Submitted by: Jim Hudson
We are looking for someone to serve as the editor of the Quad Cities Bicycle club monthly news letter.

Our long time editor, Ken Exum, has left the Quad Cities and has asked that we find a replacement. If you have some experience and the willingness to help, contact Jim Hudson, QCBC president for more information.

The position is paid.

Jim Hudson- 309-787-9660, or email at jimpcc2438@sbcglobal.com

Submitted by: Darlene Moritz
This year’s event will be held free of charge for members and guests at the Illiniwek Park Shelter in Hampton, Illinois on Sunday, May 6. Hy-Vee will prepare hamburgers, chicken breasts, brats, and veggie burgers, along with macaroni salad, cole slaw and a variety of sodas and water. Please bring a dish to share.

Schedule for Rides: 9:00 Mid Paced ride. 35-40 miles
9:00 Fast Paced Ride. 50-60 miles
10:00 Leisure Ride 2 hour ride
11:00 Family Ride.

Lunch Served at:12:30 Lunch catered by Hy-Vee

Don’t forget to invite a friend; especially one that might like to join the club.
Please email Darlene Moritz to let her know that you are attending so that she can plan for the cookout.

Please check the website after May 1st for any changes.
Submitted by: Don Luth
Save the dates for 2018 Spring Tailwind Saturday May 5th and Fall Tailwind Saturday October 6th

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Submitted by: Jim Hudson
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club is very pleased to announce that we are expanding our 2018 club race schedule to include Road racing. Our race calendar begins April 19th with a Road race on Campbell's Island. From May through July there will be both Road and Time Trial races held on Tuesdays (TT) and Thursdays(RR). Our races give cyclists a chance to develop their technique and racing skills without the need for a cycling license and without having to travel away to attend a race..Come out and try something new this year with one or all of the race opportunities we have to offer. Race information is available at the Club Racing link at QCBC.org or check the ride schedule. Contact club president, Jim Hudson 309-787-9660, for more info.
Submitted by: Dave Ring
Beginning March 1st QCBC members will be able to register for free Premium services of Ride with GPS. In the next several months the club will be digitizing the current recommended bike routes located on our web site as well as adding new routes. In addition to posting our club routes in a digital format, Ride with GPS will afford individuals, Ride Coordinators, Ride Leaders as well as our Event Coordinators the ability to plan routes and to upload routes onto Smartphones and Garmin devices giving turn by turn directions either on line or off line. The March issue of Pedalwheeling will have additional information on registering and using RidewithGPS. Pre-register is now available at https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/2107-quad-cities-bike-club. “Click on” the button which says, “Sign into Club”. It will then ask you to register and once completed then our member manager will approve you for access to the QCBC RidewithGPS Web Site. For additional information contact Dave Ring at dlring52807@gmail.com.