• Meeting Announcement - July 2015

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

    The meeting agenda and previous month's minutes will be available in the Members forum shortly.

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

  • FORC Side Thrill Ride

  • Stephen's Park

    FORC volunteers putting in new trail at Stephen's Park in Moline.

    FORC volunteers putting in new trail at Stephen's Park in Moline.

    FORC is building trail at Stephen's Park in Moline and looking for volunteers.

    No prior experience is necessary. These trails will be designated for off road cycling and foot traffic and at least 2 miles of singletrack trail is planned for the property.

    Keep an eye on the Stephens Park sub forum and the Stephen's Park Trails Facebook page for progress updates and announcements of upcoming work days.

  • FORC'n Duro

    FORC'n Duro route map.

    FORC'n Duro route map. Click to view interactive map.

    FORC'n Duro
    Saturday June 20th

    Wet weather and trail closures kept the Duro from happening in June but we're going to try again. Mark your calendar for Saturday August 15th. Same start time & same route.

    The ride starts at Westbrook Park in DeWitt @ 7am

    From Westbrook to Scott County Park to Sunderbruch to Illiniwek. Ride between and then ride all of our local mountain bike trails under your own power. All in the same day. 70 miles total distance with 23 miles of singletrack.

    Click here for full details and to RSVP.

  • WBP Trailwork

    Installing new semi-permanent signage at Westbrook Park.

    New semi-permanent signage being installed at WBP.

    UPDATE (6/19/15): The 202 loop is now fully connected to the 101 loop and ready for tires! This brings the total amount of singletrack at the park up to 3.4 miles. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check it out.


    Trail is still being constructed at Westbrook Park. FORC has partnered with the City of Dewitt to design, build, and maintain a system of singletrack trail at the park for use by mountain bikes as well as hikers and other foot traffic.

    Five loops (101, 102, 201, 202, & 205) are now signed and open for riding which brings the total amount of new trail to 3.4 miles. However, we still need your help! Keep an eye on the Westbrook Park sub forum and the FORC Facebook page for announcements of upcoming trail work days. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who have already put their sweat into the trail system!

    Want to know more about Westbrook? Check out the Westbrook Park trail page. Here you can find trail related information and trail building updates.

  • 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!
    • 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 (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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  • Upcoming Events

    FORC Monthly Membership Meeting

    From 1st Nov 2014 to 1st Dec 2015

    FORC Side Thrill Ride XC Race

    From 12th Jul 2015 to 12th Jul 2015

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Open

    Scott County Park

    Open

    Illiniwek

    Open

    Westbrook Park

    Open

    Stephen's Park

    Open

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