• Monthly Meeting Announcement

    This months membership meeting will be at Bent River Brewery [512 24th St, Rock Island] on Monday May 2nd. Meet in the tasting room starting at 6:30 pm.



    Come out to socialize, hear the latest local MTB news, and enjoy great food and drinks.

  • Dorrance Trail Work Day

    FORC volunteers cutting in new trail at Dorrance Forest Preserve.

    Work on the new trail system at Dorrance Park has begun. The next work day is scheduled for Saturday April 30th from 9am to 12pm and we need volunteers. Meet in the inner parking lot near the bathrooms [map here]. Please RSVP in the latest topic under the Dorrance Forum if you can make it.. Never built trail before? Check out these must know things before volunteering at a work day.

    Check out the info below if you want to learn more and get involved with the Dorrance trails project!

  • GPP Tapping Party Recap

    Geneseo Prairie Park Trail Benefit and Tapping Party at Geneseo Brewing Company

    Huge thanks to Geneseo Brewing Company for rolling out a new brew, the Prairie Park Pilsner, to benefit local trails! GBC will be donating $1 from each pint of Prairie Park Pilsner sold to benefit the Geneseo Prairie Park trails. You know what to do next. Also big thanks to everyone who came out the the tapping party and helped raise +$300 for this project. And a final thanks and shout out to Healthy Habits for organizing the group ride to the event.

    Check out the info below if you want to learn more and get involved with the GPP trails! We'll need plenty of help to make them a reality.

  • Invasive Species Removal

    Illiniwek Invasive Species Removal

    Saturday May 7th 9 to 11 am
    Illiniwek Forest Preserve - Hampton, IL

    Living Lands & Waters and FORC are teaming up to tackle invasive Honeysuckle plants at Illiniwek. Help us remove this suffocating bush from the park and create room for native plants to flourish. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Click here for more event details and to register.

  • New Trails Coming to QC

    New trails coming to the QC area.

    On the table for 2016 are two exciting new developments in QC trails. FORC approached and was granted approval by the City of Geneseo to develop new trails at Geneseo Prairie Park late last year. 4 miles of trail is expected once the project is completed and work is slated to start soon. FORC is also in talks with Rock Island County Forest Preserve District to develop 3 miles of new singletrack trail at Dorrance Forest Preserve in Port Byron, IL. Dirt moving is expected to commence Spring 2016.

    Check out the info below if you want to learn more and get involved with these projects! We'll be needing plenty of help to make these trails a reality.

  • Illiniwek Signage Update

    You may have noticed new signage popping up on the Illiniwek trails over the last few months. These signs outline a directional travel plan and are to minimize surprise encounters between users which may lead to collisions. Cyclists and pedestrians should travel in the same direction to minimize these surprise encounters and maximize enjoyment.

    The upper loops are signed as follows:
    • ĚPink Blazes - Counter Clockwise (CCW) on Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sun.
    • Blue Blazes - Clockwise (CW) on Tues., Thurs., and Sat.

    The climb/descent trails have all been labelled for one way travel.

    Check out the updated trail map to see the complete picture.

  • Sylvan Island Bridge Closure



    Update (3/10/15): Project delayed until 2017 for IL DNR endangered mussel survey. Survey may start in August.

    Update (10/7/14): Moline approves funding for phase 1 of bridge construction: environmental study. The study is estimated to take 6-9 months.

    Update (4/12/14): Moline has secured $1.14M for construction of a new bridge at Sylvan Island. More details here.

    Update (9/10/13): Missman Inc. Structural Assessment of Sylvan Island Bridge (PDF 5.1 MB)

    UPDATE: A few articles with details about yesterdays Park Board Meeting concerning the Sylvan Island bridge.

     

    The city of Moline has deemed the bridge providing access to the Sylvan Island natural area and trail network structurally unsound and unsafe for public use. Gates have been erected blocking access to the island via the bridge. The trails on the island and the island itself will remain open to the public but will only be accessible by boat.

  • FORC Homepage RSS Feed


    Who are the Friends of Off Road Cycling (or FORC for short)? We are a group of dedicated volunteers on a mission to improve local mountain biking opportunities by building new trail, maintaining existing trail, hosting MTB related educational events, and building the mountain bike community right here in the QC. If you'd like to be a part of this, become a member and let's get to work. Click here to find out more about what we do.


  • Upcoming Events

    Dorrance Trail Work Day

    Sat. Apr. 30th 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    May Membership Meeting

    Mon. May. 2nd 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Living Lands & Waters Invasive Species Removal @ Illiniwek

    Sat. May. 7th 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    June Membership Meeting

    Mon. Jun. 6th 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    FORC Side Thrill Ride

    Sun. Jul. 10th 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Closed

    Scott County Park

    Closed

    Illiniwek

    Closed

    Westbrook Park

    Closed

    Stephens Park

    Closed

    Geneseo Prairie Park

    Closed

    Dorrance Park

    Coming Soon

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