Jul 22-28 2018


Hi Dixon,

A belated big thank you for all your help during Ragbrai, it was an awesome week. I have been talking it about since we got back. Melissa was apprehensive about the ride just because of the sheer number of riders but ended up having a great week and enjoyed yourself.

We did want to express how much we appreciated all your help and advice. We found the campgrounds were great, especially in Charles City and of course the once in a lifetime camping experience by an airport runway in Waukon. The shuttle buses and luggage were all superb and we were particularly impressed with the great charging station. Overall it was a fun packed week!

Once again, a BIG thanks to you. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending a week with the Quad Cities club!

Richard and Melissa Oldfield
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

Thank you,

For all hard work you guys with QCBC charter service did - above and beyond what was necessary! Shout out from Kentucky

Lillian Dyson
Olive Hill, Kentucky


My brother-in-law and nephew and I utilized the charter service for the one day return and found the experience to be wonderful.

We had other family members ride the whole week and our schedules only allowed us to ride Friday and Saturday.

Thanks again for providing a wonderful service.


Mike VanNatta
Moline, Illinois


Thanks for all your help in making the experience so pleasurable.

As a newly non Virgin geezer of 70, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and am very appreciative of all the hard work and frustrations that were involved in planning and logistics.

Your team did a fantastic job,

Jere Cowden
Sewickley, Pennsylvania


Once again a great job by the support team.

Thanks for your efforts. Hope your healing well.

See you next year,

Rob Combs
Naperville, Illinois

Thank you

Dixon and Paul and all your staff for making the RABRAI riding event so smooth. My son-in-law and I enjoyed the week. God bless and "Ride Right".

Steve Powell
Davenport, Iowa


It was a terrific experience this year with QCBC.

You and Paul and your crew were exceptional.

Thanks for all your hard work.

We're looking forward to 2018.

Joe Lindsay,
Davenport, Iowa


A heartfelt thanks to you and everyone at QCBC!! Based on the scale of an event such as RAGBRAI, I am grateful for the effort your volunteer group commits to making this event the organized, inclusive and awesome week that it is. RAGBRAI's impact and enjoyment for me is multiplied 2 fold because of my association with QCBC!!


Chris Feld
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Hi Dixon -

Thanks for the demographics report. It is always fun to see who those folks were who never sat around camp, or at least were they came from!

But mostly, thanks for another great year of charter service. I know you could find a lot of other things to do with your spare time, and greatly appreciate you taking such care in making the charter such a well-oiled machine. And this year, the fact that you provided such great service despite your injuries, just adds to my admiration!

I also feel the need to mention how much I appreciate the camaraderie and friendliness of the staff, as well as their professionalism. They have always been ready to solve whatever annoying problems come their way.

I hope you are taking good care of yourself and getting into shape to ride again next summer. I greatly missed seeing you out on the road this year.

Have a great year,

Ralph Cantral
Washington DC


I so appreciate the hard work of you, Paul, Ron & Mrs. Ron on a successful RAGBRAI. Returning with the charter to give my wife her first was extra special. Her words to her friends say it well. "It was really fun." "I did it...all of it!" And especially, "I would do it again, just not EVERY year." Those are great compliments to you, our charter folks and the people of Iowa.

Thanks, and we will do it together again!

Baylor Dale and Gae Connally
Lorena, Texas


You and the crew did a great job this year. We especially liked the shower stall and the solar shower bags. Plus the stall and the jugs of water at the finish/loading site was a huge help.

Thank You,

Dale Howard
Moline, Illinois


Thank You for providing everything throughout the week. The only thing I can think of that would have made it better is if the shower trucks had been on site and exclusive for Quad City use only. That would be worth extra $$$ to participate in my opinion.

In any case I hope to make it to IA and join in at least 1 more club ride

Thank You,

Bob Johnson
Bettendorf, Iowa

Thank you,

Dixon, Paul, JoAnne & Ron for making my first RAGBRAI so "life-affirming". It is an experience I will never forget or be able to repeat. You can only be a Virgin once.

Raymond Baker
East Moline, Illinois

Hey Dixon,

Wanted to say a big, hearty thank you for helping make my first RAGBRAI such a great one. You and Paul, and the whole crew did an epic job, and I really appreciate all that work.

Much thanks again, and I hope to see you next year!

Adi Potashnick
Chicago (home of the World Champion Cubs), Illinois

Dixon - Finally made it home!!

What a great trip! Missed seeing you on the road & riding with you!

Ok hope you are getting recalibrated into real life. Say hi to Paul, JoAnne & Ron!

Amy and Tom O'Toole
Hyde Park, Vermont

Hello Mr. Dixon

I was the guy stranded there under the cover at the Isle Casino Parking lot. Well I finally made it home, a little lighter in the wallet.

Still all in all I did enjoy myself the ride was everything I had hoped it would be. I would like to thank everyone for their concern and help. Should you find yourself down Georgia way around the first full week in June, come and check out BRAG.

Thanks again and please pass on my thanks to all the other helpers,

Ed Schevey
Columbus, Georgia

Dixon, Paul, Ron & JoAnne,

Just wanted to send a note to say thank you from the Urban Family for your efforts in putting together RAGBRAI 2017 for the QCBC club.

My family thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.

Kind regards,

Gregory Urban and family
Marshfield, Wisconsin

Hi Dixon,

This was my 1st time doing RAGBRAI with your charter. It was a good experience for me.

Thank You for your help and all the work your group put into it.


Kerry Steward
Coal Valley, Illinois


I just wanted to thank you for another nice RAGBRAI experience with the club. Everything fell into place despite some of the adversity that you had to figure out.

And especially I'm thankful for how you took care of me during my fanny pack incident in Castalia/Postville. You went out of your way, and I'm appreciative. And, who knows, that whole incident just might be in print sometime in the near future.

Enjoy the rest of the summer - and I hope you are back on your bicycle soon.

Chuck Oestreich
Rock Island, Illinois


Great job you and your team did taking care of us last week.

Pass on my thanks to everyone.

Mike Linn
Bettendorf, Iowa

Dixon, Paul & Crew,

You and your team did an awesome job, had a great week!

Scott Miller
DeWitt, Iowa

Hello Dixon,

Thank you so much for providing such a great ride to the start in Orange City. Looking forward to our move to the QC and becoming official members of the QCBC.

Take care and safe travels,

Kim & Tim Worthington
Peosta, Iowa