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For December 23rd & December 30th 2020 the Wednesday rides will begin at Hy-Vee Kimberly & Eastern in Davenport.

Club Ride Opportunities

1.  Members and guests are welcome to participate in QCBC Rides. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Everyone 18 and older will need to sign a waiver at the start of each ride. 

2.  All rides will have a Ride Leader, unless otherwise listed as a “Rider’s Choice”. Cue sheets (list of turns to take during the ride) and maps are sometimes provided by the Ride Leader. 

3.  All QCBC rides stop as a group for mechanical problems, flat tires and for those not making it through stop light changes.

4.  Be able to maintain the advertised pace of the ride that you want to participate in.

5.  If you do not have the proper equipment or level of experience for the ride you have started with, the Ride Leader may ask you to ride with a group that matches your ability.

6.  Bring your bike with properly inflated tires, spare tube, tools to change a flat, pump or CO2 cartridge, helmet, and a full water bottle. 

7.  Sign in and be ready to “roll” 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for all club rides.



Group Ride Videos

Whether you have participated in Group Rides for years or new to our Club Rides these videos provided by Global Cycling Network and Road Cycling Culture will help you safely integrated in to all of our rides.


Introduction to Group Rides

Group Ride Etiquette

How to Ride Single Pace Line

How to Ride Double Pace Line


The number of club organized rides is directly proportional to the number of club members volunteering to be Ride Leaders.  Please consider offering to lead a Club Ride.

Gravel Rides

Weekly Scheduled Rides
Types of Rides:

Tuesday Evening Women's Group "D" Rides

Ride Coordinator:  Cindy Quinn-Smith
The QCBC Cycling Divas enjoy a mid-paced ride (13-15mph average) for 20-30 miles after work on Tuesdays (April – September. Then reconvene at the end of the ride for dinner and socializing - its ladies' night out! 

 Group "A" 

Ride Coordinator:  Mark Doeckel

Group “A”is our club’s top group averaging 20+ mph. 

Speeds may exceed 30-40 mph at times. This group is a serious pace for serious cyclist. Proficiency in drafting is a must, expect to be riding at a pace that you won’t maintain a conversation at.  Speed and fitness are paramount.  Dropping riders is more common with less stops for breaks.  Stops are rarely longer than it takes to drink a Gatorade. Riders in this group normally ride daily.    


Wednesday Morning Group "D" and "E" Rides
Ride Coordinator: Dave Ring

All riders are welcome to join the Wednesday morning breakfast rides.  This ride normally has both Group "E"  (10 – 12 mph) and Group "D" rides    (13-15 mph).  The group normally   sub-divides when necessary and then heads toward a favorite breakfast spot.  The rides start year-round from either Hy-Vee in Davenport (Kimberly Road at Spring St near McDonald’s) or from Hardee’s in Moline, 4th Avenue and 55th Street, which is on the East Moline border.  Consult the newsletter or the web calendar to confirm starting location and time.

Group "B" Rides 

Ride Coordinator:  Mark Doeckel

Group “B”
 17-20 mph.  Riders in this group should be familiar with drafting and be able to actively participate in the pace line.  These rides are normally “drop rides” with speeds of 20+ mph at times. This group tends to be a more intense ride over a shorter period than C group. Riders in this group normally ride daily.  

January Hy-Vee 10:00 July Hy-Vee 8:00
February Hardees 9:00 August Hardees 8:00
March Hy-Vee 9:00 September Hy-Vee 8:00
April Hardees 9:00 October Hardees 9:00
May Hy-Vee 8:00 November Hy-Vee 9:00
June Hardees 8:00 December Hardees 10:00

Hy-Vee:  1823 East Kimberly, Davenport  -  Hardees: 425 55th St, Moline

Group "C" Rides 

Ride Coordinator: Chris Lohse
Rides are at 15-17 mph.  This is the group where you start to learn how to ride in pace lines.  Emphasis is on cardio training while still being able to converse with fellow cyclist.  There are some drop rides in this group (Ride Leader Choice), however most rides will stop and wait for dropped riders periodically.  If you continually get dropped on these rides you may be asked to rejoin Group “D”.  Riders in this group normally ride three or four days a week.    

Thursday Evening Group "D" Rides
Ride Coordinator:  Bill Storm
On Thursday evening, May through August, Group "D" (13-15mph average) riders are welcome to join a group leaving at 5:00pm for a 20 – 35-mile ride in Illinois.  Please check the monthly ride schedule or the web site for starting location, which will normally be at the east end of the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline.


Friday Morning Group "D" Rides
Ride Coordinator:  Kathy Storm
The In-Town Friday Morning Loop Ride utilizes the Duck Creek Parkway and Riverfront Trail in Davenport and Bettendorf which form a 28 mile “Loop”.  About 5 miles of this “Loop” is on city streets. These rides are scheduled on Friday mornings, May through September, with a 9:30am start time and a 13-14 mph average pace.  A lunch stop towards the end of the ride is usually an option.

Group "D" Rides

Ride Coordinator:  Michelle Butler
Average speed is 13-15 mph.  At this pace you can still converse with co-riders.  Riders get a good cardio workout but are still able to be social.  These are “no drop” rides with the peloton regrouping at several locations.  Riders in this group normally ride three or four days a week but a slower pace than the Group “C” riders.  If you continually get dropped on these rides you may be asked to rejoin Group “E”.

Group "E" Rides
Ride Coordinator:  Kathy Storm

Is a social ride at an average speed of 10-13 mph.  Riders can easily converse with other riders while enjoying the route.  Rides may be on the bike paths and/or on area county roads.  Riders who “jack rabbit” out from of the peloton may be asked to move up to Group “D”.  Generally, these rides will not exceed 40 miles with many of the rides in the 25 – 30-mile range.  These rides are “no drop” rides.  Riders in this group normally ride 2-3 times a week.

Training Rides

Are generally scheduled for preparing for TOMRV or RABRAI.  When possible, these rides are broken into Groups “D” and “E” following the same route.  These rides will generally mirror the terrain riders will experience during the actually event.  Participants in these rides are expected to have been training for the event having reach a level of fitness which allows them to remain with the group.

Group "F" Rides
Ride Coordinator:
Jimmie Ring

Is a casual ride where the speed never exceeds 10 mph and the distance seldom exceeds 10-miles.  This group is for occasional riders, families, and those wanting to try group riding.  Most of these rides are on the bike paths or low traffic side streets.  Riders who “jack rabbit” out from of the peloton may be asked to move up to Group “E”.  These rides are “no drop” rides.  Riders in this group normally ride occasionally, once or twice a week.