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    Get ready for the 2016 Frozen Fat Fondo Fest!

    A huge thanks from FORC to all the volunteers, sponsors, and racers who once agin made the Frozen Fat Fondo a huge success! If you liked this event, check out our next one: The Illiniwek Ambermination - Sun. April 17th

  • New Trails Coming to QC

    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!

  • Night Riding

    The days are getting shorter and weekday riding opportunities are fading. Below are the current policies of local parks regarding night riding and after dark trail closures.

    • Sunderbruch: Night riding is allowed at all hours. Park in the lot outside the main gates to avoid getting locked in!
    • Stephen's Park: Night riding is allowed. Park is open until 11pm.
    • Illiniwek: Night riding is not allowed unless officially recognized by the park. Subject to ticket/fine if caught. Trails open dawn to dusk.
    • Westbrook Park: Night riding is not allowed unless officially recognized by the park. Trails open dawn to dusk.
    • Scott County Park: Night riding is not allowed. Subject to ticket/fine if caught. Trails open sunrise to sunset.
    • Sylvan Island: Night riding not allowed. Trails open from 6 am to sunset.

  • 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

    March Membership Meeting

    Mon. Mar. 7th 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    April Membership Meeting

    Mon. Apr. 4th 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Illiniwek Abermination

    Sun. Apr. 17th 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    FORC Side Thrill Ride

    Sun. Jul. 10th 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

  • Winter Trail Conditions

    Important Winter Trail Information

    Winter weather is here and local trails will be experiencing freeze thaw cycles. This means conditions will be unsuitable for riding (as well as foot traffic) until the ground freezes solid and daytime temperatures stay well below freezing. Click here to learn more.

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Freeze/Thaw

    Scott County Park

    Freeze/Thaw

    Illiniwek

    Freeze/Thaw

    Westbrook Park

    Closed

    Stephen's Park

    Freeze/Thaw

    Geneseo Prairie Park

    Closed

    Dorrance Park

    Coming Soon

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