Submitted by: Janette Harrington
New photos from the Spring Tailwind from Janette Harrington. Don't forget to join us in October for the Fall Tailwind!

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Submitted by: James Hudson
The first time trial race was held Tuesday evening in Reynolds Illinois. The temps were great but the wind was howling. Six men and one exceptionally fast woman took part in this 20k event.

Results Age Time
Matt Delcourt(32)35:02
Andrea Myers(35)35:25Women's course record time!
Dan Debacker(47)36.11
Joe Buikema(59)36:19
Matthew Sivertsen(38)39:21
Roger Fobair(65)42:11
Terry Burke(78)47:37

Next time trial race: 25K will be held in Orion Illinois June 12th. IF you would like to try this or any of our races you are welcome.
Submitted by: Don Luth
We had 66 riders enjoy a beautiful day for a tailwind ride with west winds at 8 to 10mph, sun shining brightly and temps in the 60’s. We left Webster, Iowa on our journey back to Ben Butterworth Parkway. Our route took us through Wellman, Kalona, Riverside, Lone Tree, Muscatine, Montpelier, Buffalo, Davenport, Rock Island and finally Moline. We had a few minor detours on the way, one in Riverside due to construction, others were in the Quad-Cities due to flooding. We enjoyed lunch on the Muscatine riverfront; a big thanks to Janette Harrington for getting the buses and all the food and drinks for lunch and to Becky Luth for helping at the SAG. We greatly appreciate you ladies. Thanks to John Harrington for helping setting up the SAG and Kevin Smith for checking everyone in at Ben Butterworth. As usual Dave Thompson picked a great route and spent his Friday marking it for us. Many thanks. Joe Jamison again this year he provided us with a storage trailer at Ben Butterworth for the bags and blankets. Thanks Joe.

Please join us for the Fall Tailwind on Saturday, October 6th.

Zoran Mundisev – Greg Gabrilson – John Thier

Riders Enjoying the SAG

Becky Luth & Janette Harrington supporting the SAG
Submitted by: Dean “Bareback” Mathias
Hope you can join other QCBC members and local city officials in learning more about Compete Streets on Tuesday, May 22nd, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Rock Island Public Library.

It is free! Details below. See you there! Dean “Bareback” Mathias

Good afternoon everyone,

Registration is now open at this link for our free May 22 workshop. We hope you’ll consider sending one or more members of your staff to participate in this interactive and informative event:

Bi-State Complete Streets Workshop
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Rock Island Public Library
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Why Complete Streets?

Increased safety: More than 40% of pedestrian fatalities occur where there is no available crosswalk.

Improved health: People in walkable neighborhoods get more exercise, which has a number of benefits. For example, women who walk or bike just 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer.

Economic resilience: Investments in streetscapes have been linked to growth in adjacent retail sales, increased tax revenue, new business creation, and attracting and retaining a younger workforce.

Long-term cost savings: The Department of Transportation has determined a Complete Streets process can save an average of 30% in reduced scope, schedule, and budget changes when rehabilitating highways that serve as small town Main Streets.

Join us to learn more about different types of Complete Streets initiatives, how they can benefit residents, businesses, and communities, and what resources are available to help you find the project that fits your community. Learn more about the event at the registration page.

Thank you!

Bryan Schmid

Senior Planner, AICP
Bi-State Regional Commission
1504 Third Avenue
P.O. Box 3368
Rock Island, IL 61204
309-793-6302 ext. 123
Submitted by: James Hudson
The first of the 2018 road races were held on Campbell's Island on April 19th. We had 14 riders compete in A & B groups.
Results A-Group
1st. Shay Wright
2nd. Travis Surrage
3rd Kevin Quijas
4th Matt Frutiger
5th Tim Jansen
6th Matt Delcourt
7th Karl Jahns
8th Jacob Spath
9th Rick Rohret

Results B-Group
1st Jude Rolsch
2nd Josh Wren
3rd Leona Carlough
4th Mark Pealstrom
5th David Gatheright

Thank you to the volunteers, that helped out, Dave Thompson, David Wright and Sue Tackabury.
Next races are Time Trial- May 8th, Reynolds, IL and Road Race- May 17th, Indian Bluff Rd/Group O, Moline, IL
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: Dean “Bareback” Mathias
We are looking for environmentally conscious, hard working, individuals who are willing to assume the role of leading and assisting with our recycling initiative this year. Please contact Dean “Bareback” Mathias at 309-737-8429 or mathiasdebdean@peoplepc.com if you are interested in organizing this important effort.

