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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for details on the next group ride.
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really nice guy Jason McCartney from Coralville and awesome spin studio in Iowa City, Carrie Van Orden's Max Effect Cycling & Fitness...
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doing great! but missing the great forcers! our little imba chapter here had a showing of off the beaten path. https://vimeo.com/138921859 fat bike film check it outkonabiker Yesterday, 01:57 PM
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