QCBC Spring into Bicycling Open House
Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Freight House Lower reception area next to Fresh Deli
400 W. Beiderbeck Dr., Davenport, Iowa

Come join us and learn how the Quad Cities Bicycle Club (QCBC) can help you SPRING into bicycling!

Learn about the various rides that we offer and talk to the individuals who organize them:
  • Family Rides
  • Beginner Rides
  • Leisure Rides
  • Women's Rides
  • Mid-paced Rides
  • Self Contained Weekend Camping Rides
  • RAGBRAI Training Rides
  • Criterium
Get some tips on commuting and how best to maneuver our city streets from home to work using the QC Bicycle Metro Map.

Provide input for bicycle Infrastructure in the QC. What does your city need to make it more bicycle friendly?

Learn about our Bike Month (May) and Bike to Work Week (May 11-15) activities.

View displays highlighting our rich 50 year history.

Participate in bike maintenance demonstrations. Here are some selections:
  • Changing a flat tire.
  • Bike safety check
  • Chain repair
Come and just spend some time talking about bicycling, share stories, see how you and your family can get involved, and give us ideas on how to make the QCBC work for you!

Location for this event is easily accessible for all by bicycle. Ride on down, visit the Farmers Market, purchase some lunch, and enjoy the river view.

Invite a friend, co-worker, and all your family members!

For more information contact Deb and Dean "Bareback" Mathias at mathiasdebdean@peoplepc.com or by phone at Dean's cell: 309-737-8429.

Cruisin' the Celtic Isles
Saturday March 14, 2015
9 a.m.
Ben Butterworth Pkwy
1st St. & Old River Dr.
East Moline, Illinois

Join us on Saturday March 14th to Cruise the Celtic Isles. Bust out those Irish duds for a chance to win a $25 gift card for "Most Irish." Prizes also awarded to oldest and youngest riders. Don't forget to get your card at each SAG stop for your winning poker hand. This ride is the first organized club ride of the year and open to the public. Invite your cycling and non-cycling friends. (Even the non-Irish will be allowed to ride.) The ride will start at the east end of Ben Butterworth. Distance is approximately 25 miles, with shorter options available. We will meet up at Front Street Brewery for lunch and prize awards.

All club members are strongly encouraged to bring a non-member so they can experience how "very serious" we QCBC folks are about our riding! This is a free ride compliments of QCBC.

The ride will be cancelled if we receive 3 inches of snowfall or greater in the proceeding 24 hrs or temperatures are below 32 degrees. This will be posted on the QCBC website. Hopefully, the Luck of the Irish will be on our side and we will have great spring weather!

Contact Info:
Ray & Angie Morrison

Get your calendars ready, here's what your club is doing in 2015.

Tuesday, March 10Spring General Meeting
Saturday, March 14Cruisin' the Celtic Isles
Saturday, March 28QCBC Spring Into Bicycling Open House New!
Saturday, May 2Spring Tailwind
Sunday, May 3Spring Picnic and Donation Ride New!
Monday-Friday, May 11-15Bike to Work Week activities New!
Wednesday, May 20Ride of Silence
Monday, May 25Quad Cities Criterium
Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14TOMRV
Saturday, June 27pEDaling for Pancreatic Cancer
Sunday-Saturday, July 19-25RAGBRAI QCBC Preferred Charter Service
Saturday-Sunday August 22,23Campout Ride
August date TBDTour de Grand Detour New!
Sunday, September 13Heartland Century
Saturday, October 3Fall Tailwind
Saturday-Sunday, October 10-11Fall Foliage Ride
Saturday, October 17Chili Ride
Tuesday, October 20Fall General Meeting
Saturday, October 31Annual Dinner
Date TBDQCBC Time Trial New!

See you on the road.
John Harrington

Come join us for 2015 Spring Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, May 2.

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. Please bring a blanket to cover/protect your bike during transportation.

There will be two buses, with a limit of about 90 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 March General Meeting will be one week earlier this year due to St. Patrick's Day.

Jeff Bradley and Tom Schuler will be our speakers for the evening. They are both members of Team 7-Eleven. They will be answering your questions about the team and racing with the team. If you purchased the Team 7-Eleven book, bring it with you for some autographs. Also, Tom's company is the director of our Criterium and he can answer any questions about the local race.
Tuesday March 10th @ 7:00 pm
Moe's Burgers & Brews
1524 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL
Dinner, beverages and then the meeting.

Denise Duethman Haussler, V.P.


March 04, 2015
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