Ride the River, scavenger hunt set in June

Get ready for a month-long scavenger hunt and a bicycle ride along the Mississippi River.

River Action has announced plans for the return of the Father’s Day Ride the River on Sunday, June 19, and a Ride and Seek Scavenger Hunt from June 1-30.

The Ride the River event will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Father’s Day. It will begin at the Quad-City Times parking lot at 500 E. Third St., Davenport, and includes a bi-state tour of the Quad Cities along riverfront bike trails. Bicyclists may cross the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle Riverboat from Iowa to Illinois or cross over the Arsenal Bridge during the ride.

Registration is $16 through Thursday, June 16, and $20 after. The fee for children to take the ride is $5.

Helmets are strongly encouraged for all riders, and are required for riders under age 18. Helmets will be available for $10 for adults and $5 for children with a Ride the River registration, compliments of the Quad City Bicycle Club.

The Ride the River route is 16 miles long. There are also optional routes, including: Credit Island and Sylvan Island – each seven miles, and Cordova – 9.6 miles.

Event organizers also are looking for volunteers to help with registration, boat landing, barge loading and unloading, traffic control and other jobs.

To register for the ride, go to riveraction.org/ridetheriver or call (563) 322-2969.

The Ride and Seek Scavenger Hunt will be June 1-30. Players are invited to hunt for clues during the month about influential people within the diverse culture of the Quad Cities at riverfront landmarks. Players who find the most correct answers will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The scavenger hunt fee is $20 per group or family.

The Ride and Seek packets will include: free sidewalk chalk, map of the route, clue sheet with 30 clues, bike bell for each child in the group and coupons.

For more information, go to riveraction.org/rideandseek.

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