• FORC'n Duro

    2016 FORC'n Duro
    Saturday September 24th - Meet at Westbrook Park @ 7:00am

    The DURO has been postponed until Sat. Oct. 15th due to trail closures. All times/locations to remain the same.

    Enjoy beautiful Iowa scenery as you pedal along country roads.

    Now with 30% less soul crushing 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.
    55 miles Road/Bikepath, 30 miles Singletrack, 85 miles total

  • Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

    Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 2016

    FORC is once again participating in IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! This worldwide event encourages kids to foster an appreciation for nature and get active through the sport of mountain biking.

    Mark your calendars for Saturday October 1st from 10am to 1pm. Two locations will be hosting TAKMBD events: Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, IL and Geneseo Prairie Park, in Geneseo, IL.

    Participants will learn about simple bike maintenance tips, trail riding skills, and then hit the trails on an adult led group ride on green (easy) trails at the parks.

    Click here for directions and more details.

    Illiniwek Facebook Event | Geneseo Facebook Event

  • Dorrance Trail Work Days

    FORC volunteers cutting in new trail at Dorrance Forest Preserve.

    Work on the new trail system at Dorrance Park continues. This week we will be working on Thurs. 9/22 @ 5:30pm. Click the link for more details and updates from last week.

    Meet in the inner parking lot near the bathrooms [map here]. Please RSVP if you can make it. Never built trail before? Check out these must know things before volunteering at a work day.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 $547 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.

  • 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.

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    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

    Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

    Sat. Oct. 1st 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    FORC'n Duro [Rescheduled]

    Sat. Oct. 15th 2016 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

    2017 FORC Fest [20 years of FORC]

    Fri. Aug. 4th 2017 to Sun. Aug. 6th 2017

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Closed

    Scott County Park

    Closed

    Illiniwek

    Open

    Westbrook Park

    Closed

    Stephens Park

    Open

    Geneseo Prairie Park

    Open

    Dorrance Park

    Coming Soon

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