Submitted by: Deb Mathias
Join fellow cyclists for a ride followed by a picnic in the park. A ride is planned for riders of all abilities and will start from the shelter at Illiniwek Park. We all meet up after the rides to share some good eating, socialize with old cycling friends, and make new friends. The event is free of charge for QCBC members and guests.

Find more detail on the picnic page.
Submitted by: Deb Mathias

March 5, 2019 - Ride Leaders’ Recognition Dinner at Mac’s Tavern


A HUGE THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING RIDE ORGANIZERS – They are the people who lead rides on a regular basis or twist arms to enlist volunteers to make other rides happen!


Kathy Storm - Leisure Rides, Friday In Town Loop Rides

Dave Kealey & Ray Morrison - Mid-Paced Rides

Kathy Ramp - Women’s

Bill Storm - Thursday Evening Rides

Jim Hudson - Road Races and Time Trials



AND AN UNPARALLELED THANKS TO THE FOLLOWNG RIDE LEADERS – They
are the people who map out the routes and see that you have a good experience
with the QCBC.


Rick Baker John Harrington Deb Mathias Jimmie Ring
Cindy Botrell Jim Hudson Jaclyn Mayse Robyn Robbins
Carol Brooks Liz Jensen Angel Moreno Paul Scheibelhut
Terry Burke Mark Jerson Dan Moreno Phil Schubbe
Christian Butler Craig Johnson Ray Morrison Cindy Smith
Michelle Butler Laura Kaha Angie Morrison Kevin Smith
Leona Carlough Jim Karr Les Nepper Kathy Storm
Jason Deutemeyer Dave Kealey Dixon Novy Bill Storm
Mark Doeckel Roger Killion Bruce Perry Dave Thompson
Jean Douglas Jason Kratz Kathy Ramp Jim Tiedje
Chet Doyle Don Luth Karen Rathje Ken Urban
Steve Geering Dean Mathias Dave Ring Jackie Wessels
Submitted by: Dave Ring
Club Members, I asked Deb Mathias if we had any statistics on our 2018 club rides. With some extraordinary effort, Deb was able to come up with some interesting information about our club rides. The information is based on sign-in sheets that Ride Leaders returned to Deb for the regularly scheduled club rides. So, if a ride didn’t send in the document, we didn’t count it. When you peruse the information, you’ll see who led the most rides, what rides were most popular, and how many miles the club recorded in 2018. For 2019, let’s see if we can increase not only our total club mileage but also the number of rides and participants.

A BIG THANKS to all participants who joined us on rides in 2018. We look forward to seeing you in 2019! Bring a friend!

Number of ride leaders


46


 


Number of rides by day


 


 


 


 


Leisure - Monday
(Labor Day)


1


Top 5 Ride Leaders


 


 


Mid-Paced -
Monday (Labor Day)


1


Kathy Storm


31


 


Wed - Leisure
(Ride of Silence)


1


Kathy Ramp


19


 


Tuesday - Women's


23


Bill Storm


17


 


Thursday - Evening


18


Jim Hudson


11


 


Friday - In Town
Loop Ride


20


Dave Kealey, Dean
Mathias, Ken Urban


8


 


 


 


 


 


 


Saturday -
Leisure


21


Number of rides by category


 


 


Saturday -
Mid-paced


21


Leisure


42


 


Saturday -
Dual-pace


2


Mid-paced


50


 


TOTAL SATURDAY


44


Dual-paced
(mid/fast)


2


 


 


 


Fast-paced


1


 


Sunday - Leisure


19


Women's


23


 


Sunday -
Mid-paced


28


Thursday Evening


18


 


Sunday -
Fast-paced


1


Friday In Town
Loop Ride


20


 


TOTAL SUNDAY


48


TOTAL RIDES


156


 


 


 


 


 


 


Number of participants on a ride


 


Ride mileages by category


 


 


Largest number


40


Leisure


     8,708.9


 


Smallest number


2


Mid-paced


   14,899.3


 


 


 


Dual-paced
(mid/fast)


     3,655.0


 


Road Races and Time Trials


 


Fast-paced


         420.0

 


Number Held


7


Women's


     3,661.0


 


Largest group


25


Thursday Evening


     5,292.0


 


Smallest group


8


Friday In Town
Loop Ride


     4,472.8


 


 


 


TOTAL MILES


   41,109.0

 


 


 


Submitted by: Don Luth
Come join us for the Spring Tailwind Ride and start your 2019 by riding a Century. It will be held Saturday, May 4th. Registration for this ride will be open from March 1 until April 30 through Get Me Registered. Please use the following link to register : http://getmeregistered.com/SpringTailwindCentury. The entry fee is $35.

We’ll start to load bikes at Ben Butterworth Parkway (5466 Old River Drive) at 6:30 a.m. and leave at 7 a.m. for our starting destination. Please bring a blanket to protect your bike during transportation to our starting point. There will be two buses, with a limit of about 90 people. The drive normally takes about two hours. Once there, we’ll unload the bikes and send you on your way after handing out cue sheets. We will have a secure area (probably a locked trailer) for any gear you don’t want to haul back on your bike. There will be a basic sag stop about 50 to 60 miles into the ride.

The Tailwind Committee is comprised of Dave Thompson, Janette Harrington and Don Luth.
Submitted by: Dave Ring
Thirty club members met Wednesday December 12th at the Machine Shed for lunch.
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Submitted by: Dave Ring
Camden Centre in Milan was again the site of the QCBC Annual Awards Banquet last Sunday November 4th. Nearly 60 attendees braved the weather to hear Andrea Cohen formally of Davenport talk about her ultra-cycling experiences tackling the 2,740-mile Tour Divide mountain bike race starting in Banff National Park and concluding at Antelope Wells, NM.

A social hour proceeded the dinner with attendees able to view the club’s history display as well as electric bikes provided by TREK and Healthy Habits bike shops. The Quad Cities bike shops provide gifts that were used as door prizes for drawings which were conducted throughout the evening.

Kathy Storm presented “First Century” plaques to Evan Qualls, Chris Lohse, Carol Brooks and Steve Powell. David Thompson then followed and handed out “Around the World” awards to Trent Thompson 25,000, Dixon Novy 50,000, John Harrington 100,000 and Rod Hawk 150,000.

Dave Ring was award “Volunteer of the Year” by President Jim Hudson. Dave Thompson came back on stage to announce the “Award of Merit” recipient for 2018 but first, ask previous winner in attendance to come forward to be recognized. Award of Merit winners in attendance were John Harrington (2015) Deb Mathias (2011) Bill Weibel (2002) David Thompson (2016) Kathy Storm (2010) Dean Mathias (2011) and Ken Urban (2013). David then announce the 2018 Award of Merit winner as Charles Curry.

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Submitted by: Dave Ring
Ten brave QCBC club members braved the rain to attend a yoga session for cyclist at the ZENBOX in Eldridge on Saturday November 2nd. Kate Stoefen led the club members through a series of yoga exercises for cyclists. Following the session members reconvened at Lynn’s BBQ and Saloon.
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.