Goal...Provide recycling around the Crit course for the full day to avoid WASTE while benefitting our community and the environment.

Below is an outline of arrangements made with Carrie Carlstrom of the Waste Commission of Scott County. http://www.ilivehereqc.org/Content/Event-Recycling.aspx
  • Volunteers will pick up stands on Friday, May 25 and return clean stands on Tuesday, May 29. Scott County Area Recycling Center facility is located at 5640 Carey Ave. Hours of operation are 7:30 am - 4:00 pm M - F.
  • We cannot use the Commission’s recycling trailer because the Crit is held outside of the work week. Also parking space is at a premium on race day.
  • Supplies include:
    • 10 fold-up recycling stands with clear bags plus 40 extra bags.
    • 10 fold-up trash stands with opaque black bags plus 40 extra bags.
  • Recycling and Trash stands will be paired around the course.
  • Plastic, cans and glass bottles can be comingled in the recycling bags.
  • Recycling will be dropped off by volunteers at the Centennial Park Drop-Off Recycling Center throughout the day of the race. Multiple drop-offs to the recycling center may be required during the day so we can avoid recycling volume issues at the conclusion of the event. Maybe one drop off per shift.

We are looking for a recycling lead and helpers to ensure full bags are replaced and recycled items find a home at the Centennial Park Drop-off Recycling Center. We also need to make sure the stands are clean and returned on Tuesday. If you volunteer to lead this effort, we will help find volunteers to assist.
Submitted by: Dean “Bareback” Mathias
QCBC has plenty of volunteer opportunities for this year’s Criterium to be held in Village of East Davenport on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. If you are interested in joining in the fun and are available for any of the slots below contact Dean “Bareback” Mathias at mathiasdebdean@peoplepc.com

Attend our informational Pre-Crit Volunteer Party to learn more about Criterium volunteer opportunities, sign up to volunteer for pre-race, race, and post-race needs, be part of a recycling effort during the Crit, meet race directors and shift leaders, provide feedback to make the race more enjoyable and safer for riders, volunteers, and spectators, and take a walk around the course.

The party will be held at 11th St. Precinct (Mounds St. side) on Tuesday, May 1 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

First time volunteer? Come on down. You will make plenty of friends!

Criterium volunteer opportunities include pre race, race day and post-cleanup.
  • Friday, May 25: pick up recycling stands
  • Sunday, May 27, 1:00 pm: Clean Little Theater; indoor table set-up; outside sponsor board set up.
  • Sunday: Pick up food snacks including apples, bananas, bars
  • Sunday or earlier: pick up brooms and vests from QCBC storage shed
  • Race Day, Memorial Day, Monday, May 28
    • 5:00 am: Course set up with barriers and sponsor signage
    • Position recycling and trash containers on the course
    • Corner or crossing marshal course volunteers. Choose a time slot or two to help out!
    • 1st Shift 8:00 - 10:30 - Leader Steve Geering
    • 2nd Shift 10:30 - 1:00 - Leader Bareback with assistance from Bonnie Sturgeon
    • 3rd Shift 1:00 - 3:30 - Leader Tom Scott
    • 4th Shift 3:30 to Race Conclusion - Leader Frank Martin
  • Post Crit Course Teardown
  • Recycling/Trash pickup. Help with a truck to transport recycling.

VOLUNTEERS EARN A LUNCH MEAL TICKET THE DAY OF THE EVENT AND ATTENDANCE AT A VOLUNTEER PARTY HELD AT A LATER DATE!
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.