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

Ladies Bike Fit Open House

Ladies, do you currently ride a bike or want to start?  Are you not sure where to start? Have you experienced pain in the knees, hip, shoulder, or neck as a rider? Come to our Open House for a question and answer forum.  There will be a mini presentation at 6pm discussing common aches and pains associated with riding as a result of body mechanic, flexibility, and proper bike fit. We will be providing refreshments and snacks. There will be a drawing for a free Bike Fit!
WHERE: Rock Valley Physical Therapy - Five Points
WHEN: May 30th, 2019
TIME: 5:30-7:30pm

Iowa Bike Coalition Sponsored Rides

Pigtails Ride Presented by The Prairie Trail. The Pigtails Ride Presented by The Prairie Trail is a 48-mile women's specific ride on the famous High Trestle Trail on May 18 starting in Ankeny.  Specifically designed and run by women, the Pigtails Ride brings together women who enjoy bicycling for fellowship, food, and fun. Damon Dotson will play at the Flattire Lounge; a photographer takes portraits at the High Trestle Bridge; and a DJ dance party at the Oasis.  Sign up at  

The Bacoon Ride presented by Veridian Credit Union is a 71-mile ride on the scenic Raccoon River Valley Trail on June 15 starting in Waukee.  This ride features food stops along the trail for riders to sample bacon specialty foods coordinated by the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Bacoon Sizzles is the Friday Packet Pickup Party with a band and beverage garden organized by Waukee Festivals.  Free camping is available. Bring your friends and enjoy this award-winning bicycle ride. Sign up at  

The Big Rove is a 36-mile ride along the Iowa River Corridor Trail on June 29 starting in Iowa City.  This inaugural ride starts at the Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City and takes riders to the Big Grove Brewery in Solon.  The ride retraces the route back to Iowa City ending at the Big Grove Brewery. Entertainment includes The Spacemen - a bicyclists’ favorite classic rock band - Dueling Pianos, and Jamtime Productions DJ - a RAGBRAI favorite.   Register at:             

This bicycle ride is a one-day tour of beautiful Jo Daviess County, Illinois that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and long valley views. Choose one of three clearly marked routes on rolling, low traffic, paved roads throughout our rural setting:

32 miles (50 km)52 miles (84 km)63 miles (100 km)

Date: Saturday, May 4,2019
Rain or shine!
Registration Fee: $30 in advance includes GOAT socks
$30 day of event no socks
Fee Includes: Map & cue sheets
Marked routes
SAG support (ends at 3pm)
Food & drink at rest stops
For more information: GOATS Up & Down Tour


Z Tour Bike Ride - July 20th Princeton, IL
To register click on button below
Z Tour Bike Registration

Bike Van Buren XXXIII
Aug. 17-18, 2019, Rain or shine!

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend while exploring all of the historic Villages of Van Buren, Iowa. This is a casual, family-oriented bicycle ride through Van Buren County, Iowa. You'll enjoy some of the finest hospitality around with SAG support and numerous food/drink stops along the route.

Registration Fee: Single Day: Adult $35, Child $27. Two Day Ride: Adult $45, Child $37. Register by July 15th to save $10.  For more information or to register:
Bike Van Burgen XXXIII