The QCBC was organized in early 1964 and was affiliated with the Amateur Bicycle League of America. Activities included racing, touring, and social riding. In 1971, the QCBC was incorporated into the State of Iowa. During the 1970s, QCBC activities expanded into participation into RAGBRAI, a formal club century (the Heartland Century) and the Quad Cities Criterium. The club experienced a huge increase in membership. Affiliation with the League of American Bicyclists began in the mid 1970s. By the 1980s, TOMRV was well on its way to being the top two-day tour in the Midwest, and the Criterium became the Midwest's best bicycle race. Other recreational ride activities kept pace and the newsletter and ride schedule rate near the top for quality.
In the late 1990s, the club created our web page (qcbc.org), implemented community support for various safety projects, and initiated support of competitive cyclists. Now well into the 21st century, the club continues to pursue the goals stated on its original letterhead over 40 years ago as enthusiastically as the original members did in the 1960s.