnormal road conditions, high volume traffic, or accuracy. In general, routes are on low volume city, county, state, township roads, in addition to some bike paths. 





Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Washburn_IL.pdf Southeast 100 miles 3075 ft
Lewistown South 101 miles 3300 ft

Soutwest 103 miles 2710 ft
Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Byron_IL.pdf Northeast 105 miles 4200 ft
Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Shabbona_IL.pdf East 106 miles 1550 ft





Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Farley_IA.pdf North Northwest 100 miles 3900 ft
Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Dubuque.pdf North 101 miles 4000 ft
Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Central_City_IA.pdf Northwest 103 miles 3600 ft
Tailwind_Cue_Sheet_Webster_IA.pdf West 104 miles 3715 ft