Thank you to those who have volunteered to help with the Heartland Century. It will be a real help.

However, we still need some more help, particularly with manning shifts at SAG stops. We would like the shifts to be no more than 2 hours long, if possible. So, we need a few more people to help make that happen.

If interested, contact
Les Nepper at LesNepper@aol.com
Dave Kealey at dave@lu125.org

The following was reported via email to our club president.

Good morning.

Like you, I enjoy the outdoors and the pleasure of moving my body to stay fit and healthy. I, however, am not a bicyclist. I walk. I walk the river path between Bettendorf and Davenport.

I am writing to your club anticipating you will get the word out to your members as a reminder that the "share the road" campaign, cars being respectful of bicyclists, should also apply to bicyclists being respectful of others using the river trail, including runners and walkers. The path, often referred to as a "bike" path, is actually a multi use path welcoming walkers, families pushing strollers, joggers and bike riders.

The bicyclist who was approaching me as he rode side by side with a fellow biker yesterday, remained in my lane (I was walking toward him in the right lane as he and his friend approached). I was crowded to the very edge of the path as he rode past in the middle of my lane (the wrong side of the road for him) without yielding by defaulting to a single file. He was wearing a Quad Cities Bicycle Club shirt!

Respect is a 2 way street, just like the walking path.

UPDATE: Thanks to expedient work by the contractor, the Duck Creek Bike Path between Jersey Ridge and Carriage Hill Roads will be re-opened later today (Fri Aug 5). Please feel free to share with your members.

Thanks, Robbin



All, we are reaching out to members of the cycling community regarding an upcoming bike path closure and subsequent detour. Please feel free to share with your members and other area cycling clubs/organizations.

A section of the Duck Creek Bike Path between Jersey Ridge and Carriage Hill Roads will be closed beginning Tuesday, August 2nd for installation of a new storm sewer pipe in the area.

The path will be completely removed during construction. No pedestrian or bike traffic will be allowed through. A signed detour will be placed. The detour will take pedestrian and bike traffic along Jersey Ridge Rd, across E 32nd St, down Carriage Hill Rd, and back onto the path.

Construction will involve new pipe installation and reconstruction of the asphalt path. Staff anticipates work will be completed the week of August 15th.

Thanks,
Robbin Dunn
Public Works Program Coordinator
City of Davenport
Public Works
1200 E 46th Street
Davenport, IA 52807
rrd@ci.davenport.ia.us
563.327-5159

Join us this September 10th for a century or metric century through Rock Island County farmland.

Starting point is Shuler's Shady Grove in Rapids city, with lunch in Geneseo, Illinois provided. The metric century returns to Rapids City from there, while the full century riders continue to Andover, Illinois to a second break stop, then return through Geneseo on their way back to Rapids City.
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If you attended the Quad Cities Criterium you probably noticed the awesome shirts for sale by the QCBC. The club held a design contest opened to high school and college students and later to the general public. We received about 30 designs and of course we picked the best as our winner. We had the shirts printed at the Handicap Development Center here in Davenport.

Many of the shirts were sold at the Criterium but there are still some for sale.
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There will be another (and probably final) On-Line Order Window September 2 - 30, 2016. You will be able to order items and have them ship directly to you. These orders will ship the end of November 2016. Payment will be by credit or debit card only and there is a $10 processing fee per order.
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