QC joins up this week with National Bike to Work Week 

The Quad Cities Bicycle Club

It’s the start of National Bike to Work Week, which runs Monday-Thursday, May 13-16, and it’s a week dedicated to showing Americans that cycling is an option to their everyday commute, and one that comes with health benefits of using a bicycle for commuting

Launched by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956, the Bike to Work Week is supported locally by efforts of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, which will be serving a free breakfast to bicycle commuters through the week. There is no registration required for the breakfasts. 

Through Thursday, the breakfast will be served in Davenport at the foot of the bike ramp to the Government Bridge from 6-9 a.m. While the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic because of construction, it remains open to bicyclists and pedestrians.

On Friday, The Rock Island Downtown Alliance and Quad Cities Bicycle Club are hosting a free breakfast for bicycle commuters 6-10 a.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park. Participants will be treated to breakfast sandwiches, pastries and coffee from Theo’s Java Café right off the Great River Trail at the entrance to the park.

“It’s a fun opportunity to engage our regional workforce and also celebrate our community’s wonderful riverfront trail system,” said Jack Cullen, Executive Director of the Downtown Alliance. “The Quad Cities Bicycle Club is a great organization and we’re proud to partner with them to
encourage folks to get out and ride.”

To support inter-modal transportation and National Bike to Work Week, the Davenport CitiBus, Bettendorf Transit, and Illinois Quad Cities Metro public transit systems encourage you to combine biking and public transit as an option for daily commuting. During Bike to Work Week, all three systems are offering a free ride to riders who choose to bring their bike during any part of their trip.

Space could be limited; each bus can accommodate up to two bikes on the rack at a time. Find out more by visiting www.metroqc.com; www.davenportiowa.com/citibus; or www.bettendorf.org.

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