Rides/Tours

The QCBC posts rides and tours that may be of interest to our club. The QCBC does not assume any responsibility for these rides. If you have a ride you'd like posted, send us a message.

Tour de CHC is a mass-participation cycling event that offers a fun cycling challenge for all ages. This event offers all riders a chance to tour Community Health Care's various locations while getting exercise and helping fund CHCs pediatric practice. All proceeds raised will be used to upgrade the equipment used in our pediatrics department.

The options include:
  • 30 Mile Ride - that spans both sides of the Mississippi River, stopping at CHC's Moline, Rock Island, East Moline and Davenport locations.
  • Century Ride - For those cyclists that want to add their first or next century ride to their resume we have a route that will not only stop at each Quad City CHC location but also a trip up the Mississippi to our Clinton, Iowa clinic.

More info about the ride can be found at CHC's Facebook Page.

Travel Jones County on one of our four different routes! We'll have an 10, 35, 75 mile or gravel route (50 miles). We'll provide you with a map with suggested stops along the way before you end back in Anamosa. We'll have a beer tent and live music on Main Street that night! Prepare for RAGBRAI or just have a fun Saturday with friends! $30, Registration will open soon!

Not wanting to bike? Come downtown to hear live music and we'll have a beer garden on the street! Rock Rebel Junction will be playing from ?-11PM! $10 admission to music!

This is an unsupported ride, so ride at your own risk (we donít have local bike shops, so come prepared). You will be riding at your own pace, make as many or little stops as you wish! ALL PARTICIPANTS will be required to sign a RELEASE/WAIVER before they ride the day of the event.. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO RIDE SAFELY, COURTEOUSLY, AND RESPECT ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND PRIVATE PROPERTIES! Registration will be open from 8-Noon and riders can take off at any time.

More information on Facebook event page.

The 8th annual Z Tour Bike Ride charity bike ride will features 10, 30, 50, 75, and 100 mile routes and will be held on Saturday, July 21 in Princeton, Illinois. (Due to logistics, we have dropped the 65 mile and replaced it with a new 75 mile route.) Register at eventbrite.com or find more information at www.z-tour.org.

Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua, IA 52565

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend ride through the quiet countryside in the award-winning Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa! We offer several route options to accommodate every level of rider. You'll enjoy some of the finest hospitality around with SAG Wagon, Technical support provided and complimentary drinks and refreshments at each Village, approx. every 8-12 miles apart. Families are welcomed and encouraged!!

Email: info@villagesofvanbuen.com

Website: http://villagesofvanburen.com/bike-van-buren.html

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.

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Great River Road Run Half Marathon, 5K Walk/Run, 10K Walk/Run or (approx.) 55 mile ride.

The Great River Road Run Half Marathon/5K/30 mile ride is located in what is sometimes referred to as the heart of America. This course offers breathtaking views and majestic landscapes that inspire and sooth the soul. Nature has been kind to the banks and bluffs along this route. The Great River Road Run will set you alongside the mighty Mississippi as you make your way from Hamilton, Illinois to Nauvoo, Illinois. Bicyclist will forge on around and through the countryside back to the start. The beautiful fall setting will be spectacular as you make your way through the course.

The course for the race takes participants entirely on paved surfaces, starting at the Great River Boat Company in Hamilton, IL beginning at 8:00 AM. From there, the course takes participants along the mighty Mississippi then into historic Nauvoo winding around some city streets then ends in the Nauvoo State Park, except for bicyclists which will continue on through the countryside back to the start. The first 13 miles of course will be closed to traffic. All proceeds benefit the food pantries of Hanock County.

https://www.greatriverroadrun.com/