Utica Ridge Road - between 67th and the I-80 Overpass has reopened. The road has been widened some in this area to accommodate a few new housing developments. Forest Grove Road east of Utica Ridge Rd is still closed to through traffic as is 67th Street heading west into Davenport between Utica Ridge and Jersey Ridge Roads.

Mound Street - south of River Dr will be closed for 4 days beginning Friday, September 16th. Canadian Pacific Railroad will be working on repairs at this crossing. This crossing by the Village of East Davenport should re-open late on Monday, September 19th. You can gain access to the Riverfront Trail at Leach Park in Bettendorf or at Oneida Street in Davenport.

The Iowa DOT is beginning work on a long-range transportation plan. This serves as an investment guide for transportation projects from now until the year 2045. They have launched a survey to gather more input. There are some significant questions about bicycling on the survey. This makes your input crucial to the way the state builds roadways.

Take a few moments to take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IowaInMotion2045.

Iowa Bicycle Coalition

QCBC Fall General Meeting
Tuesday October 18th @ 7:00 pm
Moe's Burgers and Brews
1524 4th Ave.
Rock Island, IL

Social time and a short meeting at 7:00 followed by dinner at 7:30.

Our speaker this meeting will be Matt Levy. I have asked Matt to tell us about his race last year. He did Paris-Brest-Paris. It was originally a 1200km bicycle race from Paris to Brest and back to Paris. Paris-Brest-Paris continues to this day as the oldest long-distance cycling road event.

Come join us for the evening.

Denise Duethman Haussler, QCBC/VP 309-721-7276

The QC Area has a nice system of hard surfaced trails for us to choose from in Iowa and Illinois. When these trails were initially set up, all the trees, bushes and flower plantings looked great and they were often maintained by the City/County Employees.

Times have changed. The trees and bushes have matured and City/County budgets for tree/brush trimming along the trails have been reduced. We as Members of the QCBC can help keep the trees and brush trimmed up enough so that we can enjoy the trails, see around corners and not have to worry about brush overhanging the space we are traveling in. We are the ones riding the trails and know where the areas are that need trimming.

If you are interested in helping out with some tree and brush trimming this Fall, please contact me at: (563) 355-2564 or kbstorm@aol.com. We are in the process of putting together some "Trail Work Days" on specific sections of trail in both Iowa and Illinois.

Kathy Storm