Submitted by: Dixon Novy
A Free Presentation by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club
  • Open to all area cyclists and/or clubs
  • For first time riders and veterans
  • Training advise & Safety Tips
  • Luggage and logistics
  • Bike maintenance demonstrations
  • Professional slide show
February 3, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807

Dixon Novy
Submitted by: Jim Hudson
Dear PeopleForBikes supporter,

The National Park Service recently announced a plan to increase the entrance fees at 17 of our most iconic national parks, including Yosemite, Canyonlands, and Acadia.

If approved, the new fee structure could pose a major barrier to Americans enjoying our public lands. If you arrive at one of these parks on your bicycle, your entrance fee may double from $15 to $30 per person.

This proposal comes at the same time that the administration has proposed to decrease the National Park Service's annual budget by $400 million.

Click here to let the National Park Service know that this fee increase is not the right approach.

Thanks for taking action.
The PeopleForBikes team
Submitted by: Dixon Novy
RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is a seven-day bicycle ride across the state. Entering its 46TH year, RAGBRAI continues to be the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.

The Quad Cities Bicycle Club RAGBRAI Charter provides quiet/family friendly campsites. Our reserved campsites for the week include cold beverages for sale, multi- tier charging stations, floor pumps, basic tools and our camp's own private, portable sanitation units (KYBOS) in-camp at each overnight town.

Entering our 46th year as hosts, the Quad Cities Bicycle Club RAGBRAI Charter Service will once again begin and end in the Quad Cities. Leave your vehicle in our local designated parking area and enjoy your "car" free vacation knowing you do not have to hassle with finding parking at either the beginning or ending town. We'll then transport you and your gear back to the Quad Cities where you will have your choice of three (3) interstates to take you back home. If you are flying in, our host hotel provides transportation to and from our own Quad City International Airport (MLI).

Submitted by: Don Luth
The riders who participated in this year's Chili Ride got treated to a sunny, windy and abnormally warm day for their ride.

Janette Harrington led the 16 leisure-paced riders with Dick Wolbers doing the sweep, they had two options either 18 or 25 miles on the Duck Creek bike path.

The 26 mid-paced riders rode west across the Duck Creek bike path, and then down Wisconsin Avenue and across Sunderbruch Park and then up Ricker Hill, Hwy 61, Utah Ave, Chapel Hill Road, Wapello Avenue, S Concord returning on the Riverfront bike path, they rode 37 miles with Ken Urban leading the ride.

The 16 fast-paced riders took the Duck Creek bike path east to Valley Drive through Pleasant Valley, LeClaire, Princeton, Mc Clausland, Scott County Park, Park View and back on Utica Ridge and 18th Street to Middle Park, this ride covered 51 miles.

Big thanks to Janette, Ken and Dick for leading and sweeping rides. When the riders return to Middle Park Lagoon shelter they were treated to chili, chicken and wild rice soup, and cookies catered by HyVee. Also, thanks to Becky Luth for manning the lunch stop as well as for making meatless vegetable soup, banana muffins and pumpkin bars. Thanks to all participating and helping make this a success.

Please plan to attend next year and enjoy the ride, fellowship and food.

Submitted by: Don Luth
Our ride got moved from Saturday to Sunday due to rain. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day with bright sunshine and light winds to start. Those winds increased as the day progressed to push us home. The 33 riders started in Lewistown, Illinois and our route included some lightly traveled highways but mostly county roads. We navigated through the Spoon River Drive Fall Festival for the first 30 or so miles, dodging cars as we rode through. The SAG was in the small town of Wataga where we had sub sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit, drinks and other assorted goodies.

Big thanks to Janette Harrington for organizing the SAG and thanks to Becky Luth for helping to setup, serve food and tear down the SAG. Thanks to all the other volunteers that make this ride possible: John Harrington for helping Janette get the van loaded and setting up the SAG, Kevin Smith for checking everyone in, Dick Wolbers for helping load the bikes on the truck and driving the truck to Lewistown and Joe Jamison for the use of his trailer to store our blankets and bags. A big thank you to Dave Thompson for the route and going out Saturday dodging the rain and marking the course.

Come join in the fun on the Spring Tailwind May 2018.