Beginner Rides - Thursdays @ 5:30pm

This is a ride that we will ride 30-45 minutes out in one direction and then turn around and come back. This will be at the pace of the group. No rider will be dropped.

For those that would like to be included on the weekly email, please send your request to lyndsey.elbahi@hotmail.com.

Thank you!
Lyndsey

Units
About 900,000 in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada
Description
This recall involves all models of Trek bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake (see Figures 1 and 2). Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position, are not included in this recall.
Remedy
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel. Trek will provide each owner who participates in the recall with a $20 coupon that is redeemable by December 31, 2015 toward any Bontrager merchandise. (The coupon has no cash value.)
Sold at
Bicycle stores nationwide from about September 1999 through April 2015 for between $480 and $1,650.
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2015 Criterium Volunteer Course Orientation Meeting
11th St. Precinct MOUNDS STREET ENTRANCE
Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.

Volunteers will meet their shift leader, hear about any changes in course set up/crossings, walk/ride the course, and learn about their crossing/corner.

Also, any volunteers who would like to help set up and tear down the course the day of the Crit, please join us!

Pizza and soft drink provided.

Thank you!
Bareback 309-737-8429

The Time Trial has come back to the Quad Cities Bicycle Club roster of activities. The time trial is a race of various lengths, from 5K to 115 miles. The time trial is used in Road Racing and is the cycling portion of a triathlon.

THE QCBC will be hosting four Time Trials starting in May and continuing through August. The first 3 races are individual races the final race is a Team Time Trial
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We make the trek to RAGBRAI (Register's-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa) 2015's eighth and final overnight locale for the second installment of The Iowa Gallivant's scouting of this proud Iowa tradition. The late July hum of bike tires, the sunny glare off of colorful headgear, and the sound of craft beer taps hard at work will be hitting Davenport before you know it. So, while you're making your camping plans, reading product reviews about the best gel inserts for your seats, or figuring out how you're going to get one more 400+ mile journey out of your favorite jersey, take a few minutes to see what Team Goodvin is up to. We're scouting the great city of Davenport and it's vibrant downtown district!
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2015 QCBC Spring Picnic and Food Drive

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 3. Hy-Vee will prepare hamburgers, chicken breasts, brats, veggie burgers along with macaroni salad, cole slaw and a variety of sodas and water.

Please bring a dish to share and a non-perishable food item. All non-perishable food items will be donated to the Riverbend Food Pantry in Davenport. Let's show our QCBC generosity and see how many pounds we can donate!

Schedule
  • 9:00 Mid Paced ride. 35-40 miles, led by Kathy and Bill Storm.
  • 9:00 Fast Paced Ride. 50-60 miles, led by Don Luth.
  • 10:00 Combined Leisure/Beginner Ride. Up to 25 mile ride lead by Dean Mathias and Lyndsey El-Bahi. Beginners may choose to do a shorter ride with Lyndsey.
  • 11:00 Family Ride. 12 miles led by Brandy Howe.
  • 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 (dmoritz@access.net) to let her know that you are attending so that she can plan for the cookout.

Quad City Get Out And Trail (GOAT) Event

May is Bike Month! To celebrate, the Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island Parks and Recreation Departments invite you to participate in their annual GOAT event! This "Get Out And Trail" event will be held on Saturday May 9th from 8am - 1pm. Enjoy the many trails in the Quad Cities with your family and friends. The majority of the routes are on separated trails along the Mississippi River and Duck Creek in Iowa and the Rock River in Illinois.

We encourage you to walk, jog, bike, or rollerblade as much or as little of the many trails as you want and in any direction, starting from any location. Enjoy the outdoors as well as the many scenic views along the trails. The trails pass through many beautiful parks and other areas with a wide variety of amenities. If you need encouragement to take a rest during your ride, various hosts will be located throughout the trails from 9am - 1pm with refreshments available. There will also be raffle tickets given out to anyone visiting any of the rest stops, so be sure to stop by as many as you can to help your chances of winning great prizes!

This is a free event and no registration is needed. Maps of the routes are available at any of the web sites below.

If you need further information please contact
Bettendorf Parks and Recreation at (563)344-4113
Davenport Parks and Recreation at (563)328-7275
Moline Parks and Recreation at (309) 524-2424
Rock Island Parks and Recreation at (309) 732-7275

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.
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