• Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Open

    Scott County Park

    Open

    Illiniwek

    Open

    Westbrook Park

    Open

    Stephens Park

    Open

    Prairie Park

    Open

    Dorrance Park

    Open

  • Membership Drive & Chili Cookoff

    2018 Membership Drive & Chili Cookoff

    Saturday January 13th 2018 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
    Credit Island Lodge - Davenport, IA

    Membership Drive

    Renew your FORC membership or join the club! We urge everyone to join/renew online to cut back on paperwork but we'll have the membership table open from 6-7:30pm where you can also do it in person. Not sure if your membership needs renewing? Log in to your FORC account and click here to view current membership status.

    The coveted 'Worst FORC'n Chili' award!

    Chili Cookoff

    Bring your best crock-pot of chili and fixin's. We'll supply the tables, power, bowls, and eating spoons. Bring a serving spoon. Let us know if you're bringing a pot to reserve a spot over on the Facebook event page. Ballots will be distributed from the registration table for everyone to vote. Pick your favorite and not so favorite by sampling the dozens of recipes on display. There's no bar at the venue so plan accordingly!

    Timeline

    • General Setup - 5:00-5:30pm - Venue setup volunteers needed during this time.
    • Chili Setup - 5:30-6:00pm - Bring your pot of chili to setup between these times.
    • Event Start - 6:00pm - Membership and merchandise tables will open for business.
    • Membership Table Closes - 7:30pm - Arrive before this time to get renewed or signed up. Our volunteers also need time to play.
    • Merchandise Table Closes - 8:00pm - Make sure to pickup/buy your FORC merch before this time.

    Other

    There will be doorprizes and a raffle for FORC merchandise so make sure to stop by the registration table to claim your tickets. Included in the prizes are gift certificates for free entry to FORC race events like the Frozen Fat Fondo, Sylvan Island Stampede, and Illiniwek Abermination, FORC tees, socks, and stickers. Winner of the cook off will receive a $50 Hy-Vee gift card.

    Location

    This event will be held at the Credit Island Lodge in Davenport, IA


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    Catch up with old pals or meet new friends!

    Questions

    If you have any questions regarding this event, feel free to ask in the 2018 Chili Cookoff & Membership Drive Forum Thread or shoot us an email
  • Upcoming Events

    January Membership Meeting & Elections

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

    Chili Cookoff & Membership Drive

    Sat. Jan. 13th 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Frozen Fat Fondo Fest IV

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

    Bike Swap Meet

    Sun. Mar. 11th 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Sylvan Island Stampede - X

    Sun. Apr. 8th 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

  • 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.