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My name is Bruce Brockway and I am a QCBC member from Burlington. Every year my wife and I sponsor a 5K run/walk and Hero Bike ride to raise funds for Garrett's Path, a 501.c.3 non profit foundation honoring the memory of our son.

This year's Garrett's Path 5k and Hero Ride will be leaving from Dankwardt Park in Burlington, IA on Saturday, September 30th. The 5K will begin at 9am and the bike ride will begin at 10am. It promises to be another great event with over 850 runners and 150 cyclists.


There are three loop options of 12, 24, and 34 mile fully supported routes with three separate SAG stops. The route is clearly marked with route arrows, signs and volunteers at the critical turns. We will provide BBQ sandwiches, chips and snacks for all riders after the ride and Parkside Brewery is right across the street if riders need a little more wet for their whistle. ;)

Early registration ends September 20th, which also guarantees an awesome GP5K/HR shirt. But, as always, you can register right up to race day if you are into torturing race directors. :)

More information and links to online registration can be found at garrettspath.org or on the garrett's path Facebook page.

Thank you for your past support of our race which benefits organ donation, many local children's activities and area scholarships. We couldn't do any of this without your support.

Bruce Brockway

The Heart of Illinois Cyclocross (HICX) series ushers you into decadent cyclocross racing amidst the lush fields of Central Illinois.

Our races tingle the tastes of the connoisseur and the cyclo-curious alike. Come, lavish your senses with full flavors of dirt, grass, sweat, and happiness.


Do your own Adventure Cycling Weekend June 2-4...maybe along the Rock River Trail for the Grand Opening of the Rock River Trail June 3rd... and/or Bike Your Park Day...September 30

Are you looking for ways to increase bicycling in your area? Adventure Cycling Association has two free and inclusive annual events - Bike Travel Weekend June 2-4 and Bike Your Park Day Septmeber 30.

For Bike Travel Weekend, bicyclists are asked to go on a bicycle overnight to a campground, hotel, or bed and breakfast during the weekend of June 2-4. Registration and online resources are available for FREE at www.biketravelweekend.org. Registrants will receive free stickers for their group and will be entered to win a bike and Amtrak trip.

For Bike Your Park Day, bicyclists will explore parks and public lands by bicycle on Saturday, September 30. Go to www.bikeyourparkday.org for resources and no-cost registration.

For more information, contact eva@adventurecycling.org or (406) 532-2743.

After years of planning and fund raising led by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the high trestle trail grand opening was held in April 2011. This new 25 mile trail connects 5 Central Iowa communities, 4 counties and 670 miles of trails in Central Iowa. The highlight of this trail is the bridge crossing the Des Moines River on the northern reaches of the Saylorville Project. The trail bridge, a former Union Pacific railroad bridge, is one of the largest in the world at 1/2 mile in length and 13 stories tall.