Submitted by: Don Luth
The riders that participated in this year’s Chili Ride faced challenging winds with gusts in the 40 mph category. It was challenging for the ride leaders to come up with routes that had some protection from the wind.

Thanks to Dean Mathias for leading the Leisure Paced Ride and Dave Kealey for leading the Mid Paced Ride.

A big thanks to Becky Luth for setting up the shelter at Bettendorf’s Middle Park Lagoon shelter and making vegetable soup, muffins, pumpkin bars and scotch-a-roos.
Submitted by: Dave Ring
The QCBC Board of Directors is proud to announce that Andrea Cohen formerly of Davenport will speak at the QCBC Annual Dinner November 4th at the Milan Camden Centre. Andrea this past June competed in the grueling 2,745 mile Tour Divide an annual mountain biking race traversing the length of the Rocky Mountains from Banff Canada to the Antelope Wells NM. It is an ultra-distance cycling ride that is an extreme test of endurance, self-reliance and mental toughness. In addition, Andrea has competed in 5 Trans Iowas, 5 Dirty Knazas and several Gravel Worlds and just about every other gravel and mountain bike race in the mid-west. Andrea teaches bicycle-related classes and started the “gravel scouts” that introduces cyclist to riding gravel.

Social 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 – 6:00 pm (corrected time)
Program: 6:00 pm

Direct any questions to Dave Ring at dlring52807@gmail.com.

Club members have two choices to register for the event:
Mail In: Deadline Saturday October 27th . Cost is $18.00 and should be mailed to:
QCBC Banquet
% Leona Carlough
3001 26th Street
Moline, IL 61265

Get Me Registered: Deadline Sunday October 28th. Cost is $15.00
Submitted by: Dave Kealey
Over 100 riders came out to enjoy the great weather and roads around the city of Geneseo for the 2018 Heartland Tour. The Tour had great attendance, with ridership up 50% over last year. Riders of all ages taking on 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile routes for the day, a few riding past the quitting time just to get that last loop for their century. A tip of the hat to those that refused to quit!

The weather, support staff, road routing, lunch provided by Geneseo Brewing Co, and music provided by Corey Wallace all led to a day enjoyed by all.

Dave and Melinda Thompson, Walt Dethlefs, Les and Robyn Nepper, Jason Kratz, the Crew at the Geneseo Brew Co. all put a lot of effort into the event and made a memorable day for all attending. Give them a thanks when you next see them.

Next year is planned for September 14, 2019, anyone with ideas for improvement or time to volunteer, please contact Quad City Bike Club and we will make use of you!
Submitted by: Dave Ring
The QCBC and THE ZEN BOX in Eldridge are teaming up to provide members a free cyclist-oriented yoga class at THE ZEN BOX yoga studio at 602 S. 16th Avenue Eldridge IA on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:00 pm. Kate Stoefen, owner and instructor will lead club members through a series of exercises that are oriented toward cyclists. Kate, a cyclist herself, also provides post ride yoga sessions for her father’s cycling tours in the south east. If you have your own yoga mat bring it, although the studio has mats you can use if you do not have one.
Following the session, we will reconvene over at Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon 1151 East Iowa street in Eldridge for a social and refreshments.

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Read less... Not convinced yoga is for you? Here are two links that discuss why yoga is good for the recreational cyclist.
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4737/How-Yoga-Helps-Cyclists.html

https://www.wildernessireland.com/blog/yoga-cycling-combination/

For those who follow professional cycling, yoga is not a new concept. Most of the cyclists on the World Tour do some amount of yoga. American Pro Cyclist Taylor Phinney is an avid believer. Follow this link to see Taylor’s stretches https://blog.skratchlabs.com/blog/yoga-for-cyclists-with-taylor-phinney/
Submitted by: Jim Hudson
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club is very pleased to announce that we are expanding our 2018 club race schedule to include Road racing. Our race calendar begins April 19th with a Road race on Campbell's Island. From May through July there will be both Road and Time Trial races held on Tuesdays (TT) and Thursdays(RR). Our races give cyclists a chance to develop their technique and racing skills without the need for a cycling license and without having to travel away to attend a race..Come out and try something new this year with one or all of the race opportunities we have to offer. Race information is available at the Club Racing link at QCBC.org or check the ride schedule. Contact club president, Jim Hudson 309-787-9660, for more info.