Get your headlights charged up for Thursday evening Night Rides during October. Rides will start at 6:00pm on Thursdays. The first 2 weeks, October 2nd & 9th, meet at Eastern Ave. Park on the Duck Creek Trail in Davenport. The next 2 weeks, October 16th and 23rd, meet at the large parking lot by Lindsay Park Yacht Club along the Riverfront in the Village of East Davenport. The length of these rides will vary between 15 - 25 miles and we will regroup often.

A mountain or hybrid bike is suggested for these rides. You will need a headlight and/or helmet light and a lighted, red rear reflector. Using a red light on the back of your bike will allow other riders to judge their distance from your rear wheel and hopefully not run into your bike.
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The weather can vary on these rides and we will only ride when the trails are dry. If the trails are still wet and muddy due to a recent rain, we don't ride. If at all possible, wear clothing that is reflective and put reflectors and/or reflective tape on your bike. You need to be "seen" by cars as you cross streets.

We hope you will join us for all or some of these rides in October (2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd). We are not planning on riding on October 30th due to Halloween. Riding the Duck Creek Trail or Riverfront Trail on these night rides is a whole new experience especially as the month progresses and the days get shorter.

If you have questions regarding equipment suggested for these rides, please feel free to contact Bill & Kathy at: 563-355-2564 or 563-340-2142 or by email at: kbstorm@aol.com or billstorm@aol.com. We look forward to riding with you on Thursday nights in October.

Bill & Kathy Storm

Sunday Sept 21, 2014

NOTE: Here are the Heartland Cue Sheets, please print one and bring it along. There will be a few at the start if you forget.
The 2014 edition of the Heartland Century will be happening with a revised route and 2 distance options of roughly 60 and 100 miles. Both courses start at Illiniwek Park in Illinois. There will be a sag stop in Geneseo at the Gazebo in the city park, for the short route, and you'll hit it twice for the long route. The lunch stop for the long route will be in Andover. Both stops will be stocked with Sandwiches, fruits, beverages and energy bars, and there will be Snacks at the end also.
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October 21st, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bent River Brewing Company
512 24th Street, Rock Island,IL

The speakers have not fully committed yet. Please check the website for any updates on the meeting.

We will have a short board meeting with elections, food, beer and pop and...a speaker!

If you have any questions, please contact me
Hope to see you there.

Denise Duethman Haussler
309-721-7273
neuromanager910@yahoo.com

CARTER LEBEAU TRIBUTE RIDE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
Kaye LeBeau Ride Leader

If you can't ride with us, please consider to meet up with the group at the new Battle of Credit Island Memorial parking lot to share your own Carter stories or to simply join our audience.
  • 8:00 Social
  • 9:00 Start from Isle of Capri - West Parking Lot
Event Hosted by Kaye LeBeau & Vivian Norton

15 Mile river front ride on Route 66 to Credit Island & back to the Isle

10:00 Pause at Credit Island to hear from Carter's friends & family

A QCBC 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

For more information contact:
Dixon Novy
563-221-9093
Evenings & Weekends

This year's Chili Ride will be held Sunday, Oct. 19th and will start and end at
Bettendorf's Middle Park Lagoon shelter.

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2014 Fall Tailwind Century

Come join us for 2014 Fall Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, October 4th.

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. 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 $30. 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.
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Now is the time to make plans to join Deb and Dean Mathias and others for the 2014 QCBC Fall Foliage Ride in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, on October 4th and 5th. The ride starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4th from the Military Ridge Bike Trail parking lot and will be 50 to 60 miles. The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday from the same location and will be 40 to 50 miles. The Mathias' will drive to Mt. Horeb on Friday, October 3rd.

We realize that this weekend is in conflict with the Fall Tailwind Ride this year. The ride had to be moved up a weekend due to a conference that will occupy Mt. Horeb the second weekend in October.
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