• Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Closed

    Scott County Park

    Closed

    Illiniwek

    Freeze/Thaw

    Westbrook Park

    Open

    Stephens Park

    Open

    Prairie Park

    Open

    Dorrance Park

    Freeze/Thaw

  • FORC'n Duro

    2016 FORC'n Duro crew

    2016 FORC'n Duro riders starting at Westbrook.

    2017 FORC'n Duro

    Saturday September 30th
    Meet at Westbrook Park @ 6:30am

    Can you Duro it? RIDE-TO and RIDE 6 FORC trail systems in one day?
    Not a race. Ride your own pace. Get to know your fellow FORCers.

    Overview

    The FORC'n Duro is the ride of all MTB rides in the QC and probably one of the hardest days you'll have on a bike. 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 (Westbrook, Scott County Park, Sunderbruch, Stephens, Illiniwek, & Dorrance); 100 miles in total. Not in for the long haul? Join us anyway and ride what you want/can. See approx. timetable below.

    Ride Details

    Meet at Westbrook Park in the trailhead parking lot at 6:30am. Overnight vehicle parking will be available at Westbrook Park.

    A riders meeting will be held in the shelter at 6:50am 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. Plan for a backup ride in case you need it.

    We'll stop for lunch at Van's Pizza Pub & Grill in Davenport. BRING CASH!

    SAG stops will be available at the parks and 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 a 100 mile course.
    SCP SAG stop.


    The Duro finishes at the Illiniwek Campground (look for the FORC encampment). Food and beer potluck after the ride.

    Follow the rules and be predictable when riding on the roads: ride single file, stop at stop signs, signal your turns, be visible, etc.

    Riders must be FORC members to participate. Click here to join or renew your membership.

    Route Info

    • 34 miles singletrack; 66 miles pavement; 100 miles total
    • 2500 feet of climbing
    • Expect 8-9 hours of saddle time
    • 11-12 hours total completion time

    Route Map

    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 7:00 am
    WBP Lap ST 5.4 5.4 00:36 00:36 7:36 am
    WBP to SCP RD 11.0 16.4 00:47 01:23 8:23 am
    SCP SAG SAG 0 16.4 00:15 01:38 8:38 am
    SCP Lap ST 11.6 28.0 01:17 02:55 9:55 am
    SCP to Van's for Lunch RD/BP 14.3 42.3 01:01 04:11 11:11 am
    Lunch @ Van's SAG 0 42.3 01:00 05:11 12:11 am
    Van's to SBP RD/BP 6.7 49.0 00:28 05:40 12:40 pm
    SBP SAG SAG 0 49.0 00:15 05:55 12:55 pm
    SBP Lap ST 6.7 56.8 00:44 06:40 1:40 pm
    SBP SAG SAG 0 56.8 00:15 06:55 1:55 pm
    SBP to SP BP/RD 11.1 66.8 00:47 07:42 2:42 pm
    SP SAG SAG 0 66.8 00:15 07:57 2:57 pm
    SP Lap ST 1.5 69.4 00:10 08:07 3:07 pm
    SP to IFP BP/RD 10.2 78.5 00:43 08:51 3:51 pm
    IFP SAG SAG 0 78.5 00:15 09:06 4:06 pm
    IFP Lap ST 5.6 84.1 00:37 09:43 4:43 pm
    IFP to DFP BP 6.4 90.5 00:27 10:26 5:26 pm
    DFP 2 Laps ST 3.2 93.7 00:21 10:47 5:47 pm
    DFP SAG SAG 0.0 93.7 00:15 11:02 6:02 pm
    DFP to IFP Campground BP 6.4 100.1 00:27 11:29 6:29 pm
    If the day goes as expected, the faster guys/gals will finish around 6-7pm and will probably stick close to the above timetable. The above is not a rigid schedule, just a tool to estimate when/where people will be at during the day if you want to tag along for a section.

    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)

    Crossing the Centennial Bridge.

    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. Saving and replenishing energy is the key to finishing.

    2017 DURO Recap

    The 2017 Duro kicked off on a chilly morning just as the sun started to rise. 36 riders stared with 18 finishing the whole enchilada; some at dusk and others under the stars.

    Congratulations to the 2017 finishers: Karl Dimmer, Nicole Zipay, Elizabeth Kuehl, Kyle Kuehl, Ryan Wilkens, Joe Porter, Ray Nees, Indiana Schultz, Logan Kates, Mike Riley, Robert Lamb, Rick Rohert, Tsukanga Ogihara, Jacob Spath, Lee Bower, Chad Lillibridge, Kera Linn, Tyler Cowherd, & Kyle Erdmann

    Special thanks to Karl Dimmer for organizing this years ride!

    2017 DURO Info

    2016 DURO Recap

    "The story of the day- HEADWINDS!! Sweet Weeping Jesus- next time the wind is blowing hard as heck due North- Lets ride from DeWitt to Davenport." - Ray N. -Check out the rest of Ray's summary here

    27 souls braved crushing headwinds and fading daylight with 16 completing the journey. Congratulations to the 2106 Duro finishers: Tsukasa Ogihara, Rick Rohret, Ryan Carnahan, John Richard, Joe Porter, Drew Hanson, KJ Abernathy, Ray Nees, Ryan Wilkins, Lauren Wolfe, Nicole Zipay, Jason Sellers, Marcus Anderson, Robert Lamb, Pete Scheidler, & Zach Stahl. Valiant effort to all who attempted.

    2016 DURO Info

    Photos from the 2016 Duro!

    2015 DURO Recap

    The 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!


    2015 DURO info

    Photos from the 2015 Duro!

  • Upcoming Events

    Global Fat Bike Day Ride

    Sat. Dec. 2nd 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

    December Membership Meeting

    Mon. Dec. 4th 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    January Membership Meeting & Elections

    Mon. Jan. 8th 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Chili Cookoff & Membership Drive

    Sat. Jan. 13th 2018 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

    Frozen Fat Fondo Fest IV

    Sat. Jan. 27th 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

  • MTB Trail Etiquette

    • Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness.

    • Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

    • Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

    • Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

    • Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

    • Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.