Tailwind Century

Ride like the wind. It's fun and very rewarding to ride 100 miles with the wind at your back. A bus will take the riders out 100 miles and we will ride back to the Quad Cities.

We currently offer 2 tailwind rides, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Spring Tailwind

Fall Tailwind

Tailwind Century Maps


2017 Fall Tailwind Century
Come join us for 2017 Fall Tailwind Century Ride which will be held Saturday, October 7th.

We'll start to load bikes at Ben Butterworth Parkway 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. There will be one bus, with a limit of about 45 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.

The entry fee is $35. There will be a basic sag stop about 50 to 60 miles into the ride, with water, Gatorade, sub sandwiches and other goodies. Every route has plenty of small towns with services along the way if you need a full lunch.

If you are planning on riding you'll be able to sign up via Get Me Registered in late August and September the exact dates will be announced later.

Tailwind Ride Committee

Janette Harrington
Dave Thompson
Don Luth