The DURO has been postponed until Sat. Oct. 15th due to trail closures. All times/locations to remain the same.
2015 FORC'n Duro riders at Westbrook.
Saturday September 24th
Saturday October 15th
Meet at Westbrook Park @ 7:00am
Now with 30% less Gravel!!!™
Can you Duro it? RIDE-TO and RIDE 5 FORC trail systems in one day?
Not a race. Ride your own pace. Get to know your fellow FORCers.
OverviewThe FORC'n Duro is the ride of all MTB rides in the QC and most likely one of the hardest you will ever do. Riders will be tested mentally and physically as they make their way from Westbrook Park in DeWitt, IA to Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, IL while hitting all singletrack trails in between; 85 miles in total. Not in for the long haul? Join us anyway and ride what you want/can. See approx. timetable below.
Ride DetailsMeet at Westbrook Park in the trailhead parking lot at 7:00am. Overnight vehicle parking will be available at Westbrook Park.
A riders meeting will be held in the shelter at 7:30am where we will go over route cue sheets and other last minute information.
This ride is semi-supported. Bring tools, tubes, a pump, and any other gear you need to fix minor mechanical issues. SAG vehicles will be available for bailing out if you have serious mechanical or other problems.
We'll stop for lunch somewhere in Eldridge (TBD) around noon. BRING CASH!
SAG stops will be available at the parks and one on Wisconsin Ave right before the I-80 crossing. SAG stops will be stocked with water/Gatorade and snacks. Persons may ride only part of the course, but must coordinate their own exit pickup. The SAG wagon must be available for rider safety & support and cannot be used as a shuttle/taxi over an 80 mile course.
The Duro finishes at the Illiniwek Campground (look for the FORC encampment). Food and beer potluck after the ride.
When riding on the roads, follow the rules and be predictable: ride single file, stop at stop signs, signal your turns, etc.
Riders must be FORC members to participate. Click here to renew your membership or join.
- 30 miles singletrack; 55 miles pavement; 85 miles total
- 2500 feet of climbing
- Expect 7-8 hours of saddle time
- 9-10 hours total completion time
Timetable [approx]Riding Type: ST = Singletrack, RD = Road, BP = Bikepath
Travel Times Assume 14mph avg. road/bikepath speed, 9 mph avg. singletrack speed, 15 min SAG stops, & 1 hr lunch stop.
|Route Segment||Type||Seg. Dist. (mi)||Total Dist. (mi)||Seg. Time (hh:mm)||Elapsed Time (hh:mm)||Clock Time|
|Riders Meeting @ WBP||START||0.0||0.0||00:00||00:00||7:30 am|
|WBP Lap||ST||5.4||5.4||00:36||00:36||8:06 am|
|WBP to SCP||RD||10.0||15.4||00:43||01:19||8:48 am|
|SCP SAG||SAG||0||15.4||00:15||01:34||9:03 am|
|SCP Lap||ST||11.6||27.0||01:17||02:51||10:21 am|
|SCP to Eldridge for Lunch||RD/BP||8.9||35.9||00:38||03:29||10:59 am|
|Eldridge to WI SAG||RD/BP/ST||8.1||44.0||00:34||05:04||12:34 pm|
|WI SAG||SAG||0||44.0||00:15||05:19||12:49 pm|
|WI SAG to SBP||RD||6.1||50.1||00:26||05:45||1:15 pm|
|SBP SAG||SAG||0||50.1||00:15||06:00||1:30 pm|
|SBP Lap||ST||6.7||56.8||00:44||06:44||2:14 pm|
|SBP to SP||BP/RD||11.1||67.9||00:47||07:32||3:02 pm|
|SP SAG||SAG||0||67.9||00:15||07:47||3:17 pm|
|SP Lap||ST||1.5||69.4||00:10||07:57||3:27 pm|
|SP to IFP||BP/RD||10.2||79.6||00:43||08:41||4:11 pm|
|IFP SAG||SAG||0||79.6||00:15||08:56||4:26 pm|
|IFP Lap||ST||5.6||85.2||00:37||09:33||5:03 pm|
|IFP to Campground||FINISH||0.2||85.4||00:01||09:34||5:04 pm|
Questions?We have a discussion topic for this event where you can ask questions or make comments. Click Here
Cue Sheet (Available Day of Event)
How to Prepare
- Train. Do at least one 60 mile ride (more is better) on the bike you'll be using for the event to get an idea of how to prepare.
- Stay hydrated. Drink (water) often. It is easy to get dehydrated during long rides.
- Stay fuelled. This ride is long enough that you will need to eat 100-200 calories each hour to keep from hitting the wall. Energy gels, granola bars, fig bars, etc.
- Ride at an endurance pace. Going out too hard will cause more suffering at the end of the ride.
2015 DURO RecapThe 2015 Forcín Duro saw over 40 start with 11 completing the entire ride! Congratulations to last years Hard Core riders: Matt Collier, Len Guldenpfennig, Drew Hanson, Fred Johnson, Vonda Johnston, Brian Kingsbury, Michael Kinney, Ray Nees, Ryan Neipert, Ry Schultz, and Chris True!
The course was long, hot (temps in the 90s), and plenty challenging!
2016 DURO Info
Photos from the 2016 Duro!
2015 DURO info
Photos from the 2015 Duro!