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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 (, 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.

Club History

Quad Cities Bicycle Club Hosts Rails to Trails Conservancy 

Quad Cities- August 28th, 2019, Rails-To-Trails -Conservancy (RTC) gathered the region's trails community, tourism and economic development leader and elected officials to celebrate the Quad Cities regional trail network, highlighting the benefits and future potential of the area's cross-state trail system.

WQAD Rails to Trails Video
QCTimes Article
Great American Trail

QCBC First 40 Years Part 1
QCBC First 40 Years Part 1
First 40 Years of Quad Cities Bike Club
QCBC First 40 Years Part
QCGC First 40 Years Part 2
QCBC First 40 Years Part 3
QCGC First 40 Years Part 3


2019 Kwik Star Memorial Day

2019 TV 6 Kwik Star Tom Shular Interview
2019 Kwik Star Criterium Facebook Video

Koehler Kids Race 2019

2018 Kwik Star Memorial Day

KwikStar Criterium 2018
18' KwikStar Criterium
Ks Criterium Make It Happen 2018
2018 Race Setup

Kolar Kids Bike Race 2018
18'Kolar Kids Race

News Articles

2019 Articles